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By Hanna Nilson

 

When buying or selling any used vehicle, obviously everyone what to makes sure that they get the best deal possible, right? While buying or selling used trucks is indeed similar to buying or selling used cars, with used trucks; pickups or SUVs, there are a few extra things to consider.

Trucks are most commonly used to handle extra work loads. This means that when you buy or sell any used truck, you may want to consider a few issues and make some small repairs in order to insure its maximum capacity. If youíre looking to buy a used truck, knowing what to look for is empowering. By having the knowledge to determine the difference between a quality used truck and a scam; you can save yourself from a lot of trouble. Nobody wants to walk away from a sale thinking they got a good deal only to later find themselves stuck on the side of the highway with a broken down piece of junk. Furthermore, even if you are able to find a great used truck that is in good condition, chances are that youíll still need to make at least some minimal repairs. So, set a budget that will allow some extra spending on your used truck.

On the other hand, if youíre selling a used truck, these tips will help give you a better idea of how your used truck should be cared for and treated before sale. Remember, even the smallest maintenance procedures may justify a larger sale price.

First of all, donít forget the basics. Double check all the obvious truck buying and selling procedures such as; making sure the mileage is good and that the asking price is fair based on the make, model and year. You can use sites such as KBB.com for a reference on used car values. Also, check that all the vehicle paper work and driving records are in order; including the title, the bill of sale and release of liability. Once these are taken care of, you may want to take into account the following tips and tricks about used trucks.

  • Tires: Checking the condition of the tires can tell a lot about how the used truck has been driven and cared for. If the tires are not all the same age or if there is a lot of and uneven tire ware, this may suggest that the used truck has had problems with its alignment. It could also signify alignment issues and even a problem with the frame. In the future, these can all cause serious problems for the used truck. So, if you notice anything questionable about the tires, be sure to bring it up.
  • Under the Hood: Check the motor oil. If you notice that the oil looks extra milky or watery this could mean that the head gasket is broken. You can also remove the oil cap to see if there is any build-up. If so, the used truck might be overdue for its regular oil changes. Also, keep an eye out for any warn or frayed wiring and/or low fluids. Such cases will suggest that the used truck may have had a history of neglect or overuse.
  • Trailer Hitch: Even if you may not have the intention to use the hitch for toeing, itís always good to make sure that the used truck hasnít been strained. Sometimes people tend to pull too much weight even on used truck with smaller engines. If this is the case, the used truck may not be in the best of condition. Consider talking to the buyer or seller about how the truck will be used.

These are only a few small pointers. Trust me, thereís a lot more out there for you to learn. ConsumerReports is yet another great resource for anyone in the market for new or used trucks, pickups or SUVs. For starters, ConsumerReports suggests the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado as some of the top rated Diesel trucks. So, keep an eye out for those good bargains but donít forget to shop smart. Happy trucking!

 

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