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Mileage vs. Age: What to Consider When Purchasing a Used Truck

If you’re in the market for a used truck, you probably have many questions. After all, the selection and purchasing process can sometimes present itself with a formidable level of difficulty. Two factors that many drivers think about when they look at a used vehicle are mileage and age. Here at The Truck Junction in Venice, we’re asked this quite a lot. Today, we plan on answering these inquiries to assist you in making a well-informed decision.


The Effects of Mileage

Any vehicle with a considerable amount of miles traveled has most likely been subjected to a considerable amount of wear and tear, diminishing its quality. However, this isn’t always the case. Many modern pickup trucks, especially ones like the Chevy Silverado 1500, can last for up to 200,000 miles and beyond. As long as a vehicle has been properly maintained, you can still get plenty of use out of it. If you’re wary about the mileage traveled on a vehicle, ask to see the history in the form of a CARFAX history report as well as any repair history. Another way to ensure quality with your purchase is to look at a certified pre-owned model. These have been thoroughly inspected and are backed by manufacturer warranties.

Age is Just a Number

Just because a vehicle is a few years old doesn’t mean that its quality is diminished or it’s past its prime by any means. In fact, there’s a very good chance that you can take advantage of the process of depreciation to get a quality truck for much less than the starting MSRP. There’s another recent event related to the age of certain vehicles that can also be very advantageous in terms of special features. Because of the microchip shortage that occurred in 2020, many production quotas have been limited, and as a result, some features haven’t been as available. Purchasing a truck that was manufactured before 2020 means having access to some of these items that are limited in newer models.

The Truck Junction

Here at The Truck Junction, we carry a wide selection of trucks that are all held to the highest quality standards. While you might be concerned with mileage or age, you can always rest assured that anything you purchase from us is held to a higher standard. Come by and see us at 301 US 41 Bypass S in Venice, and if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or fill out the form below!