How to shop for car deals during 4th of July sales


If you’re hoping to score a good deal on a new car during July Fourth sales events,  it will be a mixed bag.

While manufacturers and dealerships are offering special deals on some models to prop up sales amid the pandemic, inventory is down due to coronavirus-related disruptions in manufacturing.

“We’ve seen incentives continue to move up across the industry in recent weeks, despite the fact that inventory is falling,” said Kelsey Mays, senior consumer affairs editor of

A sign advising customers to practice social distancing is displayed on the door of a General Motors Co. Buick and GMC car dealership in Woodbridge, New Jersey, on May 20.

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