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How to Choose the Right Used Truck for Your Needs January 19, 2018

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How to Choose the Right Used Truck for Your Needs, Puyallup, Washington

It can be tricky to find the right used truck, as there are so many makes and models both foreign and domestic. However, Puyallup Car and Truck, a respected truck dealer in Puyallup, WA, offers some tips below to help you find the one you want. The following information should help you narrow down your search and make it easier to choose a truck that meets your needs.

How to Find the Right Used Truck

1. Set Your Budget

Used trucksThe first step is to decide how much you can afford to spend. By setting a budget, you narrow down your available options to only those trucks that make financial sense for your situation. Don't make a decision based solely on a monthly payment. You should always know the total cost of the vehicle.

2. Decide What You Need to Haul or Carry

If you know how much weight you plan to haul with your truck and carry in the bed, you can decide whether you need a light-duty, medium-duty, or heavy-duty vehicle. Typically, trucks have labels like 1500, 2500, 3500, or 150, 250, 350, which designate their hauling capacity and duty level. For instance, 1500 and 150 vehicles have a hauling capacity of about 1.5 tons, which is considerable, but is considered "light duty."

3. Determine If You Need Four-Wheel Drive

Will you be off-roading for work or pleasure? If so, 4WD capability is probably essential. And if you live in an area of heavy snowfall, a 4WD vehicle will make your daily commute much easier, particularly if you live somewhere that only receives sporadic snow plowing service.  

To find a great deal on a quality used truck, contact Puyallup Car and Truck, the most trusted used car dealer in Puyallup, WA. They offer a wide selection of makes and models, so you are sure to find a vehicle that meets your needs. Visit their website to view directions and business hours, or call (253) 750-9888 to discuss your options with a friendly, helpful sales professional.

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