How Old Of A Truck Should I Buy?


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How Old Of A Truck Should I Buy?

Perhaps you’ve heard the horror stories about someone buying an old used truck for sale and having it break down soon after driving off the lot. A breakdown is probably something you want to avoid, as it can prove costly for repairs. The reputation of old trucks may also scare you from wanting anything to do with high-mileage trucks or older trucks. However, you should understand that a little knowledge can go a long way in helping to ensure that you find a truck that will provide you with many years of driving, even if it’s old. With this being said, there are a few different factors you should consider while determining the lifespan of trucks at a used car dealership near you, and these factors can be seen in the list below.

1. How Much Mileage Is Too Much?

The first question you may have about old used trucks for sale is how much mileage is too much? Typically, the upper limit for most used vehicles is 100,000 miles. After 100,000 miles, repairs often outweigh the price of the vehicle. You should note, however, that most pickup trucks for sale are constructed using parts that are more durable than typical vehicles. Thus, pickup trucks tend to last longer depending on how well they’ve been maintained.

2. Lifespan Depends On Use

Another factor that contributes to the lifespan of any used truck for sale is how it was previously used. To determine how a truck was previously used or maintained, a used car dealership near you should always present the vehicle history report. The vehicle history report will indicate how any vehicle was previously maintained and whether or not it has been involved in anything serious. If a dealership is unable to provide a vehicle’s history report, you should find somewhere else to car shop.

3. Diesel Engines Last Longer

Diesel engines are great, especially for anyone who plans on towing with a truck, since they provide a lot more power than typical engines. Along with this, because they burn fuel slower than normal trucks, diesel trucks for sale inherently last longer. Diesel engines also tend to be more durable than normal gas engines, providing years of reliability on the road.

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4. Specific Manufacturer's Trucks Last Longer

While searching for trucks for sale near you, it is wise to research every truck that interests you, as some manufacturers may design their trucks to last longer than usual. For example, the Ram 1500 is rated to last for up to 300,000 miles if well-maintained. Hence, high mileage may be defined as something different for Ram trucks and other truck manufacturers with similar construction.5. Always Inspect And Test Drive

While shopping at a used car dealership near you, one of the most important aspects of your experience will be the test drive. The test drive will allow you to get a feel for how each truck performs and handles. After test driving, you can compare and contrast each driving experience to determine the best option for you. Before you test drive, however, you should first inspect each vehicle that interests you, ensuring that it suits you before getting behind the wheel. During your test drive, there are a few elements you should observe, which can be seen in the following list:

  • Braking and acceleration: ResponsivenessSuspension: Rides smoothly
  • Cabin noise: Quiet interior
  • Safety: Test safety features

You can set up a specific time to test drive the trucks that interest you with R&B Car Company’s Fort Wayne car dealership or any other truck dealer near you.In conclusion, we at R&B Car Company hope that this list helps you to better comprehend what to look for when it comes to age and mileage for trucks. The final piece of advice to extend any truck’s life is proper maintenance. Most maintenance can be done yourself or with a mechanic, and you just have to be responsible about it, servicing your truck when necessary.

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Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
159,576
VIN:
1FT8W3BTXDEB83748
Stock #:
35005
Original:
$36,955
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Sale Price:  
$33,455
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Exterior: 
Blue
Mileage:
170,854
VIN:
1FT7W2BT2GEA77031
Stock #:
35004
Original:
$36,425
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Sale Price:  
$32,925
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Silver
Mileage:
33,964
VIN:
1FT7W2B61JEC00545
Stock #:
35003
Original:
$47,300
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$43,800
$696.92 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Gray
Mileage:
119,232
VIN:
1FT8W3DT2KEG61364
Stock #:
35002
Original:
$52,455
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$48,955
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
76,905
VIN:
1GTU9FED4LZ338006
Stock #:
35001
Original:
$52,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Sale Price:  
$48,880
$777.75 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
112,155
VIN:
1GTU9FED6KZ406868
Stock #:
34999
Original:
$43,300
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$39,800
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CarFax
Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
93,175
Model #: 
TK25743
VIN:
1GT12UEG3GF241960
Stock #:
34994
Original:
$42,455
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$38,955
$619.83 / month*
This Used 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: NAV, 4X4, APPLE CARPLAY, LEATHER, ANDROID AUTO, A/C SEATS, HTD SEATS, REMOTE START, HTD ST. WHEEL, WIFI HOTSPOT, ALLOY-WHEELS, BACKUP CAM, HID HEADLIGHTS, RADAR SENSING, BLUETOOTH, PREMIUM SOUND, SIRIUS XM, TOW PKG, VOICE...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
43,404
VIN:
1FTEW1E57KFA46858
Stock #:
34992
Original:
$54,855
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$51,355
$817.13 / month*
Here at R&B Car Company Warsaw, we make the necessary repairs to our vehicles before putting them on the lot. We strive to give you a great valued car, truck, or SUV and take the guessing out of the equation on your next used car purchase.DEALER CONTACT INFO: Call R&B Car Company Warsaw today at...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
65,968
VIN:
1FTEW1EFXGFD46054
Stock #:
34989
Original:
$36,955
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$33,455
$532.32 / month*
Here at R&B Car Company South Bend, we make the necessary repairs to our vehicles before putting them on the lot. We strive to give you a great valued car, truck, or SUV and take the guessing out of the equation on your next used car purchase at our South Bend, IN dealership.DEALER CONTACT INFO:...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
58,967
VIN:
1GCUYEET8LZ187529
Stock #:
34988
Original:
$42,955
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$39,455
$627.78 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
94,374
VIN:
1FT7W2BT6HEE88515
Stock #:
34987
Original:
$57,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Sale Price:  
$53,880
$857.30 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
77,818
VIN:
1FTFW1E55JKD75374
Stock #:
34984
Original:
$38,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$34,880
$554.99 / month*
Here at R&B Car Company South Bend, we make the necessary repairs to our vehicles before putting them on the lot. We strive to give you a great valued car, truck, or SUV and take the guessing out of the equation on your next used car purchase at our South Bend, IN dealership.DEALER CONTACT INFO:...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
9,627
VIN:
1GT49PEY9NF256933
Stock #:
34981
Original:
$75,211
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$71,711
$1,141.02 / month*
Here at R&B Car Company South Bend, we make the necessary repairs to our vehicles before putting them on the lot. We strive to give you a great valued car, truck, or SUV and take the guessing out of the equation on your next used car purchase at our South Bend, IN dealership.DEALER CONTACT INFO:...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
79,834
VIN:
1FTEW1E50JFA37479
Stock #:
34963
Original:
$38,955
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$35,455
$564.14 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
94,833
VIN:
1GTP9EED6KZ337297
Stock #:
34962
Original:
$43,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Sale Price:  
$39,880
$634.55 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Gray
Mileage:
80,565
VIN:
1C6RR7TT5JS142949
Stock #:
34956
Original:
$33,480
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$29,980
$477.02 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Gray
Mileage:
47,139
VIN:
1FT8W3DT2LEE39800
Stock #:
34940
Original:
$67,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Sale Price:  
$63,880
$1,016.42 / month*
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Ram 1500 Sport

CarFax
Used, 2016 Ram 1500 Sport, Red, 34939-1
This Used 2016 Ram 1500, has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: 4X4, ANDROID AUTO, APPLE CARPLAY, HTD ST. WHEEL, WIFI HOTSPOT, HTD SEATS, ALLOY-WHEELS, VOICE CONTROLS, BLUETOOTH, SIRIUS XM, DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE, AUX PORT.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This used 2016 Ram 1500 truck for sale near South Bend...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Red
Mileage:
117,692
VIN:
1GTP9EEL8LZ295465
Stock #:
34937
Original:
$45,855
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$42,355
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CarFax
Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
82,613
Model #: 
CK25743
VIN:
1GC1KTEY9KF277096
Stock #:
34660A
Original:
$54,311
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$50,811
$808.47 / month*
This Used 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: DIESEL, LEATHER, 4X4, HTD SEATS, REMOTE START, WIFI HOTSPOT, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAM, VOICE CONTROLS, TOW PKG, SIRIUS XM, DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE, AUX PORT.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This used 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD truck...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
84,176
VIN:
1FTFX1EF0EFA33738
Stock #:
34927
Original:
$28,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$24,880
$395.88 / month*
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CarFax
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
108,310
VIN:
1FTFW1ET0EKG13927
Stock #:
34926
Original:
$29,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$25,880
Here at R&B Car Company South Bend, we make the necessary repairs to our vehicles before putting them on the lot. We strive to give you a great valued car, truck, or SUV and take the guessing out of the equation on your next used car purchase at our South Bend, IN dealership.DEALER CONTACT INFO:...   Read More
Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Black Leather
Mileage:
52,448
Engine:
8cyl, 5.7L, 381.0hp
Model #: 
8372
VIN:
5TFHY5F13GX496065
Stock #:
34919
Original:
$39,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$35,880
$570.90 / month*
This Used 2016 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck has the following DESIRABLE FEATURES: ANDROID AUTO, 4X4, LEATHER, NAV, APPLE CARPLAY, ALLOY-WHEELS, LED HEADLTS, HTD SEATS, TOW PKG, PREMIUM SOUND, PWR LIFTGATE, BACKUP CAM, BLUETOOTH, PWR SUNROOF, SIRIUS XM, DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE, AUX PORT, RUNNING BOARDS.This...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Red
Mileage:
66,328
VIN:
1FT7W2BT1HEB96660
Stock #:
34918
Original:
$50,411
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$46,911
$746.42 / month*
Here at R&B Car Company Warsaw, we make the necessary repairs to our vehicles before putting them on the lot. We strive to give you a great valued car, truck, or SUV and take the guessing out of the equation on your next used car purchase.DEALER CONTACT INFO: Call R&B Car Company Warsaw today at...   Read More
CarFax
Exterior: 
Brown
Mileage:
115,462
VIN:
1C6RR7GT6FS506958
Stock #:
34930
Original:
$26,380
Down Payment Match or Trade In Min:
-$3,500
Internet Price:  
$22,880
Here at R&B Car Company South Bend, we make the necessary repairs to our vehicles before putting them on the lot. We strive to give you a great valued car, truck, or SUV and take the guessing out of the equation on your next used car purchase at our South Bend, IN dealership.DEALER CONTACT INFO:...   Read More
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