Unscrupulous dealerships will do anything to make a quick buck. They will skimp out on parts, neglect major issues, and mask as much as they can so that you as a consumer fail to notice the glaring problems that are present. At Gibson Truck World, we aim, much, much higher. Our thorough inspection of the used trucks Orlando customers are buying is top-notch, in-depth, and exhaustive enough to catch any issue before the truck ever reaches the consumer. Today, we are discussing three hidden used trucks issues that we find that other dealerships missed.
Wheels & Tires
You might think that an essential component of a truck wouldn’t go overlooked, yet we regularly find that the other guys aren’t interested in selling you a quality truck. We’ve encountered tires that are missing chunks of rubber and have severe cuts and cracks. We’ve also seen rims that have been painted over to cover scratches, but the paint fails to stick and subsequently fails to hide anything. We have even encountered tires that are too large for the wheel well and cause damage to the fender well and bumper. These oversights are unacceptable.
Broken Parts & Leaks
Some dealerships will sell you a truck that is both overpriced and in horrible conditions. One recent example, which is unfortunately not very rare, was a truck with an entirely broken splash shield and leaking oil. That was a truck that sold for nearly $50k. What these dealerships are hoping is that you aren’t savvy enough to spot these mistakes yourself. Remember, you can always bring your truck to Gibson Truck World for a thorough inspection of any issues that it may have. We will show you what they’re hiding.
No Attention To Detail
Previous owners will paint over rust spots just to avoid the cost to address it properly. Dealerships will paint the underside of your truck without even giving it a rinse. We have found vehicles that are grimy and muddy and were still painted over without a single wipe. If these dealerships are haphazardly painting over these cosmetic issues, what else could they be hiding?
At Gibson Truck World, we thoroughly inspect our used trucks that Orlando residents like you are looking to purchase. We will gladly check our competitor’s trucks and show you every spot where they are skimping out on service, repair, or even basic cleanliness. Check out this video for a sample of what we see on a regular basis. Visit us any day of the week and see how a real dealership operates. We are conveniently located at 3455 S. Orlando Dr.