Category Archives: used trucks

Truck Spotlight: 2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab

Truck-Spotlight--2015-GMC-Sierra-SLT-Crew-Cab-

What are you waiting for? Release the monster in you with this beast of a truck. It has every luxury you can imagine while packing some serious heat under the hood. Don’t be surprised if people start taking pictures of you out on the road while you’re riding one of these; there’s nothing like a lifted used truck in Orlando, and Gibson Truck World has one for every need. This week we’re spotlighting a 2015 Sierra that’s sure to impress.

What better vantage point than one that is six inches above the rest? That’s right, this black on black beauty has $6,000 value 6” lift making it stand out from the crowd, every time. On the inside, you’ll find the ultimate in luxury, including power leather seats, entertainment system, Bluetooth and AUX audio options, and much, much more.

It’s all powered by the eight cylinder 6.6 liter Duramax diesel engine and the equally as renowned automatic Allison transmission. What does that mean? It means you’re getting the best and latest powertrain and engine technology offered by GMC for a fraction of the price. Speaking of price, we challenge you to find a better truck for less! If you’re able to, we will give you $1000. It’s the Gibson Challenge that no one has yet been able to beat.

With keyless entry, adjustable pedals, backup camera, cruise control, and towing package, there’s nothing this truck doesn’t have. To further sweeten the deal, it’s protected under Factory Warranty until March 2018 or 36k miles, while the Powertrain and Engine Warranty takes care of you until March 2020 or 100k miles. With coverage like that, what else do you need? Oh, that’s right; we give you complimentary one-year free maintenance and a 15-day exchange policy to boot, for that extra boost of confidence when making a purchase.

At Gibson Truck World, we make it easy to get your hands on the latest and greatest in the used trucks in Orlando market, which is why we give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Make sure you stop by our lot to check this awesome truck out. We’re conveniently located at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford, but if you can’t make it here just yet, feel free to peruse through our online inventory and ask our online representatives any questions you may have. We look forward to handing you the keys to this treasure of a truck.

Truck Spotlight: 2016 RAM 3500 Laramie Mega Dually

Truck-Spotlight--2016-RAM-3500-Laramie-Mega-Dually

In this week’s truck spotlight, we are shining the light on this practically new 2016 RAM 3500. It’s packed with features inside and out, and it’s priced to sell! If you have been on the hunt for used diesel trucks in Orlando, then look no further. Gibson Truck World has got you covered with this smokin’ ride.

This truck has features so rich it would be easier to tell you what it doesn’t have. But, let’s start with the basics from the inside and work towards the external features. Inside, you’ll find all of the technological components you might dream of, such as Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot, power locks and windows, AUX audio input, backup camera, keyless entry, satellite radio, and more.

Moving on to the finer things, this truck has got luxury written all over it! From the heated and cooled, seat memory, leather seats to the leather steering wheel, you’re going to feel comfortable all around.

As far as exterior features, this truck has got it all. Starting with the ever helpful premium towing package, allowing you to safely tow large loads across the country, all powered by your 6.7 Liter Cummins Diesel engine with an astonishingly low 422 miles. This charcoal paint job beast of a truck is practically new. Given its age and wear, you’ll be benefiting from the factory warranty that it still holds. You are covered up to 36k miles, while the Powertrain and engine warranty will cover you for up to 100k miles. Let’s not forget Gibson’s own one-year free maintenance warranty, including the 15-day exchange policy.
This truck exudes class, comfort, and utility all at a bargain price. If used diesel trucks in Orlando are on your mind, definitely consider this 2016 RAM 3500 Laramie Mega Dually as a top option. Gibson Truck World is proud to carry this truck and many more like it, all conveniently located on our lot at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford. Give us a call today at 407-321-0660 if you have any inquiries regarding this or any truck in our inventory.

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Vibrating Truck

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Vibrating Truck

Have a vibrating truck that just won’t stop? Is it nagging you, and worse yet, scaring you or the family? Usually, the shaking is due to a few possible culprits that we will address today. Fret not, we have those used trucks in Orlando keeping still in a jiffy as we use these tried and tested Gibson Truck World tips.

  • Check the Spark Plugs: Dirty or worn out spark plugs found in gasoline engines are the cause of an engine misfiring. This signifies that not all cylinders are firing and can thus cause an unbalanced engine, causing the vibration you’re experiencing.

  • Check the Hoses: Hoses that are loose or disconnected are one common way that can make an engine vibrate. An air hose or vacuum hose that is loose can make your truck shake quite a bit, which is easily mended by reconnecting and ensuring a proper seal or replacing the hose entirely.

  • Check the Motor Mounts: If you’re noticing the engine shaking violently when parked or stopped, then it might be faulty motor or transmission mounts causing the issue. You can test this by changing the truck from drive to neutral and noticing whether the vibration stops or not. If it stops, then the motor mounts may indeed be broken.

  • Check the Belts: The timing belt and other belt-related parts can cause your truck to shake uncontrollably. This occurs when a faulty belt that is loose or damaged makes for irregular rotating speed, thus making odd sounds and shaking. Simply ensure all belts are properly tensioned and in good condition.

Ensuring your truck stops vibrating will bring about much relief, especially to those easily worried about the cause. It’s quite easy to determine where the shaking is coming from, and sometimes the issue may be easily resolved by you. If you have any questions or concerns as to why your used trucks in Orlando are shaking or vibrating, simply stop by our servicing center on 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford, and ask our certified mechanics for help. Give us a call at 407-321-0660, or chat with a representative online if you’ve got any questions.

Maintain Your Diesel Truck Like a Pro

Maintain Your Diesel Truck Like a Pro

We hear you. Maintenance can be a hassle, it can be boring, and it can get expensive. But hear us: if you don’t do it, your truck will gravely suffer, even to the point of breaking down and breaking the bank. Don’t let your used diesel truck in Orlando wear down by being careless; simply follow Gibson Truck World’s few simple tips and tricks to maintaining your diesel truck like an expert.

The most important part to understand is that often and more frequent is better when it comes to maintenance. Here are our top tips:

  1. Change the oil and filter as often as is prudent. Your owner’s manual will give you a suggested frequency in terms of miles, but we say every 3,000 to 5,000 miles is a good time.

  2. Use an oil filter that works just as well or even better than the original suggested by the manufacturer.

  3. Add a bottle of diesel treatment to your fuel every so often as that will help keep impurities in the fuel at bay and away from the engine.

  4. Do not allow your truck to idle for long periods of time.

  5. Drain your truck’s water separator. It collects water out of the diesel fuel and is typically found near the fuel filter. Many trucks have one, but if yours doesn’t, we recommend you install one. It can save you money on future repairs.

  6. Replace leaky gaskets. Since they function around extremely hot temperatures, they can malfunction easily.  If one is found malfunctioning, chances are that others will, too.

Of course, there are other measures you can take to ensure your used diesel truck in Orlando is in optimal running condition, but these few tips will certainly help get you on your way. There’s no science to it, and most of these tips are simple enough for you to do on your own. If you are looking for a quality truck, Gibson Truck World is just a phone call away. Our number is 407-321-0660, but you can also just start a conversation with a representative through our online chat system.

Signs it is Time to Replace Your Truck’s Brakes

Signs-it-is-Time-to-Replace-Your-Trucks-Brakes

Driving with faulty brakes is no joke, so why do we do it? Our guess is that it’s something easy to forget about, but it’s also extremely essential to the safety of everyone on the road. Our used trucks in Orlando are all in excellent running condition because Gibson Truck World takes no shortcuts when it comes to safety, and you shouldn’t either.

If you’ve been questioning if your brakes are due for a replacement, then chances are that they do indeed need to be checked. Even if your vehicle isn’t outright telling you that your brakes need to be changed, there are many signs that any driver will subconsciously take note of that signify a replacement is due.

The first thing many notice is the change in sound. There’s a metal shim warning device, known as an indicator, which does as the name implies and warns you that you need your brakes replaced by creating an audible screeching sound as you press on them. You might have heard this on your own truck or car, but if you haven’t, we’re sure you’ve heard it on someone else’s. The noise is quite loud; loud enough for it to be heard with the windows rolled up and some music playing in the background.

 

Another warning sign is that your brakes are requiring more pressure to be effective. You may find yourself pressing on them farther down than before, which means they are getting worn down or there is a leak in the brake fluid system that needs to be addressed. Check for leaks once you’ve left your truck parked for a while and take note of what you see.

If somehow you’ve not noticed those signs, then you’re sure to notice these:

  • Pulling: When your truck pulls to one side when braking, it means that the brake linings are uneven.

  • Grinding: This means that brake pads are so worn out that the disc and caliper are now rubbing together, which may mean an expensive repair.

  • Vibration: If you’re noticing a vibrating or pulsing when braking, chances are your rotors are warped.

All of these signs are things you should pay attention to for your own safety. When you purchase one of our used trucks in Orlando, you will definitely not have any of these issues, but it is important to check your brakes every once in a while nonetheless. Gibson Truck World always puts your safety first, which is why we create informative blogs like these. If you’d like any more information, waste no time at all and give us a phone call at 407-321-0660, or visit us in person.

Gas Secrets for Your Truck

Gas-Secrets-for-Your-Truck

Gasoline is responsible for keeping our trucks running, fueling our work, play, and travel activities every single day. With gas prices changing at a moment’s notice, it’s prudent to know a few secrets that may come in handy when trying to save some money. Gibson Truck World wants to make sure you get the best out of your used trucks in Orlando.

  • Don’t Rely on the Fuel Economy Gauge: Although it may seem like a flawless system, Edmunds.com’s testing has shown that gauges have reported a fuel economy level that is 19% better than what it should actually be, thus inaccurately portraying your savings. Instead, manually measure your mileage and fuel consumption to decipher your fuel economy yourself.

  • Is Cheap Gas Bad Gas? Not necessarily. Less expensive gas has fewer additives compared to the premium gasoline, but that does not mean your truck’s engine is going to be destroyed by it. In fact, many modern trucks have advanced computers that can adjust to the variations in fuel, ensuring performance remains constant despite the differences in fuel.

  • Can I Use Low Octane Gas in my Premium Vehicle? Typically, you can easily switch to a lower octane gasoline, even if you’re riding in a premium gasoline-recommended vehicle, without any issue, except perhaps a slight change in performance. This change will make itself noticeable when attempting to accelerate very quickly, but there are no other major differences. There will be no “knocking” of the engine given the quality of modern gasoline.

There you have it; a few insider tips on how to save money when used trucks in Orlando gasoline prices rise. If you have any questions regarding fuel economy, or any other aspect of our business, do not hesitate to contact us. We’re centrally located on 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford, but you may also reach out to us online through our chat system or by phone at 407-321-0660. We look forward to hearing from you.

5 Myths About Diesel Trucks Busted

5-Myths-About-Diesel-Trucks-Busted

There’s a lot of stuff we’ve been hearing regarding diesel trucks that simply aren’t true, and we’d like to take the time to correct them. Used diesel trucks in Orlando don’t deserve the flack that they sometimes have to deal with because of the false myths spread around, and neither do their owners. Let Gibson Truck World bust some of these common misconceptions.

  1. Diesels Have Trouble in the Winter: The cold temperatures characteristic of winter time can indeed make cars more difficult to start if they are not adequately prepared. A diesel truck that has a functioning block heater and has a working set of batteries, glow plugs, etc., will start up just as well as any other vehicle in the winter.

  2. Kerosene Keeps Fuel From Gelling Up: Well, it does somewhat, but adding kerosene is not something you’re going to want to do as it can get really expensive given that you’d need a lot of kerosene for it to actually make a difference. Plus, it makes it so your diesel is expended faster, thus lowering fuel economy.

  3. Biodiesel and Vegetable Oil Are the Same: Biodiesel is derived from vegetable oils, animal fats, and other natural materials and is less viscous and more of a solvent than vegetable oil. Vegetable oil requires an upgraded lift pump, fuel filter, and fuel lines and must be heated before hitting the engine.

  4. Diesels Pollute and are Noisy: In the past, this may have been true, but it is definitely no longer the case. Diesel trucks are practically as loud as their gasoline counterparts thanks to improvements in technology, but they are also very clean and have high emissions standards to meet.

  5. Diesels Cost More to Repair and Maintain: Diesel trucks are in it for the long haul and actually last longer than gasoline trucks. With proper care, you might only have to do a few small repairs in the first 300k miles. Furthermore, oil replacements, while more costly, are only done every 7.5k-10k miles

The myths affecting diesel trucks and their owners can paint a negative image on them, but reality is far from it. Gibson Truck World wants all of those looking for used diesel trucks in Orlando to know that we are on your side and want everyone else to see it that way, too. Give us a call at 407-321-0660, or stop by anytime, to discuss the purchase of your next truck.

Learn How a Diesel Engine Really Works

Learn-How-a-Diesel-Engine-Really-Works

Diesel engines are often seen by outsiders as mythical beasts powered by voodoo magic, but the reality is that they are much less complicated than what they are made out to be.The used diesel trucks Orlando residents will find on our lot are machines made for long lives of sustained performance, something not found in every truck, so it makes sense that they’re so alien to many drivers. Let’s demystify the modern diesel engine and compare it to its more popular counterpart, the gasoline engine.

The two largest differences between these two types of engines are how ignition works and how power output is regulated.

  1. Ignition: In gasoline engines, the system is ignited through the mixing of fuel and air and using a spark to ignite and begin the process. Diesel engines, on the other hand, work through what is known as compression. In simple terms, air is compressed to such high temperatures that when fuel is introduced, or injected, it ignites automatically, without the need for a spark.

  2. Power: Power in both types of engines is correlated to the amount of air that is suctioned through the throttle opening per stroke. In a gasoline engine, each stroke pulls a variable amount of air, which translates to a variable amount of power outputted. The diesel engine conversely suctions the same amount of air each and every stroke which means that power is predictable and the same every stroke.

Another difference among these engines is that due to the extreme pressures created by the compression process, a diesel engine must be constructed to handle a lot more stress than a gasoline engine. This means that diesel engines tend to last longer as their build is of stronger materials. Another important difference is, of course, the fuel used. Diesel is classified as an oil and effectively lubricates the engine as it courses through, whereas gasoline is considered a solvent and has properties which do not contribute to a lubricated system.

The used diesel trucks Orlando residents like you are looking for are all right here on Gibson Truck World’s conveniently located lot at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford. Come check out what we’ve got in store today!

5 Ways to Prep Your Truck for the Florida Summer

5-Ways-to-Prep-Your-Truck-for-the-Florida-Summer

Florida Summers: the envy of the other 49 states and even beyond. We know why we love them; they stand for fun, beach time, and vacation, but they also come with their quirks. As proud used trucks Orlando owners, we must be aware of those quirks. Today, Gibson Truck World is going to give you a rundown of the best ways to prep your truck for our beautiful Florida summers.

  1. Check Your Tires: Temperature mandates what PSI you should be pumping into your tires to reach optimal efficiency and safety. Every 10 degree increase in temperature typically means one or two more PSI, but consult your owner’s manual for instructions. Always inflate your tire to the proper level as over-inflation, under-inflation, and running with worn-out tread is never advisable.

  2. Check the Oil and Oil Filter: Common sense tells us that we should be changing our oil and filter regularly, but despite our best intentions, we often forget to do it. Specialists recommend you do so every 3,000 miles for best performance, and we certainly suggest you check before you embark on a big road trip.

  3. Check the Hoses and Belts: Belts and hoses are pivotal to ensuring your truck performs as it should. Perform visual checks for cracks, wear, or other damage, as the last thing you want is to have a belt snap during the middle of your trip. Similarly, check for any leaks or loose connections, which could jeopardize your travel plans.

  4. Replace Windshield Wipers: Florida summers come with our often torrential Florida rain and thunderstorms, which means that at any moment, visibility may be reduced to a fraction of what it once was. Making sure your truck is adequately equipped to handle the rain is not only the responsible thing to do, but it is also mandated under law.

  5. Check your Brakes: Having a properly functioning set of brakes is fundamental, especially if you’re going to be exploring terrain which you are unfamiliar with, or if it will be challenging for your truck to handle. If your brakes feel too soft, too hard, rest too low or too high, or if they feel odd, take them to the shop and get them replaced.

These simple tips are going to have you well on your way to a memorable Florida summer; we guarantee it! Print this list and check off each item as you complete it to give you, your family, or friends some peace of mind. Every one of the used trucks Orlando customers can expect that Gibson Truck World goes through this checklist before they ever make it onto our lot, so you’re sure to get a summer-ready truck any day of the year. Come check some of our trucks out at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford today.

5 Ways To Essentially Kill Your Diesel Engine

5-Ways-To-Essentially-Kill-Your-Diesel-Engine

Given that a large percentage of Gibson Truck World’s trucks run off of diesel fuel, our employees at the servicing center, as well as the entire team, have become very familiar with the peculiarities of the diesel engines powering some of our favorite trucks. Over the years, we’ve come to know just how valuable a little preventative maintenance can be in protecting these engines, and we’re about to share that knowledge with you. See how we ensure the used diesel trucks Orlando customers, like you, are buying will last a really, really long time.

  1. Change the Fuel Filter: The filter keeps out particles and allows for a clean, unobstructed flow of fuel into the injection pumps and injectors. If these parts get clogged, your system can overheat and the filter may fail completely.

  2. Change the Air Filter: A clean air filter means you’re maximizing your fuel economy and running the truck efficiently. When dirt or debris makes it past the filter, it begins to damage your cylinders and could create large problems.

  3. Change Your Oil: If you don’t change your oil often enough, you will be allowing dirt, that will inevitably find itself inside the engine, flow throughout your system. By performing oil checks at the mechanic, you’ll be able to determine how much wear is occurring inside your engine, which will give you clues as to whether or not any system is failing.

  4. Warm Up the Engine: You know intuitively that you should give your engine time to warm up, and it’s important you do so. When the oil in your truck hasn’t been given the chance to heat, and, therefore, becomes thinner, it won’t lubricate your system adequately. Furthermore, rushing the vehicle to move when it isn’t warm can cause a myriad of problems due to uneven expansion of the materials comprising your system.

  5. Clean Your Truck: A dirty truck allows the oxidization process to work more efficiently, which makes your truck rust faster and faster. In environments where your truck comes close to salt and water, it’s important to wash the truck throughout, even the underside. Whenever you spot paint chips, make sure to fill them in with paint, because these are gateways for rust to get ahold of your entire vehicle.

As you can see, there are many small issues which can affect your engine from functioning properly and for a long time. Everyone at Gibson Truck World is aware of these simple matters of neglect and actively work towards informing used diesel trucks Orlando consumers of what to do to keep their truck from premature malfunctions. For more tips like these, keep up with our blog, or simply start a chat with an online representative and ask away!