When does it make the most sense to buy a used truck?
Owner-operators often start their careers behind the wheel of a used truck. Used trucks provide an affordable option when starting a business. Late model, low-mile trucks are available when you need them to supplement your fleet if you are a new buyer. Outside of the owner-operator market, used trucks work great for regional operations, such as port work, agriculture or low mileage construction jobs.
Here are a few items to consider when it comes to used trucks and how to get the best value:
If you’re going to finance a used truck, find out in advance if your bank or other money source has a stipulation on mileage or vehicle age. Some may only want to finance a truck that is less than five or six years old, with less than 600,000 miles for example. Make sure you go into the process with realistic expectations if you think you can’t get financing.
WHERE TO BUY
MHC offers 72 dealership locations across the US with more than 800 used trucks in inventory, featuring a wide range of models, makes and specifications. MHC has the added advantage of working directly with MHC Financial Services.
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Everyone wants a premium, quality used truck with meticulous records and top maintenance practices in place. Each used truck MHC sells goes through a rigorous quality inspection by trained service technicians. Be sure to ask your MHC salesperson if the truck has any maintenance records, as well as any existing or extended warranties.
When buying a used truck, you’ll need more access to parts. Buying quality parts at a good price can help you get the best value out of the truck. MHC offers all-makes, from lighting and wiring to brakes and aftertreatment to engine parts. Customers can order parts any way they choose, whether it’s a text, phone call, submitting an order online or visiting a local dealership.
Want more information about MHC’s used truck inventory? Visit https://mhc.com/trucks/used-trucks to get started today!