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Used truck buying guide

Used Truck Buying Guide

  • At Coquitlam Chrysler you'll find professional services
  • Wide selection of trucks to choose from
  • Top-notch departments for all your automotive needs
  • An expansive lot with more than 300 used vehicles

Searching for a truck is always a process of elimination. Whether you are the sort to focus on finding a pickup truck that has precise features and specific capabilities or you want to speak to a professional with the experience, you'll find what you're after with Coquitlam Chrysler. When you want to find a pickup truck put your trust in our talented team and our wide selection of durable and long-lasting vehicles. Now, there's got to be a process to follow to narrow down your search and ensure that you get what you're after without complications and, of course, without hassle. For this reason, Coquitlam Chrysler's staff has put together a short list of points to follow to make your experience better.

Used truck buying guideFirst, and this may seem like an obvious point but it's always the right spot to start - What do you intend to use your pickup for? Are you going to be heading out on the road hauling along a lot for the ride? Do you need it for the worksite? Could it be that you are one who sits somewhere in between, where you'd like to have a truck that can handle your workday requirements and weekend adventures? Being able to definitively present your needs will assist in the process of determining which of our models will best suit your needs.

In this, you need to think of your 95% extreme-use cases. This can be explained as: If you are commuting by yourself 96% of the time but require the capabilities to haul a big boat twice a year, well, it doesn't make a lot of sense for you to choose a 1 ton gas pickup. In this situation we'd recommend looking into renting or even borrowing a truck with those capabilities for the short periods that you need it and select a 4-cylinder compact truck so that you can save on initial costs as well as on gas. Who doesn't like to do that?

Now, when you are able to narrow your focus down to 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, or 1 ton trucks that suit your needs, you can then break it down to the brands that will be able to handle your expectations. Choose a location that offers the vehicles you're most interested in and take them for a test drive. It's important to remember, if you have the chance, to drive them in a variety of conditions: City, Highway, Full Throttle, Hard Braking, and use these experiences to assist in your choice. It is one thing to experience a truck under one of these situations and then discover that in another it simply doesn't live up to your expectations afterwards. Don't let yourself fall into that category and plan accordingly.

The next step relies on the dealership that you've chosen to work with. When you are ready to take the next step in the process you'll want to request or review all accident report histories. Remember, accidents make a huge difference both for the short and the long term prospects for your vehicle. This is especially true on full-frame trucks (versus a unibody car) where it pays to remind yourself that they are designed for durability in a way that means damage often comes across more cosmetically rather than interfering with the structural integrity. Pay attention and ask questions whenever possible.

Similarly, when you find a truck with clean boxes it is important to take note. These usually reflect a vehicle that has had a rather easy life and, model and make dependent, can be signs that the truck may not be designed to meet harder jobs with the vigour that a more worn vehicle would otherwise provide. All said, this is something you have probably considered when you were testing out the vehicle and reviewing the specs. Let our team of experts help you through these steps and find the vehicle that you're after - simply and effectively - the Coquitlam Chrysler way!

Coquitlam Chrysler - Your Informative Dealership

At Coquitlam Chrysler we believe in proving the best vehicle for drivers and their families. We believe that you deserve to drive the vehicle that fits your needs. We believe in providing the best service and quality possible.

It has been our privilege to continue offering friendly service that, after you've experienced it, will convince you why Coquitlam Chrysler is the ideal dealership for all your automotive needs. Stop by our 2960 Christmas Way location or contact us through our phone line at 1 (888) 964-7905. We look forward to seeing you soon!