Buying a commercial truck is a major business decision that should not be taken lightly. Before you buy, it’s important to understand the different types of trucks available, as well as the costs associated with each. Here are four key things to consider when shopping for commercial trucks for sale in San Diego:
Buying Versus Leasing
There are a few different ways to buy a truck for your business. You can buy the truck outright, lease it, or hire a trucking company to haul your cargo. Each option has its own set of pros and cons.
To buy a truck outright, you’ll need to factor in the cost of the truck, depreciation, and insurance. Depreciation is the loss of value of the truck over time, and insurance protects you in the event of an accident.
Leasing a truck is a cheaper option than buying, but you’ll have to pay the finance company your leasing fee every month. You should also factor in the cost of depreciation, insurance, and fuel. Overall, buying a truck gives you more control over the process.
Factors to Consider Before Buying
Before you buy a truck, make sure to consider the following factors:
- The size and weight of your cargo will affect the truck you need. You’ll need to decide how much cargo you can fit in the truck, and how much weight the truck can carry.
- How many miles the truck has on it will also affect the price.
- Older trucks have shorter lifespans, so you’ll have to factor that into your decision.
- Some features, like air conditioning, are standard on most trucks.
- Others, like a heavier capacity suspension, may be necessary for your cargo.
As previously mentioned, leasing a truck is a cheaper option than buying. The upfront costs are minimal and maintenance costs are included if a full-service lease is chosen. However, you will have to pay the leasing fees every month and you should factor in the truck depreciation, insurance, and fuel.
If you lease a truck, you have the option to buy it at the end of the lease. This is a good option if you plan to keep the truck for a long period of time.
Other Costs to Consider
These are just a few other costs associated with trucking. These include:
- Extended Warranties: Make sure you’re aware of the truck’s warranty, and factor that into your decision.
- Tires: You’ll need new tires every few thousand miles, and they can cost a lot of money.
- Insurance: Make sure you have the right insurance for the truck and your cargo.
Shop Commercial Trucks for Sale in San Diego at C&M Motors
Commercial trucks are essential for many businesses of all sizes. When shopping for a truck, be sure to consider the factors listed above. C&M Motors has a wide selection of trucks perfect for your business. If you are unsure of exactly what truck would best suit your needs, their professional staff can help you size and outfit your truck. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial trucks for sale in San Diego.
With two San Diego area offices in National City and Vista to serve you, C&M Motors is your local family-owned and operated commercial truck center. We are a member of NationaLease, which is one of the largest full-service truck leasing organizations in North America, giving you national coverage with local presence.
But C&M Motors is More Than Just Leasing
While leasing and rental solutions are an important part of our business, helping small local businesses with used trucks, collision repair, truck and fleet maintenance, parts, and fabrication are all part of our full-service offering.
C&M Motors purchases and warranties used trucks, specializing in Hino’s medium duty line. Hino is currently offering special extended warranties on used Hino vehicles to protect your commercial truck investment and keep you on the road.
Emergency Road-side Service & Collision Repair
We have our own onsite collision repair service and offer 24/7 emergency road-side assistance to tow your vehicle and get you situated in a loaner. Our staff is here to help you, making sure your service continues, even in the event of an accident.
Service | Maintenance | Parts
With 2 convenient service locations for all your parts and maintenance needs, we will work with you to keep your commercial trucks maintained on a regular schedule, so they are reliable service vehicles for your business.
Fabrication can make the difference in efficiency for your business. Having your truck built out with all the right shelves, racks, liftgates, and more can make moving your goods easier and more efficient. Excellent time saving options can save your company time, which translates into money. We have over 36 years of experience with many types of transport industries and can help you understand all the fabrication options available to you.
More Options Means More Solutions
From leasing and rentals to purchasing and finance, we can help you at every step of your truck acquisition journey. But our job doesn’t stop there. We help you keep that
truck running and with any customizations needed to make it the best work horse you’ve ever owned. Trust your business to a local family-owned business who will take care of you like family.
Give us a call to learn more.
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When you think of full service, what does that mean in terms of truck leasing? C&M Motors has the trucks, staff, service department, and most of all, experience to make your truck leasing program truly full service.
With NationaLease of San Diego, full service leasing, we eliminate the headache of maintaining your vehicles. We include preventive maintenance, emergency roadside service, safety programs, permitting, licensing, vehicle washing, substitute vehicles, and more.
We offer menu driven pricing options for a variety of choices, so you can tailor a leasing program to fit your business.
Here are just a few of the benefits of the NationaLease program at C&M Motors:
- No down payment
- 100% deductible payments
- Improved cash flow management due to predictable transportation costs billed in one convenient monthly invoice
- Improved fuel and equipment efficiency
- 7,000 factory-trained technicians at your disposal
- Increased driver safety
- DOT, state or fuel audits, fleet logistics, staff management and safety programs, preventive maintenance, or emergency road service
- We take care of your permitting and licensing, and even wash your trucks
We’ll also handle your fleet logistics, staff management, preventive maintenance, emergency road service, safety programs, permitting and licensing, vehicle washing, substitute vehicles, fuel tax issues, and more.
Let the qualified staff at C&M help make 2018 a more worry free, and profitable year for you and your business by exploring all the full-service leasing options we have available.
C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!