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3 Reasons You Should Buy a Used Pickup Truck This Year

Used truck on highway in desertYou never know how much you need a pickup truck in your life until you own one. Though that’s no secret for your average truck owner, the first-time truck buyer may not know it yet. They are functional, versatile, fuel efficient, even comfortable, and affordable—which is probably why you don’t see too many used pickup trucks at car dealerships in Phoenix.

A minivan or hatchback may have a place in your driveway, but if you’re a two-car or more family you may want to consider making that second or third car a used truck. Used trucks buy here pay here can meet your everyday driving needs, yet are mighty handy and near perfect for just about any other task. There are countless situations where that pickup bed will come in handy. Simply put some things you can’t transport in a car. Whether you’re making a run to Home Depot or Lowe’s for mulch or lumber, getting gas for the lawn mower, propane for the grill, or towing the ATV out to the country for a spin.

First, pickup trucks are both versatile and functional. As mentioned, load the truck bed with anything from tools to furniture to camping equipment, and go. Toss lawn chairs in the back of the pickup and ride out to the desert to watch the stars from the comfort of a truck bed. Most pickup trucks have either six-cylinder or eight cylinder engines, which give them the power to haul whatever you need, be it a camper, boat or trailer. Most pickups can tow up to 12,000 pounds. Larger models have a towing capacity of up to 22,500 pounds.

A fuel-efficient truck? This pain point has made more than a few potential buyers reluctant to purchase a pickup. More good news—gas mileage has improved much over the years. Mileage is better than you might expect. Today’s pickups have lighter bodies. Under certain driving conditions, engines can incorporate fuel-efficient technology. Active fuel management sensors can regulate fuel usage, and some vehicles deactivate cylinders whenever possible so trucks conserve fuel. Mileage on a six-cylinder model can reach 26 miles-per-gallon on the highway. Even better news, trucks with diesel engines are more fuel-efficient than similar-sized gasoline engines. Diesel fuel contains approximately 10% to 15% more energy than regular gasoline, which means your truck will go about 20% to 35% farther per gallon.

Last, our quality used pickup trucks are affordable. We are happy to work with you and make it happen. Our ‘buy here, pay here’ payment plans can be great for those who really need a good truck even when your credit is not so great or if you don’t have much money for a down payment. If you’re interested in learning about what Auto Action offers the greater Phoenix area, contact one of our expert used car dealers in Arizona today or apply now to see if you qualify for financing.

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