Used Commercial Trucks Buying Guide
Buying a used commercial truck over a new one will absolutely save your business a significant sum of money without sacrificing on quality or performance.
In fact more and more businesses are looking to purchase used commercial vehicles over buying new ones because commercial vehicles are built to have an extended serviceable life. Lasting often times into the hundreds of thousands of miles. There are however a few tips that will help you in your buying decision going forward.
For example knowing in advance the type of truck you’re looking for that will be the best asset for your particular business because not all businesses are created equal. Some businesses will have a need for a flatbed truck while others will need a large van that is not exposed to the elements.
Plus there are a variety of other types of trucks to handle a number of different business types. The key though is to know in advance what your particular needs are so you can know you’re getting the best deal for your specific company.
There are a few particulars though you should be familiar with on your buying journey. For one, knowing if you are getting a used or a reconditioned commercial vehicle. The wording may seem the same but they are definitely not. A reconditioned commercial truck or van is generally a vehicle that has undergone an extensive service and replacement of parts up to and including a restoration of the original paint job.
Reconditioned commercial vehicles generally cost more than used commercial trucks because they are in like new condition and will therefore be potentially a lot more reliable and last longer than just a standard used vehicle.
This can be a fantastic option for a business because you’ll essentially be getting a like new vehicle and a fraction of the costs without the potential headaches of just a used truck.
Things to look for though would be if the used commercial truck dealership actually specializes in selling commercial vehicles. Do they have a service department that caters to the commercial business side of the industry as well as a body shop? Are they located on site or are they at another location than where the sales lot is located?
What type of track record does the dealership have meaning have they been around for more than say ten or twenty years because the longevity of the business will let you know that you’re dealing with a quality company rather than a fly by night operation.
Also try to find out if the dealership provides any sort of guarantee or warranty on the truck. This way you can have piece of mind that if anything should go wrong you’re covered.
I would try to avoid dealing with one off dealerships that don’t specialize in commercial vehicles because you really don’t know what you are going to be buying. You may be buying someone else’s headaches for all you know and to save a few bucks up front might cost you more than that in the long run not to mention the down time you’ll have while the vehicle is being repaired.
Just know that a little common sense goes a long way towards helping you find the right commercial vehicle for you and your business. Following these tips will definitely help and you will save money and as a thank you for reading we did a little homework.
We found a commercial dealership that has been in business for over thirty years and specializes in commercial vehicles. The dealership is Frontline Motors and you can visit them by clicking here or going to frontlinemotors.com.
They just built a brand new state of the art service center to better accommodate their commercial clients plus they have one of the best body shops in the industry.
Give them a call at 717-627-7888 or visit them online because they have an extensive collection of commercial vehicles. They have everything from service utility trucks to commercial vans to flatbed trucks and more.
You will be pleasantly surprised at just how many vehicles they have on their lot as well as how knowledgeable their sales staff is to help you get the best deal.