If you’re interested in buying a new car, there’s no single right time of year to do so. There is usually a significant drop in the number of used-car sales and increase demand for new cars at Christmastime. But what about when it comes to shopping around? If you want to find the best deals on an affordable vehicle, we suggest waiting until February or March (depending on your location), which is generally when dealers get their inventory ready. You can also get an idea of how much that vehicle will cost by checking out Kelley Blue Book prices online before taking the plunge into dealership negotiations.