Is It Better to Rent or Buy A Truck for Your Business?

January 01, 2019, 7:00

Buying a pickup truck is a big purchase for your business, no matter what the size. For example, a new 2018 F-150 asking price starts at over $40,000. That is a lot of capital that may not be available now in your business. Unquestionably, buying a pickup truck is something you need to really think about if your company has grown and needs a reliable truck to get the job done.

How Much Pickup Truck Do You Need?

When you are about to spend a lot of money on something, it is best to do your homework and do some soul-searching. It might be a great feeling to buy the biggest and most loaded truck on the lot, but do you really need all those bells and whistles. Some things you will need to consider when you are about to purchase a pickup truck are:

  • Short-bed. The bed is 6.5 feet long.
  • Long-bed. The bed is 8 feet long.
  • Regular Cab. A regular cab only seats two up front. It does not feature a back seat.
  • Extended Cab. An extended cab has a row of smaller seats in the back
  • Crew Cab. A crew cab has two rows of seats to fit your crew.

Select the Best PickUp Engine Size

Not only do you need to think of the style of the pickup truck, but you also need to think about the size of the engine you need. Most pickup trucks have 4 or 6-cylinder engines. However, if you plan to tow a lot, you should consider a V-8 engine which is heavy-duty and more fuel efficient.  

Two-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive?

Do you need a pickup truck that has a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive? In the Midwest, winter weather may be your deciding factor in choosing a four-wheel drive pickup truck. Do note that four-wheel drive is more expensive and adds weight to the drivetrain. Over the years, the extra weight can add to maintenance costs and can reduce fuel efficiency.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Now that you have some necessary background on pickup trucks, when you go to the dealer, you will have a better idea of what you need to get the job done. If you are not quite ready to buy a new pickup truck, choose one from us at Marcus/Allard Truck Rental in Highland. We have a pickup that will suit your needs and is affordable too. Remember we are in business to help your business grow.

Visit Us Today

Marcus/Allard Truck Rental in Highland has pickup trucks that will help you get your job done to your client’s satisfaction. Please stop by to see us at 8820 Indianapolis Blvd. in Highland. Or call us at (219) 838-0200 or contact us online. We look forward to working with you.