Signs It’s Time for a New Truck

October 1st, 2014 by

There are a lot of benefits to owning a truck. You can easily help your daughter move her things to college. You can pick up a load of mulch or building materials from the hardware store with no problem. You can even grab that free ottoman you see on the curb.

In fact, so many people recognize the value of owning a truck that if you have one, you’ll likely be hit up for favors all the time.

Unfortunately, every truck has a set life span. After awhile, it will be time to start thinking about upgrading or — hard to imagine — driving a car instead. Here are a few signs that it might be time to start shopping at used car dealerships in Cincinnati for a new truck:

Unreliable Performance

As your truck ages, it may start to become more unreliable, even with proper maintenance and expert repairs. You may start to experience stall outs, sputtering or problems starting the truck. You may start to wonder if you’ll be able to make it from point A to point B without having any problems.

When you start to have these kinds of issues with your truck, it’s time to look for a newer model. Evaluate how many miles and years you’ve gotten out of the truck to determine if old age is all that’s too blame or if the model was poor quality. If it was just old age, you can buy a newer year of the same model. If the model was poor, consider switching brands. Either way, used car dealerships in Cincinnati will be able to offer you the options you need.

Limited Hauling Capacity

When you first bought your truck, you may have only needed it to move your lawnmower or pick up loads from the hardware store. Your hauling needs may have changed. Maybe you decided to start your own business, or maybe you are taking on bigger projects at home. You’ll need a truck with a bigger bed and one that can carry a heavier load.

Make sure you check the size as well as the weight capacity when selecting your new truck.

Increased Family Size

A small pickup is enough for a single person or a couple to drive. However, if you start having more children, a small truck won’t offer enough space. You’ll need to upgrade to a truck with an extended cab to get the seating area you need. The seats in the extended cab will also give you a place to strap in car seats and booster seats, keeping your children safe.

If it’s time for you to get a new pickup, head down to McCluskey Chevrolet, one of the best used car dealerships in Cincinnati. We have a wide variety of models to help you find exactly what you need.