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What You Need to Know When Buying a Used Truck Tractor

27th Aug 2020 / 0 Comments / 357 / News & Reviews
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It’s a lot more complicated than simply pressing the “buy truck” button. When you are buying a used truck, truck tractor or trailer for your business, there is a lot to consider. Theunis Botha, Truck Sales and Workshop Manager for Impala Truck Sales, shares insight on a few of the “Must-Haves” when you’re looking to buy.

“Buying a used truck doesn’t have to be a gamble. There are a lot of commercial trucks for sale out there and the variety can feel a bit much. But with proper research, you can easily narrow down your options. The more you know, the easier it will be to make the right decision and not look back.


“Knowing where your truck comes from is the key to a long and successful relationship. And that is exactly what it should be. Much like having a human relationship, you go into the interaction knowing the facts about each other and forming a bond of trust. It’s really the same when looking at a used truck/tractor for sale.

“Your business needs to be able to trust that when you buy a truck, it will get you from point A to B continuously and with minimal complications. And building trust always begins with a conversation. Start by asking the used truck dealer whether the used truck/tractor for sale has a full-service history. If this can’t be presented, it’s probably best to walk away.

“Once you’ve crossed the service history barrier, it’s time to check the important components that make the used truck/trailer your perfect travel partner. When you buy a used truck, these are the most important things to check:

  • Axle – Consider the goods you will be carrying on a regular basis in relation to the axle configuration of the truck/trailer – i.e. 4×4, 4×2, 6×4 etc. Is it the right size and configuration for the goods you’re transporting? A professional truck sales consultant should be able to help you do the calculations.
  • Engine – You can’t just take the salesperson’s word for it. And if you don’t have the know-how to inspect the engine before you buy a truck, it’s always wise to take someone with you who does have some knowledge. Open the bonnet and look for any leaks, and start up the engine. Look out for any smoke while it’s running. Also pay close attention to the key components that keep the vehicle running.
  • Brakes and brake pads – These can be costly to replace and dangerous if they aren’t in good condition. Make sure you conduct a proper inspection.
  • Interior – Is there any damage to the dashboard? Is there wear and tear on the seats? Conduct a thorough inspection to make sure the truck will still be workable for anyone who drives it.”


If you are looking to buy a used truck, Impala Truck Sales is conveniently located just off the R21 in Centurion, Gauteng – centrally placed and close to both Pretoria and Johannesburg. The professional sales team is always on-hand with affordable, quality-tested used vehicles and trailers to suit your business. Get in touch today for more expert advice to help you make that all-important decision.

The Benefits of Buying Used Commercial Trucks

14th Jul 2020 / 0 Comments / 491 / News & Reviews
The Benefits of Buying Used Commercial Trucks

When it comes to looking at used commercial trucks for sale, value for money and reliability are always top of mind. But buying new can be extremely expensive. So, is it worth looking at a second-hand commercial vehicle instead?

There are a lot of sellers with use commercial trucks for sale and used tractor trailers for sale. But it’s always wise to do your research and get a reliable second hand commercial vehicle from a reputable commercial trader.


The biggest advantage of getting a second-hand commercial vehicle is the price. When you buy a new truck, it depreciates in value as soon as you drive it off the floor. A second-hand vehicle depreciates far less over time.

Buying second-hand also means that you get more “bang for your buck”. You may be able to afford a better brand of truck with far more impressive features and more benefits than a new truck, which could be double the price. And a scrupulous commercial trader will be able to help you make the right decision.


When finding a commercial trader with commercial trucks and used tractor trailers for sale, never forget that, in the information age, research is one of the easiest things to do. We have thousands of web pages and reviews at our fingertips, and these can inform us to a great extent in the search for a reputable reseller and a good grade of vehicle.

Research will help you cut down on the risk of making the wrong purchase and will also help you choose the right brand and spec, before you have even walked onto the sales floor. Based on independent reviews, look for a truck that is specifically suited to your working needs.

When you do go to view the vehicle, always do a thorough inspection of both the inner workings of the truck and the exterior. If you are not that technically-minded, take someone who has a bit more knowledge along with you, to make sure that you make an informed decision.

Contact Impala Truck Sales to find a used truck that is in sound working condition and fit for your business needs. All Trucks have a full service history and our informed sales staff will guide you through the decision-making process, to ensure that the used truck you buy is just the right fit.


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