The average new car price hit a record $38,255 in May, according to JD Power. That’s up 12% from the same period a year ago.
If you’re out car shopping right now, be prepared to pay big bucks for that vehicle. About two-thirds of car buyers paid within 5% of the sticker price in May, with some even paying above sticker. That means there are fewer deals to be had and fewer negotiations taking place. Why?
Due to a computer chip shortage at auto plants around the world, car dealers are left with a fraction of the vehicles (both new and used) than what they typically have on hand.
Since more people are buying used cars, they are becoming as difficult to get as new cars.
Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re on the market for a new OR used car right now:
Are you still considering buying a new or used vehicle right now? CLICK HERE to get pre-approved to assure you get the lowest payment and best deal possible.
Want to shop and compare prices right now? Check out the AutoLink page on the HopeSouth website.
Waiting it out? You could save big by refinancing your current car or truck. CLICK HERE to get started.