Tips for Buying a Used Truck
When you've got a job to do, the right truck can be the best tool in your arsenal. Shopping for a pre-owned truck can make things even more affordable, and shopping at the right Cleveland used truck dealership can help you find the perfect fit!
Of course, there's a lot to consider when choosing a pickup. So what questions should you ask when shopping for a used truck with our Cleveland team?
What Jobs Do You Have in Mind?
Depending on what you have in mind for your truck, you might need some different features or options. A truck that's going to be used for hauling mulch in the bed might not need the same towing capability as one you plan to use for hitching up a landscape trailer, and both of those could be very different than a truck you plan for mudding or trail crawling in the woods.
Having a rough idea of how you plan to use your next truck can help you–and our team–to hone in on the perfect fit.
RWD or 4x4?
Again, this choice will depend mostly on your needs. In many cases, rear-wheel drive trucks have higher towing capacities and efficiency ratings than their 4x4 counterparts. If you expect a lot of snow, ice, or tough terrain, though, or if you're looking for a winter vehicle, a 4x4 is certainly worth it.
How Much Passenger Space?
Pickup trucks are one of very few segments where the option of a two- or three-seater exists. If you plan on working solo or with a partner, this can be the perfect choice.
If you plan on using your truck to get the whole crew to the jobsite, though, or if you plan on using it as a family vehicle after the workday is done, you'll certainly want a truck that sports a back seat. This is also true if you're worried about covered cargo area for luggage, groceries, or some of your gear. Of course, you can also opt for a cap or bed cover if this is a major concern.
Will You Beat It Up?
If you plan to use your truck for off-roading of hauling job materials, chances are that it won't be long before you add a few dents, dings, and scratches to the mix. If this is the case, then a truck that's already taken some abuse might be a non-issue for you. Having a realistic outlook on your future plans can play a major role in knowing what to focus on when shopping for a truck!
Whatever your plans are, the important thing to keep in mind is that your needs in a truck might be quite different than someone else's. To talk about your priorities and to explore our pre-owned inventory of pickup trucks, don't hesitate to contact us online or to call the North Coast Auto Mall team at (216) 398-6892 today.