Tips for buying a used truck

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Are you looking for a second-hand truck? The truth is that the purchase of second hand trucks is the best option for transporters or truck drivers, since they do not need to make a large outlay as if they bought a new one. That’s why we want to help you and give you some tips that can help you when buying a second-hand truck.

Age and kilometers are fundamental

The ideal number of kilometers of second-hand truck must have is 360,000 to 800,000 km. From the technical and mechanical point of view you should know that experts say that the ideal age for a used truck is 3 to 6 years.

Do not forget to inspect the truck

If you know what to look for the vehicle, make a complete inspection or entrust it to a workshop and check:

  • Look for leaks, damages and previous truck repair.
  • Check the brakes, drive shaft, seals and steering components.
  • Determine if there is rust on the surface of the chassis, axles and springs. And check if the metal is weak and fragile, so that it is possible to pierce it. In this case it is better to discard that truck since the rust is affecting the entire structure of the truck.
  • If you are not sure what to look for, go to a specialized workshop to get a realistic idea of ​​the problems the truck has and how much it would cost for a possible repair.

Do not let the finishes distract you

Perhaps the painting of the truck catches your attention, but you should ask yourself what was the reason for painting it like that. For a damage on the surface? Scratches? Mold?

Always look for the reason of flashy things and do not settle for the appearance is good.

Do not buy anything more than what you need

The purchase of trucks by impulse also exists, since many people think of certain characteristics that they believe their truck should have instead of making a true assessment of their needs.

Make a list to identify what are the specifications you need. Is fuel consumption important or are you willing to spend more in exchange for a larger engine so that you can carry a larger load? Do you need the truck for transport occasions or is it a continuous job? In what conditions are you going to drive, snow, roads in poor condition, highways? Do you usually carry more than one passenger? Do you prefer mechanical or manual transmission? What accessories are important to you?

Be patient and keep searching until you find the second hand truck that best suits you.