Check If A Dealer Will Throw In These Things When You Buy A New Pickup Truck


One of the handy things about being in the market for a pickup truck is that you can peruse many of your local car dealerships — after all, many leading car manufacturers also produce pickup trucks. Once you've checked out several makes and models of pickup trucks, like Toyota trucks for sale, and have narrowed down your decision, it's time to begin the negotiation process with a salesperson. One way to get a deal that suits you is to not only negotiate the price of the vehicle, but to also see if the dealer will throw in some additional items for you. If both sides are close, the inclusion of these things may compel you to sign on the dotted line.

Bed Liner

A bed liner is a valuable automotive accessory for protecting the bed of your truck. If you plan on carrying items in the back, a bed liner will prevent items from scratching the paint — which can not only affect the look of your pickup truck, but also allow rust to grow. You'll want to buy a bed liner upon taking ownership of your pickup truck, but you can also request this accessory as a negotiation tactic. Dealerships often have a selection of appropriately sized bed liners available and may throw one in if you're close to making a deal on the vehicle.

Mud Flaps

Many pickup trucks come with mud flaps, but truck owners will often upgrade these devices to higher-quality models that provide more protection to keep mud and rocks from being kicked up by the tires and making contact with the body paint. You may be able to get the dealership to throw in a set of four high-quality mud flaps, as well as have them installed on your new pickup truck by the time you arrive to sign the paperwork to take possession. This addition may be enough to get the deal done and will save you the expense and effort to taking care of this upgrade later on.

Trailer Hitch

One of the reasons that many people buy pickup trucks is for their towing ability. But before you tow anything, you'll need a trailer hitch. A trailer hitch may come with your vehicle, but it also may not. In the latter case, see if the dealership is up for throwing in a trailer hitch — with the installation included — if you agree to buy the truck at the currently negotiated price.


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Car Dealer Auto Selection: How The Process Works

After going to my first auto auction, I became very interested in how dealers select the cars they're going to put on their lots. I spent a lot of time talking with local dealers, auction regulars, and others in the industry to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets to picking out the perfect auction cars and getting them lot-ready. I created this site to help others understand what goes into the process in the hopes that it would help car buyers understand what they're looking at when they hit the car lot. I hope the information here helps you better prepare for buying your next car.