In a previous blog, we discussed some of the questions you should ask yourself in order to determine whether it was better to buy or rent a refrigerated van. If you’ve decided to buy, now it’s time to start looking for a great refrigerated van for sale. You’ll need to find a van that meets the needs of your business as well as meets the restrictions of your budget. Finding the right van can lead to a great investment for your business. Buying the wrong van could end up having a negative effect on your bottom line. Don’t worry! CoolVans has plenty of tips on finding the right refrigerated van for sale.
Tips for Finding a Great Refrigerated Van
Know your budget.
It’s a good idea to know how much you can spend on a refrigerated truck before you start shopping. Look at some trucks currently on the market to get an idea about the price range you can expect to encounter when you start to look. Refrigerated trucks for sale in the Las Vegas area can run from a couple thousand to a couple hundred thousand, so be realistic about your budget and what you can afford to pay for the truck that you want.
Know what size you need.
Refrigerated trucks come in all sizes. It’s important to know what size you are going to need for your business. While it’s tempting to buy something that’s slightly larger than what you actually need so your business has some room to grow, keep in mind that the bigger the truck, the more it’s going to cost both up front and in terms of maintenance and repairs. Stay close to what you actually need and don’t get anything that’s too big or you’ll end up wasting space, energy, and your money.
Give the exterior and interior a visual inspection.
Make sure you inspect the potential truck thoroughly. Look for cracks, dents, or rust on the body panels. Get inside and close the doors, looking for light leaks in the corners; those leaks will let your cooled air out and impact the efficiency of your refrigeration. Make sure you inspect the floor closely, too, and ensure that nothing is warped or missing.
Have a trusted mechanic do an inspection.
You should always feel free to have a trusted mechanic go over the vehicle before you purchase it. They’ll be able to tell you if the truck is in good working condition, if it’s in immediate need of repairs, or if there are any issues with the refrigeration unit. This is less necessary for a new truck that’s under warranty, but it’s a good idea for a used truck to give you peace of mind about your purchase.
Buy from a trusted source.
Finally, consider buying your refrigerated truck from a trusted source. While there might be a great deal on a refrigerated truck for sale through a private seller, it could open up your business to all kinds of issues. The private seller isn’t likely to stand behind their purchase, you don’t know where the truck has been and what it’s been used for, and you will have little or no recourse if something goes wrong later on. Buying from a trusted source means you are investing in a refrigerated truck you can feel good about and work with someone who will stand behind the sale.
Are you searching for refrigerated vans for sale in the Las Vegas area? CoolVans can help! We have a selection of great trucks and vans in the sizes and price ranges that you need. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our inventory and how we can help you find the truck or van that’s right for you!