Top Features To Look For In Your New Truck


New vehicles come with so many options. It can be difficult to know what ones you should actually make sure your next truck has. Here is a short list of the top features that your next truck needs to have.

Stellar Warranty

Any new vehicle that you purchase should come with a great warranty. All new vehicles should come with at least a basic 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty. For the first few years you own your truck, you should not have to worry about repairs. Trucks should also come with at least a 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty for the drive train.

The newest thing in warranties is roadside assistance. You should be able to get 5 years worth of roadside assistance free with your new truck.

A super great truck warranty will also include at least a 5 year rust-free guarantee as well. When you purchase a new vehicle, part of what you are purchasing is a warranty, so make sure you get a good one.

Passenger & Side Airbags

Airbags have come a long way over the years, and they are essential for keeping you and your passengers safe. Do not settle for a new vehicle that does not provide adequate airbag support for your passengers. Everyone should be protected by an airbag in the event of an accident.

Remote Start

You may think that you do not need keyless entry, but in five or ten years when you want to trade in or sell your truck and get a newer model, everyone will want to purchase vehicles with keyless entry.

Not only is keyless entry stylish and increases the value of your truck, it can make driving safer. When you turn on your truck before you need to pull out of the driveway, it gives your truck time to warm up and get the oil flowing. If you live somewhere with harsh winters, it allows you to let your truck warm up before you need to leave, and it allows the ice and snow to melt even before you get outside.

Adjustable Pedals

If anyone in your house is on the short side, and is always moving the drivers' seat up too close to the steering wheel, there is a solution to that problem. Instead of moving your seat closer, with adjustable pedals, you can set the pedals to a comfortable height for whoever is driving. 

Anti Lock Brakes

Anti-lock brakes are just a smart move. It you want to get real fancy, you can even opt for anti-lock brakes that feature special electronic stability and skid control. This new technology allows your car to sense when the vehicle is not doing what you want it to. When this happens, the stability system kicks in and applies the brakes to individual wheels and reduces power until your truck is heading in the right direction.

You do not need every extra that is out there on your next new truck. Make sure, though, that you get the type of warranty that you are paying for. Be sure to splurge for safety features such as anti-lock brakes with stability control, adjustable pedals, and passenger air bags. Even extras that seem like a little bit of a frill, like remote start, can actually keep you safe in the winter and increase the resale value of your truck down the road.

For more information, contact a business such as JP's Truck Service.


10 December 2014