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What Really Happens if You Don’t Change Your Oil


Nowadays, getting your oil change is an easy process. So easy, in fact, that many of us forget to do it regularly. That’s no good. You see, we understand that the oil needs to be changed, but sometimes, life can get in the way of our regular maintenance. Let Gibson Truck World show you what might happen when you don’t change the oil on your Orlando used trucks.

  • The Function of Oil: Oil is the primary life source for your vehicle and is what allows it to keep running. It lubricates the engine and its intricate parts, allowing them to move with less friction. Its secondary purpose is to remove heat from the engine, helping it to stay cool and keeping parts from overheating which could cause damage to the entire truck.

  • Why It Must Be Changed: You should change your oil at regular intervals or an average of every 3,000 miles. The reason for changing it is that as oil traverses through the system, any dirt or particles within the system become attached to it. The fact that this happens is a good thing because it keeps the engine clean, but over time, the oil becomes saturated with dirt. This prevents the oil from fulfilling its function as a lubricant, and, therefore, must be replaced.

  • The Consequences of Not Changing the Oil: Serious issues will inevitably arise if the oil in your truck isn’t changed as often as it should be. Due to the previously described issues, your oil will not perform its lubricating and heat-removing duties and, as such, damage will take place. Parts will not move as smoothly and have the potential to get worn out or destroyed by heat. If that were to occur, the whole system is at jeopardy and may have to be replaced. A repair of this magnitude is often more expensive than is justified, and most owners will end up selling their truck for scraps.

Changing the oil on Orlando used trucks is one of the most important parts of the maintenance process. If you were to buy a used truck from Gibson Truck World, you could save hundreds of dollars if your purchase comes with our bumper-to-bumper warranty. To learn about which vehicles do, or if you would like to ask any of our professional mechanics any questions, stop by our lot, or call us today at 407-321-0660.

What Exactly is a Dually Truck?


The Dually truck name is derived from the fact that these trucks have a second set of wheels in the rear, thus dually fitted with wheels. Although an extra set of wheels is the main noticeable difference, dually trucks have unique advantages that separate them from your average Orlando used trucks. Gibson Truck World carries many of these trucks in our inventory, and we wanted to tell you about why they’re special.

  • Physical Characteristics: The dually truck definitely has two more wheels, but these wheels don’t come by themselves. As the truck is designed to haul more weight than a regular truck, it also typically comes with a stronger suspension system that is capable of sustaining the increased load.

  • Advantages: Aside from the obvious increase in load hauling capacity, the dually truck also gains two significant benefits from its extra wheels:

    • 1) The wider wheelbase creates for a more stable truck, which is beneficial when driving at fast speeds with a large load.

    • 2) The fact that there are extra wheels means that the truck is making more contact with the asphalt and as such has more traction, which improves its braking and handling on the road.

  • Disadvantages: These trucks have the disadvantage that because they have more tires, they must get replaced more often, which can be an extra expense when compared to non-dually trucks. The tires also require more strict maintenance in regards to wheel position rotation, as wear on the tire will drastically increase if not rotated properly. You must also ensure that each tire is properly inflated according to the weight you’re about to haul for maximum safety and performance.

A dually truck purchased from Gibson Truck World would be an excellent choice for anybody who needs to haul or tow larger amounts of weight than what a standard truck can handle. Because we have so many Orlando used trucks to choose from, you’ll be able to find the one that meets your needs exactly. Contact our representatives by phone at 407-321-0660, or contact us online.

Truck Warranties Explained


When it comes to warranties, where you get it from and what it covers are the two most important things to know. Often enough, you’ll find warranties advertised that really don’t offer much in terms of protection or liability, which can leave you and your Orlando used trucks searching for help where there is none. At Gibson Truck World, our aim is to provide the best warranties possible and to be clear and transparent about what they cover.

  • Bumper-to-Bumper (B2B): By far, our most popular and comprehensive warranty is the 12-month bumper-to-bumper warranty. This industry-leading warranty protects your truck for 12 months, and also includes 12 months of free maintenance in our state-of-the-art servicing facility. Furthermore, it allows you a full 15 days to return or exchange the vehicle, which is something our competition simply cannot offer.

  • Balance of Factory Warranty (BOFW): As many of our used trucks are only a few years old or less and have low mileage, they are still covered under their original factory warranty. Once sold to you, the truck’s remaining warranty is passed on, and you will be able to receive the benefits of that warranty until it expires. If, for example, a truck had a five-year or 50,000 mile warranty from the manufacturer, but now is three years old and has 25,000 miles, then you would be covered for the remainder period, which, in this case, is two years or 25,000 miles, whichever is reached first.

  • 30-Day Powertrain Warranty: The Powertrain consists of all of the parts of the vehicle that make it run, such as the engine, transmission, and drivetrain. This warranty covers these parts for 30 days from purchase, guaranteeing functionality and repairs if anything were to happen during that period.

  • AS-IS: This warranty is simplest to understand, as there is no warranty. When you decide to purchase a vehicle without a warranty, you are making a commitment to purchase it regardless of its current or future condition.

Understanding the warranty included with our Orlando used trucks is essential to having a satisfactory purchasing experience. Gibson Truck World is completely transparent and does its best to provide you with the information you need when buying your next truck. If you have any questions regarding our warranties, call us at 407-321-0660, or contact us online.

Now Is the Time to Switch to Diesel

Diesel engines have long been marked as “other” and considered the outsider’s choice of truck, but recent advancements have come to change all of that. The diesel trucks of today are much cleaner and smoother running than trucks of past, and it’s time to make the switch. We’re about to discuss some of the benefits and advantages Orlando used trucks running on diesel can provide the customers at Gibson Truck World.

Diesel trucks have been stereotyped as loud and dirty for a long time, primarily because they actually were those things in the past. These days, that is no longer the case. Diesel advancements have produced a fuel that is ultra-low sulfur, providing for a quieter and cleaner drive. When compared to gasoline, diesel is also better because it provides more torque to the engine, giving it more towing horsepower.

These vehicles are quite popular in European markets, and rightfully so. They provide excellent fuel economy and often surpass EPA standards, part of the reason as to why they hold their value better than traditional gasoline vehicles. The diesel fuel rates are on par with those of premium gasoline, making it affordable, but diesel vehicles actually get higher MPG than gasoline vehicles, meaning you have to go to the gas station a whole less often. When compared to hybrids or electric vehicles, diesel trucks, on average, provide better mileage, yet cost, substantially less.

The diesel market is on the rise as more and more people become aware of the benefits of buying Orlando used trucks running on diesel. If the cleaner burning and improved engine technology weren’t enough, the significantly better fuel economy should convince anyone to make the switch over to a diesel truck. With greater torque and horsepower than gasoline trucks, you’ll be glad to have a diesel truck on your side when towing or carrying a heavy load. We’d be happy to show you what these trucks are capable of doing, so visit us at 3455 S. Orlando Dr. in Sanford to check them out!

Diesel vs. Gasoline Breakdown


The diesel versus gasoline debate has been one discussed over many years, but the reality is that both options have positives and negatives. Gibson Truck World’s Orlando used trucks come in many varieties, so you’ll be able to find one that meets your needs regardless of which fuel you decide to go with. We’re about to break down some key points of contention between these two engine types.

  • Fuel Efficiency & Cost: Unequivocally, diesel engines are better performers because the diesel engine burns its fuel through a process that is more precise than gasoline. Plus diesel is more dense in energy, and as such, these trucks require less of it to power the same amount. On the other hand, gasoline fuel is and has been historically less expensive at the per-gallon rates, making each purchase at the pump easier to swallow.

  • Initial and Maintenance Costs: Typically, trucks running with a diesel engine will be more expensive to the tune of $5,000 or more because of the costs associated with a more complex, more durable engine. It has been said that if you average over 30,000 miles on your truck per year, then diesel is the choice to go for, purely based on the economics, not taking a look at the other benefits or downsides of each engine type. As far as maintenance, diesel also tends to be more expensive, but this is often because oil capacities on a diesel engine are usually higher, thus requiring a larger volume of oil to be replaced each time you go for an oil change.

  • Power & Life Expectancy: If you’re looking for towing capacity and power, diesel is the way to go given these engines have significantly more torque than the gasoline engines. You may find that a gasoline truck could also do the job for you, which is why it’s important to get the facts on the specific trucks you’re looking to purchase. As far as longevity, the diesel engine is built to last longer from the onset because of its higher quality parts and the way the engine operates, hence its higher initial cost.

  • Resale Value & the Environment: When looking to sell your truck, you’ll find that a diesel truck holds its value longer than a gasoline one. This is primarily due to the fact that a diesel engine is made to last for a lot more miles, and thus two engines both with 200,000 miles on them have a different outlook placed on them depending on their fuel type. As for environmental concerns, modern trucks average about the same in terms of emissions, so there is no clear winner here.

The Orlando used trucks market is huge, and, as such, Gibson Truck World is able to provide you with plenty of options, both gasoline and diesel. As you can see, these two types of engines each have their pros and cons, but if you’d like to learn more we welcome you to visit our lot and try some trucks out for yourself. Contact us online, or call 407-321-0660 for more information.

Advantage of Owning a Long-Bed Truck


Trucks come in a variety of styles and options, whether it is a custom trim or an extended cab, but one thing to consider for your Orlando used truck is the bed size. Bed size can typically limit the type of work or tasks you can accomplish, regardless of any other features your truck may have. Gibson Truck World has enough inventory to satisfy every need, whether long or short bed is your preference, but today we’ll discuss what advantages long-bed trucks have.

  • Space & Convenience: Compared to the short-bed smaller trucks, the space provided in a long-bed truck is a welcomed difference. The long bed allows owners to place items on their bed that simply wouldn’t fit inside smaller trucks, such as long planks of wood or large equipment, furniture, or appliances. This can save money, too, because the renting of a trailer or van can be avoided in a lot of instances with a long-bed truck.

  • Towing & Carrying Capacity: Along with a longer bed comes improved towing and, oftentimes, larger carrying capacity. This means that you can expect to tow a heavier load and carry more items than in a smaller truck. As an added benefit, owners of long-bed trucks say that their driving experience is overall smoother and handles better.

  • Resale Value & Extra Benefits: When you attempt to sell your truck, you’ll be able to get a greater return from a long-bed truck. These trucks sell better because they provide benefits and capabilities over the other trucks. An often-overlooked benefit is the fact that these trucks have a larger fuel tank, which means less trips to the gas station, especially when you find yourself driving long distances.

If you’re trying to decide whether to go for a long bed or something shorter, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of each. We find that most people’s needs are met with long-bed truck because they provide more space, towing capacity, and resale value over any other style. Come by our location on 3455 S Orlando Dr. in Sanford, or call us today at 407-321-0660, to learn about what Orlando used truck might be right for you.

7 Reasons Why Owning a Jeep is Great


The Jeep brand is iconic and recognized for its off-roading, adventure-inciting identity throughout the world. Customers looking to buy Orlando used trucks or the Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Cherokee from Gibson Truck World, should need no convincing, but if they had any doubts, the following seven reasons should dispel them.

  1. Off-Roading Capabilities: The Jeep Wrangler has consistently won awards for being the best four-wheeler available. Its four-wheel drive is made up of strong axles and shock absorbers, along with locking differentials and other features that make it excellent for off-roading.

  2. Classic Look: The Jeep brand has kept its classic look and feel for a long time, which is something to admire. A great look that’s consistent, yet offers customization.

  3. Interior Updates: While made for rough terrain, the interior has seen some great luxury and comfort updates over the years for those times when you’re not out in the field.

  4. Towing Capacity: Although not as strong as a standard pickup truck, Jeep vehicles have a good amount of torque, allowing them to tow more than a car can, making it a unique in-between vehicle.

  5. Affordable: These trucks are very sought after, yet they remain remarkably affordable. Check out our inventory to see what’s currently available.

  6. Community: Jeep owners have developed a sense of camaraderie unparalleled in the truck world, and it’s a great community to be a part of.

  7. Cargo Capacity: Some of the latest Jeep Wrangler models have surprisingly large cargo capacity with the four-door options reaching an impressive 70 feet of space.

There are plenty of reasons as to why Jeeps are great trucks to own, but these seven are some of the ones we found most important. The Jeep brand is a classic, and it is widely recognized as one that’s reliable, valuable, and capable. When you start your search for Orlando used trucks, consider getting a Jeep from Gibson Truck World. Call us at 407-321-0660, or visit us in person for more information.

5 Great Reasons to Buy a GMC From Gibson Truck World


For more than a century, the GMC truck has steadily seen improvements and refining, making it a top contender in the Tampa used GMC trucks market. Although you won’t find any trucks from the 1950s at Gibson Truck World, you’ll certainly find a GMC truck to your liking. We carry everything from the classic Yukon to the modern Sierra, with varying cab options suitable for all different needs. Here are five reasons why you should buy your next GMC at our dealership:

  • Huge Inventory: We have hundreds of trucks on our lot any given day of the week, with constantly rotating inventory replenishing our stock. Our representatives can show you any of the GMC trucks we have, including several models of the heavy-duty Sierra 3500, 2500, 1500, and more.

  • Great Warranty: Nearly all of our vehicles come with an industry-leading warranty. We provide 12 months of free bumper-to-bumper coverage, 15-day return/exchange policy, along with free maintenance, which alone saves you over $1,000 in a year’s time. Many of our vehicles also have plenty of coverage still left from the manufacturer which you can take advantage of as well.

  • 135-Point Inspection: Our servicing center provides outstanding care and repairs to all of our trucks before they ever go out onto the lot. With 135 points checked in every truck and a quarter of a million dollars spent repairing trucks each and every month, you can guarantee that your next GMC truck will be well taken care of.

  • Financing Center: The often strenuous task of financing and signing for your next truck is made easy by the professionals working in our finance department. They know exactly which lenders are best for you based on your current situation, and they can connect those lenders with you and have you driving home with your new truck on the same day.

  • We’re the Best: Given that we’ve been the number one used truck dealership in the world over the past 20 years, you and your next vehicle are in the right hands. Our level of care, quality assurance, and customer service is unheard of in this business and is one of the leading reasons you should consider no other dealer but Gibson Truck World.

The Tampa used GMC trucks market is saturated with plenty of frauds and imitators that simply don’t know how to run their business with integrity and satisfy their consumer’s needs. When you find yourself searching for a GMC truck, save yourself some time and come by Gibson Truck World; it will be your first and only stop! Contact us online, or call us at 407-321-0660 today.

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Towing


While many trucks are used to tow, many drivers make mistakes in regards to towing without actually knowing they do. Orlando used trucks seller, Gibson Truck World, would like to share these common mistakes that can be easily avoided for safe driving while towing.

  1. Not Knowing Your Ratings: When it comes to towing, your tow vehicle has limitations on how much it can carry. Often, overloading your tow vehicle, trailer, or both can lead to failure of breaks, overheated transmissions, broken suspensions, or tire damage. As these can lead to serious consequences, remember to look up your vehicle’s tow rating before going.

  2. Not Checking Local Regulations: Forgetting to check your destination’s towing laws and restrictions can result in getting a ticket. Most states require the same rules, such as requiring taillights on your trailer and safety chains to connect the two vehicles. However, each state differs in terms of maximum speed, maximum trailer width, and the number of vehicles being towed.

  3. Forgetting to Put on the Breaks: Adding extra weight to your tow vehicle gives extra momentum, which means a longer time to brake. Because of this, many states require a separate braking system for vehicles whose weight exceeds a certain weight, usually being 1500 lbs. Yet, not all jurisdictions accept surge breaks, so always check with your local laws.

  4. Improperly Loading Your Cargo: Hauling an unbalanced trailer can lead to difficulty of control. Always make sure your cargo is evenly distributed and have about 60% of the total weight in front of the axle. Securing the cargo also stops them from shifting.

  5. Forgetting to Check the Tire Pressure: Especially if you have not taken out your trailer recently, most likely you will need to fill your tires. Driving with deflated tires can lead to serious accidents since more friction causes blowouts and roll-overs.

Taking safety precautions are always a must whenever going out on the road. Towing mistakes are easily preventable as long as one is properly informed on how to avoid these possible dangers. For more safety tips when driving your Orlando used trucks, please browse the Gibson Truck World blog.

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Dodge Truck From Gibson Truck World


Interested in buying a Dodge truck? When it comes to buying Orlando used trucks, Gibson Truck World has you covered. We offer a variety of trucks that best fit your style and need. Here are five reasons on why you should purchase a Dodge truck from us.

  1. Day-to-Day Driving: When it comes to taking a nice drive, Dodge trucks provide better comfort. Not only is the driver’s seat more comfortable, but the rear seats are better designed in comparison to other brands.

  2. Fuel Economy: Trucks like the Dodge Ram 1500 have outstanding fuel efficiency compared to other brands and, recently, have held the top two spots for half-ton truck fuel economy.

  3. Truck of the Year: In 2014, Dodge won Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” award. For years, the Ram 1500 has caught the attention of many truck enthusiasts. The interior of the truck is much more user-friendly than other trucks and can be easily operated while wearing gloves as well. Recently, with the introduction to Eco-Diesel by Dodge, their trucks are one to definitely look out for.

  4. Durability: Even the older models from Dodge have earned a positive reputation. The older trucks had a 5.9-liter engine which proved to be very powerful, and the more recent 6.7-liter engines have much more improvements in terms of power. These “Jake-brake” style exhaust breaks allow the driver to exhaust back pressure for stopping purposes.

  5. Storage Space: Dodge trucks are known for their excellent storage spaces. Lockable storage compartments are built into the bed sidewalls, known as the RamBox. While these are useful for storing things like tie-downs and hitches, they are also great for storing grocery bags as well. Whatever the usage is for, Dodge trucks offer plentiful space to help you.

Without a doubt, Dodge trucks are reputable for their exceptional quality in terms of driving, design, quality, and much more. Please browse the rest of our website, or call us at 407-321-0660 to purchase your Orlando used trucks today.