Finding the Right Truck for You at Susan Schein Automotive

January 31st, 2020 by

Finding the right used truck for sale in Birmingham or Pelham can be a challenge. How many doors should I get? Do I need a heavy duty truck? For shoppers in the Birmingham area, Susan Schein Automotive is where to get answers to all your truck-related questions. We’re home to an expansive inventory of used trucks from the top auto manufacturers in the world, including:

Our experienced sales staff will listen to your needs and guide you to the best solution. While talking to our knowledgeable professionals is your best choice, we’ve compiled a few of the most important tips to help you find the right truck for you. Continue to learn more or give us a call at 877-806-3882 or complete our online contact form.

Consider Horsepower and Engine Profile of the Truck

If you will be hauling or towing a lot, a small, fuel-efficient engine will not perform adequately. You are going to need something with some size, horsepower, and torque. While different manufacturers offer a variety of engine options, they do tend to provide them based on the class of truck. Let’s take a look at the different classes of trucks:

Mid-sized trucks like the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, and Nissan Frontier generally use economical four-cylinder or six-cylinder engines designed more for everyday driving.

Full-sized light duty trucks usually offer a range that goes from economical to more powerful depending upon the particular model and package chosen. Examples of these types of trucks include the Ford F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the GMC Sierra, the Toyota Tundra, and the Ram 1500.

Full-sized heavy-duty trucks offer the most powerful engine options, many of them are trucks with massive diesel engines. These engines will haul and tow more and withstand more demanding tasks. Trucks in this category include the Ford F-250 and F-350, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500, the GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500, and the Ram 2500 and 3500.

How Many Passengers Will You Be Carrying?

Truck passengers from Pelham to Alabaster agree: being cramped in the backseat of a truck for a long ride is no fun. A regular cab truck is fine for carrying two or three passengers, and regular cabs ordinarily provide the most in terms of bed size.

However, if you will have passengers frequently making use of the rear seat, you should consider a double or crew cab truck for sale. While a double cab truck does have a rear seat, the space is limited. A crew cab offers the most rear room, but both of double and crew configurations generally provide the additional room at the expense of bed size.

Should You Go Two or Four-Wheel Drive?

Any of our two-wheel drive trucks for sale are typically fine for the majority of tasks and offer marginally better gas mileage than their four-wheel drive counterparts. However, towing or hauling heavy loads frequently or off-road driving can be challenging for two-wheel drive trucks, as their traction can become an issue. One of the 4×4 trucks for sale at Susan Schein Automotive will provide maximum traction for those occasions when grip is at a premium.

Contact the Best Used Truck Dealership at Susan Schein Automotive

As the best used truck dealership in the Pelham area, drivers come from throughout Birmingham, Bessemer, Alabaster, Calera, and Hoover turn to Susan Schein Automotive. We have the experience and knowledge of all types of trucks and will consider your needs, budget, and intangibles to guide you to the perfect truck for you.

Give us a call at 877-806-3882 or complete our online contact form to set up an appointment to test drive the trucks you are considering. If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by and see us at 3171 Pelham Parkway in Pelham, AL.

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