Buying a brand new or used truck has plenty of perks. Both options let you have a new vehicle to use for business or personal trips. But the process of picking a vehicle from the truck sales section (online or from a showroom) can be challenging, especially if it is the first time you are making this major purchase.
If you want to avoid feeling overwhelmed by plenty of options, you need to list several crucial questions to ask the salesperson. These questions will help narrow down your choices to help you find your next truck faster.
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Question #1: Was the Truck Involved In a Wreck?
Safety must always be your top priority. If you intend to purchase a used truck, this question must always be one of the first things to ask the car dealer to ensure that you are safe on the road. Vehicles involved in a wreck may sacrifice your safety, especially if it was not restored properly. It would be difficult to spot a lemon car by merely looking at it at the parking lot.
Since Australia does not have an established Lemon Law at the moment, getting a defective, used truck due to a previous wreck would be a hassle. Finance companies and insurance providers may also give you a hard time funding or insuring the vehicle if it comes with a salvaged title. So ask the dealer outright if the car was involved in an accident and ask them to provide you with a car history report.
Question #2: Are Tire Rotations or Oil Changes Included?
Ask the car dealer directly if their shop provides complimentary oil chances if you buy pre-owned/used vehicles. It would take one task off your mind to add these services to their truck sales package.
You may also ask if they have any limitations of the vehicle mileage for these services. Some dealerships provide multiple oil changes and at least one tire rotation for all their used vehicle offerings within the first year of the purchase.
Question #3: Is Extended Test Driving Allowed?
Most car dealerships allow you to drive the car briefly along the vicinity of their shop. But a quick drive on the freeway may not be enough to tell you if the truck is the best fit for all your needs.
As much as possible, you must have enough time to test your car seats. You also need to know if the car fits properly in your garage and how it performs when driven on a dirt road. You may ask the salesperson if they can allow you to do an extended truck test drive to help you with your purchase decision.
Question #4: Is There A Warranty?
You need to know if the truck comes with a warranty. Some dealerships include a three-month warranty or a 3,000-mile warranty with the vehicle’s final price.
It is crucial to learn about the warranty for the truck that you plan to purchase. It is also essential to know the inclusions under the warranties, particularly about the electrical components. If your prospective vehicle does not come with an acceptable warranty, it may not be worth your money.
Choosing the best brand-new or used truck does not have to be a difficult task. You will know if the particular truck is the best for you if you get satisfactory answers to all these questions.