Black Friday: The time of year when bargain hunters across the nation flood stores and e-commerce sites in search of the best deals on everything from furniture, to clothes, to cars. Like many of the online and big-box stores, shoppers can also find big savings on car dealership lots.
If you’re a car buyer looking to take advantage of the Black Friday deals this year, here are some ways you can save time while saving money on your potential new or used car:
Do your research.
There’s a ton of information to review online regarding vehicles and car dealerships. Determine where you want to go, what you need to bring (i.e. driver’s license, proof of income and proof of insurance) and look for potential vehicles that your budget ahead of time.
Check the dealership’s inventory prior to visiting the dealership.
Knowing what’s on the lot and picking out your potential vehicle ahead of time can save you a great deal of time.
Test-drive the car beforehand.
Since Black Friday is a busy time for dealerships, it may be hard to test-drive the car you want on the actual day. Test-driving the car beforehand will eliminate the extra step in the car buying process.
Try to arrive to the dealership early.
You may have a better chance of beating the rush of shoppers, giving you a better selection and more time to make a decision.