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Tips To Buying A Car During The Inventory Shortage

It’s no secret that the current economy has made it difficult to buy a new vehicle. With a shortage of chips and an increase in invoice prices, it can be hard to find a car that fits your budget.

But there are ways to still find the new vehicle you’re after. One such method is harnessing the internet to find some great deals. In this article, we’ll discuss some tips for finding the best deals on cars during these tough times.

First, it is important to understand that new car inventory is low right now. This means that dealerships are not getting as many new cars as they normally would. In order to make up for this, they are raising prices on the cars they do have in stock. However, you can still find deals if you know where to look.

Be In Control By Knowing Available Inventory

You can increase your purchasing power by choosing a car that is already at the dealership. The dealers want to sell their cars, so they will give you a good deal if you choose one that they have in stock. You can connect with dealers that have in-demand vehicles on their lot with online shopping tools like ours.

Our tool will connect you with dealers who have real inventory on their lot, not just vehicles that can be ordered at full price.

How the Chip Shortage Impacts Costs

Starting with the COVID shutdown, the auto industry has taken hit after hit, resulting in lower inventory on dealer lots and changing the way people buy cars as a whole.

Currently, new cars have seen the largest price increase in decades, and inventory is getting more and more difficult to find. Starting your shopping online is not just convenient, it’s a great way to narrow your search and save a lot of time during the buying process. 

Shop Around And Compare

When you find a vehicle you like, be sure to shop around and compare prices. Different dealers may be offering very similar cars at different price points. 

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You can find MSRP and more on any new vehicle in our specs pages here. This information is very useful when negotiating with dealers.

Find Any Car With Any Feature You Need

AutoGuide can help do some of the work for you when looking to buy a car. Simply put in your zip code and the type of car you want, and the free tool will show you all the dealers who have cars that match what you are looking for.

You’ll see all the possibilities available right away – in minutes, not hours or days – and from the comfort of your own home. No more heading to a dealership, hoping the car you are looking for is there. You can find the perfect car or truck today that matches what you are looking for and fits within your budget. Try our free service today. Click here to compare now.

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2 Comments

madilyn says:

this will be helpful trying to find the car best for me.

Maria Fe Gonzaga-Tiro says:

Ok