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New Year…New Truck? 4 Tips to Start 2018 Off Right!

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Surprisingly, some of the biggest discounts on a new truck come at the beginning of the year. If you’re looking for the best time of the year to buy a car or truck, be prepared to act quickly! You won’t find a better time than when the calendar changes into a New Year.

Buying a new truck can be an arduous process. People naturally get caught up in the more exciting parts of buying a new truck, such as:

  • Color
  • Technology
  • Sound System
  • Wheels
  • Seats
  • Mirrors
  • Sidesteps
  • Power outlets
  • Off-road accessories
  • Towing equipment

These are all super important features to consider but many people don’t stop to consider the details that could possibly save them THOUSANDS of dollars when it’s time to purchase.

4 New Truck Buying Tips to Start 2018 Off Right

Now that the New Year is upon us, you might be thinking about buying a new truck. Take the time to consider all your options to get the best deal possible.

1. You can save money if you buy on New Year’s Eve.

According to TrueCar, big discounts happen on the last day of the year. Their data show discounts as much as 8.5%.

This is because it’s the last day a dealer has the opportunity to make both their quarterly AND yearly goals. Salespeople potentially have year-end bonuses on the line so they want to get the cars out the door before the midnight.

Everybody wants to save money on their new truck and your best chance to do it is on New Year’s Eve.

2. New Year’s Eve Hangover

Dealers trying to close out their year will often allow discounts that “hang over” into the New Year.

When dealers are busy on New Year’s Eve, there sometimes isn’t enough time to get every deal completed. The new truck deal you’re craving could still be available on January 1st, but only if you act quickly.

3. Forlorn salespeople are eager to sell.

It’s tough for car salespeople sitting in empty showrooms when almost everybody else is sitting at home watching football, recovering from late night parties, or not daring to venture out into the cold.

The only consolation for a car salesperson in this situation is to sell a car or two.

When salespeople are eager to sell, that makes a great opportunity for a savvy buyer.

4. Dealers need to clear their Inventory for new models.

Every dealer has inventory at the end of the year that they want to get rid of.

Used car prices tend to go through a predictable cycle in which they peak during the summer months followed by a downward slope hitting rock bottom around January 10th.

Prices tend to shoot back up quickly through February.

If your 2018 plans say it’s time for a new truck…

Remember these tips when you’re ready to buy. At DYE Autos we’re here to help you anyway we can so please reach out to us anytime!