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3 Hidden Used Trucks Issues Caught by Gibson

Reject1-300x183Unscrupulous 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.

Truck Spotlight: 2017 Ram 2500 SLT

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When you need power to get you through your workweek, you look to Cummins. On this week’s Truck Spotlight we are highlighting some of the best Cummins diesel for sale Orlando. We’re proud to show you the 2017 Ram 2500 SLT, packed with features and usability that will have you wishing it were your own. The good thing is that it can be, if you make your way over to the Gibson Truck World lot. Let’s take a closer look at it.

On The Outside

It’s sporting a classic white paint job, perfect  for the construction site or the beach, the choice is yours. From the outside is where you’ll easily notice the 37 inch tires on 20 inch wheels, all supporting the 6 inch lifted suspension. You’ll also notice the shiny chrome accents, particularly on the grille, as well as the towing package out back and tow hooks up front.

On The Inside

Inside, you’ll find that your seats are completely upgraded with a $900 black leather package, ensuring that you are riding in comfort all the time. If you take a look at the dash, you’ll notice the premium navigation system which comes standard in the top of the line Ram models. On the steering wheel are the buttons that control the music, as well as your cruising options and more. Nearly every feature of the vehicle is powered electronically, as are the windows.

Under The Hood

Although rarely looked at, under the hood is where this truck truly shines as it is rocking a Cummins diesel engine ready to get you anywhere you need to go. It is a six cylinder, 6.7-liter that packs the power you need to get any job done without a hitch. You’ll be running on an automatic transmission for easy driving, as well as a 4×4 wheel drive, ensuring you’ll make it through any tough spot.

As you can see, this 2017 Ram 2500 SLT is the complete package and will be suitable for any customer seeking both power and luxury. This is not the only Cummins diesel for sale Orlando’s premiere used trucks dealership, Gibson Truck World, but it is one of the best at this moment. To see what is most current, visit us any day of the week at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. or call us at 407-321-0660.

Truck Spotlight: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 All Star Edition

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Whoever thinks that a used truck is synonymous with a clunker has never been to Gibson Truck World. This week’s Truck Spotlight is nothing if not one of the best trucks we’ve ever had on the lot! It’s one of the main used trucks Orlando customers have been calling in about, so you’ve got to act quickly if you want it to be yours. It is a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 All Star Edition Z71!

On The Outside

Let’s start by discussing the exterior features of this beautiful Silverado. It’s rocking a crisp white paint job in pristine condition, and sitting on a lifted suspension held up by Nitto tires. You’ve got a great bed to store any equipment or material you need and a towing package on the back to ensure you can haul as much as your heart desires.

On The Inside

Inside, you’ll find an expansive crew cab, providing enough space to sit the entire family or crew comfortably. All of the cab’s seats are in black leather, with the driver’s seat having heating features as well as electronic repositioning. The steering wheel is packed with features, allowing you to cruise control and adjust the entertainment system. This system is top of the line and includes the latest in technology including Bluetooth and GPS and also serves as a display for your backup camera.

Under The Hood

You’ll be shocked at how new this used truck actually is, since it only has about 900 miles on it. That’s  practically a new truck, ready for you to get to work with. And you’ll be able to get a lot of work done since it is powered by a 6 cylinder 4.3 liter flex fuel engine as well as an automatic transmission allowing you to focus on where you’re going.

As you can see, this truck is a real winner. It will serve as a wonderful work truck or family truck for anyone looking to get a bargain on a basically  new used truck Orlando. Visit Gibson Truck World any day of the week to check it and our other trucks out. We are located on 3455 S. Orlando Dr., call us at 407-321-0660 if you have any questions or concerns.

6 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Pickup Truck

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Pickup trucks make great vehicles because they check  all the boxes when it comes to what consumers want and what they need. If there’s one thing Gibson Truck World knows, it’s our used trucks in Orlando. We’ve put a lot of time and dedication into them and have been able to come up with the top six reasons you should buy a pickup truck for yourself.

  1. Power

Modern pickups have 350hp and more, making them extremely powerful vehicles. Who wouldn’t want to have that kind of power at the pedal?

  1. Towing Capacity

Similar to power, towing capacity of this magnitude is not something you can find in a sedan or a compact vehicle. Thanks to higher weight ratings, you can finally tow a trailer or camper on your own.

  1. Load it Up

The hauling capabilities provided with a pickup truck are unparalleled, making them the ideal vehicle for transporting goods or materials.

  1. Better Vantage Point

Being higher off the ground provides  better visibility, considering the entire cab is higher than most other vehicles. This allows you to see what is occurring in traffic much further ahead, giving you more time to make the appropriate move.

  1. Improved Safety

Safety is definitely something to consider, and pickups are some of the safest vehicles available. Most modern trucks provide better side impact protection, vehicle stability control, and trailer sway control, among other features to keep you safe. Plus you’ll be higher up than the other vehicles, physically putting you further away from any collision.

  1. More Adventure

Pickups make everything more adventurous, particularly off-roading. You can take your truck mudding or use it to tow a boat and head to the water. You have more endless possibilities with a pickup than any other vehicle.

There you have it, six fantastic reasons to buy a pickup truck this year. Gibson Truck World loves our used trucks in Orlando and we’re ready to get you in one of them today! Come visit us at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. any day of the week to see what we’ve got available.

Events Spotlight (places you can bring your truck)

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One of the greatest aspects of being a truck owner in Florida is how lively our community  is! We find all kinds of ways to celebrate our trucks, and we also know how to have a good time. If you’re a truck owner or are thinking about purchasing used trucks in Orlando from Gibson Truck World, you have got to keep reading! We’re going to tell you about some of our favorite places to enjoy trucks and the truck lifestyle!

Daytona Meet 2017

Whether you’re looking to show off your truck or to take a look at some of the best tricked out trucks out there, this is the show for you. It’s taking place on July 15-16, 2017 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. For spectators, purchase your tickets for $15 for the entire weekend, and if you’re looking to register it’s $50!

Trucks Gone Wild SuperBog

Known for their larger than life truck events, Iron Horse Mud Ranch is hosting a mudding extravaganza. Whether you’re looking to watch some trucks get dirty, or to partake in the action, this is one show you won’t want to miss. It is held in Perry, FL off of US Highway 19 and will be taking place October 26-29th, 2017. Take this opportunity to make use of your truck’s off-roading capabilities!

Redneck Mud Park

If you can’t make the SuperBog, go to the annual Redneck Mud Park held in Punta Gorda, FL on November 10-12, 2017. You’re guaranteed to have an awesome time enjoying the mud and Florida weather!

Monster Jam

There’s no way we could forget Monster Jam! It’s the most well known truck show around the country, displaying the power behind some of the meanest looking trucks we’ve ever seen. This show tours the country, and goes around the world, sharing the love of trucks with as many people as possible. There are two upcoming shows in Florida, one in Sunrise on August 5 – 6, 2017 and the other in Tampa on August 19, 2017.

As you can see, there are plenty of spots to visit with the help of our used trucks in Orlando. Come to Gibson Truck World lot on 3455 S. Orlando Dr. to find the perfect one to take to a show!

Jeep Introduces New Pickup Truck

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We wouldn’t blame you if you never associated the Jeep brand with pickup trucks; they just simply aren’t around. But they did exist at one point, and they will be coming back again. Gibson Truck World is excited to see what Jeep will bring to the market in 2019, as that model will inevitably end up on our lot where the rest of the best used trucks in Orlando come from! Let’s talk about what we know of this recently introduced pickup.

Jeep is not new to pickups, but it has been a long time since they released one. In fact, the very last model produced ended its run in 1992. It was called the Comanche and it was the last of the series of Jeep branded pickups starting with the Willys Jeep Truck created in 1947, the Gladiator in 1962, and the J-Series in 1971. Since then, the manufacturer has focused its efforts on the Wrangler series and other models, and there have been no Jeep pickup trucks in sight.

That’s what they intend to change when they release the still nameless pickup in 2019. As of yet, we only know a few details and have acquired others through leaked evidence. The truck will largely share aesthetics with the current Wrangler trucks, signaling that the iconic boxy design is here to stay. Based off of an image taken of the new vehicle, it appears that the cab will be equivalent in size to a crew cab. There should be plenty of space for all passengers to sit comfortably.

As for the truck bed, it appears to be about ½ to ¾ the size of a regular length bed, so you will have less space for loading. That is understandable, as most crew cab models usually have a shorter bed in order to maintain a manageable size for driving and parking in tight spots. You should also expect similar off-roading capabilities as the Wrangler series, although engine details are still unknown. It could potentially have a selection of engine options, including a four-cylinder engine, a V6, or a hybrid model.

While not much else has been announced, Gibson Truck World is eagerly awaiting this model’s release, as it will bring something fresh to the used trucks in Orlando market. If you’re curious about our current selection, be sure to stop by at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. today!

5 Towing Considerations for Your Truck

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Towing is one of the most desired capabilities that a truck can provide over any other type of vehicle. In the Florida summer, towing is almost a necessity if you want to go out to the lake with your boat or jet skis, or to the campgrounds with your trailer. That means that you’re going to need to keep a few things in mind as you prepare to tow, especially if this is your first time doing so. Let’s take a look at these top 5 considerations you can use for used trucks in Orlando.

  1. Transmission Cooling

When towing large loads, your transmission is working overtime. Truck manufacturers sell transmission coolers, often as part of their towing packages, that help keep the transmission from overheating.

  1. Manual Shifting

Towing, particularly when going up or downhill, can require more control than your automatic transmission is providing. Being able to shift gears when necessary manually allows you to maneuver more easily, pass other vehicles more quickly, and prevent your brakes from overheating.

  1. Upgrade the Suspension

The suspension sees a lot of strain and pressure when towing large loads or hauling large capacities. Upgrade your suspension for extended towing, or see if your towing package already provides that feature.

  1. Towing Capacity

The towing capacity and rating is not something to be taken lightly. You will want to ensure that whatever you are towing or hauling is below the limitations of your truck, as disaster looms on the other side. Don’t tempt fate, stick to the limit or below.

  1. Large Mirrors

These mirrors allow the driver to see further back, past the trailer they are towing. They are hugely beneficial for improved visibility.

As you prepare a trip with used trucks in Orlando and something in tow, keep these considerations in mind to ensure your safety and of those nearby. As always, remember that Gibson Truck World is ready to help you make your trucking dreams come true. Stop by today and get the truck of your dreams and officially be ready for the summer!

3 Things to Do with Your Truck This Summer

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Summer is upon us, and there’s no better time to take advantage of the features that used trucks in Orlando can bring. At Gibson Truck World, we work very hard to make sure all our customers are happy with each used truck, so there is no harm in kicking back during the summer. We’ve come up with three fun things you can do with your truck.

1) Go Camping

Change your scenery and use the truck of your bed to make a perfect place to relax outdoors at night. Add some pillows and blankets to make the space cozy enough to sleep in, and you’ll have a wonderful time underneath the stars. If the open atmosphere isn’t to your liking, simply use a tent on top of the bed to be both elevated and protected. During the day, use the bed to sunbathe, catching those rays and getting the tan of your dreams.

2) Make A Pool

As silly as it sounds, many people have created small pools for relaxing in their truck bed, to great success. It makes for a unique experience that can be set up and taken down without much time at all. All it take is finding a thick waterproof tarp to keep the water in one place, lining the bed hanging any excess over the side, fill with water and then hop on in! Alternatively, you can make a massive cooler out of the whole thing, ensuring all of your beverages remain cold.

3) Tailgate Like No Other

Can you really tailgate without setting up on a truck bed? Technically yes, but why would you miss out on the opportunities that your truck bed can bring? The bed can make the perfect space to sit, serve food or beverages, or hold a TV or speaker system. Trucks truly make any tailgate that much more exciting and fun. You can even set up a game of beer pong for the adults all while watching a game or running a BBQ.

For us, summer means having a good time with family and friends. The used trucks in Orlando residents own make for the perfect summer accessory for that summer fun. If you need a truck to get your summer going, come to Gibson Truck World and choose from the hundreds we have in stock. We’re located in the heart of Central Florida on 3455 S. Orlando Dr. for your convenience!

4 Ways to Increase Your Truck’s Trade-In Value

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When trading in your truck, you’d like to receive the best and most reasonable value for it. There are some ways you can increase its value before you trade it in. The amount can range from a few hundred dollars or more. Once you perform these few changes, you’ll be able to score a great deal on the used trucks in Orlando that you actually want. Take a look below at the ways you can get a better value for your trade!

Get Your Maintenance In Check

You’ll want to make sure you’re leaving the truck in its best state by performing all of the necessary maintenance to it. Make sure you are getting all of the core services taken care of as well as any critical repairs when they appear. You don’t want to sink loads of money on this truck, but if a particular repair increases the value significantly, it may be worth it in the end.

Exterior Repairs

If the vehicle is looking rough on the outside, you might not get as good a deal as possible. Remember, dealerships intend on reselling this vehicle to other consumers, and thus, will only accept vehicles that make financial sense for them. If fixing the outer dents, dings, and paint is reasonably inexpensive, go for it.

Show Previous Maintenance or Repair Documents

If your truck has been repaired or serviced in the past, bring that documentation along to the trade-in. If you have proof that the vehicle has been maintained and serviced adequately, as well as an accident-free record a dealership will have greater confidence in making their purchase.

Clean It

Detailing your truck before bringing it over to the dealership will significantly increase its value. The better it looks, the higher the chances are that a dealership will perceive it to be well taken care of. So spend the time cleaning it out and shining it up.

As you prepare to purchase one of the used trucks in Orlando, be sure to review these ways to get a better value for your trade-in. At Gibson Truck World, we accept many trade-ins from customers looking to upgrade their ride, so bring yours by when you come to visit. We are conveniently located down in the heart of Central Florida at 3455 S. Orlando Dr.

3 Important Maintenance Items You Shouldn’t Miss

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For today’s truck driver, maintenance sometimes takes a backseat, partially because newer vehicles require maintenance less often. Whereas a few decades ago maintenance was a monthly ritual for many of us, and now it has become something we do once sporadically when we remember. Unfortunately, for some of the used trucks in Orlando, their owners are neglecting the most important things. Here are Gibson Truck World’s top three maintenance items you shouldn’t miss.

1) Oil

Oil is your engine’s lubricant, ensuring all parts are running smoothly by decreasing friction and dissipating heat. As you may know, your engine runs incredibly hot, and this heat can break down your oil, causing it to be less effective than when new. Meanwhile, your oil is gathering dirt and bits of metal, decreasing its use. We recommend getting your oil changed as often as the owner’s manual states, or at 5,000 to 10,000-mile intervals.

2) Air Filter

Paying attention to the air filter is a crucial part of routine maintenance because it is responsible for providing clean air to the rest of the vehicle. A dirty filter makes your truck work harder, causing you to burn more fuel and decrease your mileage. Switch the filter out as often as you change the oil. That will save time and result in fewer trips to the auto shop.

3) Brake Pads

It’s impossible to give a precise timeframe as to when you should change out your brake pads because their wear depends on how you use them. Different driving styles affect how fast your pads wear out, but luckily they all have a built-in feature to help you know when it’s time. When the pad wears down, a small pick will begin to touch the rotors, producing a screeching sound. If you hear it, it’s time to change them without delay.

Despite modern technological advances and ease of use, trucks are still mechanically driven pieces of equipment that need to be taken care of adequately. Proper maintenance of used trucks is essential to ensure they are running at their best. Find a better option of used trucks in Orlando at Gibson Truck World. We work hard to ensure the trucks we sell meet and go beyond those standards of maintenance. Call us at 407-321-0660 for more information about our trucks or services!

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