2016 Honda CR-V

When Is the Best Time to Buy A New Car?


Black Friday has come and gone, and now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, you may be wondering – when is the best time to buy a new car? Whether you’re hoping to deliver a new car as a gift for someone you love, or head into the New Year with a new car and a fresh start, here’s what you need to know about car shopping in December.

The end-of-year sales rush makes December a potentially ideal time for car shoppers to take the plunge. Car manufacturers and dealerships are working overtime to meet year-end goals, even offering impressive incentives. Often, these incentives represent the best deals of the year. The newest model year is arriving, and dealerships will be motivated to move last year’s models to make room for the new 2016 models.

2016 Honda Accord Sedan

2016 Honda Accord Sedan

If you missed Black Friday incentives, don’t worry. There are still plenty of days in the coming weeks that will yield some great deals. Head to the dealership on a Monday, after the fast-paced weekend, you’ll have more one-on-one time with sales staff, and more negotiating power since the showroom will be slower.

Another option is to wait for the end of the year, and even into the first few days of January. Many dealerships are open New Year’s Day in an effort to close as many sales before the final sales cutoff happens on January 4th, 2016.

Here at Valley Honda, we are working hard every day to meet your financial needs. Stop by today to check out our lineup of exciting new cars!

Visit Carfax.com to learn more about timing your next car purchase.