When is the Best Time to Buy A Used Truck (in 2020)?
Pickup trucks can run for well over 100,000 miles with good care. And truck owners are bonded to their vehicles like glue.
So, when the time comes to buy another truck, it can get a bit emotional, even for truck owners. But once you face the inevitable, want to save some money and still get a good quality vehicle, think about buying a pre-owned truck.
The question is, though, when is the best time to buy a used truck? The short answer is if you need a newer vehicle now, then now is the best time to buy.
If, however, you have some time for truck shopping, you’ve got options to make your truck buying experience easier. Here’s our take on when is the best time to buy a used truck.
These Holiday Weekends Were Meant for Truck Buying
A great way to kick off summer is to buy a good used truck. With Memorial Day as the unofficial start to the season, it’s the holiday that gives both truck and car buyers a jump on sales.
At our Harrisonburg car dealership, you’ll find closeout sales for new trucks. But typically, you’ll find sales on used trucks, too.
But the same is true for holidays scattered throughout the rest of the year. Think Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Black Friday, and the end of the year.
These are all great times to buy a new or used truck. Here are a few more tips.
Other Truck Buying Tips You Should Know
Getting a good deal on your truck is important. However, there are some other considerations that are equally important to make the experience smooth and stress-free.
Assess Your Truck Buying Needs
How much truck do you really need? Make a list of what you want in your new vehicle and stick with it.
Don’t get bright, shiny object syndrome! Stick with the plan. Buying what you need will make you enjoy your truck even more. Overbuying? Not so much. Every time you step into your vehicle you’ll be reminded of that extra large truck payment.
When to Shop
If you don’t want to bother with hectic weekends, we recommend shopping for your truck earlier in the week, Monday through Wednesday. These days tend to be less busy which will make the whole experience more relaxing.
Get Your Financials Together and Know Your Credit Score
Make sure you know your credit score before you shop. It affects every part of the buying process. You’ll also want to get pre-qualified.
If you have financing in place, great!
If not, consider financing through our dealership. Our rates are as competitive as the local banks, if not more so, and the loan process is quicker.
Why? Financing through your bank requires additional paperwork and that slows down the process. When you finance with us, there’s not an extra layer of paperwork to process. That means we can get you in your new truck faster.
Talk to Your Car Insurance Agent
Make sure the truck you’re considering buying doesn’t have an outrageous insurance cost attached to it. Talk to your insurance agent before you buy to get the full scoop.
When is the best time to buy a used truck?
Actually, almost any time! It all depends on you and what you need. Choose a holiday sale or simply shop online to find the best quality truck for your needs.
Buy with confidence. All Joe Bowman Auto Plaza used cars and trucks must pass a 75-point inspection. To the very best of our ability, these vehicles will be in excellent condition before they are ever placed for sale on our lot.
What’s more, we have limited warranties of either 30 or 90 days, depending on the year of the vehicle and mileage.
When you’re ready to buy, we’re here to help you get the right vehicle. Learn more about us on our website. Or stop in!