Many people view Labor Day as the last celebration of summer and host family barbecues, pool parties, beach days, and more. However, some get more excited about all the offers!
Sales are everywhere, including car dealerships. People really enjoy taking advantage of the huge savings on cars that are evident in the large crowds in the lots and showrooms. This means that if you plan to buy a car at that time, you must be prepared.
Here are some tips on how to handle Labor Day car sales.
Do your research and narrow down your list ahead of time. Look for the key components you are looking for such as price, make, model, safety features, expected auto insurance cost, etc. Fortunately, some dealers even have some sales before Labor Day, so let that motivate you to start early.
Do you need a loan? Get it approved in advance. You don’t want to spend an entire day buying a car and having a loan denied. Experts recommend getting approved early, especially if you don’t have the most credit or if you plan to go through the dealership that generally has the best interest rates.
The car buying process can seem overwhelming, especially if you feel like you have to do it all at once. As mentioned above, you need to do your research before even setting foot in the dealer. However, you should also test drive your potential cars in advance. So when it comes time to buy, you will be confident that you would like it and you will be adequately prepared to negotiate prices.
Early or late
When it comes time to buy a car, you probably don’t want to go during the busiest times. Try to go early in the morning or late at night. Some dealers even extend their hours.
Take another look at the sticker
It sounds a bit ridiculous, but make sure the dealer’s car is the same one you were looking at the day before or online. It is very easy to confuse different car models, so take another look at the sticker to make sure it is really the same with the same characteristics that you want.
Have your paperwork
Double check to make sure you have all the documents you need, including your current car documents for an exchange, your license, registration, payment method, etc. Again, you don’t want to go through the whole tedious process only to find that you can’t make the purchase.
Most seasoned car buyers know that it takes a long time to get a car home. On days like Labor Day, the wait can be extended a bit, so be prepared to wait and be patient.