The leaves are falling and so are car prices! Car manufacturers are beginning to showcase new-year models around this time, which incentivizes local dealers to offer better prices to get rid of the current year's inventory. It also gives buyers more negotiating power!
Remember these expert tips for car buying before you go:
- Don't Just Start With the Car - Shopping for the car is usually the fun part, but it's important to start with a budget. One common mistake is thinking in terms of monthly payments as opposed to the overall cost of the car.
- Be Flexible - Try to be realistic about the features you need vs extras that you might want but can live without. Additionally, if you get pre-approved for a loan by your credit union, you'll start your car negotiations from a place of control.
- Do Your Research - Your #1 tool is education, so be sure to use our auto center, The Lot, to research millions of vehicles from the comfort of your home. Let us help you shop with confidence!