Do you need to upgrade your ride to something that can really get work done? Are you looking to upgrade your towing capacity so you can buy that boat or toy hauler you’ve had your eye on? Shop used trucks at your Bend used truck dealership, because we’re sure we’ll have something that fits what you’re looking for. Our local used truck dealerships offer a massive selection of used trucks for sale in your area and we’re confident that we have something to fit your needs and budget.
If you’re new to the truck world, we’re here to help you figure out what fits your needs best. Here are a few things that you might consider while shopping for your next pickup truck.
Don’t stress over buying a high-mileage truck. Ideally, you can shop for a used truck with a regular gasoline engine and you’ll be just fine buying a truck with as many 100,000 miles. Diesel trucks are designed to spend much more time on the road, so you can buy a truck with as many as 200,000 miles and still be in a window of buying a quality used truck in Bend.
The best part of having a truck is the bed. However, it can be trouble if you don’t get the right bed size to fit your needs. So, what are your options? Well, they come in three sizes that can be considered small, medium, and large. A short bed (or short box) is the shortest available at 5’8”. A standard bed is 6’5” and offers a solid amount of cargo space without the excess length. If you really need cargo space, a long bed at 8’ offers all the bed space you could imagine. It’s best to have an idea of what you’re going to be using your truck for, then shop for the bed length to match your needs.
Finding the right cab size can be a gamechanger when it comes to owning a truck. If you’re more concerned with hauling equipment than people, a regular cab is probably right for you. But if you’re looking for passenger seating, there are a few options that you can look in to.
An extended cab is the smallest option for four-door trucks. They offer a small seating area behind the first row and the third and fourth doors open on a rear hinge. Affectionately known as the “sedans of the truck world,” a double cab truck is the first option you’ll find with significant rear passenger seating and standard rear doors. If your family is just as important as whatever you’re towing, a crew cab is another four-door option that offers rear passengers more legroom. If you’re not sure which cab size is right for you, visit our local Bend used truck dealership and our team can help you find your perfect fit.
Towing capacity is a great benefit to driving your used truck. Don’t under value the towing capacity you think you’ll need and buy a truck that won’t pull what you need. It can end up being a very costly mistake that you’ll quickly regret. Here are some guidelines you can follow as you shop for your used truck:
- Midsize trucks – less than 8,000 pounds
- Light duty trucks – less than 13,000 pounds
- 2500 HD heavy duty trucks – less than 20,000 pounds
- 3500 HD heavy duty trucks w/ single rear wheel – 21,500 to ~27,000 pounds (depending on truck model)
- 3500 HD heavy duty trucks w/ dually – 32,000 to 35,000 pounds (depending on truck model)
No matter what kind of used truck you’re shopping for, our Bend used truck dealers have something to fit your budget. If you’d like a used truck that feels like-new, shop our available certified pre-owned trucks. Come by and let us help you find the used pickup truck of your dreams today.