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Three MORE Reasons Why You Should Buy From A Used Truck Dealership

2019-10-17
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So you're a truck enthusiast -- or you want to become one. There are so many reasons why people love trucks. They're durable, practical, attractive, and have an all American sensibility that people just can't resist. It's difficult to find a car that offers both the look of an old-fashioned classic vehicle and the ability to go off-roading, but a truck gives you all that and more. For that matter, in this day and age there are so many different types of trucks to choose from. You can choose a classic pickup truck; or you can look into lifted diesel trucks, or trucks with special modifications both aesthetic and practical. With that being said, sourcing out a truck can be a little bit more difficult than you might expect. When you're buying a car specifically because you just want a car, versus needing one, you may be tempted to buy a car brand new. However, there are many advantages to buying preowned trucks from a dealership. Let's look into the benefits of looking at used trucks for sale -- and why it may be the best way for you to get the truck you've always wanted, or even starting a collection.

 

1. In House Financing

 

One of the main reasons why you should look into buying from a used car dealership in general is the opportunity to receive in house financing. Certainly, you could buy a car from a private seller -- but the fact is that most private sellers are not going to let you make monthly payments on the truck, meaning that you'll either have to compromise in other ways or simply not buy the truck that you actually want. For that matter, many very small dealerships don't handle in house financing. In house financing means that you can get terms on the vehicle that you want that will accommodate your budget. Another advantage of in house financing is that it actually can make your payments lower than they would be if you had them financed through a different institution. A dealership is motivated to make the deal work for you, which means that they're far more likely to find a way to make the financing work in turn. Keep in mind that even preowned trucks are investments -- you'll want to make sure that yours is worth it, and workable with your lifestyle and income.

 

2. Safety

 

Particularly when we look at modified vehicles like lifted trucks, there's always a chance that buying from a private seller will give you a bad car. You can't be sure that the vehicle you're buying has been modified safely. Cars that are sold by dealerships have been certified and inspected -- they're safe to drive, and are in proper working condition. As used cars make up three out of four automotive sales in the U.S., dealerships have a reliable system through which they can guarantee you the car that you're looking for. Furthermore, there is a wide variety of vehicles available at used car dealerships. You can essentially find whatever truck you want at a dealership, especially if you work with a dealer that specifically sells trucks. Keep in mind that when buying a car, you're essentially buying something that you're going to rely upon for years. Don't try to cut corners by buying from an unreliable seller. Not only will you put your safety and those of others in danger -- you'll potentially end up spending more than you expected on repairs, or even a new car.

 

3. Investment

 

Again, you'll know exactly what kind of car you're getting if you buy from a dealership rather than a private seller. But an advantage of buying from a used car dealership versus one that sells new cars is that you won't be losing money. While new cars depreciate, a used car is a solid investment in your future. Furthermore, it's an investment that will pay off if you buy a reliable, inspected vehicle from a reputable dealership.

 

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