The average selling price for a midsize car during the second quarter of 2018 was around $26,000, with an average monthly finance payment of $462. When it comes to buying trucks, those numbers jumped up nearly $20,000. Trucks are reliable and great vehicle options for Americans all over the country, but they can be quite pricy when bought new.


That's why buying pre-owned trucks is a much more affordable and convenient option for families who are in need of a powerful vehicle that doesn't break the bank.


Used trucks for sale Portage WI


Just because you decide to buy a used vehicle, however, doesn't mean you're automatically going to save money and drive off in a great truck. You still need to do plenty of research and implement a few important tips when searching for used trucks and used cars for sale.


Here are some great tips for finding and purchasing used trucks for sale Portage Wisconsin:



  • Find out why it's being sold -- It's important to make sure that the truck you're about to purchase isn't being sold because of quality issues. If the former owner ran it into the ground, he or she might be trying to make a quick buck by pawning it off on someone else (you). To avoid this, first, make sure you're buying from credible used auto dealers. Second, simply ask the dealer about the truck and find out why it's on the market.

  • Plan for what you'll be hauling -- Make sure you know exactly what you'll be using your truck for. If you simply want a vehicle to get around town and have always preferred trucks, you should be fine with a smaller model that is good on gas. If you're going to be towing heavy hauls, however, you'll need a vehicle with a lot more power.

  • Inspect everything -- Even if you work with a credible dealer, you should still do a thorough inspection of the vehicle prior to making an offer. Check the oil, tires, accident report, and look for body rust around the entire truck. Depending on the year of the vehicle, there will likely be some kind of damage, but as long as it's minor rust and doesn't impact the drivability, you should be fine.


Whether you want a Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Ram, or another quality truck, make sure you're working with credible dealers. If you want to learn more about some of the best used trucks for sale Portage Wisconsin dealers have to offer, contact Portage CDJR right away!