Is the New Year a Good Time to Buy Certified Pre-Owned Cars?

January 4th, 2023 by

With the holidays in full swing, the spirit of gift-giving is high. If a new-to-you vehicle is in your budget, the end of the year or the beginning of the New Year can be a fantastic time to consider making your purchase. From holiday savings to incentives and more, you may be able to find the right new or certified pre-owned car for you or a loved one within your budget. Learn why this time of year can be one of the best times to browse certified pre-owned cars at INFINITI of Baton Rouge.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year to Buy a Car!

With the end of the calendar year swiftly approaching, you may find a variety of year-end savings on new and certified pre-owned cars, like our models at INFINITI of Baton Rouge. So make sure to browse our special offers on pre-owned vehicles. And don’t forget to take advantage of our service specials to help keep your car running smoothly even after you’ve driven it off the lot.


The New Year can be a great time to purchase a pre-owned vehicle as dealerships make room for the next year’s models. If you are searching for certified pre-owned cars, reach out to INFINITI of Baton Rouge to see how we can find the right vehicle to meet your needs! Or if you are interested in the upcoming year’s new models, browse fresh, new inventory on the lot or customize your options online with one of our INFINITI sales representatives.

Helpful Holiday Tips for Car Shopping

As you begin your hunt for a new or certified pre-owned vehicle, knowing if you’re making the right decision can feel difficult. Keep this checklist in mind to help you find the best options available this holiday season and beyond.

1. Do Your Research

While you can simply visit a car lot to view the dealership’s stock of certified pre-owned cars, it can help to do some research beforehand. Make note of what features are best for your needs, including towing capacity and cargo space. This can help you more quickly and efficiently narrow down which available options can meet your requirements.

2. Ask About the Car’s History

While a car may sparkle on the outside, do you know if it has been involved in an accident in the past? Make sure to ask your sales representative for the accident history of the vehicle in consideration. If you are interested in certified pre-owned cars from INFINITI of Baton Rouge, we include a CARFAX History Report with each vehicle. No hidden accidents, damage, or wear and tear! We are fully transparent about each vehicle we offer.

2. Read Dealership Reviews

Researching the quality of the dealership is as important as investigating the accident reports of pre-owned vehicles. Customer testimonials can give you a clear picture of what service you can expect from different dealerships. Get insight into the attitude of sales staff and their willingness to work with you on financing options. Make sure to read through customer reviews before visiting a dealership to determine if they are the right place to bring your business.

4. Go On a Test-Drive!

One of the best ways to see if a certain vehicle is right for you is through a test drive. Whether your vehicle is brand new or new to you, take this opportunity to see how the model handles. Here are a few questions to think through during your drive:

  • Do you like how the car accelerates and breaks? 
  • How does the seat upholstery feel? 
  • Do you like the special features and sound system included with the vehicle? 
  • Are there any blind spots or issues that make you uncomfortable while driving? 

Ask all of these valuable questions during your trial run.

Find Certified Pre-Owned Cars at INFINITI This New Year

Are you ready to start the year off in a new vehicle? Reach out to us today to browse our selection of certified pre-owned cars. Give us a call at 225-435-8030, send us a message online, or stop by our lot to speak with a representative. We can help you find the perfect vehicle that meets all of your specifications. And, we would love for you to test-drive any models of interest in to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase. Ring in the New Year the right way with INFINITI of Baton Rouge!