Car Buying During the Holidays
The holidays are right around the corner, and for many people that means it’s prime time to go car shopping. We all see those Christmas themed car commercials, but what is the car buying experience really like during the holiday season? Here’s what you should know before you head out to the dealership this season.
What Should You Do?
The first thing you should do before you begin your search is to determine your price range, how you want to make the purchase and the type of car(s) you’re interested in. Keep in mind that there are plenty of other shoppers looking to make a purchase this holiday season, especially on weekends. Sales associates at dealerships everywhere will likely be very busy and you might not get the same level of assistance as you would when shopping off-season.
This holiday season, dealerships are under extreme pressure due to the lack of available inventory. Following the pandemic, parade.com states that “the automotive industry may produce a whopping 1 million fewer cars than usual this year, largely due to the same supply chain issues and chip shortages.” This shortage has sparked automotive companies worldwide to take a massive hit with being able to keep up with producing cars. Many customers have even been placed on waitlists.
What we suggest is start your shopping NOW. By the time the holidays roll around, the chances of being able to purchase the car you desire will decrease drastically. Look for the nearest dealership that has the vehicle you want in stock and contact them as soon as possible. In short, there are a few things you can do to make your car shopping experience easier: determine your budget before arriving at the dealership, decide which vehicle you are interested in, and be ready to take it for a test drive. It may not be easy this year, however by following these steps, there is a much better chance of you making your purchase in time.
Contact our Executive Jeep team for any questions you may have!