4 Questions to Ask When Buying a Truck

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When shopping for a pick-up truck there are several factors that you must take into consideration before you sign on the line. What do you plan to use the truck for? Will you be hauling heavy loads? Will you be towing a utility or travel trailer? How many passengers will you need to transport and how big are they? Do you plan to use the truck off-road or in poor weather conditions? I created this blog to include all of the determining factors that you should consider when buying your next truck to ensure that you get one that is capable of doing everything you want it to do.

4 Questions to Ask When Buying a Truck

31 May 2018
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If you are in the market for a new truck, but you have decided you would like to go with a used truck that's new to you, then you want to learn about the different things you should be looking for and paying attention to when you are truck shopping. Here are some of the things you want to pay attention to when looking for something like a used GMC for sale:

Does the truck have the right horsepower for your needs?

If you are just looking for a truck you can use to drive around town, but also have the convenience of having the bed to put things in when you need it, then you can get one with less horsepower. This way, you won't need to worry about paying so much for gas due to the increase in gas mileage that comes with a truck that has more horsepower. However, if you plan on doing a lot of hauling and towing with the truck, then you may find you need one that offers you more horsepower.

Does the truck have the right size cab?

If you are a single person, or a couple, or even just need the truck for work, then you may do just fine with a single cab truck. You just want to keep in mind that the cab will usually only fit three people. If you are going to need to fit kids, extra employees or other family members or friends, then you'll want to look for a truck with an extended cab, so you get that back seating that allows you to fit more people. You can get an extended cab that still maintains two doors, or you can go with a dual cab that actually has four doors.

Does the truck have the right size bed?

If you just want a truck to make things like grocery shopping and the occasional moving of pieces of furniture, then a short bed truck may do you just well. However, if you are going to be hauling large items, or a lot of items and you'll need plenty of room, then you may do best with getting a long-bed truck.

Does the truck need 4-wheel drive?

If you are going to be taking the truck on rugged roads or if you will be driving it in an area that has a lot of rain or snow, then a 4x4 may be your best bet.