Buying a Used Car? Timing Matters

Looking to buy a pre-owned car and can’t wait to get behind the wheel? But wait… timing is key.


What it means to buy a car is different for everyone. For some, it’s a necessity and for, others, a luxury. Either way, you may be excited and at the same time overwhelmed by the experience. Don’t let it drag you down. You have some homework to complete before you set out to find your perfect car.

  1. Do your research on the make and model you want. Check out our Used Inventory page to learn more about any of the cars you may be considering.
  2. Set a budget. You can see vehicle prices on the vehicle description pages, such as this 2014 Acura MDX.
  3. Get to know your mechanic.
  4. Contact our dealership or book a test drive.

Now that you’re ready to drop in or book an appointment, remember that timing matters. According to a study by, timing is everything. You may be able to get a better deal by purchasing used cars on a Monday, on a holiday, or at the beginning of the year. Here’s why!

Buy Your Car on Monday

Yes, we know, Monday usually isn’t anyone’s favourite day of the week. But when you’re out shopping for a pre-owned vehicle, Monday is a terrific day! Weekdays are typically better than weekends in terms of sales and availability of salespeople, but why is Monday the best weekday to buy your car? Glad you asked:

  • The lot is less crowded so you can look around at your leisure.
  • You are likely to get your salesperson’s undivided attention.
  • You will be able to get more one-on-one time with our professionals who can help you find the perfect car for you.

Celebrate the Holidays With a Great Car

We like to celebrate holidays with sales and special events, and that means you can celebrate the holidays by driving away with a great car. Become a savvy buyer and do your shopping during the holidays at the car dealership instead of crowded malls. According to a U.S. study, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are some of the greatest holidays to buy a used car, as well as the entire month of November.

Kick off the New Year with New Wheels

In addition to the holiday season, the end of a year, December 31st is a key date to visit your dealership. It may be the end of the calendar year, but the end of the fiscal year for car dealerships may be pushed out by days or even weeks. You may be feeling a bit strapped for cash after spending money on presents, but if you plan it out, you may enjoy a new set of wheels thanks to the great deal you can get at the beginning of the year.

We would be happy to help you find the car of your dreams on any day of the year, but there are some days that may be better for you if you can afford to wait. Try Mondays, holidays, and the beginning of the year for the best deals. And if timing still doesn’t align, then consider making a custom request by emailing us with the details. We ship anywhere in Canada. Your dream car may be just a click away.

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