Are you getting ready to invest in a used semi-truck for your business? Here are a few important questions you should ask your dealer before making any buying commitments:
Are Certified Options Available?
Some manufacturers are willing to certify used vehicles, including semi-trucks, that meet certain performance standards. Certified pre-owned vehicles are typically in like-new condition when it comes to the body and interior. Even though these vehicles aren't brand new, you can buy one with the same peace of mind you'd receive when buying new thanks to the safeguards that have been put into place.
So, it's a good idea to ask your dealer whether any certified pre-owned semi-trucks are available before even looking at the used options. If your dealer doesn't offer options that have been certified by the manufacturer, they may certify their own pre-used trucks before selling them which means they guarantee the performance of the trucks. You can be sure that these trucks have been thoroughly inspected, tuned up, and repaired as necessary to provide a smooth, quality ride that will reliably perform for you and your customers in the coming years.
Is Any Warranty Protection Included?
You should also find out whether any warranty protection is included in the purchase of your used semi-truck. Don't just assume that some protection is offered, because depending on the age, mileage, and condition of the truck you buy the warranty may have simply expired. However, some dealers offer extended warranty options at no extra cost so you can take advantage of some financial protection during the first year or two of ownership.
If no warranty protection is included with your purchase, your dealer may be able to sell you an extended warranty for a small additional fee that will cover things like your truck's powertrain and engine block for a few years so you won't have to pay for major repairs out-of-pocket.
Where Can Maintenance and Repairs Be Handled?
If your semi-truck does break down at some point, you'll need to have it repaired as soon as possible so as not to inconvenience your customers too much. If there isn't a facility in your local area that can work on your truck, you'll have to hire someone in-house to maintain the truck or take it to a neighboring community for repairs which can be time consuming, expensive, and inconvenient for your business overall. So, make sure that your dealer offers onsite repair and maintenance services or can at least refer you to a facility in the area that can.
Find a local truck dealer, like Arrow Truck Sales or a similar location, if you have additional questions.Share
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