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Truck Spotlight: 2016 Ram 1500 SLT

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Are you ready to witness the latest Dodge Ram has got? Check out today’s truck spotlight of a 2016 Ram 1500 SLT. Packed with luxury features and powerful as all get out, this is one of the used Dodge trucks Orlando has got to see! Gibson Truck World is the number one used truck dealership in the world, which means we only carry the best of the best, with this truck being no exception. Let’s break it down:

On the inside you’ll find a $900 leather seat upgrade, providing the luxury you want and the comfort you can expect from such a seat. You and your family or crew will be riding around town in style. Plus, you’ll get good use out of one of the greatest benefits of leather: wipe dirt, water, or mud right off! As for the entertainment system, listen to your tunes with ease by utilizing the steering wheel controls for focused driving and precision song changes! The power windows are also a nice touch, especially the rear power window allowing air to flow from the back of the cabin.

On the outside, you will find yourself equally as pleased. The silver paint job and chrome finishes look great, but the condition of the truck bed is even better! Its pristine bed with liner is in great shape. The tires still have a good amount of thread, while the truck itself is lifted six inches. That’s one of the biggest factors in making your truck one of the meanest, most intimidating vehicles on the road.

Under the hood, this truck looks like new. That’s probably due to the fact that this 2016 Ram only has 13,358 miles on it. It’s running on an eight-cylinder, 5.7-liter gasoline engine that will provide enough power to suit all of your needs! Keep in mind that the factory warranty continues until you reach 36k miles, while the powertrain warranty goes to 60k miles!

As one of the best used Dodge trucks Orlando will have the pleasure of owning, this week’s truck spotlight 2016 Ram 1500 SLT is not going to last! If you like what you see, head over to the Gibson Truck World lot on 3455 South Orlando Drive, or give us a call today at 407-321-0660.

The Beginning of the Pickup Truck

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Gibson Truck World loves a little history lesson, and the modern pickup you know and love has a ridiculously rich history. From its origins to the significant changes the pickup has seen in recent history, there is much to tell. Today you can find a different used truck in Orlando for every job there is, but in the late 1920s, there was no such thing. That’s when innovation struck and changed an industry forever. Let’s discuss a few of the most impactful breakthroughs in pickup history.

In 1925, Henry Ford was already a wealthy automobile manufacturer, and he saw an opportunity to further that. After realizing that he, and many others like him, such as the farmers in the area, were modifying their Model T cars by attaching a large basket to the back end of the car, he decided to do something about it. That year the 1925 Model T Roadster with Pickup Body was released. Ford sold 135,000 units of this unique vehicle despite the advanced age of the Model T engine. Three years later, a more powerful truck, the Model A, replaced the Model T, and the rest is history.

Fast forward to 1957 when a now extinct manufacturer, Harvester International, released the Travelette. This truck was unique because it was the first of its kind to have a crew cab. That is, this truck allowed up to six passengers to climb aboard and get moving, while still maintaining a sizeable bed. This was revolutionary because it allowed corporations to purchase vehicles for their workers to transport them from one location to another, with all of their gear in tow. It also created a brand new segment in the market and met the needs of a new consumer: the American family. Within the next couple of decades, all major manufacturers including Ford, Dodge, and GMC developed their own version of this truck that would become the modern truck we are accustomed to.

Pickup manufacturing has experienced a turbulent path, with some product lines flourishing and others being complete failures. The fascinating history of the used trucks in Orlando and around the country keep all Gibson Truck World employees enthralled with our work. If you’re interested in learning more from us, start a chat conversation with an online Truck Specialist or visit us in person at 3455 South Orlando Drive today to speak in person.

Five Versatile Uses for a Pickup

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Sure, most of the time our pickups are used for hauling materials, tools, or big equipment. But, have you thought about everything else you could get accomplished with the used trucks of Orlando if you got creative? We have! And so have many other people across the country, which is why we’ve compiled this fun list of five versatile uses for a pickup.

  1. Impromptu Pool

Our Florida sun means serious business! Some people will grab an impermeable tarp, spread it across the bed of their truck, and fill it with cool water for a refreshing summer dip.

  1. Camping Upgrade

If you’re going camping but dread placing your tent on the floor near the bugs, make your tent on the bed of your truck! There are specially-designed tents for this purpose, but any tent will do. On top of getting away from the insects, you’ll also keep your tent cleaner.

  1. Hang Out In Style

Sitting on the truck bed with your friends and having some drinks and great conversation is already amazing, but why not do it in style? You can get specially-fitted air mattresses that make the whole ordeal much more comfortable, even adding cup holders.

  1. Convert It

You’ve never sat in the bed of a moving truck, right? We haven’t either. But, if you’re looking to do it legally, why not convert your truck bed into a mini bus? This is a popular mode of transportation in Southeast Asia.

  1. Make it Your Business

A pickup is the perfect automobile for a first business or entrepreneur. We’ve seen people turn their trucks into small businesses by enhancing them with some extra equipment. We’ve seen mobile taco restaurants pop up, and our favorite, an ice cream shop! These were all within the space and capabilities of an average pickup.
Take these ideas and come up with something even more creative for the used trucks of Orlando! We’ve seen plenty, but are eager to see what you come up with. Come by Gibson Truck World and pick out the truck that meets your needs! We’re conveniently located at 3455 South Orlando Drive and open every day of the week!

Caring for Your Diesel Engine

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One of the main reasons consumers choose a diesel engine over a gasoline engine is their longevity. These extremely long lasting and reliable engines, such as the Cummins diesel for sale in Orlando, do come at a cost. That cost is the fact that you cannot slack or get lazy on the maintenance, otherwise, your truck will fall apart in no time. Luckily, Gibson Truck World is here to help! We’re going to give you the most important tips for caring for your diesel engine.

  1. Change the Oil & Filter

Unlike its gasoline counterpart, the diesel engine will see a sharp drop in performance and functioning if the oil and filter are not replaced frequently enough (every 3,000 to 5,000 miles). This is due to the fact that dirty fuel will ultimately clog the fuel injection system, turning your truck into a dud. When changing the filter, ensure that you’re buying a quality, up-to-par filter, because it does make a difference.

  1. Fuel Additives

It’s good practice to add a fuel additive any time you head to the pump. It sounds tedious, and perhaps costly, but it will be worth it. A bottle of diesel treatment added in will ensure that no dirt or impurities make it to the engine and injection system.

  1. No Idling

You will want to avoid idling your truck and its engine for any amount of time. Unless it is completely frozen solid, there’s no reason to idle your truck and you may actually be putting unnecessary stress on its engine.

  1. Gasket Watch

Keep an eye on your gaskets. They perform at extreme temperatures and pressures, which could lead to them cracking, snapping, or deforming. If you notice any kind of leaking, replace that gasket and the surrounding ones as they tend to break down simultaneously.

Taking care of your diesel truck is crucial for its endurance. At Gibson Truck World, we sell and service many of the Cummins diesels for sale in Orlando and can help you with yours. Our state-of-the-art servicing center is open seven days a week and can help bring a dead diesel to life or maintain one that is already healthy. Call us today at 407-321-0660 to schedule an appointment, or simply visit us at 3455 South Orlando Drive.

How to Choose the Right Tires for Your Truck

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You might not have realized it, but your tires are the only things protecting your truck from the asphalt. That air-filled piece of rubber is responsible for keeping the used trucks in Orlando going and going safely. When the time comes to replace them, there are several factors you’ll need to consider to get the best value. Today, Gibson Truck World is going to show you what you need to look out for!

When determining the right tire for your truck, visuals alone won’t help. You can’t just pick the tire that looks best, but rather you have to rely upon thorough testing and research done on your behalf by tire manufacturers. They test their tires and report back the average number of miles and speed a tire can handle, as well as how equipped it is to perform certain maneuvers. We use that information to find the appropriate tire for your truck.

Cost Assessment

As it turns out, tire performance and cost are positively correlated. Generally, the more you spend on your tires, the more you can expect out of them in regards to longevity and durability. This is a good thing because it allows you to spend less if you only expect to keep your truck for a limited amount of time. On the contrary, you may wish to splurge on the expensive tires if you suspect that you’ll keep your truck for a long time, thus saving you money by having fewer recurring installation costs.

Types of Tire

Tires can come in a variety of types including “All-Season” tires and “Ultra High Performance” tires, amongst other specialized varieties. You can find regular all-season tires that are rated for a maximum of 118 mph (also known as T-Speed) and performance all-season tires rated for a max of 130 mph (H-Speed) and 149mph (V-Speed). The Ultra High Performance tires are available at the same speed ratings, but they are better for braking, cornering, and handling at the cost for faster tread wear and shorter warranties.

Ultimately, you should pick a tire that is rated for the speeds you need, keeping in mind any other requirements for your truck, such as specialized weather tires, and referring to your owner’s manual. By stopping by Gibson Truck World, you can safely and easily replace the tires on any used truck in Orlando. We are open every day of the week! See us at 3455 S. Orlando Drive today.

Why Buy From a Dealership?

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Purchasing a vehicle is a process that ought to be handled with care, as any large transaction should. What makes this process even more important is the fact that the vehicle you purchase will be responsible for getting you from point A to point B safely and without delay. That car or used truck from Orlando must be in good condition, which is why you must get it from a source you trust. You can certainly trust Gibson Truck World, but that’s only one reason of many as to why buying from a dealership versus a private party is the right decision.

The selling and purchasing process can be a complicated one. Why would you put all that pressure on yourself to get the paperwork done right with a private sale? The dealership takes care of all of it and can explain every detail to you, whereas a private party will be running things on their own and can mangle up the entire sale. Furthermore, you cannot be sure that they are working in your best interest unless you are completely aware of how to fill out the paperwork yourself.

Unlike a private party, a dealership like ours will have provided a thorough inspection of your truck or car and made the necessary repairs or servicing. That means that the vehicle you end up purchasing will, at the very least, be in good driving condition. At a private sale, you have no idea if the person selling you the vehicle has changed the odometer, temporarily fixed a problem, or reset the onboard computer’s error signals. Dealerships have a reputation to uphold, and we will not trick you.

A dealership can offer you warranties that a private party cannot. Unless they run their own mechanic shop, you have no warranty and no recourse in case something goes awry. At Gibson Truck World, many of our trucks come with a 12-month, bumper-to-bumper warranty covering servicing and maintenance. That’s enough to save you thousands and can provide you the peace of mind you wouldn’t otherwise have.

Purchasing your used truck in Orlando from a dealership like Gibson Truck World isn’t only the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do! Come visit us today at 3455 South Orlando Drive, or give us a call at 407-321-0660 now!

Buying from Gibson Truck World: The World’s Number One Dealer

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It would be silly to tout ourselves as the number one used truck dealership in the world if it weren’t corroborated by the accolades given to us by the community and standards-setters. We have been at this for nearly three decades, and for more than 20 years, we have maintained our spot at the top. As much as this reflects the way we do business, there are still many more reasons as to why you should buy your used truck in Orlando at Gibson Truck World.

Our Team

Excellent customer service is not the first thing you might think of when thinking about a dealer, but we’d like to change that. We make great efforts to ensure that the customer is treated with respect for their hard-earned dollars and their time. Every truck specialist we employ has been trained to keep your considerations in mind, and many of these employees have been with us from the start.

Our Vehicles

The cars, SUVs, and trucks we sell on our lot are all vehicles we would be proud to drive for ourselves. We provide quality vehicles for every budget, ensuring you get a great value for your purchase. We ensure that this happens by putting our vehicles through strict inspections as they pass through the hands of our experienced and trained truck specialists.

Our Warranties

It is due to our hard work at ensuring that our vehicles are up to snuff that we can offer excellent warranties for many of our vehicles. One of our customers’ favorites is our 12-month, bumper-to-bumper warranty that provides coverage for maintenance, servicing, and repairs for an entire year. It also allows for a 15-day exchange period that gives customers the peace of mind that they’re looking for.

If you think that we have what you may be looking for, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit. Gibson Truck World is only the number one used truck dealership because of customers like you who keep coming back. Find your used truck in Orlando right at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. any day of the week!

Some DIY Projects Are Best Left Undone

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At Gibson Truck World, we love the do-it-yourself spirit, and we applaud those who challenge themselves to get something done. Issues arise when you attempt a challenge, or in this case, a repair, that is impossible to do correctly without the proper tools and experience. Today, we’re discussing the repairs and maintenance that you should not perform on the used trucks in Orlando by yourself, but rather get them done with a professional.

Windshield Repairs

If you’ve got a chip or a crack in the windshield and have to get it replaced, you might be tempted to do it yourself. That would be a bad call. It is not only a matter of replacing a piece of glass, but there are actually a lot of special materials needed to do so correctly. You could risk water damage or your windshield popping off at any given moment if you do it wrong.

Align Your Wheels

Aligning the wheels on your truck is no simple process. It requires a specialized alignment rack that gauges camber and caster and can adjust the wheels as necessary. It is crucial that the wheels are aligned properly and with the correct equipment, otherwise, you could end up worse off than when you started.

Paint Job

Getting the paint right on your truck is difficult. Only can a professional precisely match the paint color of your vehicle, as it requires years of experience and the right tools. Furthermore, the application process is very intricate, and doing it wrong can leave you with bubbles and other damage in the future.

Transmission Work

Transmission problems are headaches for the professionals and should be a nearly insurmountable feat for the at-home DIY individual. These systems are incredibly intricate and require a wealth of knowledge to have every part functioning as it should.

When you’ve got small repairs or maintenance to make on the used trucks of Orlando, do your research and go for it. When it comes to the bigger problems, leave it to the professionals at our state-of-the-art servicing center. Come to Gibson Truck World for your repair and maintenance needs, every day of the week. We are conveniently located on 3455 S. Orlando Dr. at the heart of Central Florida.

Top 3 Trucks to Look For in 2017

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Is 2017 the year you upgrade your truck? Today, we are looking at the top three trucks for the 2017 season, some of which can already be found on the Gibson Truck World lot. Whether you’re looking for the used trucks in Orlando or throughout Florida, Gibson Truck World can meet your needs. We are the number one used truck dealership in the world, and it is in part due to all of these trucks we are about to mention.

1) Dodge Ram 1500 SRT Hellcat

The 2017 Hellcat looks primarily the same as in previous years, but there are noticeable changes underneath the hood. The biggest change is coming from its new V8 engine with 607 horsepower that can get you through any tough spot while still providing some fuel economy. It also has a redesigned scooped hood that helps with fuel efficiency and aerodynamics. The taillights are protruding more, providing greater visibility, and the leather seats inside are heated for greater comfort.

2) Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel

The Silverado for 2017 will have a larger front bumper and greater protection overall. You’ll also have more color options than ever before, plus a bigger and better touchscreen infotainment system. The taillights have been redesigned to allow for more visibility on the road, any time of day. It is powered by a V8 engine that can reach up to 397 horsepower, which is probably more than any of us need! It also runs on an eight-speed, automatic transmission, making shifting as easy as pushing the pedal.

3) Chevy Colorado Diesel

As with the Silverado, the Colorado will also see updates. The 2017 model has a four-cylinder diesel engine that has 193 horsepower behind it and can easily seat five on its heated cushions. It also has new fog lights made from LEDs. It does lose a lot of its chrome accents, which should make for a more understated look.

For customers looking to get the latest in what 2017 has to offer for the used trucks in Orlando, make sure to head over to Gibson Truck World. We have a great selection of used trucks that are all in excellent condition, ready for your perusal. Visit us at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. any day of the week, or give us a call at 407-321-0660 for more information.

Considerations for Off-Roading

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Off-roading can be a whole lot of fun, but only if you’re using the right equipment. In this case, the equipment is your truck. Just as certain pots are used for certain recipes, certain trucks are used for off-roading, which is why considering several important factors before settling on a used truck from Orlando is very important. Here are the biggest things you should make note of when purchasing a Gibson Truck World truck for off-roading.

Ground Clearance

It’s going to be your first obstacle; not having enough clearance from the floor to the bottom of the truck will result in almost immediate damage and getting stuck. Consider adding steel skid plates in order to protect important parts.

Wheel Articulation

You’ll want to be able to get as much control from your wheel as possible in order to traverse through difficult spots. Many enthusiasts prefer a solid axle which allows more articulation as compared to an independent suspension, which is better for racing through the desert.

Tires Are Key

When it comes to finding the perfect tire, a bigger tire is always better for off-roading. That’s because it will allow for more contact with the surface, thus greater traction. You’ll want a wheel that has deep treads. When you’re ready to go off-road, release some air pressure from the tires to allow them to flatten some, thus increasing surface contact even more.

High Air Intake

Your truck’s air intake is a crucial part of running, which is why it is essential that nothing gets in there, especially water. Hydrolocking is a condition where water enters the air intake and prevents the engine from performing correctly, causing a lot of damage. To prevent this, ensure your intake is high, potentially adding a snorkel if you intend on going through deep water.

These are but a few of the very important factors you should consider when purchasing a used truck in Orlando for off-roading purposes. If you need help deciding which Gibson Truck World truck is right for you and your needs, visit us in person at 3455 South Orlando Drive, or give us a ring at 407-321-0660 any day of the week.