Used Chevy diesel trucks for sale are quite popular with used car dealers and rightfully so, since these awesome machines are also known for their reliability. There are some things however that can bring even these amazing vehicles down.
Today used Chevy diesel trucks for sale are usually the ones featuring a Duramax engine. These are great engines and can produce a great deal of torque, but they all have one common issue which comes in the form of faulty fuel injectors. The first of these engines were produced in the 1990’s and with the earlier versions this problems are even more apparent, but apart from the injector problems, these are some of the best engines available in pickups. The longevity of these engines can be improved drastically if the fuel filter is changed every 150k miles or so.
So used Chevy diesel trucks for sale can prove to be an excellent investment, if only they have been maintained properly. When buying a used Duramax powered truck you should always ask the dealer to perform a thorough injector inspection as faulty ones can cost a ridiculous amount of money to be replaced. The mileage of used Chevy diesel trucks for sale is not as important as for what the truck was used previously, as off road driving and heavy towing as these activities can strain the vehicle severely and such a truck is usually not worth buying.
When inspecting used Chevy diesel trucks for sale it is also a good idea to test drive them first, as many issues can become apparent this way. What you should look for during a test drive are any weird sounds coming from the engine or the gearbox, as these can be a sign of serious issues.
With the older trucks the rust is also often a general issue, but can be an issue even with the newer ones if they were used in the proximity of the sea, as salt can speed up the rusting process quite drastically. Sometimes a new paint job is used to cover evidence of severe rusting and such a vehicle should be inspected with all due care despite the shiny exterior. An overly rusted pickup truck should probably be avoided, even if it comes with a very good price.
If possible you should buy used diesel trucks from the dealers you or your friends know to be trustworthy, as this can save you a great deal of trouble. And also, do not be afraid to haggle a little bit, as you can make an otherwise mediocre deal into a really profitable one.
So if you are in need of a pickup truck with excellent towing abilities, not too many issues and want all this at a good price, then a used Chevy pickup truck is the way to go. One of these machines can last you for quite a while, as long as you take care to maintain it regularly and properly.