Tips: Don't buy a lemon, do get a good deal
Allen also worked at new car dealerships for more than a decade, advancing from sales manager to general manager. He didn't hesitate when asked about the optimum time to get the best deal on a new car.
"Hands down—end of the month, last hour before closing, and find a salesman that needs to hit his bonus," Allen said. "Those are my three keys, and it's true."