When is the Best Time to Buy a Car?

April 15th, 2024 by

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Timing is everything! A lot of things in life require precise timing — but is buying a car really an exact science? Believe it or not, picking the right time to buy a car can significantly impact your wallet. 

At Hebert’s Town and Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Shreveport, Louisiana, our goal is to help you find the perfect vehicle at the perfect price. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we understand that cost can be a make-or-break piece of the equation. That’s why we’ve put together the following list of times, events, and other factors that can help you save money on your next vehicle!

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Holidays and Special Events

One of the best times to buy a car is around major holidays and special events. Dealerships (like us at Hebert’s) often roll out limited-time offers and discounts during certain holidays. These can include Christmas, Labor Day, Independence Day, Black Friday, and more. Certain brands also host their own annual events that can bring unique incentives — one example is Ram Truck Month, which takes place between February and March. 

After a New Model Year

Another strategic time to buy is after a new model year has been released. If you have your eye on a specific make and model, do some research about when the newest version of that vehicle will be released. Oftentimes, after the newest model year is available, there will be discounts on older models. Similarly, if the vehicle is getting a redesign soon, there may be some savings on the outgoing design. By buying one model year behind, you may save some cash!

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At the End of the Month or Year

Waiting to purchase your car until the end of the month or calendar year can also be beneficial. Most dealerships get new inventory every month, so it’s important for them to hit sales goals and create space for new stock. If you wait until the last few days of the month, there may be additional discounts on some vehicles. The same thing goes for the end of the year — end-of-year sales goals can coincide with holiday promotions, creating the perfect storm of savings.

When You Can Take Your Time

Finally, the best time to buy a car is when it’s not urgent. Having the luxury of time allows you to research, compare prices, and wait for the best deal without the pressure of immediate necessity. If you wait until your old car gives out or is totaled in an accident, the car-buying process will be much more stressful. Proactive shopping can help you uncover some excellent deals!

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Timing your car purchase well can lead to significant savings and a more satisfying buying experience. For unbeatable prices and more expert advice, come visit us at Hebert’s Town and Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Shreveport, Louisiana!

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