What To Look For When Buying A Used Pickup Truck

October 30th, 2018 by

Trucks span across a huge range of options with different features such as drivetrains, powertrains, cab size, bed size, towing capabilities, and cargo space that it can be difficult to make an educated decision on which one suits you best. Our Reno used truck dealer has a few tips and tricks for you to make sure you’re as educated as possible when you’re making a decision as important as this one.


Before you even set foot on our lot, you should know what type of truck you’re looking for. All of the used trucks for sale to Reno drivers on our lot are priced affordably, so you know that we’ve got what you need for the right price.

The first thing to consider is the capabilities that you’re looking for. For example, a Ford F-250 can do significantly different things than a Chevy Avalanche, like tow up to 13,000 pounds as opposed to the 5,100 pound towing capacity on the Avalanche. If you’re buying a truck because you find yourself on a job site every day, it might be wise to consider only heavy-duty pickups so they can do everything you need them to.

Light-duty trucks are better for everyday driving, and will still be able to handle things like home improvement projects with ease that other vehicles can’t. In many cases, light-duty trucks are built for off-roading, where the hulking heavy-duty trucks often fall short. Our sales reps will be happy to help you differentiate between the two.

Test Drive

Once you’ve narrowed down the type of truck you want, you’ll want to give it a workout on the road. Many newer trucks are geared towards comfort, and you’ll want to make sure that you like the seating position, the mirrors, and the steering wheel position all fit your desired comfort level. Play around with all the features–many trucks are handsomely appointed with driver-assist and entertainment features now, so familiarize yourself with them to make sure you could see yourself making your daily commute in that truck.

Contact us today with any questions about the trucks we have available on our lot or to schedule a test drive.

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