What to Look for When Buying a Pre-owned Medium Duty Truck
Are you in the market for used medium duty trucks for sale? As with any pre-owned vehicle, you don’t want to get stuck with an unreliable one. You may need to research prices and features to determine which truck will meet your requirements.
The inventory of Burgess Transportation Services Inc. offers a selection of previously-owned and well-maintained medium duty trucks. The used lineup includes flatbed trucks, box trucks and other vehicles. These can move anything from large appliances to furniture and everything in between. You can always count on us for transportation services needs in Moncton, Sussex and the surrounding area.
Benefits of Buying Pre-Owned Medium Duty Trucks for Sale
The primary advantage is savings; this enables you to go for a top brand at a cheaper price. Also, the operating costs of pre-owned trucks will be cheaper for reasons including lower insurance, registration rates and sales tax.
A lower rate of depreciation is another benefit. Like other vehicles, once you purchase a new one, its value goes down as soon as you drive it off the lot.
Used Truck Purchase Checklist
As you go through the process of buying a used truck, ensure to follow the below checklist as a guide:
· Make a list of your transport requirements
· Know a budget you feel comfortable with
· Investigate the truck’s history and current condition
· Determine suitable insurance and financing options
This checklist can help you prepare yourself to make an informed decision and a smart investment.
Used Truck Buying Tips
While it is smart to follow the above checklist, there are plenty of other factors to consider. From the truck’s history to potential future repairs, we have elaborated on each below:
Running a history check
It’s crucial to get the overall picture of the truck’s background. Check maintenance records, oil change documents and accident history. Identify what has already been replaced. This will help determine what needs upgrading or replacement.
It is also important to research the engine’s track record as some may have a history of chronic problems.
Knowing all these factors in the beginning can save you money and time later on.
Check the existing oil situation
This includes examining the current oil levels as well as its condition. Both the transmission and engine oil status can be further indicators of the overall health of the truck.
Look for body damage and rust
Examine the exterior surfaces as well as within the vehicle. Ensure to do so outside and in daylight to avoid missing anything.
While checking for rust, inspect raised spots on the paint that indicate rust.
Consider the mileage
If you have to drive frequently over long distances, it will make more sense to get a truck with lower mileage.
Inspect the tire tread
You should assess how many miles have been covered by the vehicle and when the tires are due for replacement.
You need to ensure certain features like airbags, spot mirrors and traction control are operational on the truck.
Select the best configurations
Consider the specifications including axle layouts. Determine whether you will be hauling goods over long distances and through difficult terrain, or if it will just be short and frequent trips. Different factors require different layouts.
Trucks are available in both manual and automatic transmissions. The former has limited options by manufacturer and class. If you are selecting an automatic transmission, then you will have to identify what capacity and size will match the engine selection.
Let Burgess Transportation Services Inc. Help
With us, you can count on quality service from an award-winning team. We are a locally-owned and -operated business in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick, with a history of 73 years. More than
just average transportation services, we operate a full-service truck repair centre and also specialize in regional trucking.
All our previously owned trucks have been fully checked and are in running condition. Our team of service technicians spends the appropriate time to examine each truck’s problems (if any). We do all the necessary repairs before putting up our used medium duty trucks for sale.
Also, for information on warning signs for truck servicing, read our blog post - FIVE WARNING SIGNS YOUR TRUCK NEEDS SERVICING
Call us today for scheduling your appointment.