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5 top tips for buying a car on Black Friday

Black Friday weekend is the last weekend in November and car manufacturers will be offering fantastic discounts on new and nearly new cars. But don’t leave your research and decision until the day – like in your school exams, it’s always better to be prepared than to try and do everything too late. Our handy guide will help you get one step ahead and – hopefully – avoid all the panic, confusion and bad decisions that Black Friday can bring.

Visit our Black Friday car deals page for the latest great savings. We’ll keep it updated with the latest offers and deals.

5 top tips to buying a car on Black Friday

Know exactly what you’re after

If you want to make the most of Black Friday savings, you’ll need to know what car you’re after. Say you’re in the market for a small SUV – there are loads to choose from, so do your research beforehand to see which car would suit your lifestyle best. Our extensive reviews, guides and top 10 lists should help you make up your mind, but if you’re still stuck, we have a helpful team that’ll point you in the right direction based on your needs and budget.

Test-drive it now

Don’t wait until the Black Friday weekend to test-drive your perfect car, because you don’t want to be rushing around and making snap decisions. If you have a shortlist of cars that you’re considering, make sure you test-drive them all before Black Friday to make the best decision. It’s also one of the busiest times of year for dealers, so you might get a better experience if you’re prepared and have already driven the car.

Be flexible on colour, specification and mileage

Your perfect car could be sitting on a forecourt ready to be sold, but if you’re looking to take advantage of huge Black Friday discounts you’ll need to decide how important having a certain colour or trim level is. There could be savings of thousands of pounds on a model that might be a different colour to your perfect car, with the added bonus of immediate delivery!

We know how nice it is to pick up a car with almost zero miles on the clock, but you can score massive savings if you don’t mind a car that’s driven a couple of thousand miles. Brand-new cars need wearing in, so these nearly-new cars will be ready for whatever you have in mind. And with all in-stock cars, you won’t have to wait for the factory to produce it so you’ll be able to have the car much quicker.

Get clued-up on finance deals

Black Friday doesn’t have to be stressful if you’re prepared in advance. Financing your new car can be confusing, so our finance guides should help answer all your questions. By doing the legwork and research in advance, you can make a well-informed decision about which car and finance plan is best for your budget and lifestyle. And then you can drive away in your new car, knowing you’ve got a great deal.

Move fast

The fantastic Black Friday deals will only be available for the last weekend in November, so you won’t have much time if you’re still deciding or unsure whether you should go ahead with the purchase. By doing all the research, configuring cars and deciding what you want before, you’ll stay one step ahead of the panicked buyers who’ve left it too late.

See all the Black Friday car deals in one place

Don’t forget to check out our Black Friday car deals page – we’ll update it with every offer we hear about.

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