Options for Buying Used Trucks
There are a few main sources of used trucks Brampton, so it's important to consider the benefits and drawbacks of each one before making a decision about where to go. Here are some of the things that can be expected from some of the main categories of people who sell these vehicles:
These are typically people who have owned a pickup truck or van for private use and now want to replace it with another vehicle.
Since they don't need to keep the old one, their logical course of action is to sell it. Due to the totally decentralized nature of these sales, there is a massive selection of different makes, models, vintages, and wear among the trucks for sale in any area at any given time. This wide selection means that it's possible to find great deals in the mix, but it's also possible to find hugely overpriced offerings. The bigger drawback is that there are no warranties on any of these vehicles. A truck that looks great can last for years – but it can just as easily die 10 blocks away from the seller's door. In the latter case, it's often tough luck for the buyer. This makes it so that most people are taking a fairly large risk by buying a used truck from a private individual, especially if it's older or has a lot of kilometers on it.
Non-Dealership Used Car Lots
Some of these car lots are okay and even offer warranties, but many of them are basically the same as dealing with a private individual who has 10 trucks to sell instead of just one. All of the same drawbacks exist, and worse yet, it's far harder to find a real deal in the mix. The main upside to these lots is that they typically offer extremely easy financing, and this is how they stay in business.
Dealership Used Car Lots
These are the gold standard for people who want to be able to buy a used car and know that it will keep running for a reasonable amount of time. The key aspect is the Certified Pre-Owned programs that most automaker-affiliated dealers now have. These programs put certified cars under warranty, and most dealerships also offer extended warranties on top of this for an extra fee. For this reason, it has become worth it to pay the somewhat higher cost associated with dealership-sold used cars and trucks.