8 Best Times to Buy a Car

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When Should I Buy My Next Car?

They say timing is everything. When you are thinking about a new car, your timing can save you thousands if you pick the right time of year – or cost you thousands if you don’t get the timing right. As the seasons pass, transaction prices can fluctuate with supply and demand.

Automotive financing, cash back, and leasing incentives change based on the time of the year. The inventory of new vehicles varies as model years change and new cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans arrive in the market. The discount you can get even fluctuates based on what day of the week or time of the month you buy.

Using data from industry sources and TrueCar (a U.S. News partner for our Best Price Program), we’ve assembled a list of the best times to buy. Take a look at the following slides to see, in no particular order, when the prices are right.