Over the past few decades, 4×4 trucks have increased exponentially in popularity and demand. Choosing the right 4×4 can be a daunting and difficult task. There are many models, makes, and options to choose from when considering what would be the right fit for you. Here are a few tips that will point you in the right direction.
There are pros and cons to both new and used trucks. A new 4×4 will cost you a lot more and will not have a vehicle history that can give you valuable information like performance track records, or tested consumer ratings and reviews. Used trucks for sale will save you a considerable amount of cash that can be used for personal customization; however, you will need to do your homework making sure the truck has been well maintained. Have a qualified mechanic check it out thoroughly to avoid the black hole of constant repairs. You can also do a vehicle history check online at carfax.com.
What will you be using your 4×4 truck for? Will you be doing a lot of hauling? Towing? Will you be taking it off road? Will you be driving back and forth to work on a hard surface road constantly? Answering these questions will help narrow down your search. Most 4×4 trucks can handle rugged terrains, but you will need to consider additional accessories such as skid plates, lift kits, fender flares, winch kits, heavy suspension systems, cold climate packages, transmission cooler packages, safety options, and the type of tires depending on where and what you will be using your truck for.
There are many places to look for used 4×4 trucks for sale. The Internet is a great resource to consider. You can find lifted 4×4 trucks for sale, pickup trucks for sale and even monster trucks for sale. Try searching sites such as Craigslist, msn autos, and eBay. Local classified ads and dealerships can also help you. Once you find the truck you want it would wise to check out the blue book value at kbb.com to ensure that you don’t pay too much.
When you find the 4×4 you want be sure to take it for a test drive. Take someone else with you that knows about trucks. As they say, two heads are better than one. Look and listen for anything unusual. Inspect the body and paint job. Look for any signs of touch up painting that could mean something being covered up to raise the asking price. Look for dings and damage underneath. This will give you an idea of how many tough rides the truck has experienced. If the truck has not been well taken care of it could signal a red flag of many future problems. If you choose to buy the truck, being armed with this information will better help you negotiate a fair price.