Posted Thursday, October 7, 2021
At Indy Auto Man, you will find the broadest selection of used pickups for sale for any taste and budget.
A good pickup is not just a car, it’s a way of life. Depending on the configuration, the same model can be a functional family vehicle or even a tow car pulling huge trailers behind it. Thanks to a spacious interior and unrivalled power, you will get a comfortable and reliable working horse for many years to come.
In most cases, pickups are reliable and durable cars. They drive 300-400 thousand miles with little or no issues. Pickups hardly rust since structurally, the bottom of these cars is constantly blown through. There are no places where dirt or moisture can pile up. Therefore, to choose a used pickup that is best for you, you should decide on the purpose of the purchase.
All pickup trucks from major manufacturers are generally not much different in terms of the frame. All of them are strong, made of reinforced steel, with special fasteners, of the same quality and durable. However, as for the materials from which the body parts are made, there are some peculiarities.
Ford’s pickups are strongly different from Dodge RAM and Chevrolet Silverado. The company was the first to make F-series pickups from aluminum, starting in 2015. This car has an all-aluminum body, including struts, sills, roof, hood, doors, fenders and even a cargo hold.
Looking closely at a Ford F-150 with severe damage, you need to be aware that in 99% of cases, the damaged body elements will need to be changed, since aluminum cannot be drawn and straightened. At the same time, doors, fenders, hoods and even a cab sidewall will cost adequate money, and buying used spare parts will not be a problem. The most problematic part of the F-150 is the sidewalls of the cargo compartment – the so-called rear fenders. These body parts are rather expensive.
In this regard, Chevrolet, GMC and Dodge pickups are more preferable since their body parts are made of metal, except for the hoods. Therefore, in case of severe damage to the hoods, you should prepare money for the replacement. Minor dents are still amenable to repair.
Traditionally, the pickup trucks from Chevrolet and GMC are most expensive in terms of body kit, headlights, etc. Their base price is slightly higher, and accordingly, their components are more expensive.
The most massive pickup truck is the Ford F-series. However, in terms of body kit, headlights, etc. Ford ranks second behind Chevrolet and GMC since the manufacturer understands that people will buy spare parts and keeps the price tags.
The Dodge Ram Pickup truck can be considered the golden mean. When it comes to body kits and other parts, RAM is the most affordable. Also, these pickups always have non-original spare parts of good quality.
At our used car dealership, we have over 50 new arrivals each week to guarantee that you will find models to meet your needs. Also, if you ask yourself “where to find a good pickup repair shop near me”, you are always welcome at our service center in Indianapolis.
You can always count on our professional advice, the most beneficial financing offers and unbeatable prices. Visit Indy Auto Man, Indianapolis and become a happy owner of one of the used pickups today.