Year-end sales on cars offer huge discounts

Year-end sales on cars offer huge discounts

WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - You have time to take advantage of big deals before the new year. The time to buy a vehicle is now!

December auto sales have seen a huge spike compared to recent years with major savings on that big ticket item. Car dealers are looking to meet annual sales goals, which is good news for consumers.

Experts say between Christmas and New Year's, you have a better chance of getting a great price on a new car because many people are busy with family and traveling and aren't rushing to car dealerships. Some dealers clear out inventory for tax reasons.

Employees at Pat O'Brien Chevrolet in Westlake say Chevy is hitting hard on incentives and rebates.

"Here, it's 20 percent off vehicles. So you're seeing anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000 in discounts," said manager James Burge.

Although December is a good time to buy a new car, that doesn't mean that is the case for every model. In fact, this month usually has the highest transaction prices for sales in luxury cars and SUVs.

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