Purchasing a pickup truck is often a major decision. Whether you buy one for work or just because you love them trucks, there’s quite a lot to consider. That’s why we have a variety of guides on buying a pickup truck for you, from the basics of which type of truck to get to what color to choose. We can even help you create your fantasy truck in a virtual environment!
Truck newbie or a seasoned fan, we’re sure you’ll find these guides helpful! They offer you a wealth of information and will help you avoid expensive mistakes.
The pros and cons of owning a pickup truck
Sure, pickup trucks look like a lot of fun, but is this really the right vehicle for you? Join us as we map out the full list of pros and cons to expect as a pickup owner.
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7 Types of Pickup Trucks You Should Know
From heavy-duty trucks to half-ton and midsize ones. We cover all types of pickup trucks you can think of, including the latest electric and hybrid trucks! Check out these seven types of trucks, all complete with examples and illustrations.
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When is the best time to buy a pickup truck
Did you know that you could save up to 5% on the price of your new pickup truck by buying it during the right time? Read this guide to see which are the best month in the year and best day of the week to walk into that dealership and make your purchase.
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How Much Does a New Pickup Truck Cost?
Wondering what kind of budget you need to get a new pickup truck? We checked the prices for you and came up with some interesting averages!
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Types of truck cabs and which one to choose
Trucks come in a variety of cab sizes – from small single-row models to huge family-size cabs with full two rows – and then there are varieties in between with a smaller second tow of seats. What’s more, different brands have different names for their types of cabs. When buying a pickup truck, it’s crucial to understand your needs and make sure you’re getting the truck with the right type of cab – with that in mind, we’ve prepared this guide for you.
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4wd vs 2wd truck – which should you choose?
What are the pros and cons of 4-wheel-drive for a pickup truck? Should you pay the extra cash for 4WD, or maybe in your case, a 2WD is enough – or even better?
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Pickup truck vs SUV for family travel – which is better?
If you’ll be using your vehicle for driving the family around – is a pickup truck really the best option for you? There are pros and cons to using a pickup truck for family travel – and we explore them all in this post.
Which Full-Size Pickup Truck is the Safest?
One of the main considerations when buying a new pickup truck is safety. Or at least it should be. Now, pickup trucks are generally very safe vehicles for both driver and passengers, but some are safer than others. We’ve looked into the highest-ranking 11 full-size pickup trucks in the safety category and checked them all out.
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Which pickup truck has the most legroom and headroom
Pickup trucks are large vehicles, made for large people. Some are larger than others though. If you’re looking to buy a pickup truck for a tall person, with plenty of legroom as well as headroom, check out our guide: Which pickup truck has the most legroom and headroom
Buying a Used Truck? 5 Essential Things You Must Consider
Before you go out looking for a decent used truck, check out this post. There are five things you have to look at before you make that choice.
What is considered high mileage for a pickup truck
Pickup trucks can be great to drive even when the mileage is high. Especially diesel trucks. But how much is too much? At what point should you consider your purchase if the mileage is too high? We provide the numbers in this post.
What is the most expensive pickup truck?
Pickup trucks can be more than just heavy-duty workhorses. They can provide owners with plenty of luxury too. Of course, that costs money. Just how much? We took a look a the most expensive trucks various brands have to offer – and found out which is the most expensive of them all.
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How to Choose the Best Color for Your Pickup Truck
Did you know that the color of your future pickup truck can affect its risk of being stolen? Some colors also affect the appreciation of a vehicle. We explored the topic in-depth in this guide.
What’s the Average Size of a Half-Ton Truck?
Half-ton trucks like the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 are the smallest of the full-size trucks but that doesn’t really pertain to their external dimensions. We set out to examine the actual size of the half-ton behemoths and have some figures for you.
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How long is the bed of a pickup truck?
Speaking of sizes, how about the length of a pickup truck? Yes, these vary – but you should be aware of what’s available before you set out to buy a pickup truck of a particular model. We’ve covered what’s currently available for you in this guide.
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What is a dually truck
Tell a truck dealer that you need to buy one for towing a travel trailer, and there’s a good chance they’ll suggest a dually. A dually is basically a pickup truck with four wheels in the back, rather than just two. But do you really need a dually for towing a travel trailer? Read our guide and find out.
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Adaptive cruise control for pickup trucks
Have you ever driven a vehicle with adaptive cruise control? This relatively new feature contributes to both comfort and safety – but you need to know how to use it. Here’s everything you need to know about adaptive cruise control and whether or not to invest in this feature when buying a pickup truck.
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Truck engine sizes and what they mean for pickup owners
The size of an engine is a function of the number of cylinders and their configuration, as well as overall engine volume. It ends up affecting a truck’s horsepower and torque. Not sure what these terms even mean? Don’t worry. We have you covered with this easy guide for new pickup truck owners.
What does a v8 engine mean for me as a vehicle owner
Delving deeper into what’s under the hood of your future pickup truck, we looked into what V8 engines are, and what they mean for a gas truck.
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Which Pickup Truck Has The Most Horsepower And Torque?
Both torque and horsepower are important numbers when it comes to pickup trucks. Whether towing or hauling weight, if you need a strong truck, you should be looking at both. We’ve set out to find the best trucks in each category for these.
Specific Pickup Truck Brands
Brand loyalty is a very real thing in the world of pickup trucks. If you’re buying a new truck, or a used one, you may have already decided which brand to choose. Check out our brand-specific guides that can help you narrow down your choice by model or year of make – or maybe, just maybe, make you re-evaluate your brand choice after all.
Buying a Ford Truck
Ford is the number one truck manufacturer in the US, with the F-series leading the sales tables across the country.
Ford F150: What Are the Common Problems?
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What’s the Average Gas Mileage for a Ford F-150 Truck?
Should you end up buying a Ford truck, how much will that cost you in terms of gas expenses? We checked the data and have some interesting averages to share for you. Both gas and diesel covered.
How Long Is a Ford F150 Truck?
What kind of parking space will you need? Will this beast of a vehicle fit into your garage? Let’s review the length range of Ford’s most popular pickup truck.
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How Much Does a Ford F150 Weigh?
Length isn’t everything, right? Size matters, when it comes to weight too. Which is why we set out to see just How Much Does a Ford F150 Weigh?
Can you plow with a Ford F150?
Just in case this may be a consideration when choosing your next pickup truck, we thought we’d introduce you to a winter-edition guide about the Ford F-150. Can you plow snow with it and how.
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Ford’s nemesis in the field of pickup trucks would be Chevrolet. If you’re not a Ford person, then you’re probably a Chevy one! Here are some of our Chevy truck guides.
Chevrolet Silverado: What are the Common Problems?
Every truck has its issues. What are those of the Chevy Silverado? We break them down, year-by-year, so you can know what to look for when buying a used Silverado.
How much does a Chevy Silverado cost
Wondering if a Chevy Silverado is within your budget range? Reading our guide will provide you with all the info need. A breakdown of the cost of a Silverado based on model and trim level.
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How Much Can You Pull with a Chevy Silverado?
Planning on buying a Chevy Silverado and then towing with it? You need to know what the towing capacity of the various models is. This is exactly what we covered in this guide: How Much Can You Pull with a Chevy Silverado?
Other Brands of Trucks
There are more brands out there, beyond the Ford and Chevrolet trucks. Dodge makes Ram trucks and Toyota, Nissan and GMC make their models too. We write about them as well.
Ram 1500 Common Problems
Ram trucks are awesome, but no model is absolutely free of faults. We’ve prepared a solid report for you about common Ram 1500 problems throughout the years.
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5 Types of Dodge Trucks You Should Know [Ram Pickups]
So, you know you want a Dodge truck but which are there out there? We sort out the Rams in this guide, from the half-ton 1500 to the heavy-duty models.
GMC Sierra: What are the common problems?
GMC makes a great truck: the Sierra and its variety of models and trims. Learn what the common GMC Sierra problems are before buying one.
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