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Posted: 2023-02-08
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Are you in the market for a used truck but feeling overwhelmed by all the options available? Look no further! With the help of Stephen Wade Auto Center, you will be able to find the perfect used truck that fits your needs and budget.

Whether you are looking for a truck with a specific bed length, a specific make, a specific trim level, a drive train, a cab size, or something affordable, the Stephen Wade family of dealerships on Auto Mall Drive can help you find what you are looking for.

There are three great ways to search for trucks near you:

One, start by using the search term "used trucks at Stephen Wade." This will give you a list of our dealerships and the used trucks currently for sale.

Two, search the phrase "buy used trucks near me." This will give you truck options close to your home.

Three, go directly to our website,, and see the largest inventory of trucks in Southern Utah.

We understand that buying a used truck can be a big decision, which is why we're here to help. Our team of experts has years of experience in the industry and can answer any questions you might have. Finding the perfect used truck doesn't have to be a daunting task. With our help, you'll be able to drive away in a truck that fits your needs and budget in no time. We'll take the time to get to know you, understand what you're looking for, and help you find the perfect truck.

Here are some of the most common questions customers have when searching for a truck:

Which size bed should I be looking for?

When it comes to finding the right used truck, bed length is an essential factor to consider. The bed of a truck refers to the size of the area in the back of the truck where you can store and transport cargo. A synonymous term you may hear is 'box size.' There are several typical bed lengths to choose from, and while these lengths may differ slightly depending on the brand, they are typically the short bed at 5'5", standard bed at 6'5", and long bed at 8'.

Depending on your needs, you may require a lengthier bed for hauling large items or a shorter bed for easier maneuvering in tight spaces. Short-bed trucks are great as daily drivers and can carry small loads, while long-bed trucks are ideal for heavy work and heavy loads. It's important to choose a truck with a bed length that meets your specific requirements. If you need help figuring out what bed length you need, we can help you figure it out.

What cab size should I be looking for?

The truck's cabin is where the driver sits and operates the vehicle. There are a lot of terms that get used interchangeably when discussing the cab of a truck, and it can be confusing.

Regular Cab: This is the most basic type of truck cab and typically the smallest in size. It has only one row of seating and can accommodate two people. This cabin type is ideal for solo drivers or those carrying only a few passengers or cargo. Although trucks in this cabin type are typically less expensive, they are more difficult to find.

Extended Cab: Also known as a Double Cab or Super Cab, this is larger than the regular cab and features an additional row of small back-row seats. The second row of seats is much less comfortable. These cabs are best suited for extra storage in the cab, short trips, or occasional additional passengers. In photos, you can often tell if a truck is an extended cab because the back doors are about ¾ the size of the front doors.

Crew Cab: This is the most common type of truck cab. It is also known as a Quad Cab. It features four full-sized doors and two full-sized rows of seating, allowing for up to six passengers—although six-passenger trucks are becoming increasingly difficult to find. This cab is ideal for families or those who frequently carry passengers.

Mega Cab: This is where things get tricky; an oversimplified explanation of this cab size is to call it the 'extra room' cab. Depending on the brand you are looking at, this cab size can be known as Super Crew or Crew Max. It is the largest of all truck cabins and features a spacious interior with room for up to six passengers and a large amount of storage space. These are found on the longer bed lengths.

What else do I need to know?

About trucks? What isn't there to know? Trucks are a staple in the American lifestyle, used for everything from work to play. They offer the versatility and power that many drivers need to tackle a wide range of tasks, and as Americans, we like our functionality. Whether hauling kids to soccer games, towing a trailer, moving cattle, or off-roading, we can do everything with one truck.

But because we use our trucks for everything under the sun, it is essential to consider the condition of any used truck you are looking to purchase. You want to make sure that the truck you buy is in good working condition, without any significant mechanical issues or accident damage. An excellent way to check the condition of a used truck is to take it for a test drive. At Stephen Wade Auto Center, we offer no-hassle, stress-free test drives at any of our seven locations. Even though we thoroughly inspect every vehicle we sell, a test drive can provide you with the peace of mind of knowing you are getting the vehicle right for you.

It's also important to consider the age and mileage of the truck. While older trucks may be more affordable, they may also have more wear and tear. On the other hand, newer trucks with low mileage may come at a higher price, but they may also offer better fuel efficiency, more advanced features, and a longer lifespan.

With the price of new trucks continuing to rise, buying a used truck near you can save you thousands of dollars, giving you the same capabilities for a fraction of the cost. And with so many quality used trucks available, it's easy to find one that meets your needs and budget.

But remember!

When choosing the perfect used truck for your family, it is also important to consider the vehicle's intended use. For example, if you plan on using your truck to drive your family to soccer, you aren't going to need a one-ton 3500 truck meant for hauling cattle. Equally, a half-ton F150 will not be the truck of choice for moving cattle. Here are some basics on truck sizes that may help you make your decision:

A quarter-ton truck, also known as a compact pickup truck, is a smaller type of pickup truck that is designed for lighter-duty tasks and smaller payloads. Trucks in this category include the Toyota Tacoma, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon, and Ford Ranger. This type of truck is ideal for personal or light-duty commercial use, such as small tools or equipment.

A half-ton truck, often referred to as a 1500 or an F150, is most commonly used for personal use and light commercial activities such as moving equipment. Trucks in this category include the Toyota Tundra, Ford F150, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500. While you can tow with this truck, it is best used for light loads.

A three-quarter ton truck, F250 or 2500, is the first of what is considered to be heavy-duty trucks. These trucks often come in diesel with an optional gas alternative. They are typically used for commercial purposes or towing large family campers. It is important to take into consideration the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) when towing or hauling with a truck. GVWR is the max total safe weight for the vehicle—including the vehicle. If you are unsure how much the truck you are looking at can carry, please come into any of our dealerships and meet with a trained professional who can guide you through choosing the right truck for your needs.

Finally, a one-ton truck, F350 or 3500, is the largest type of pickup truck. This truck is also used for heavy-duty commercial tasks, such as hauling construction equipment, transporting large loads of goods, and towing larger trailers. You can find options for goose-necks and dual-rear-wheel more commonly in these trucks.

There are bigger trucks than the four types listed, but these are the typical personal sale trucks available.

Each type of truck has its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses and choosing the one you want may require professional advice. That is where Stephen Wade Auto Center comes in. With our wide selection of used trucks, including popular makes and models from manufacturers such as Ford, Chevrolet, Ram, Toyota, and more, we know our stuff. Whether you're using your truck for off-roading or hauling heavy loads, our team of experts can help you understand the options available and recommend the best truck for your needs. We can also provide information on financing options, warranties, and insurance options to help make the buying process as stress-free as possible.

Overall, finding the perfect used truck doesn't have to be a difficult process. With our expert help, you'll be able to find a truck that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle in no time. So why wait? Contact us today, and let us help you find the perfect used truck for you!

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