When’s the Best Time to Buy a Car?

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle (or a new-to-you vehicle), you understandably want to get the best deal possible on a car or SUV that meets your San Dimas and %%target_city_2 driving needs, style preferences, and of course, your budget. But when is the best time to buy a car? Are vehicles more affordable at certain times of the year? How can you be sure you’re getting rock-bottom prices? In this guide, Mazda of Claremont answers these questions so you know when to start shopping for your next vehicle.

Best Times to Buy a New Car: End of the Year, Month, or Model Year

Buying a new vehicle toward the end of the calendar year, in October, November, or December, offers more opportunities for savings, as salespeople are working hard to meet their annual quotas. This is also true for the end of each calendar month, though you may not find the same level of savings as you would at the end of the year.

Has the newest model year of your preferred vehicle been released? If so, dealerships are often looking to scale down their inventory of the prior model year, which can translate to significant savings for you.

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Best Times to Buy a New Car: Holidays

Many dealers in the Upland area and across the country hold sales events around the major holidays of the year, as well as the minor ones! Again, this can mean big savings for you on your next new vehicle. Here are some of the holiday sales events where you stand to save the most.

  • Black Friday: Whether or not you’re gifting your next vehicle purchase for the holidays, you can find exceptional Black Friday deals at most dealerships.
  • Fourth of July: Expect an uptick in sales events around July 4th, as many buyers are on vacation and flock to dealerships.
  • Labor Day: Labor Day has historically been one of the busiest times of year to buy a car, but that can actually work in your favor. Dealerships usually hold sales and offer incentives over this long weekend–take advantage of them!
  • Memorial Day: Around Memorial Day, new model years typically start to arrive on local lots. To make room for them, prior model-year vehicles tend to drop in price.
  • New Year’s Eve: As mentioned earlier, salespeople want to meet their annual sales goals toward year-end, which can equal more negotiating room and better prices for the savvy car shopper.
  • Presidents Day: Even though President’s Day comes closer to the year’s start, it’s usually one of the first major sales of the calendar year, so you can get some substantial savings.

It’s Always the Right Time to Buy a Car from Mazda of Claremont!

So, when’s the best time to buy a car? At Mazda of Claremont, our already-low prices make car-buying easy and affordable any time of year. Stop by and see us in Claremont for a test drive, apply for financing, and calculate your payments ahead of time to find the right deal for your budget. Our lot has vehicles that will surpass your expectations–without exceeding what you can afford to spend!

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