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7 Reasons on Why You Should Buy a Pickup Truck

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Regardless of your job title, socioeconomic status, or lifestyle, anybody can and should buy a pickup truck. They’re excellent vehicles that offer a lot of flexibility and reliability at very affordable prices. The Tampa used Dodge trucks on our lot are a primary example of what kind of vehicle you can get your hands on today. Here are seven reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to buy a pickup truck.

  1. Trucks Have Stepped It Up: It used to be that one would find the inside of a truck about as pleasant as the inside of a portable commode, uncomfortable seating, and very few luxuries. Nowadays, trucks have vastly improved interior “creature comforts” that make them as good as any other vehicle to enjoy your ride, whether for work or for play.

  2. Trucks Are Tough: Pickup trucks offer what a lot of other vehicles cannot: the strength to go off-roading. If you like mudding or any equally as abrasive recreational event, you’ll definitely need one of these vehicles to get you through it.

  3. Towing Power: If you’ve got a boat or any other adult-sized toy (such as that race car you love to drive through the neighborhood), you’re going to need a pickup truck to move it around. There’s really no other way about it.

  4. The Truck Bed Makes Sense: With an open bed, your carrying capabilities are nearly endless. There’s no need to worry about cabin height as you might with an SUV, plus there’s very easy to clean out, unlike a carpeted interior.

  5. Attention Grabbing: A high-end pickup truck is just like any other exotic vehicle and commands attention. The presence these trucks provide out on the road is unparalleled and truly make you stand out.

  6. Be The Hero(ine): There will inevitably be a time where a friend or a neighbor needs the kind of help only a pickup truck can provide. You get the chance to be the one who saves the day by using your truck to haul their supplies, help them move, or pick them up when their car breaks down.

  7. Safety: In general, being inside of a truck is safer than other vehicles because of their large size and power, thus protecting you more than other vehicles could.

A modern pickup truck is an engineering marvel and a prized possession to many of us. Give yourself the chance to own your very own Tampa used Dodge trucks and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer. Give Gibson Truck World a call at 407-321-0660 if you have any questions, or browse our online inventory to see if there’s anything you like.

Benefits of Buying a Used Truck

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Sure, brand new trucks carry that “new car” smell and have zero miles on the ticker, but is that worth the average $20,000 price difference between that and a used truck? We don’t think so. In fact, there are plenty of benefits to getting a used truck from a quality dealership like Gibson Truck World. Find out why your next truck should be Jacksonville used truck from Gibson Truck World.

  • Price: New trucks demand a high price, whereas a used truck in fantastic condition with low miles that has been excellently serviced in our state-of-the-art facility, can provide you nearly the same experience at a significant saving. With an average price gap of $20k between new and used vehicles, it doesn’t make sense, in our opinion, to spend so much for such a small difference.

  • Depreciation Benefits: The purely psychological stress that you experience as a new truck owner when you inevitably get a scratch or ding on your door is mitigated by the fact that a used truck may already have some of those, thus making it easier to understand when it happens while under your care. On top of that, the sudden plummet in value for a vehicle driven off the lot is quite a lot to take in as a new owner and can be costly when picking up insurance as you may have to pay for GAP coverage.

  • Variety: Many attractive vehicles are no longer available as new but only as used. This means that your only option is to buy a used truck, but this is advantageous since the one you may want is likely to be found in many used truck dealerships.

  • Technology: You have a lot of power in your hands these days given that you have access to complete databases online that can show you every little detail of any given truck which you may need to know. You’ll have access to a lot of customer reviews of a vehicle you’re looking at and can use that to make your buying experience easier, which is something that is not available to new truck buyers.

As you can see, there are quite a few benefits if you choose to go with the used truck route. Jacksonville used trucks are some of the best trucks we have at Gibson Truck World, and we invite you to check them out. You’ll be able to tell for yourself if buying a used truck makes sense for you. We think you’ll make the right decision.

5 Myths About Buying Trucks Debunked

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It’s always good to carry a healthy sense of skepticism throughout life because there are always going to be people trying to take a buck out of your wallet. That being said, it’s also important to recognize fact versus fiction. Today, we take on five myths that are utterly baseless and can be detrimental to your used GMC trucks Orlando buying experience. It’s time to face the facts and debunk some of the most unsubstantiated myths!

Myth #1: Extended Warranties Are A Scam

The reality is that buying a vehicle is a big investment. An extended warranty serves to protect that investment by asking you to spend a little more now in order to cover yourself from serious costs in the future. Taking advantage of an extended warranty offer is not only the smart choice, it’s the right choice.

Myth #2: Dealership Financing is More Expensive

Whenever you begin the truck shopping process, the best thing you can do is to do your research. It’s what we do ourselves and what we recommend to everyone who shops with us. Given the intricacies of financial lending, every individual case is different, therefore, you might obtain a lower interest rate through your bank because of the relationship you’ve built with them. Conversely, the dealership may be able to offer its customers a better interest rate because of the relationship it has with the bank. It all functions on a case-by-case basis, therefore, do research that pertains to you.

Myth #3: Buy at the End of the Month

While it may be advantageous to buy your vehicle at the end of the month when a dealership needs to meet its quotas, you’re likely to find good deals throughout the entire month because dealerships are always eager to sell.

Myth #4: Knowing the Invoice Price Gets you a Better Deal

Knowing the invoice price on a vehicle does not mean a dealership will be willing to sell it at that price simply because that is not how they run their business. What does affect their willingness to sell at that price is the demand of that vehicle. If your truck is in high  demand, they will not be selling it to you at that lower price.

Myth #5: Don’t Mention your Trade-In Until the Last Minute

If you wait until the last minute to mention that you have a car or truck to trade-in, then all you’re doing is delaying the selling process because now everything has to be recalculated and renegotiated. The dealership wants to sell, and it will give you the best price it can reasonably provide.

Now you know some of the most common myths that affect the buying of the used GMC trucks Orlando has to offer. Don’t get caught up in the nonsense that these myths provide. You want to buy a truck and a dealership wants to sell it, your best bet is to recognize these myths and avoid them in order to have a pleasant outcome for both parties. If you’d like to talk through some more of these myths with us, come on by to our lot on 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford and check out the vehicles we have in stock.

Which Truck is Right for You?

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The evolution of trucks from strictly work vehicles to the primary vehicle for daily use has only brought about further complexity to your decision making when shopping for a truck to purchase. Fortunately, Gibson Truck World’s team has seen their fair share of buying the best quality used trucks Orlando has ever come across, and we know exactly what to look for when purchasing trucks for ourselves. Continue reading to learn how we go about finding the right truck for us and how you can do the same.

Begin your process by identifying your budget, as this is the primary bottleneck and will cut out many options that simply don’t make sense for you to invest time in. The rule of thumb to quickly find a number that is reasonable is to ensure that your monthly payments will not be more than 20% of your gross income. You’re also going to want to think about the purpose of this truck in your life; will it be for work or leisure, or both? This should help in identifying the strength and towing capacity that you’ll really need. For the most part, you’ll have to choose between a light, medium, and heavy-duty truck; these are often easily recognized by their number, whether 1,500, 2,500, or 3,500. The length of the truck bed is also going to be an important factor to base your decision on as well.

 

The next thing to consider is fuel economy, which is often determined by the engine in your truck. A more powerful engine tends to have inferior fuel economy, although with modern technological advances, this difference is decreasing. As you take a look at more powerful trucks, you’ll notice that they are fueled with diesel. This is due to diesel engines being able to provide more torque for towing at low speeds.

The last thing to consider are the different interior options. You’ll want to decide upon a certain cab size that suits your needs. Will a classic, single row of seating cab suffice, or is an extended cab more preferable? You’ll also need to think about what special features or upgrades you’ll want, such as navigation packages, premium seats, or chrome finishes which come standard in some models.

Once you’ve come to a conclusion as to which truck you want, the financial team at Gibson Truck World can help you seal the deal. They’re experienced at selling the right used trucks Orlando has to offer to customers like you because they’ve been doing it for 25 years. Speak to one of our team members today at 407-321-0660, or stop by our location on 3455 S. Orlando Dr in Sanford.

Did You Know There are Tax Deductions for Trucks?

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Logically, trucks are not the first place you think of when looking to include deductions when filing your taxes, but certain expenses related to your Orlando used truck may certainly be tax deductible. We discuss a few of the ways your truck can help you save money in the long run by serving as deductibles on your tax form.

  • If you use your truck to drive to your job or to meet with clients as part of your job, then this could count as a deduction. The expenditures you make including the gas you purchase and the wear and tear that your truck experiences may also be deducted when you file.

  • If you’re using your truck as a means of transport for medical reasons, such as taking yourself or a dependent to the hospital or another facility, then those expenses could also be deducted.

  • Whenever you are moving or relocating, the expenses for that relocation may also be tax deductible. Ask an experienced tax professional or your local tax collector’s office about Form 3903 to see what qualifies under moving expenses.

  • If you use your truck in order to aid a charity or similar organization, those expenses may also be considered a deductible. Whenever you help deliver or transfer items as a way to make a contribution to a charitable cause, you may be able to deduct those expenses from your taxes.

As always, be sure to contact a professional regarding the tax filing process and educate yourself on what deductions apply to you. It’s a welcomed surprise that the Orlando used trucks we use and sell every day can provide everyone with the benefit of saving money in the long run. If you’re looking to get a truck for yourself, this useful information might have just made it that much easier to make your decision. Visit our location at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford, or contact us online; we’d be glad to answer any questions about our trucks and the truck buying experience here at Gibson Truck World.

Your Ram and its Cummins’ Engine

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The Cummins engine has become a name recognized for its excellence and associated with the Dodge RAM brand of trucks. In fact, Gibson Truck World’s Orlando used Ram trucks come with it inside so we definitely know what kind of power and performance it can provide. Let’s talk a bit about where the Cummins engine comes from and how it affects your RAM truck today.

Back in 1989 Dodge paired up with Cummins and created a partnership to include the Cummins diesel engines on their 250 and 350 pickup trucks. The 250 and 350 models are akin to the current 2500 and 3500, a ¾ ton and 1-ton truck. This deal between the two companies provided a significant sales boost to Dodge trucks and has been seen as a success in large part.

The inclusion of the Cummins engine was significant because it was one of the only engines in the market that featured direct injection at the time, making for increased fuel economy and performance, which drew customers in. To this day, the brand name that Cummins provides is still a very appealing feature to consumers because they understand the history behind the name and what it means in terms of reliability and strength.

The latest model RAM trucks feature very powerful diesel engines that continue to impress. The soon to be released Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy-Duty pickup trucks of 2016 feature the Cummins 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engine which provides a whopping 900 lb-ft of torque, enough to satisfy any consumer. The 2013 and similar models also have very powerful engines, with some rated at 750 lb-ft of torque.

You can expect to find many quality Orlando used Ram trucks on Gibson Truck World’s lot, ranging from the latest models to those of the past few years, all with the powerful Cummins engine. Don’t hesitate to browse through our inventory online or to come in person. We’re located on 3455 S. Orlando Dr. and are also just a simple call away. Reach us at 407-321-0660 or contact our representatives online through our chat feature. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Power Wagon & Your Dodge

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You may be familiar with and recognize the Power Wagon name today when you see some Orlando used Dodge trucks out on the road or on Gibson Truck World’s lot, but, in fact, this title and branding has a deeper history that has only recently been resurrected.  It all started back in World War II, and that’s where we’ll pick up our history lesson today.

Dodge was in charge of producing some military trucks back in World War II to aid the war effort. These ¾ ton trucks were the inspiration of the Power Wagon when it debuted in 1946. This model was impressive when introduced, but it underwent many revisions, advancements, and improvements throughout its production life, which ended 34 years later in 1980.

In 1981, Dodge dropped the Power Wagon name and replaced it with the Power Ram model, which introduced a Cummins turbo-diesel engine and a new look. It was only until recently, 2005, that the Power Wagon name came back to life. It was used as a special edition of the Dodge Ram 2500 and it contained several special features, such as: electronically controlled locking differentials, integrated electric Warn winch, 33” all-terrain tires, strengthened steering gear, and many more.

These trucks are now being made with automatic 6-speed transmissions, a New Venture 271 transfer case, and American Axle & Manufacturing axels. The 2014 model saw significant improvements such as a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 providing 410 horsepower and improved axle gears, among other changes and improvements to the line.

By beginning to use the Power Wagon name once again, Orlando used Dodge trucks with that branding will become more and more popular. There is a large legacy behind the name and current models have continued to support that legacy. Whenever you begin searching for your next RAM truck, perhaps think of the Power Wagon as an option, and definitely start your search at Gibson Truck World. With our vast inventory, we’re sure to have a model you’d like. We’re located on 3455 S. Orlando Dr., but you may also call us at 407-321-0660 or contact us online if you need any help or any questions answered.

The Allison Transmission & Your Truck

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The Allison 1000 transmission has been paired with the Duramax powertrain you’ll find in our Orlando used Chevy trucks since its inception in 2001. This efficient transmission is still regarded as one of the best in the market and has largely remained the same throughout its production history. Let’s take a look at why this automatic transmission is worthy of your investment.

This transmission is robust. Given its size and efficiency, this transmission is extremely well-suited for medium and heavy-duty functions, which is why it is so favored by pickup truck owners. From 2001 until 2005 model years, the Allison 1000 transmission was a five-speed transmission, but in 2006 it got upgraded to a 6-speed, which improved fuel economy by lowering its cruising RPMs by 14%. This made trucks with this transmission much more attractive to owners who have to drive long distances on the highway.

One special feature of this transmission is the fact that it contains an external filter, meaning that servicing it is much simpler and less time consuming. When it’s easier to service, the likelihood that it will get serviced when needed also increases, thus furthering the longevity of the part as well as the entire system. Another unique aspect of the Allison 1000 and the Duramax powertrain is the fact that when combined, the ability for “Tow/Haul” mode is enabled, allowing enhanced breaking control when towing a trailer.

The longevity and performance provided by the automatic Allison 1000 transmission are so unparalleled that it has been one of the main reasons why there are very few manual transmission trucks on the market this day. That alone is a testament to the virility of this part found in your Chevy or GMC trucks.

If you’re looking for a quality truck that is built to last, you should definitely check out some of our Orlando used Chevy trucks that come equipped with the Allison transmission. Our online inventory makes it pretty simple to see which of our hundreds of vehicles has an Allison inside, although you could just as easily visit our location or call our number at 407-321-0660 to speak to a representative that can answer any of your questions.

What the Duramax Engine Means for Your Chevy

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One of the largest competitors in the diesel engine trucks market is the Duramax engine originally produced by DMAX Ltd., a joint venture by General Motors and Isuzu. These engines found themselves in Orlando used Chevy trucks since the year 2000, and have been the driving force in over 1.5 million trucks to date. Let Gibson Truck World show you how the Duramax engine has evolved over the years and what that means for your Chevy truck.

The Duramax engine first produced in 2000 replaced the indirect-injection engine General Motors (GM) had in their trucks. It was called the LB7 and it was the first to provide common-rail injection, a feature that wouldn’t see Ford trucks until eight years later. The 6.6-liter V-8 engine featured in their ¾ and 1-ton trucks came out strong with a powerful 300 horsepower and 520 lb-t of torque, high-pressure, common-rail, direct injection, a geometry turbo, and a passive catalytic converter, ensuring emissions standards were met.

2004’s LLY engine made several improvements, including further efforts that addressed emissions issues. A detuned version of this engine was used in the 2006 Chevy Express. That same year the LBZ Duramax engine was released and delivered 360 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, making it a popular engine among fanatics. At the same time, the Allison transmission was also introduced into the Duramax powertrain.

In 2007, the LMM Duramax engine was brought to market, providing fewer emissions, at the cost of reduced fuel economy. Still, this engine was more powerful than ever before and provided more horsepower and torque, too. The latest advancements in the Duramax line came in 2010’s LML engine which demonstrated an impressive 397 horsepower and 765 lb-ft of torque while simultaneously meeting all emissions standards, thanks to several new advancements, including: super-fast-reacting injectors, an improved EGR system, and a selective catalytic reduction system.

As you can see, the Duramax engines found in the Orlando used Chevy trucks we have at Gibson Truck World are quite impressive and have stood the test of time. Come by and check out what we have at our location on 3455 S. Orlando Dr. or browse our inventory online.

The History of the Ford Mustang

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While we’re definitely known for our trucks, Gibson Truck World wants you to know that we’ve got even more on our lot. We’ve got SUVs, off-roading vehicles, and even plenty of Orlando used trucks available for purchase, including many Mustangs. We happen to love this symbol of American manufacturing success and what it stands for. Let’s talk about how the Mustang became so iconic.

The epitome of street muscle, the Ford Mustang, or ‘Stang as it’s referred to by many, revolutionized the car industry when it made its 1964 debut in New York City. From day one, this vehicle was a resounding success, selling over one million units in the first 18 months of production.

At the time, vehicle production was improving at dramatic rates and vehicles would receive generational updates frequently, which is why two years later a stronger, bigger engine Mustang came to be. Concurrently the Camaro and other sporty muscle cars were being released, creating competition and driving innovation forward. This called for the 3rd generation, after only six years since the Mustang line began, which was even bigger and better than before.

For the next three generations, spanning two decades, the Mustang vehicles took a turn for the worse. Their performance staggered, affected by the ’73 Oil Crisis, and the direction aesthetic design took did not align with what consumers wanted. But the Mustang lived on. It was the seventh generation debuting in 1994 that brought new life to the brand. This car improved visually and performed better as well.

Then came the 8th gen, which brought on a supercharged 4.6 liter V8 engine, providing 390 horsepower and made this version the fastest of them all. In 2005, Ford developed the current generation Mustang with better looks, significantly better performance, and improved handling.
The Orlando used trucks and cars you’ll find at Gibson Truck World are varied as can be, but among the many you’ll find quality American engineering in the Ford Mustang. We invite you to check out what we have on our lot, despite our name, we carry more than just trucks! Spend some time browsing our inventory and ask us any questions you may have about these cars, our trucks, or our business.