Tips for purchasing a used tow truck include determining the purpose of the truck, researching the truck, comparing options and planning maintenance. It is a good idea to have a budget before going out to buy the truck.
Having an idea of the intended use of the tow truck can narrow down the options. Make a list of exactly what the truck will be used to tow.
Next, consider the specific brand and year model, engine capacity and truck size based on the list. Do as much research as possible on which option best suits the intended purpose.
Find user reviews about the specific model and type of truck on the Internet. Note common problems and features and any additional useful information when buying the truck.
Visit a number of used tow truck dealers and auctions and compare prices. Inspect the available options, check for defects and compare prices. Narrow down a good option and negotiate the price with the seller. Check the sellers’ credentials and reputation before making the purchase.
It is a good idea to anticipate and plan for future repairs before buying a used tow truck. Ensure that basic parts and supplies are readily available before making a final decision.