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Facts of Buying a Used Semi Truck

Apr 29, 2022 | Pre-owned Trucks | 0 comments

If you are in the market for a used semi-truck, you have to do your research to ensure you do not run into any surprises. There are several advantages to a used truck, including a lower price, but you need to be realistic about this purchase, and the following facts must be considered:

Used trucks are used.

While this is obvious, many buyers will forget this aspect and get carried away with slogans like “nearly new,” often used to describe used trucks. While many used options will look new, you have to remember that they are still used, which is why they cost less than a new unit. No matter what, used trucks cannot be made into a new unit, so do not expect perfection but make sure the unit will be able to serve your needs. Dings, scratches, dents and wear may be present, but the truck must still provide you with value, and most used trucks will have a good portion of their useful life remaining.  

The components will not have the same lifespan they had when they were new.

You need to be realistic about your expectations; otherwise, you may be disappointed. Used trucks can offer excellent value but may not perform like a brand new truck, so you need to be ready for future repairs and unexpected expenses. Always look into the truck’s age and mileage, as this will provide you with a realistic picture of what you can expect. 

Questions need to be asked about the warranty and what is covered.

When shopping for used trucks, you need to be smart and informed—asking about the warranty is a great place to start. You need to know what is covered and for how long so that you can factor in the cost of maintenance and repairs. Finding the right truck at the right price is important, but knowing the facts is essential. Some trucks are sold as-is, meaning you would have to cover all repair costs after purchase, while other used trucks will come with a standard warranty. Reputable used truck dealers will thoroughly inspect their trucks to provide buyers with reliable trucks they can depend on.

Your purchase must be made from an established dealer you can trust.

Where you buy your used truck is just as important as what you buy, so shop only at reputable dealerships and ensure they have an established history and a long line of satisfied customers. You need to be able to place your trust in their company, which is only possible if the dealer stands behind the trucks they sell. 

Here at Aspen Truck Sales, we have used trucks for sale, and our variety of pre-owned trucks is safe and dependable. We offer leasing options and are always ready to help so if you are looking for a semi-truck in the Winnipeg areacontact us today!