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Used Trucks Buying Advice

Tips to help you buy a used pickup truck.
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How to Buy a Used Truck
Don't forget any of these must-do system checks when you're shopping for a used pickup truck.

Use Our VIN Decoder to Find a Truck's Model Year
The model year of all vehicles sold in the US since 1980 can be found by taking a quick look at their serial numbers.

Chevy S-Series Trucks, 1982-1995
Are you in the market for an older Chevy S-Series truck? Here's a timeline that shows you some of the updates and changes that were made from 1982 to 1995.

Exterior Checklist
Print this checklist out and take it with you when you look at used trucks. Scroll to the next topic to see a list of recommended interior checks.

Test Drive Checklist
Here's a helpful list of checks anyone can do to help identify common problems found in used vehicles.

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