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Need to know before buying heavy duty truck

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Buying a used heavy truck always carries many risks – there is noguarantee that the heavy truck is accident-free, has the real mileage,and was maintained properly. There may be many areas of concernbefore you make your investment.

Here are five things to check out before you buy a used heavy truck:-

You may want to check out the heavy trucks history records before youput any cash down. While a used heavy truck history report will notgive you a 100% guarantee that it will be perfect, it would give yousome indication as to how many owners, where the heavy truck wasregistered, mileage and a whole lot more. Before investing thousandsof dollars it is worth getting as much data as possible regarding it’spast history.If you find that the heavy truck has been in any type of accident, youneed to either pay a reduced price or move on in your search. Thereare thousands of accidents that occur each year, the odds that theheavy truck you are ready to purchase may have been in one. You needto be sure to go over the used heavy truck with a fine tooth comb forany signs of a collision. If it was not reported, it will not show upon the vehicle history report. The engine of the used heavy truck you are looking to buy, should beinspected thoroughly. If you are unable to do this yourself, get aqualified mechanic to inspect the engine, you never know how well theprevious owners maintained the engine. Let’s face it, the engine is thelife line of any heavy duty truck and is well worth the cost ofchecking for problems.

Along the same lines you need to check out the transmission, drivelineand the clutch. Replacing one or both may be a very pricey repair onany heavy duty truck. You need to acquaint yourself with the signs ofpossible problems, or have it checked by a mechanic. It is illegal for used heavy truck owners to roll back odometers andmake them appear to have less mileage, most experienced heavy truckmechanics can tell if a truck has had more use than the odometer says.If you are purchasing a newer heavy truck that has a digital odometer,it is impossible or more difficult to hide the heavy duty trucks truemileage.

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