The purchase of second-hand trucks can go from being a saving measure to becoming a source of bottomless expenses. And, in the market of used trucks, overconfidence, ignorance or lack of zeal can play a trick on buyers. More and more companies opt for this type of acquisition, at least, to complete their fleet because of the great advantages it offers.
But, contrary to what happens with new vehicles, not all carriers or entrepreneurs are clear about what they should check and demand when buying second hand ten-wheel trucks (รถ บรรทุก สิบ ล้อ มือ สอง, which is the term in Thai). If you are going to opt for this option, don’t make any mistakes and follow our advice.
Make A Preliminary Assessment Of Your Needs
This first step is vital not to fail at any point in the purchase process. Before going to see and test used trucks, make a list of the lacks of the fleet that you must cover and the requirements that the vehicles you purchase must meet.
Inspect The Truck
Once you find the ideal vehicle, check and review every detail without leaving anything. At first glance, it may seem that the truck is in optimal condition. However, you can hide surprises inside. If you do not know how to check the engine and other components, it is best to go to a workshop so that:
- Look for faults or previous repairs
- Check the brakes, the steering, the seals
- Study if the chassis is in perfect condition and has rust.
If You Don’t Need It, Don’t Buy It
If you are looking for savings, why are you going to buy a truck that exceeds in load what your company needs? If you have done the previous needs assessment, you just have to stick to it.
Look At The Date Of Manufacture And The Km
It is one thing to save with cheap second hand trucks (รถ บรรทุก มือ สอง ราคา ถูก, which is the term in Thai) and another to opt for older trucks to get enormous savings. There has to be a balance between the price, the use and the years of the vehicle. Even if it’s a bargain, keep in mind that repairs run on your own. The older the vehicle, the more care it will need.