SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It's President's Day weekend when dealerships offer big sales to win over those in the market to buy a car, like Agawam's Mark St. John.
"Hopefully we can get into a good vehicle for my wife," St. John said.
Before you sign the papers and drive off, there are some things to consider.
Balise Hyundai General Manager John Perez suggests you ask questions and do your research.
"You want to see the inspection of what the dealership did, you're welcome to bring it to your own mechanic, if the dealer doesn't want you to do that, don't buy from them," Perez said.
It's also important you learn about the history of the car you're buying. Have the dealer print you out the paperwork so you can see how many people owned the car before you and if there were any problems.
Perez also suggests asking about the dealership's documentation fees.
It typically is not included in the sticker price and may catch you by surprise if you don't ask about it first.
"Part of it is used for having to keep the paperwork for a number of years and it usually varies between stores, usually within $25-$50," Perez added.
Ludlow's Heather Strickland says every dollar counts when she looks for a car - and this time the price was right so she took the plunge.
"Taxes are going to help, that's the down payment. I think now's the time, it's tax time, President's Day weekend, good car, good salesman good place, so I'm so excited," Strickland said.
It's also important you do your research on dealerships.
Read some reviews before you hand over a big check.