How to Find Rebates and Incentives on New Cars

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Save yourself some serious money on that new car by learning about rebates and incentives and then use them when you negotiate.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Access
  • Computers
  • Watch the newspaper for ads featuring rebates on certain models.

  • Search the Internet regularly to keep up on current rebates and incentives.

  • Ask the salesman at the dealership if there are any.

  • Make sure you get a written guarantee that the rebate or incentive will still be good when your vehicle arrives if you're ordering from the manufacturer. Rebates and incentives do have expiration dates.

  • Ask the sales manager if the sales representatives says there isn't an incentive on your particular car. Sometimes sales representatives aren't told about them.

  • Be aware that incentives and rebates aren't always available nationwide. Sometimes certain geographical regions are excluded if a car is already selling well there.

  • Wait a week or so if the manufacturer isn't offering a rebate on your car. Rebates are always going on and chances are pretty good that you'll be able to take advantage of one if you're patient.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember that everything is negotiable. If you aren't satisfied, you don't have to buy from a particular dealer. The sales representative knows this; he wants you to forget it.

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