It was just a few decades ago that, like a lot of other things, trucks were fairly basic and without much variation to choose from. Now, owing to technology, we have a wide range of trucks available to suit our customized requirements. There are certain tips to buying the perfect pickup for your needs.
Here are some of the things that should be considered when taking a decision.
Size of the truck: First and foremost is the size of the truck that you need to buy. Generally, trucks come in three sizes. One is compact truck, which as the name suggests is smaller in size and can carry a weight of about 3,000 pounds. If you need to tow more, then consider buying either a medium sized truck or a large sized truck. Compared to the other two, compact sized trucks give a better gas mileage but you even need to consider the interior of the truck which is certainly smaller than its bigger counterparts.
Seating requirement: Again you have three options. A standard cab truck has just one row with two seats and no storage space behind the seats.
An extended cab truck has a bench seat behind the first row which has the driving seat. It is an extended cab also because it provides some space for groceries and other small packages.
Third type is a crew cab which has plenty of space in the second row as full second row is for seating. It has four doors so all the passengers can move in and out of the truck conveniently.
Engine: One of the most important parts of any vehicle is an engine. The larger the truck the heavier the engine. Therefore compact size trucks have four-cylinder and six cylinder engines whereas large sized trucks even come with V8s, V10s and diesel. Example could be the chevy pickup.
Safety system: When buying a truck you should also make sure that it has a proper safety system for the passengers as well as other carriage. Trucks come with an anti-lock brake system which allows it to maintain control when driving around an obstacle. Front and side curtain air bags, traction control, skid control, post crash alarm systems are another few. Trucks such as chevy pickups usually have these safety systems.
All the above with a budget in mind can help you make an appropriate choice when buying a truck.