If you need a work truck it is important that you choose a truck that will work best for you. Below are three tips on what you should look for in a truck to ensure the truck you purchase will do the job you need it to do.
2- or 4-Wheel Drive
The first thing you must consider is if you need a two- or four-wheel drive. This will determine much on how much you will need to tow and the type of terrain you will be driving in. For example, a four-wheel drive has more towing power when compared to a two-wheel drive. A four-wheel drive also drives much better on bad terrain, such as hilly, slippery, or muddy roads.
If you know you will never use a four-wheel drive purchasing a two-wheel drive can save you money. The transmission will also last much longer as not as much power is used with the transmission as with a four-wheel drive.
If you ever plan to tow anything you need to determine how much towing capacity your work truck can handle. If you have light towing capacity, a light-duty work truck would work well for you. This is towing something like a small trailer, boat, etc., If your business involves towing something much heavier, such as heavy equipment, a horse trailer, mobile home, etc., you need to purchase a heavy duty work truck.
The dealer where you purchase your work truck can help you with this. Tell them what you plan to tow, and they can help you determine if you need a light-duty or heavy-duty truck. This is important if you are on a budget as light-duty trucks are less expensive when compared to heavy-duty in most cases.
You can find work trucks that have extended cabs. This is a truck having a rear cab so it can hold more passengers. This is needed if you have a work crew that will travel with you to job sites. Having an extended cab also gives you more room to carry things inside the truck.
Because these work trucks have a longer bed it also has a longer wheel base. This means you can put more things in the back of the heavy duty truck and do not have to worry as much about the length of the items.
You do have to consider a work truck with an extended cab will be harder to park. Because of this, if you often have to park in parking lots in commercial areas, you need to think hard if this is something you need. A truck with an extended cab will also be more expensive.
Talk with the dealership where you purchase your work truck and they can give you more information to help you.