It can be a difficult decision to make when it comes to weighing up which option is best for you – a new, or used commercial truck. A great deal depends on just what task you will be needing the truck to perform for you. Is it a dump truck you are searching for or a refrigerated heavy vehicle? Whatever the type of truck you are looking for, there are some interesting common things to consider before you buy. Firstly let us look at buying a used commercial truck.
Some Things You Will Need To Consider When Buying A Used Truck. Your investment of money will most likely be your prime concern and of course a used commercial truck will be considerably cheaper compared to a new one. A used vehicle will give you reasonable reliability and performance but remember that the replacement of parts may be a big ongoing expense depending on the overall condition of the vehicle and its maintenance history. Compared to a new vehicle you may just end up paying the same or more than new price over your first 12 months on the road.
You can ease this burden with a good warranty from the dealer you purchase from, but even though repairs may be covered by the warranty, you will still experience down days where work is impossible due to the vehicle being off the road and in for repairs.
You may find that a used heavy or medium duty truck may save you thousands in the short-term; but may cost you dearly in the long run. The only exception is finding yourself a commercial truck in excellent condition, which is not an impossible task. It may take you several weeks to locate one, but you will be rewarded for your time and effort.
As part of your mission to find a suitable used commercial truck you should always check for any obvious damage that may have occurred during the trucks’ time on the road so far. This will alert you to any potential problems associated with accident repair that may end up costing you a great deal of money to remedy correctly in the future. A thorough mechanical inspection will also highlight any general repairs and maintenance that requires attention and will lessen the need to be searching for used commercial truck parts at a later date.
The Benefits Of Buying A New Commercial Truck. A new commercial truck will bring you many hours of joy and happiness! However the down side is that you will be paying a premium for a vehicle in first class condition. A vehicle in a work ready state will allow you to produce an income from the moment you drive it off the showroom floor. You will not have to worry about the cost of repairs, replacement of tires or suspension issues. A new vehicle is certainly a stress free option in this regard.
The reliability factor is an unseen advantage of purchasing a new commercial truck and can provide you with excellent peace of mind when you are miles from home. Less down time due to repairs, equals more income for you. Naturally the normal maintenance schedule of a new commercial truck will need to be implemented and sustained to ensure trouble-free travels, but this is such a pleasure with a new truck that it will hardly seem a chore.
If you are still having difficulties deciding between a new or used commercial truck and which will be the best option for you, then a ‘efficiency plan’ will help you to see on paper which decision is the best. Chart the advantages and disadvantages of either a new or used commercial truck and weigh up the differences. The results you get will decide the answer for you. It is a great technique which can be used in most decision-making processes.