Whether you currently own a truck, have thought about getting one in the past, or plan to get one in the future, getting a new truck can change your perspective on life, and make you indispensable to neighbors and friends who will look to you, when they need furniture delivered, or vehicles towed. With great power, comes great responsibility. Here are five reasons why you should own a truck.
One of the first things people think of when they look at getting a truck, is how much they will be able to haul and tow. Got a boat? No problem! Enjoy yourself out on that lake! Friend stuck in a ditch? Go ahead and get him out (but make him buy you dinner or a cold beverage for the service). Need to carry a bunch of rocks for whatever reason? Go ahead, load em up in the back, then haul them wherever you need to. The best part is, you can do whatever you want, it’s YOUR truck.
2. 4 - wheel drive.
While not absolutely necessary, it is nice to be able to take the truck offroad, or be able to drive on the road in harsh weather. Being able to get to where you need to, and having the rugged power to get there, are all part of owning a truck. See a spot off in the distance, over some rocks and trees and up the side of a mountain? Say no more, just turn on your four-wheel-drive and your truck will safely take you there! Find yourself stuck in mud, snow, or the labrea tar pits? No worries! Just switch that sucker into first gear and power your way out of it! (note that driving through the la brea tar pits will probably be the last time you use your truck). Finally, going off the beaten path is something that every truck owner should do at least once, I mean, it’s really what they were built for!
Once upon a time, my dad owned a Dodge Ram, In all his stories of people rear-ending his truck, or hitting it with their car, it ends the same way. He simply had to bend back his license plate, and ask if the other driver was okay (usually they were then sitting in a totaled vehicle) Trucks are big, armored pieces of machinery which put more steel between you and the idiot not paying attention to the road than any other vehicle on the road (except maybe a bigger truck). Getting a truck means that you are higher off of the ground in most cases and it means that you have a better chance of walking away from an accident with little to no injury.
4. Affordable. Many models of trucks retain their value better than other vehicles. According to newsday.com. Experts from the NADA, Kelly Blue Book, and Black Book are saying that “a growing economy, an improved housing market, and a relatively low supply of used pickups (less than 9 years old) in good shape contribute to the slower depreciation of pickups”. Prices for a used pickup less than 9 years old have dropped only 1 or 2 percent in the last year. Whereas normal price-drops are around 10-15 percent.
Most people don’t think of trucks as being overly luxurious. But have you tried some of the newer models? They’re quiet, get great gas mileage, and still do all of the things a truck can normally do. Not only that, but they handle tough weather, and tough terrain like champs, letting you have a smooth ride from start to finish. Getting a truck also means different options available to you as far as customization. Just as with any car, you can have the leather heated seats, built in sound-system and KIP system installed. You just have the benefit of being better than most other people, because it’s also a truck. Seriously though, if you’re interested in seeing how some of the newer models run, come check out our car lot or give us a call.