Best Time to Buy
Best Times To Buy a Car, and Best Month to Buy a Vehicle
Most bargain hunters wait for late summer to shop for a car because dealers are eager to clear out their inventory and make room for new models. Many more rebates and dealer incentives are available.
Another good time to buy a car can be the last week of the month or quarter, mostly on the last weekend.
This is because salespeople have monthly or quarterly sales quotas.
Historically, the months of November, December, and January are the slowest at new car dealerships. In these months however dealers are eager to move out inventory because few people are visiting their showrooms.
Some also say that you might try buying in March because the fiscal year for several automakers ends on the last day of that month, and they tend to pile on incentives and discounts. As a rule, avoid buying in April. That’s generally been one of the most crowded selling periods because millions of car shoppers receive tax refunds, discounts are sparse in April.