The task of buying any vehicle can feel a little daunting. If you're shopping for a work truck, use this guide to set you off on the right foot.

What Do I Need?

This is the first thing you should ask yourself when shopping for a work truck. Identifying what you need in terms of performance, features, size, and price range will let you narrow down your search significantly.

Where Should I Buy My Truck?

Sometimes, the best place to start looking is online. You don't need to plan on buying online, but you can start there in order to get an idea of the models that are available and what they generally cost. When you feel like you know the segment, come to a local, trustworthy dealership like Mike Raisor Auto Group. Visiting a local dealership with an honest, reliable sales staff will let you connect personally with a professional team that's capable of answering all of your truck-related and finance-related questions.

Should I Go WIth Certified Pre-Owned?

While you're shopping around for your work truck, you'll see some options labeled as CPO (certified pre-owned). A CPO truck is a gently used truck that has received a detailed inspection and has met the manufacturer's standards for being in an excellent condition. These vehicles are often backed with warranties as well, so while they cost more than a regular used truck, they also come with the peace of mind that a new truck would bring.

What Should I Watch For?

If you're looking for a used work truck, you'll want to come prepared with your own inspection checklist. In your inspection, look to see that the exterior of the vehicle is rust free and in good condition, that the vehicle does not leak any fluids, and that everything looks good under the hood. Listen for any unusual sounds on the drive, and try every function of the work truck, from shifting to turning on the windshield wipers. Test drive each potential work truck and examine them carefully, following your checklist to ensure a confident purchase.

You can explore our lineup of work trucks when you visit Mike Raisor Auto Group in Lafayette, IN today.

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