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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY A GMC?

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The best time to buy might be when there are great deals at the end of the month or during holiday sale events, but ultimately it all comes down to dollars and cents.

When you're ready to forge ahead with the purchase or lease of a new truck or SUV, GMC is ready for you. Let's get started.

DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET

Before you get to the fun of looking at available features like the MultiPro Tailgate Audio System by KICKER®†, consider what works best for your budget.

Leasing or buying your next vehicle could be one of your biggest monthly expenses. Figuring out how much vehicle you can afford is key to smart shopping and ensuring you can still afford to do everything else you love, too.

Your monthly payment isn't all you'll be budgeting for, so don't forget the extras like:

  • Gas or electric charging costs 
  • Auto insurance       
  • Regular maintenance costs

If you need help nailing down the details, this affordability calculator is a great starting point.

DEALERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Do your online research before you head to the dealership and remember that the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), or sticker price, is only part of the equation. Schedule a test drive to help find the vehicle that’s right for you.

Once you’re ready to take it for a spin, ask yourself:

  • Does it have the power you need? Whether you're towing a trailer, chauffeuring teenagers or hauling cargo, you need confidence in its performance.
  • How important is towing capacity? If you'll be putting your vehicle to the test, find a trim level or upgrade your options to match your performance requirements.
  • Will it fit your lifestyle? Off-road mudding adventures aren't for everyone, but neither are long-haul family road trips. What is right for you?

VEHICLE OWNERSHIP

Your monthly payment and the recurring costs listed above are easy to plan for, but you’ll also want to account for unexpected costs. New tires, cleaning and detailing, or an impromptu road trip could be a difference maker in your budget. Designate a vehicle savings account to help cover those expenses.

Budgeting tip: Even as little as $20-$50 a week can help you establish an emergency fund or start a vehicle savings account. Most bank accounts can automatically transfer funds into this account each month to help it grow.

Is now the best time for you to lease or buy a car? Check out GMC’s latest offers and apply online to see if you’re eligible for prequalified financing.

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