When Is the Best Time to Buy a Car?

December 5th, 2018 by

2018 Ford Expedition

Finding your next new car can be challenging enough, but how do you know if you’re getting a good deal? With so many different available options across the market and dealerships managing ever-changing inventories, when is the best time to buy a new car or truck?

The Holidays

We don’t just mean those at the year-end. Every dealership across the country gives you great opportunities for savings leading up to, on the day of, and even after major holidays. You can be sure to find prices below MSRP on most models of cars and trucks around the winter holidays, as dealerships will run their holiday sales events often with significant rebates and financing options.

The Weekdays

Although inconvenient for the average 9-5, a trip to the dealership during the week can yield great results for vehicle savings. Dealerships are their busiest Saturday and Sunday, but things slow down Monday through Friday. The reduced traffic to the dealership can give you all the time in the world to look at prospective new cars, trucks, or SUVs. Plus, the sales team will be able to spend as much time with you as you need to work out the best deal. According to TRUECar, shopping with that extra time on a Wednesday instead of Sunday can lead to an average of over $300 in savings.

New Model? Great Deals!

Make sure to look out for when the newest year of your desired car or truck hits the lot. Most dealers work to clear up space by transitioning their older models off the lot once the newest year comes in, focusing on displaying the latest and greatest. The desire to move older inventory means it is a great time for you to stop by and make a deal on one of those vehicles! Most dealerships will even discount the prices of models when the newer version comes out, increasing the potential of even more savings.

Do Your Research

One of the best things you can do when shopping for a new or used vehicle is to make sure you’re ready by researching models before even thinking about buying. Figure out which model suits your needs and look online for information regarding monthly payments and available savings. Then stop by Gullo Ford of Conroe for a test drive to see if it’s a match and work with our sales team to make sure you get the best deal on your next car, truck, or SUV.


Take a look at some of the best new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs that Ford has to offer at Gullo Ford of Conroe. If you have any questions on a model, feel free to give us a call at (855) 440-6563 and we’ll work with you to find the perfect new vehicle!