One of the worst times of the year for many Americans is January 1st.
This is not because many have imbibed in holiday drinks and are now suffering from hangovers – although this can be painful as well. No, the reason why many Americans dread this day is because they must pay their credit card bills from a season of spending. The New Year is the hangover of overspending, and the last thing many Americans are thinking about is buying a new car. However, January can be a great time to buy a car if you know what you’re doing. However, you shouldn’t rush to buy the first car you see. This could lead to having to contact lemon law lawyers or overspending. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re thinking about buying a car in January to take advantage of extra savings.
Don’t go in expecting a deal on every car.
While it’s true that dealerships tend to experience slower sales this time of the year, this doesn’t mean that dealers are giving every car away. Those that are still in high demand will not go cheap. The key thing to do is to look for automobiles that are either being discontinued or are being redesigned. Dealers will do everything they can to get these obsolete models off the lot, so they’ll be more likely to negotiate.
Go during the middle of the week:
Another way to get a good deal is to go when other shoppers aren’t there; this means going on a Wednesday morning or some other time when you’ll be the only shopper on the lot. You’ll be surprised how happy a dealer will be to see you when you go on a weekday rather than a weekend when more shoppers are apt to come to the lot.
If a deal is too good to be true, it just might be:
Many disgruntled customers contact lemon law lawyers because they need help navigating through the complicated lemon law process. It does differ by the state. For example, in New Jersey, those who buy a car within 24 months or the first 24,000 miles are legally protected if the car is still malfunctioning after three repair attempts by an authorized manufacturer’s dealership. There are other conditions where New Jersey lemon law or federal warranty laws apply too, so it would be advantageous to contact a lawyer if you run into trouble soon after you purchase your car.
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Heather B is part of a team of writers who tracks buying trends of cars.