A commercial truck is slightly different from a normal pick-up truck, but they are both still quite similar. After all, a truck is still a truck; it is able to haul quite a number of things at once, carry really heavy objects long distances, and is quite large.
And like pick-up trucks, you can also sell a commercial truck to just about anyone who needs to transport large quantities of goods, or just wants more space to move items. Whatever the case, the market for this type of vehicle is still as strong as anything else out there, just with different clientele.
But if your truck isn’t in the best condition, you may be hurting its resale value. Since you’re in this to make the most money possible, here are three ways that you can get it back into great shape:
Give it a Really, Really Good Detailing
Whether you hire an outside company to detail your truck or you just do it yourself, it’s important to have a really clean truck for presentation purposes. Like with anything in life, potential buyers want to feel like they’re getting a vehicle that was taken care of, but more importantly, potential buyers want to feel like they’re getting the best of the deal. This is very important.
If your buyer sees a dirty piece of junk that looks like it hasn’t been taken care of at all, they’ll likely move elsewhere. But take that same truck and make it look nice and sparkly? It’ll sell at least twice as well. If you want to pay someone else to do it, it’ll be totally worth the $200 or so to clean it.
Make Sure to Replace Cheaper Parts to Make it Run Better
Making your truck run great is also another piece to the puzzle. Whether you need a bellowsflex hose, new 02 sensors, or just need to change the spark plugs and oil, it will be worth it in the end.
Rather than your vehicle running like there’s sludge being pumped through the engine, it’ll run like new for your potential customer. It just needs to look and sound pretty enough to be sold. It doesn’t matter about afterward (as evil as that sounds)!
Do Your Research
Making sure you get the most money for your beloved companion is the most important thing here, so don’t just plop in online somewhere at a price you feel is appropriate and hope for the best. This is not a smart way to do business.
You should be looking at Kelley Blue Book and the NCAA handbook to determine the true value of your vehicle. It’ worth the extra few minutes to see what you can make. Trust me!
Well, that ought to do it. After you get done with these tips, you’ll have no problem selling!
About the author:
Joe Petchonka is a freelance writer who provides readers with the best truck and repair tips.