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What questions do I ask when buying a used truck?


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What questions do I ask when buying a used truck?

For customers who want to save money, used trucks for sale offer a fantastic value. You'll spend significantly less cash getting into a used truck near you compared to buying a brand new truck. USA-1 is the only used car dealership near you that you'll need for an impressive truck selection. Before you visit our used car dealer in Elkhart, let's prepare you to find the most suitable truck. Here are the most insightful questions to ask when you're browsing our used trucks for sale near you!

  • What is the maintenance history of this truck? In order to gauge the condition of a used truck for sale, it's pivotal to understand how it was maintained. Find out if the truck was serviced at the dealership, at an independent mechanic, or by the owner. 

  • Can I view the service and maintenance records? You'll want to confirm that the used truck near you received regular service intervals throughout its life. If you see a documented pattern of regular maintenance, that's a good sign that the truck is high quality. Red flags include repeated repairs for the same issues, especially within a short time frame. If you're shopping for a diesel truck for sale, the maintenance records are even more crucial. A properly maintained diesel truck can last far longer than a truck with a gas powertrain. However, diesel trucks have unique maintenance needs, and if the prior owner didn't keep up with their services, it can spell disaster. 

  • Has this truck experienced any accidents? If the used truck for sale has been in a major collision, this should appear on its vehicle history report. Smaller accidents that occur at home are often unreported, however. Make sure that any repairs to the used truck near you were performed by reputable mechanics.

  • Are any features nonfunctioning? When you shop for used trucks for sale near you, some older models might have a few problems. It's important to identify what these problems are before you can decide if they're dealbreakers. While you might be able to survive without Bluetooth, you don't want to invest in a truck missing a significant feature. Don't worry, our used car dealer in Elkhart will let you know if anything on the truck is nonfunctioning.

  • What is the truck's ownership history? It's helpful to know how many times the truck changed hands before it landed at our used car dealership near you. While buyer's remorse is a very real phenomenon, it's still a red flag for the truck to turn over to many new owners within a short period of time.

  • How did you arrive at this price for the truck? USA-1 prides ourselves on our transparency. We're happy to share how we priced our used trucks for sale. Our sales team will whip out our live market pricing to you to display comparable sales within recent times. You can always trust USA-1 for fair, affordable prices on our used trucks near you!

 

Exterior: 
Green
Interior: 
Dark Earth Gray 
Mileage:
71,937
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 282.0hp
Cab Type: 
Regular Cab Pickup
Model #: 
F1E
VIN:
1FTMF1E82GKF14550
Stock #:
F14550
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Dark Ash with Jet Black Interi 
Mileage:
50,054
Engine:
6cyl, 4.3L, 285.0hp
Cab Type: 
Extended Cab Pickup
Model #: 
CK15753
VIN:
1GCVKREH6HZ247100
Stock #:
247100
Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
Black Leather
Mileage:
57,660
Engine:
6cyl, 2.7L, 325.0hp
Cab Type: 
Crew Cab Pickup
Model #: 
W1E
VIN:
1FTEW1EP8JKF58345
Stock #:
F58345
Internet Price:  
$29,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Diesel Gray/Black 
Mileage:
28,132
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 305.0hp
Cab Type: 
Crew Cab Pickup
Model #: 
DS6L41
VIN:
1C6RR7FG0KS534821
Stock #:
534821
Internet Price:  
$29,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
39,629
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 308.0hp
Cab Type: 
Crew Cab Pickup
Model #: 
12N43
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Stock #:
300358
Internet Price:  
$29,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Dark Ash with Jet Black Interi 
Mileage:
48,909
Engine:
8cyl, 5.3L, 355.0hp
Cab Type: 
Extended Cab Pickup
Model #: 
CK15753
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Internet Price:  
$29,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Medium Earth Gray 
Mileage:
36,960
Engine:
6cyl, 2.7L, 325.0hp
Cab Type: 
Crew Cab Pickup
Model #: 
W1E
VIN:
1FTEW1EP6JFA40078
Stock #:
A40078
Internet Price:  
$29,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Medium Earth Gray 
Mileage:
55,422
Engine:
8cyl, 5.0L, 395.0hp
Cab Type: 
Extended Cab Pickup
Model #: 
X1E
VIN:
1FTFX1E59LKF39418
Stock #:
F39418
Internet Price:  
$29,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Diesel Gray/Black 
Mileage:
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Engine:
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Cab Type: 
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