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Bodyfit Autos Checklist for Buying a Used Truck In Sydney

Buy and sell used trucks in Sydney today at Motorfit. Make sure to look at our checklist before buying a used truck in Sydney.

Words by Motorfit

18 March 2022

Bodyfit Autos Checklist for Buying a Used Truck In Sydney

Bodyfit Autos provides an extensive checklist of features to check and best practice when buying a used, high quality truck. Here at Bodyfit Motors, we have built our reputation by supplying greater Sydney and interstate buyers with great quality trucks that won’t let you down. As one of the most versatile modes of transport, Bodyfit Auto’s vehicles contribute significantly to our country’s economy. In fact, there are more small and medium-duty trucks on Sydney roads than ever, especially as businesses start to move away from the common light commercial utes and vans in favour of the efficiencies a truck can provide for the business. Motorfit Sydney’s experienced team can establish each vehicle before purchase to make sure our customers are leaving our dealership safe and with the right warranty. 

Motorfit Sydney Provides an Extensive Checklist for a Used Truck

When buying a used truck from Motorfit Sydney, it’s important to conduct a thorough mechanical inspection and do checks. Here at Motorfit Sydney, our team conducts those checks and once it is all completed, the truck should be good to go. This is to determine whether the car has money owing on it, or has been involved in a major accident during its life.

When first starting out:

  • Buying from a Motorfit Sydney means you get a warranty in many cases
  • A good quality used truck can save you money compared with buying a brand new truck.
  • At Motorfit Sydney, we will discuss everything about our used trucks so we can guarantee our customers safety

Buying a used truck from Motorfit Sydney gives our customers a rightful warranty and guaranteed title on trucks under 10 years old or 160,000km. This warranty is valid for three months or 5,000km from the date of purchase and covers items relating to reliability, safety and roadworthiness. The Motorfit Sydney team will have the ability to arrange finance for our customers’ purchase.

The main advantages of Buying a Used Truck from Motorfit Sydney include:

  • Provide a range of vehicles to choose from.
  • Warranty in NSW on trucks under 10 years or under 160,000km – The Luxury Tax Threshold in NSW
  • Motorfit Sydney guarantee title of the vehicle
  • Easier to drop off  your vehicle

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Bodyfit Auto’s Checklist for Buying a used Truck

Motorfit Sydney used trucks checklist includes:

  • Body and paint – Inspect the body for dents, creases or ripples, loose, misaligned or mismatched panels, paint overspray, evidence of rust or crash repairs, and hail damage. Check that the doors, tailgate and boot close easily and latch firmly.
  • Engine – Ensure the engine runs quietly and smoothly at idle and while driving.
  • Engine oil – A stamped service book will tell you if a truck has been serviced on a regular basis. Checking that the dipstick shows a full supply of clean, honey coloured oil will provide extra confirmation.
  • Equipment – Check that all the accessories are in good working condition, including the fan and air-conditioning, power windows and mirrors, audio system etc.
  • Exhaust – Black, white or blue smoke from the exhaust indicates an engine problem. Excessive exhaust noise or a knocking sound from under the truck can indicate an exhaust system problem.
  • Fluid leaks – Look around the engine compartment and underneath the truck for signs of oil, coolant or other leaks that might indicate potential repairs or poor maintenance.
  • Interior – Check the seats, interior plastics and carpet for stains, cracks, damage or wear and tear that’s not consistent with the age and kilometres of the truck.
  • Jack and tool kit – Make sure these important items are in place and in good working condition.
  • Lights – Test the operation of head and tail lights, indicators, reverse lights, park lights and number plate lights.
  • Seat-belts – Ensure the seat belts retract and extend smoothly, that the locking mechanism works, and that the belts are in good condition.
  • Tyres – Ensure all the tyres (including the spare) are in good visual condition without signs of uneven wear or damage, and with tread depth above the minimum wear indicators. Ideally, the tyres should all be of the same brand and pattern.
  • Vehicle identification – Check that the trucks VIN – vehicle identification number – matches the VIN on the registration papers. You’ll find the VIN on a small silver build plate that’s usually in one of the rear corners of the engine compartment, or at the base of the windscreen. While you’re there, also confirm the truck’s build and compliance dates.
  • Warning lights – With the engine running, make sure there are no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel.

One of the most laborious parts about buying a used truck in Sydney is knowing what type of truck you actually need. This is where a skilled and knowledgeable team member from Bodyfit Autos comes in handy. They can help you find a vehicle that suits your lifestyle and that is within your requested budget. Bodyfit Autos can also arrange trade-ins on your current vehicle (which can be a real pain in the neck to sell on private sale) and offer finance services if required.

Motorfit | Buy and sell quality used cars in Sydney

We look forward to helping you shop for your next vehicle and help you take home the vehicle of your dreams after a fun and successful shopping experience. For more information about us and our vehicle selection, contact us today. 

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