New pickup trucks are expensive. One way to help you save money while still getting a great truck is to buy a used one. If you want a buy a used pickup, here are a few tips to help you along the way.
How much towing has it done?
Since many trucks spend most of their time hooked up to a trailer, this can cause additional wear and tear that a sedan or hatchback won’t go through. If you don’t have precise information on how much towing a particular truck has done, have it inspected by a mechanic to look for signs of wear. Other clues are a well-worm tow hitch and a bent rear license plate.
Has it spent a lot of time off road?
Many truck owners also use their trucks to go off-roading. This could even include work on farms or unpaved worksites. While trucks are designed for this type of work, it can cause more wear than simply on-road driving. Again, a mechanical inspection can help determine how much life is left in the truck.
Was the truck used commercially?
If a truck was owned by a business, it could have had a rougher life than the average privately-owned truck. A thorough inspection can help make sure the mechanical components are working properly.
If you’re looking for a reliable used truck, check out our pre-owned selection as well as our Certified Pre-Owned Ram trucks at Blackburn CDJR.