What to Look for When Buying a Used Truck

2022 GMC Sierra 1500

Are you shopping around Lima for used trucks for sale? If so, you’ll find that there are far more things to consider when shopping for a pre-owned truck than shopping for a vehicle from another segment. From towing and payload capacities to cabin and truck bed configurations, there are more than a few factors to understand. Take a moment to read our used truck buying guide for used truck buying tips. Then, contact Exceptional Motorcar to arrange some test drives in Defiance! 



Used Truck Buying Tips: What to Look For 

Wondering what to look for when buying a used truck in greater Toledo? Take a moment to check out our used truck buying guide below to learn about all the major considerations, so you can develop a better sense of just what kind of truck you’re looking for: 

Towing and Payload Capacity 

  • Towing Capacity: This tells you how much weight your truck can pull from its tow hitch. If you have a trailer or motorboat you’d like to tow, write down its weight, and then compare it to the tow rating for the truck you’re interested in. 
  • Payload Capacity: This figure tells you how many pounds of weight can be placed in your truck bed. 

Cabin Configurations 

  • Standard Cabin: A standard cabin features two doors and two seats. 
  • Double/Extended Cabin: This cabin comes with two doors and four seats. 
  • Crew Cabin: This cabin comes with four doors and 5 seats, with seating for three in the second row. 

Truck Bed Configurations

  • Short Bed: Short bends are about 6.5-feet on average. They provide less payload capacity and cargo space, but trucks with short beds often come with larger cabins. 
  • Long Bed: Long beds tend to be around 8 feet long, and provide higher payload capacities and more cargo space. However, many trucks’ long beds feature smaller cabins. 

Test Drive Used Trucks for Sale Near Findlay

Now that you’ve read the used truck buying tips in our used truck buying guide and know what to look for when buying a used truck, call Exceptional Motorcar at (419) 782-0607 to arrange a test drive in Defiance. We can look at your budget and needs and help you identify the best options for you! While you’re here, take a moment to check out our auto buying guides for other informative reads, like our overview of how to identify good mileage for a used vehicle!


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