… and how to save time when you’re there.
With the end of summer near, Labor Day marks a time of change, and, for car buyers, that presents one of the best times of year to shop.
Many 2019-model-year cars are arriving at dealerships, which makes it a good weekend to check out the latest vehicles. It also means dealers are looking to move 2018 models to make space for them, and that spells great deals and discounts.
With dealerships across the country offering sales events for limited periods, expect them to be busier than normal over the coming days, but remember there are ways to save time.
Applying for financing before you shop is a smart approach recommended by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
If approved, not only will you have saved yourself the need to arrange financing at the dealership, you can potentially save money by shopping around for the best financing deal.
Options include banks, credit unions and finance companies, such as RoadLoans. As the online, direct-lending platform of Santander Consumer USA, RoadLoans enables you to apply for a loan when it suits you; from home, work or your mobile device.
A short one-page application takes a few minutes to complete, and we’ll give you an instant decision. If approved, just print the loan documents and take them with you to the preferred dealership listed inside, nearby. Alternatively, use our dealer locator to find another.
With a loan voucher in hand, RoadLoans customers can enjoy shopping with the confidence of a cash buyer. And with preapproval, if the dealership offers you financing, you have something to compare it to and can choose the best offer.
So, if you’re looking for a good deal on your next car, consider shopping over Labor Day weekend, and apply for preapproval before you go.