Did you know that a new truck loses up to 11% of its value the moment you drive it off the lot? That means you've already lost money before getting your new truck home! Fortunately, you're already off to a great start by searching for a used truck dealer in Albany. How so? That search brought you to DePaula Chevrolet, where you'll find plenty of used trucks on our lot that keeps more of your hard-earned money in your wallet.
Shopping for a used truck is a wise financial investment because it means avoiding that rapid depreciation that befalls every new vehicle. Instead of losing money on your purchase, you're paying closer to the actual value of the truck. As a result, your money goes a lot further on our used lot and gets you behind the wheel of a model that's better equipped for a fraction of the price.
Along with saving money, shopping for a used truck gives you more options. Our new inventory is limited to the latest Chevy lineup and is based on the most popular trims, features, and packages for our area. However, our used inventory is a different story and has something for everyone. Don't believe us? Consider the fact that over 40 million used vehicles are sold in America each year. That alone creates a shopper's paradise that we're proud to be a part of and offer right here on our lot.
Our expansive selection of used trucks guarantees the truck of your dreams is right here at DePaula Chevrolet. We have everything from best-selling models like the Silverado and Tundra to midsize marvels like the Frontier, Ridgeline, and Canyon. Of course, we also have plenty of heavy-duty road warriors from Ram, Ford, and Chevy, all of which can meet your towing and hauling needs without breaking a sweat. This selection makes finding a used truck in Albany easier and more affordable than ever!
Full-size trucks, which are often referred to as half-tons, are some of the most versatile in the segment because of their size and capability. They're larger than midsize models, leading to more spacious cabins, higher payload and towing capabilities, longer beds, and more powerful engines. Because of this, they're ideal for hauling passengers and cargo, with many four-door models offering expansive rear seating that guarantees everyone's comfort.
The most popular full-size trucks include best-sellers like the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra. GMC and Ram are renowned for offering affordable luxury and capability, making the Sierra and Ram 1500 excellent options for drivers looking for creature comforts like leather upholstery, heated seats, and innovative technology. The Chevy Silverado is kin to the Sierra but scales back on luxury for a lower price point without sacrificing capability.
America's best-selling full-size pickup truck is the Ford F-150. If you spend a lot of time towing, shop for a newer F-150 on the used lot since these models come with trailering features that make parking and navigating a trailer in reverse easier and less stressful. The Tundra is another excellent option for drivers loyal to the Toyota brand. It also holds its value incredibly well because of its ability to log hundreds of thousands of miles.
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One of the greatest evolutions in the automotive industry was the introduction of the midsize truck. Smaller than their full-size counterparts, midsize trucks use their size to their advantage. As a result, they're not only agile and versatile, but they're also capable and incredibly efficient. This is especially true with models like the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, and GMC Canyon, all of which you'll find on our lot.
Because they are lighter and smaller, midsize trucks are the industry's "go anywhere" workhorses. For example, the Toyota Tacoma is a staple on the trail and a favorite among off-roaders because of its size, durability, and incredible power. It's also easy to modify and holds its value, making it a great find on the used lot and a wise investment. Although not as popular as the Tacoma, the Nissan Frontier has a cult following among off-roaders and, for many, is a hidden gem that offers capability and versatility at a great price.
If you're not in the market for an off-road rig, plenty of other options can meet your needs. The GMC Canyon continues the automaker's reputation for luxury with its premium interior materials and comfort features that make your time in the driver's seat more enjoyable. The Chevy Colorado mimics the Canyon's design but focuses less on opulence and more on affordability, but don't discount the Colorado's lower price for a cheap or unrefined interior as quite the contrary is true.
The Honda Ridgeline also stands out in the segment as a unique midsize truck that isn't built on the traditional body-on-frame platform. Instead, its unibody frame likens it to Honda SUVs like the Pilot and the Odyssey minivan, making it handle more like a sedan than a workhorse. Because of its unibody frame, it also features unique design details like its two-way tailgate that extends the functionality of the cabin and bed.
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If you're looking for a truck capable of towing heavy loads without breaking a sweat, look no further than our selection of heavy-duty workhorses. Models like the Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD, Ford Super Duty, and Ram 2500 and 3500 are designed to work hard. Moreover, they're immediately recognizable by their massive bodies that make them compatible with fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers.
Behind the scenes, heavy-duty trucks are built with stronger frames and heavier chassis that add to their capability and explain why some models can tow up to 36,000 pounds with ease. Part of this capability comes from under the hood, where most heavy-duty workhorses are powered by power-hungry V8 or diesel engines that deliver high torque rates for optimal pulling power. Overall, this power and the sheer size of a heavy-duty truck make it less efficient. However, diesel powerplants often remedy this, especially models like the Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD, two of the most efficient heavy-duty trucks in the segment.
Along with their design, heavy-duty trucks often come equipped with trailering technology and features that make your job easier behind the wheel. These features range from extended side mirrors that optimize your visibility to cutting-edge camera technology that gives you multiple views around the truck and trailer. You'll even find newer models outfitted with in-vehicle trailering apps that allow you to create custom trailer profiles, run pre-departure checklists, and monitor trailer tire pressure without leaving the driver's seat.
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