So you want to buy a new or used truck but you don’t know where to start or what you want, right? If this is going to be your first truck purchase, then you need to get schooled on the different types of trucks and the options they come with. You can find a large selection of used trucks at Ken Garff Used Car Inventory that are inspected and reliable. For those who have never been around trucks before and you want one to haul or pull your boat, RV, trailer, or otherwise, then you need to keep reading because this guide will help you figure out which truck will suit your needs the best.
What are Compact Pickup Trucks?
You have probably heard the term compact pickup truck but you have no idea what that means. When you hear the word compact, you probably think small or compressed. A compact pickup truck is the smallest truck you can purchase. It doesn’t have a crew or extended cab that can sit up to 4 or 5 people. A compact pickup truck sits 2 comfortably often times with a spot in the middle for a third person. Compact pickup trucks are normal, everyday trucks that many suburban households buy. They often are built with smaller engines but can go up to a small V6 engine.
What are Full-Sized Pickup Trucks?
Full-sized pickup trucks are the workers of the truck world. They are bigger than the compact pickup trucks and they can handle more rugged terrains. The body of a full-size pickup truck is raised higher than a compact pickup truck so it can go through various terrains with ease. They also come in extended cab, different bed sizes, and multiple drive train options. A half-ton pickup truck is called the 1500 series. They are excellent worker trucks and can be easily used to substitute for the family car.
Short Bed Truck
People who buy a compact pickup truck often have a short bed in the back of the truck. This is the place where you can load heavy and large items with ease. Short beds are most commonly used hauling garden and lawn supplies and tools, working tools, furniture, and any other everyday household item. This size truck bed is not good if your desire is to use the truck to load large quantities of items on a continual basis because it’ll wear on the chassis and a compact truck is less rugged than a full-size pickup truck.
Extended cabs are normally found on mid to full-size pickup trucks. This is an extension of the seating cabin area to allow more people to sit. The extended cab portion usually contains a rear bench seat with three spots to sit. Most of the time the rear seat can be folded up to allow more floor room if hauling items.
Now you know the basics of what types of trucks are available for you to test drive and buy. Hopefully this will help steer you in the right direction of what type of truck you want to purchase.