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7 Tips To Help You Choose A Truck From A Used Car Lot Near You

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7 Tips To Help You Choose A Truck From A Used Car Lot Near You

 

Are you tired of asking your friends to borrow their truck to tow something or move furniture? If so, it may be time to start considering a truck of your own. If you are currently in the market for a truck, you may notice quite a few options to choose from at any used car lot near you. These choices can be overwhelming if you don’t know exactly what you need out of a truck.

At Terre Haute Auto, we have a large selection of used trucks for sale near Terre Haute; therefore, we know the ins and outs of choosing the perfect truck for anyone’s needs. Because of this, we want to provide you with some assistance before you visit a dealership by giving you a list of seven tips to help you choose the right truck.

1. Cab Size And Passenger Space

Whether you’re looking at used trucks for sale near Terre Haute or anywhere else, you will notice that cab sizes vary among trucks. The cab size that’s right for you will depend on how many passengers you would like to carry or how much interior cargo space you want. For example, a regular cab only has one row of seating, whereas an extended cab or crew cab provides an additional row of seats, allowing for up to five passengers.

2. Bed Length

While browsing trucks at a used car lot near you, bed length will be another essential feature to consider. It is worth noting that there is a trade-off between cab size and bed length. Typically, a larger cab means a smaller bed and vice versa. Ideally, you should decide the bed length based on the amount of cargo you plan to fit in your bed and how many passengers you plan to carry.

3. Engine Options And Fuel Economy

If you visit us at Terre Haute Auto to view our inventory of used trucks for sale near Terre Haute, you will notice that truck engines range from four cylinders and V-6s to V-8s, all the way up to big diesels. A smaller engine will typically provide more fuel economy, perfect for anyone planning to take a long trip with their truck. On the other hand, bigger engines, such as diesel engines, are built for hard work, trading fuel economy for utility. Bigger engines are also capable of towing more and carrying more than smaller engines. The engine size you choose will hinge on exactly what you expect from a truck.

4. Towing Capacity

One of the most popular reasons for looking at a used truck is the need for towing capabilities. Whether you have a trailer, a boat, or anything else, a truck is perfect for hauling. However, it is crucial to understand that the trucks you see at a used car lot near you will all have different towing capacities. Because of this, you should coordinate your truck decision with whatever you plan to tow.

5. Choose Your Trim

Aside from the unique engine options and cab sizes, another variable to think about is the type of trim you would like. There is a wide variety of trims among all truck models, and the trim for you will be influenced by how you plan to use your truck. For example, Toyota Tacomas for sale have many different trim options. If you want luxury, the Tacoma Limited is a perfect choice. On the other hand, if you are an off-road enthusiast, the Tacoma TRD Off-Road is specialized for off-roading.

6. Safety Features And Technology

While shopping at a used truck dealership near you, it may be apparent that the safety features and driver-assistance technology of modern trucks are fairly advanced. Most newer trucks come equipped with forward-collision warnings, auto emergency braking, blind-spot warnings, and many other features.

7. Test Drive

Suppose a Ford Ranger for sale catches your eye while at a dealership. The most significant factor contributing to whether or not you buy the truck will be the test drive. During your test drive, you will be able to get a feel for the handling of a truck. How comfortable you are driving any given truck will help determine if a truck is right for you.

 

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