What Is the Best Time of Year to Buy a New Car?

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Winter is the best time to buy a new car, according to United Services Automobile Association, known as USAA. Winter months often offer the highest potential for discounts, notes USAA. Dealerships must clear inventory in order to make room for the newest car models, explains USAA.

USAA suggests that shopping early in the week can help customers get the full attention of sales staff, as the dealership is likely to be less crowded. Shopping at the end of a month or sales quarter can also be beneficial, as both the sales staff and the dealership have sales quotas that need to be met, states USAA.