Why It’s Smart to Buy a Used Commercial Truck

Why It’s Smart to Buy a Used Commercial Truck

usedIf you are looking to expand your fleet to simply replace unrepairable trucks, there are many advantages to buying a used medium-duty commercial truck.

What makes purchasing a used truck can be a smart decision for so many? Let’s look at some of the advantages of buying used commercial vehicles:

Cost Savings

It might seem obvious, but it’s true that acquiring used trucks is significantly cheaper up-front than purchasing a new vehicle. A commercial truck generally sees its biggest drop in value in its first 12 months. This means you can often find great resale deals on commercial vehicles that are older than one year. Additionally, depreciation is much slower after the initial first year decrease. So, if you buy a used truck and later sell it yourself, you may not have to part with it for too much less than you paid, putting good money back into your pocket (in addition to whatever profits the vehicle helped you earn).

Yes, buying a new truck can be a long-term investment, but for some companies, especially new and growing businesses, saving on immediate costs can be the most important concern, helping them quickly expand their fleet, land more jobs, and make more money.

Predictable

Used trucks typically have a dependable life cycle and performance capabilities that can be familiar to you and your drivers. Particularly if you can acquire the commercial vehicle’s telematics (digital data on engine hours, idle time, fuel economy, alerts, etc.) or records of maintenance, you can approximate how well you can expect the truck or van to work and for how many more years.

Being able to confidently rely on a used vehicle helps you to precisely plan and execute your routes and jobs, and ultimately help make your fleet more productive. Sometimes, technological, and operational learning curves with new trucks may hinder work, along with driver concerns about even slightly dinging the new commercial vehicle. However, you can always get right to work with familiar, previously used trucks and vans.

C&M Motors will provide you with great certainty when purchasing any used truck. We complete a thorough inspection of all used trucks we offer to make sure they will provide years of service to your business.

Flexible

Used vehicles can offer your company flexibility, since used trucks are readily available in a wide range of options. When purchasing new commercial vehicles, you are restricted to recent models and potentially lengthy production lead times. With used trucks, you can shop for any model produced in the past few years or even older if a vehicle has been well maintained. Additionally, C&M has a service and fabrication department that can make any modifications to anu used truck to fit your companies’ specific requirements.

Used trucks can also be helpful to have on hand as simple backup vehicles, providing additional flexibility if an unexpected breakdown happens during an important job with a tight deadline.

Environmental Concerns

Members of Gen Y and Gen Z, who increasingly make up a greater share of the workforce, care about how the industry affects the environment. As such, sustainability is an emerging benefit of used vehicles. At first, it sounds illogical that older, less fuel-efficient trucks could be called eco-friendly, however the acquisition of used commercial vehicles decreases the demand for newer trucks and vans. Because manufacturing requires a considerable amount of electricity, raw materials, and so on, purchasing used vehicles helps limit unnecessary truck production and our industry’s overall carbon footprint.

From affordable costs and broad availability to familiarity and eco-friendliness, used vehicles can be the perfect choice for your business’ requirements. If you’re interested in buying a truck, new or used, C&M Motors has the experience to help you make the right decision for your company. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

C&M Motors Inc

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

Great Used Trucks at C&M Motors

Great Used Trucks at C&M Motors

At C&M Motors, we are working hard to bring you a great selection of used Hino trucks as well as other brands to keep your business on the move.

Dry Box Vans

We have two Dry Box Vans currently available. The first is a 2016 Hino 268A 26’ Dry Box. This exceptionally clean commercial truck has only 135K miles and is in great condition. It has been safety checked and thoroughly inspected. It includes a roll-up door and a tuck-away 2,500 lb. lift gate. We have a gallery of images on our Used Truck page so you can see the details for yourself.

The second Dry Box Van currently available is a 2018 Hino 195. This is 16’ Dry Box with roll-up door and tuck-away 3,000 lb. lift gate. This truck is nearly new with only 54K miles. Again, the vehicle has been thoroughly inspected, cleaned, and ready to roll. It is a great addition to any commercial truck fleet.

Reefer Bodies

We have two 2009 Kidron Reefer Bodies for sale. These are 24’ refrigerator bodies only; they do not include the reefer unit. They currently are equipped with swing doors but can be upgraded to include a roll-up. The body measures 98” high by 96” wide. One includes a Maxon 2,500 lb. lift gate. Our team can help you add a refrigeration unit to these reefer bodies. Our fabrication department is available to assist with custom shelves, kick plates, lift gates, and more. Our goal is to provide you with the right modifications to meet your business needs.

2022 Hino L6 Cab & Chassis Coming Soon

This great new Hino truck sports a 230 HP Diesel Engine and 25,950 GVWR.  Features include 2200 Allison Automatic, air conditioning, CD player, exhaust brake, power windows and door locks, heated mirrors, and cruise control. This 2022 Hino is designed for a 26’ box will be available soon. This great truck is sure to be in demand, so please contact us right away with your interest.

Hino Extended Warranty

Many of our used trucks are eligible for a Hino extended warranty. Take the risk out of your used truck purchase and work with a Hino certified dealer. Contact us if you have any questions regarding our current and upcoming used trucks or our warranty options. We offer financing and maintenance options. Serving the greater San Diego area for 39 years and looking forward to helping you build out your fleet!

 

C&M Motors Inc

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

Keeping Businesses on the Move

Keeping Businesses on the Move

As we are all aware, 2020 was a tumultuous year…one that most of us would rather not repeat. Many businesses have been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic and some are struggling just to stay afloat.

At C&M Motors, we are looking at ways to help our local businesses with their transportation needs but in a creative and less costly ways. For many, it is imperative to have transport trucks to move goods to market, but the cost of a new truck may not be possible right now.

With that concern in mind, we have increased our inventory of quality, newer used trucks and are outfitting them for customers so they can continue to provide their services without the burden of a new truck loan or lease. All our trucks are inspected by trained technicians, made road-worthy and are backed by our maintenance team. Many are eligible for an extended warranty through the manufacturer, Hino.

Used Trucks Customized to Your Needs

Our used inventory is largely comprised of medium duty trucks which we can configure with racks, lifts, and other customizations to meet your transportation needs. If you need something special, whether it is a particular size truck body or special shelving inside your box truck for organization, we can make that happen.

We are hopeful with the vaccination process beginning, we will see the end of the pandemic soon. We are working hard to bring you creative solutions to bridge the gap until we resume normal business activities.

We wish you a safe and prosperous 2021 and encourage you to contact us for any of your trucking needs.

Why C&M Motors

C&M Motors is a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations to serve you (National City and Vista), we offer a more personalized experience and customized services to meet your business needs. Sales, service, rentals, maintenance, collision, fabrication, parts, and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance are all available at C&M Motors.

Give us a call to learn more.

 

C&M Motors Inc

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

Local Full-Service Commercial Truck Dealer

Local Full-Service Commercial Truck Dealer

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.

Used Trucks

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

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.

C&M Motors Inc
www.cmmotorsinc.com
(800) 736-3443

Used Reefer Bodies Available

2009 Kidron 24" Reefer BodyC&M Motors currently has 4 used 24’ Kidron Reefer bodies ready for immediate delivery or installation on your truck chassis. Inside dimensions are 98” high and 96” wide. These bodies feature Thermo King T-1080s SP multi-temp refrigeration units all with less than 1200 engine hours.

The bodies have swing doors with an option to install roll-up doors by our service department for an additional cost. Another add-on can be a 2,500 lb. lift gate for added ease of loading.

C&Ms fabrication department can mount these bodies on your chassis and make any additional modifications required for your specific transportation requirements.

Check out these and all other available parts in our online store or simply give us a call if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

www.cmmotorsinc.com

(800) 736-3443

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