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How Do I Know If A Used Truck Is Good?

Finding a used truck for sale near you can be stressful at times. Not only is it a big financial decision, but you also have to worry about finding something reliable that suits you. After all, you dont want to spend all of that money just to have a truck break down within a year. With this being said, you may be wondering exactly what makes a used truck good and reliable. To help inform you about how to find a good-quality used truck, we at USA-1s Goshen car dealer have put together the following list with some tips to help ensure that you find the used truck that suits you.

1. Find Reliable Models

The first step to understanding which used trucks for sale near you are good quality is to research models. While researching used trucks near you, you should ideally find something with positive reviews and good reliability ratings. Overall, reviews and reliability ratings will help to indicate the average lifespan of every truck.

2. Something That Fits Your Budget

Upon finding some used trucks for sale that you prefer, you should then consider the financial side of things. Thus, you should think about how much you would like to spend on a used truck for sale near you. The best thing you can do when determining how much you can spend on a truck is to craft a budget based on your finances and every cost associated with buying a car. If you look below, you can see all of these costs:

  • Vehicle Price
  • Registration
  • Initial Fees/Taxes
  • Fuel Cost
  • Insurance Rate
  • Maintenance

3. Mileage

The next factor you should concern yourself with when shopping with USA-1s Goshen car dealer or wherever you may be is mileage. When it comes to used trucks, the typical cutoff for mileage is 100,000 miles. After 100,000 miles, maintaining and repairing a truck may end up costing you more than the actual value of the truck. Hence, you should find something with less than 100,000 miles and plenty of miles until 100,000.

4. Inspection

A solid way to determine the quality of any used vehicle, including a truck, is to inspect it thoroughly while at the dealership. A visual inspection will exponentially help when considering the quality of a truck, and the most common things to inspect can be seen in the following list:

  • Check body and undercarriage for rust or damage
  • Ensure tires have optimal pressure and little wear
  • Ensure all electrical systems function correctly
  • Check for interior damage

5. Test Drive

While shopping at USA-1s used car dealer near Goshen, IN, or anywhere else, the most important part of your visit will always be the test drive. During a test drive, you will be able to get an understanding of every truck that interests you, comparing each to determine which one fits you most. The list below describes the essential aspects to note during a test drive:

  • Ride Comfort
  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Steering
  • Visibility

At USA-1s Goshen car dealer, we recommend first scheduling a test drive; that way, you have exclusive time at a dealership for test driving, so dont hesitate to call us or any auto dealer near you.

6. Vehicle History Report

When you sit down to decide on a vehicle with USA-1s buy here pay here near Goshen, Indiana, or any other dealership, you should always be presented with a vehicle history report before making your final decision. A vehicles history report will indicate how a vehicle was previously maintained, along with any accidents or incidents that occurred. With this information, you can get a general idea of how much life is left in a used truck while understanding whether or not it is worth buying.

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White
Interior: 
Diesel Gray/Black 
Mileage:
40,425
Engine:
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Cab Type: 
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Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Medium Earth Gray 
Mileage:
55,422
Engine:
8cyl, 5.0L, 395.0hp
Cab Type: 
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Silver
Interior: 
Medium Earth Gray 
Mileage:
36,960
Engine:
6cyl, 2.7L, 325.0hp
Cab Type: 
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Exterior: 
Green
Interior: 
Dark Earth Gray 
Mileage:
71,937
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 282.0hp
Cab Type: 
Regular Cab Pickup
Model #: 
F1E
VIN:
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Black
Interior: 
Dark Ash with Jet Black Interi 
Mileage:
48,909
Engine:
8cyl, 5.3L, 355.0hp
Cab Type: 
Extended Cab Pickup
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Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
6cyl, 4.3L, 285.0hp
Cab Type: 
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Blue
Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
6cyl, 2.7L, 325.0hp
Cab Type: 
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Model #: 
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Black
Interior: 
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Mileage:
39,629
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 308.0hp
Cab Type: 
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Model #: 
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Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
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Cab Type: 
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