If you are planning on buying a pre-owned truck, you have to do your research, and the following guide will ensure you have a plan:
Know your needs.
This information will help you buy a truck that is suitable for your needs, and you should focus on equipment that has been well-maintained so that you purchase a truck that is reliable. Its engine and driveline specs must be suitable for your needs, so consider the type of work you will be doing and the purpose of your truck so that you focus on the right used rigs. While deals are important, you can’t buy a used truck just because of its price so confirm that the equipment has all of the proper specs.
Look at the engine history and ask about the condition of the truck.
This will allow you to understand if any repairs or upgrades will be necessary, to ask for copies of the maintenance records and look at how often the oil was changed. You should also look at tire tread depth and ask about any problems the engine suffered from and when. If you are going to have to make repairs, factor these costs into the total price to see if the truck is worth buying.
Make sure you buy your used rig from a reputable source.
You should only purchase your truck from a reputable used truck dealer, and this is important because you will have peace of mind knowing you can rely on your truck. Most dealers will offer various forms of financing and may also offer a short warranty which will protect you in the event that something breaks quickly after your purchase. It is not recommended that you buy a used truck from a private individual unless you actually know the original owner and the maintenance history.
Inquire about an extended warranty.
This may be an option if you proceed through a reputable dealer, so it’s worth asking because this can save you from unnecessary headaches. You may have to pay a little bit more, but these costs will be worth it if they provide you with good coverage on major components.
Know when to walk away.
When buying a used rig, you need to know when to say no, and if you can’t access the history of a used semi from the seller or if you can’t speak directly to the trucker who drove it, it’s time to walk away. This is true even if the price is great because the truck may have been involved in an accident, and you would not know about this, which can be very problematic.
Aspen Truck Sales will make sure you are in good hands. We care about our customers and only provide trucks that are reliable and safe. Whether you are looking for Pre-Owned Trucks, Used Trucks for sale or Truck Leasing options, we can help and understand the importance of a quality rig so you can place your trust in our company. If you are in Winnipeg, contact us today for more information!