Jones Junction offers suggestions for the best time to purchase a new vehicle on its blog.
In some ways, every month is the best month to buy a new vehicle. Motivated sales reps have goals to meet for each month, quarter and year, the posting said. At the end of each buying period, a sales person will be more able to negotiate a good deal. The sales floor may be more busy during these times, since some customers already know about the potential for savings during these times.
Shop on a weekday, especially a Monday, if you wish to spend a lot of time with a sales representative. Mondays are not as busy as other days, typically.
August is a good time to shop for deals since dealerships want to make room for next year's models. The potential for a discount is high since the dealership is motivated to clear out existing vehicles.
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is also a good time to hunt for a bargain, although vehicle selection may be somewhat limited.
Jones Junction representatives also said that the best time for a deal is up to the buyer, meaning that the best time to shop is when the buyer has the time and the funds. The dealership's finance center will also help find the best auto-loan option for each customer.