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Title 10 Most Popular Trucks

Based on final 2018 model-year sales, this guide contains the 10 most popular pickup trucks in America. Changes in the segment for 2019, however, could bring changes to this list in the future. Ram is challenging Chevrolet for second-place ranking among light-duty full-size models, while the midsize segment gets two new competitors in the form of the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator. Stay tuned.

10. Toyota Tundra (118,258)

A full-size light-duty truck, the Texas-built Toyota Tundra has been in production for almost 15 years without a complete redesign. The Tundra’s two V8 engine choices are inefficient, crash-test protection is unimpressive, and the mix of cab styles, bed lengths, and trim levels is limited. The maximum payload rating is 1,730 pounds, and the maximum tow rating is 10,200 lbs.

9. Chevrolet Colorado (134,842)

A midsize pickup truck available in extended and crew cab styles with a choice between a 4-cylinder, a V6, and a turbo-diesel summoning 369 lb.-ft. of torque, the Chevrolet Colorado offers variety. You can get anything from a basic work truck to an off-road-ready ZR2 Bison, and when properly equipped a Colorado can haul up to 1,574 lbs. of payload and tow as much as 7,700 lbs. of trailer.

8. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD (148,819)

Available in 2500HD and 3500HD model series, as well as multiple trim levels ranging from basic to luxurious, Chevy’s heavy-duty full-size truck hauls up to 6,112 lbs. of payload and tows as much as 23,100 lbs. of weight, depending on how its configured. Get the optional Duramax turbo-diesel V8 for maximum capability. A redesigned Silverado HD is coming for the 2020 model year.

7. Ram Heavy Duty (149,287)

Overhauled for the 2019 model year, the Ram Heavy Duty comes in 2500 and 3500 series and is available with a turbo-diesel engine making 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. Maximum towing capacity measures 35,100 lbs. and a Ram HD can handle a payload of up to 7,680 lbs. Multiple trim levels, from basic to luxurious, are available, and the Ram 2500 Power Wagon is especially talented when off-roading.

6. GMC Sierra 1500 (158,284)

Redesigned for 2019, the GMC Sierra 1500 light-duty full-size truck is improved in every way. Highlights include a range of engines including two V8s, a turbocharged 4-cylinder, and a turbo-diesel 6-cylinder. A new AT4 trim level preps the Sierra 1500 for off-road duty, and the popular Denali luxury model returns. Maximum towing capability is 10,200 lbs., and the Sierra can handle a payload of up to 2,240 lbs.

5. Toyota Tacoma (245,659)

The most popular midsize truck in America, the Toyota Tacoma comes in extended- and crew-cab styles and in six trim levels, including the off-road-ready TRD Pro. Power comes courtesy of a 4-cylinder or a V6 engine, and the Tacoma can tackle a payload of up to 1,440 lbs. or a trailer weighing as much as 6,800 lbs.

4. Ford F-Series Super Duty (264,388)

Redesigned just two years ago, the Ford F Series Super Duty lineup includes F-250, F-350, and F-450 model series with three different cab styles and six trim levels ranging from basic to luxurious. Gasoline and turbo-diesel V8 engines are available, and a Super Duty can haul up to 7,640 lbs. of payload and tow as much as 35,000 lbs. of trailer.

3. Ram 1500 (387,223)

Ram has redesigned its 1500 light-duty full-size pickup truck for 2019, though it still sells the old design as the Classic. The new truck takes big leaps in terms of technological sophistication, and comes with a standard mild-hybrid powertrain system called eTorque. Extended- and crew-cab styles are available in six trim levels ranging from basic to luxurious. The maximum payload rating is 2,300 lbs., and a Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 lbs.

2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (436,480)

Redesigned for 2019, the Silverado 1500 light-duty full-size pickup truck offers plenty of variety. Redesigned for 2019, the Silverado 1500 light-duty full-size pickup truck offers plenty of variety. Eight trim levels and six powertrains are available, including off-road-ready Trail Boss versions and both a turbocharged 4-cylinder gas and turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel engine. The Silverado’s maximum payload rating is 2,250 lbs. and the maximum tow rating is 12,200 lbs.

1. Ford F-150 (623,980)

For more than four decades, the Ford F-150 light-duty full-size truck has been the best-selling pickup in America. For 2019, three cab styles and seven trim levels are available, including the Baja-inspired Raptor. Turbocharged gas and diesel 6-cylinder engines are available, along with a traditional V8. The truck’s maximum payload rating is 3,270 lbs., and when properly equipped the F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds.

Article Originally published on JDPower.com by Christian Wardlaw

Buying Used Pickup Trucks What To Look For

Buying Used Pickup Trucks: What Should You Look For?

Buying a used pickup truck is a lot harder than buying a used car. Used pickup trucks have often lived a harder workhorse-style life, which means there’s more to consider when you’re buying a truck than when you’re buying a normal family sedan or minivan. So just what should you look for? We have some answers that can help you when you’re checking out a used truck.

Towing and Hauling

One thing you’ll have to consider when buying a used truck is just how much towing and hauling the previous owner has done. Obviously, this isn’t something you’ll need to think about if you’re buying a hatchback or a convertible, but trucks are different. If a truck has spent 50,000 miles hooked up to a trailer, it may have caused more than normal wear on the truck’s mechanical components.

Of course, one way to find out just how much towing and hauling a truck has done is to simply ask the owner. But since you can’t always count on the truth from someone selling a used car — and since you can’t always count on a dealer to know the whole story — we recommend taking the truck for a mechanical inspection before you buy it. We especially recommend this if you see evidence of a lot of towing, such as a well-worn tow hitch, a severely bent rear license plate or a cable for wiring a trailer’s brake lights.

Off-Road Use

Another thing you’ll need to consider when buying a truck is exactly how it’s been used. Many used pickup trucks lead pampered in-town lives, but some are used in fields, on farms or on ranches — exactly as they were intended to be. The problem with this sort of use, however, is that it can cause a lot of wear to a truck’s suspension, chassis and other components. To check for off-road use, get under the truck and take a look around. If you see a lot of scratches, scrapes and bent parts on the truck’s underside, it may have had a rough life off-road. While this isn’t necessarily a reason to avoid a truck, it’s certainly a red flag that may warrant a mechanical inspection by a professional.

Commercial Use?

Many trucks are bought by businesses and used as workhorses in a wide variety of applications, including shuttling around the foreman and hauling serious debris and heavy goods. Because so many trucks are used by businesses, we wouldn’t tell you to avoid a truck that’s had commercial use, but we do suggest paying a mechanic to check it over before you buy it. Businesses aren’t always as careful with maintenance as private owners, and you’ll want to be sure that no important services were skipped. Buying a used pickup truck is hard, since used trucks have often had a rough life. But if you follow our suggestions and thoroughly check out any truck before you buy it, you’ll probably end up with a used pickup that serves you well for years to come.

This article by Doug Demuro was originally published on AutoTrader.com

Top Reasons to Buy a Car on Finance

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Buying a car, whether it's brand new or used, can be overwhelming financially. Working out the best way to pay for it largely depends on your financial situation. Even if you do have large sums of cash at hand, purchasing a car on finance may still be the better option. This is mostly because the different finance options (e.g. personal contract purchase, hire purchase, leasing, and personal car loans) provide budget flexibility. But let’s take a look at other top reasons why you should consider financing a vehicle.

In This Guide:
  • You won’t have to pay a large sum at once
  • You can get a better car
  • It will help to improve your credit score
  • Car finance can be tax deductible
  • It’s better for budgeting
  • No collateral is needed
  • Do you need vehicle finance?

You won’t have to pay a large sum at once
The reality is that most of us do not have access to large sums of money to pay for a car in cash and even if we do have savings, we do not necessarily want to dig into them if it can be avoided. Financing a vehicle spreads the cost of an expensive item over several months, making it more affordable.

You can get a better car
Because car finance allows you to pay off a vehicle monthly over many years, you may now find it within your budget to afford a more expensive and higher quality car. If you were paying cash, you would only be able to purchase a vehicle that falls into your cash budget at the time.
Having a newer or better-quality car may also mean that you will not have to pay for as may car services and you can also rest at ease knowing that you are driving a car that has better safety features.

It will help to improve your credit score
Whether you choose a personal loan or an HP contract to help you finance your car, then you’ll find that your credit rating improves as you continue to make regular payments. As long as your payments are made promptly and none are missed, then financing a vehicle will provide you with a good opportunity to demonstrate your ability to manage credit well and to stick to repayment schedules.

Once you have an excellent credit score, then financial companies will more readily approve future loans that you may want to apply for. This especially applies to those who are new to the credit market. You can still apply for car finance with a bad credit score, but you will find it harder to get the best deals.

Car finance can be tax deductible
If you own a business and you purchase car finance under the business’s name, then the finance costs may be tax-deductible.

It’s better for budgeting
With a good car finance agreement, you will know exactly how much you owe and when the instalment will be deducted from your account. This makes it much easier to budget for future expenses and will also help you with any future savings that you’re working towards.

Having a good idea of where you stand financially will also give you the insight you need to negotiate a finance deal on your terms.

No collateral is needed
To get a car financed, you won’t have to put anything down as collateral. This is because your car will automatically serve as the collateral for the loan. This means that if you do not manage to make all of your payments, then you won’t stand to lose anything else other than the vehicle that has been financed.

Keep in mind that failing to make your payments can lead to a bad credit rating, which you want to avoid at all costs.

Bill Owens Auto Sales is Near You.

Bill Owens Auto Sales is Near You. 
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Listen to your Mama! - Mama Said Buy You Out

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Summer Safety

Safety is important no matter what time of year it is. But with all the fun of summer I feel like people forget about safety more often than the other seasons. Since I know a safe summer is a happy summer, I’m sharing my top summertime safety tips for you to share with your family. 

Wear Sunglasses—Everyone in your family should have a pair of sunglasses from baby to grandparents. Sunglasses are so much more than a cool accessory. They’re also an effective way to protect your eyes from sun damage.

Drink More Water—You probably hear people telling you to drink more water all year long, but staying hydrated is especially important in the summer. As you sweat in the summer you need to drink extra water to make up for the extra water you’re losing.   

Use Bug Spray—Summer is bug season. From mosquitos to ticks, you wanna make sure your family is wearing bug spray whenever you’re spending long periods of time outside. 

Take Breaks In The Shade—When it’s hot outside, make sure your family is taking frequent breaks in the shade. In fact, when you’re going to the beach or the park, you could even pack your own umbrella to make your own shade. 

Apply Sunscreen Often—Not only should you wear sunscreen every time you’re in the sun, but you should also reapply every two hours. There’s no such thing as too much sunscreen because nothing puts a damper on your summer like a sunburn. 

Play In The Water—You don’t need to live near a beach to have a splashin’ summer. On a hot day fill up some water balloons and water guns and host a water fight. Everyone’s a winner when you’re playing with water on a hot day. 

Pick Safe Shoes—I know it’s easy to slip on flip flops and run out the door, but you and your family will be safer choosing studier shoes. Instead of flip flops, opt for sandals with ankle support or a breathable pair of sneakers. These shoes will keep your feet better protected from tripping, ankle twisting and toe stubbing. 

I hope with these safety tips you and your family have a safe summer. But don’t forget to have fun while you’re at it!

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