Now that you have decided to purchase a new truck for your business, you're probably wondering what features you should look for when you start comparing your options. Here are a few important features that you shouldn't overlook during your truck hunt.
Secure Storage Space
One important feature to look for when you're choosing a new truck for your business is plenty of secure storage space. No matter what type of business you are running, you'll need room to securely store paperwork, tools, and other resources that your drivers will be using on a regular basis.
These important items shouldn't be simply stored on the passenger seat where they could get sat or stepped on or something could spill on them. Storing stuff in the truck's bed will unnecessarily expose it to wind, rain, dust, and grime as time goes on.
Therefore, it's a good idea to make sure that the truck you invest in for your company features some kind of a lockable storage compartment that will keep your business belongings safe from the outdoor elements, prying eyes, and careless employees. It could be a lockable tool chest that's attached to the bed or a secure compartment underneath a seat inside the cab.
Room for Advertising
Owning a truck will give you an excellent opportunity to advertise your company during the coming months and years. But this is only possible if there is enough surface space available to advertise on. The truck you purchase should feature a simple design with lots of clear door, bed, and hood space available.
You should be able to slap a magnetic sign on the door of your truck that features your company's logo and contact information. And you should be able to have your logo painted onto the hood of the truck. You should also be able to hang banners from the sides of your truck's bed if you want to.
A Service Contract Option
You will need to keep your new truck in good shape as it ages, and the best way to do so is to have it regularly tuned up and inspected. Your truck should be seen by a professional at the first sign of trouble to avoid expensive repairs bills as time goes on.
The dealer you purchase your new truck from should offer service contract options that you can take advantage of to cover your inspection and tune-up costs during the first year or two of ownership. After purchasing a service contract, you will be entitled to a specific number of tune-ups, inspections, and maybe even repairs at no cost until your contract expires.
Keep these things in mind when looking at trucks for sale.