If you are in the market for a new car, the summer season can be a good time to take the plunge and head over to your local dealership. Whether you are in search of a new or used car, such as a pre-owned Chevrolet vehicle, there are a number of things that will work to your advantage when buying a car during the summer.
Look out for Summer Sales to Clear Inventory
Summer is a season when most car dealerships offer some of the best deals of the year. That is because most major car manufacturers start shipping their new models for the upcoming year by the end of the previous summer. So, in other words, car dealerships will be looking to clear out space by July or August in order to make room on their lot for the new vehicles coming down the pipeline. Because the dealers have a bigger incentive to move vehicles during this time of year, you might be able to get yourself a better deal, especially if it's a pre-owned car.
Summer Is a Great Time to Get a Deal on the Previous Year's Pre-Owned Vehicles
It's common knowledge that once you drive a car off the lot, that "new" car becomes pre-owned, and its resale value goes down. But you can use this information to your advantage when purchasing a vehicle for yourself. Instead of purchasing a brand-new car from the coming year's lineup, try taking a look at a pre-owned vehicle from the year that has just passed. You will still be getting a car that is likely almost good as new, but the full year that has passed should drive down the price you will have to pay to get it off the lot. If you play your cards right, it can be almost like buying a "new" vehicle but at a pre-owned price.
Summer Is the Perfect Time to Test-Drive Certain Features
If you've always wanted a sunroof or perhaps you've had issues with your current vehicle's air conditioning in the past, the summer is the perfect time of year to test certain features. No one wants to test out the sunroof while it's snowing outside, of course. The summer season is well-known for being the best time of year for joy rides, so why not talk to your dealer about adding a perk or two that can make the season more enjoyable?
Talk to your local dealership today to discuss pre-owned vehicles and how much money you can save when compared with the upcoming new model.