When's the best time to buy a car?

The ideal time to purchase a new or approved used vehicle depends on a number of different factors: the model, its age, and even the seasons

The best time to buy a car really depends on what you're actually looking for. Choosing between brand new or used can make a difference, and also what vehicle type you're interested in.

Model version

One of the best times to go for the car you've been wanting for a while is when the refreshed version is launched. The previous model should then slightly lower in price as it's no longer the most recent.

The month can also affect prices

The time of year that you choose to buy is also important. At the two annual number plate updates in March and September, the increase in new car customers leads to a rise in the availability of approved used cars.

In addition, convertible cars tend to be more expensive in summer, and off-roaders can be pricier during winter months. During the run up to Christmas and the New Year, you may find end-of-year sales and bargains at your local dealer.

Off-peak browsing

Whenever you decide to make a visit to the showroom, attempt to do so at a quieter time during the week. Naturally, weekends at the dealership will be busier - picking a quiet day will give you more space and freedom to browse.

You'll also have more chances to talk with the team and make sure you've covered everything you need to know. 


To choose a car today, please get in touch with your nearest Lookers dealership.

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