Five Things To Check Before Buying Used Trucks 24/01/2008

When entering the used truck market it can be an overwhelming experience and it’s difficult to know what you should be looking out for. But there are definitely a few things you should know before jumping in. Here are some of the most helpful websites around that provide invaluable information to help guide you through the process and insure you come out the other hand, happy and satisfied customer.


Know the model year.

This website lists the model year of all vehicles sold in the US since 1980 by looking at their serial numbe. This is an easy method finding the model of the used truck you’re looking at.http://trucks.about.com/cs/usedadvice/a/vin_decoder.htm
Used Chevy Trucks

If you’re looking for an older Chevy S-Series truck this timeline gives you all the updates and changes from 1982. http://trucks.about.com/cs/chevytrucks/a/chevysseries.htm



The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) advice on buying used vehicles www.ftc.gov


This calculator website helps work out the value difference between a used or new truck. Key in the numbers and it should clarify this age old question. www.leadfusion.com




Finally a checklist for when you go to look at the vehicle, print this out to use as an external and interior checklist.
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