Buying a New Truck? 3 Details You Shouldn't Overlook

If you're going to be buying a new truck, you've got your mind on details such as down payments and financing. While those details are important to the purchase of your truck, other details are also important – but often overlooked. Here are three details you shouldn't overlook when you purchase your new truck.

1. Arrange for Maintenance Reminders

If you're like most people, you've got a busy schedule. However, if your schedule gets too busy, you may forget about the maintenance that your truck is going to need. When you make such a large investment, you can't afford to fall behind on the maintenance, especially if you depend on your truck for work. In addition, if you fall behind on your truck maintenance, you could accidentally void the warranty, which will make you responsible for all future repairs — including those that would have been covered by the warranty. To protect your investment, arrange for the dealership to send you maintenance reminders. That way, you'll know when it's time to take your truck in for scheduled maintenance.

2. Update Your Auto Insurance Policy

If you've had the same insurance policy for several years, it's probably time to make some adjustments, especially now that you're going to be purchasing a new truck. You need to make sure that your coverage is enough to replace your truck should you be involved in an accident with an uninsured or under-insured motorist. If you're going to be taking your truck off-roading, you'll also want to make sure that you have roadside assistance on your policy. You want to make sure you have the assistance you need if you get stuck in the mud.

3. Install an Upgraded Security System

Now that you're investing in a new truck, don't settle for the basic security system. You need a security system that will provide detailed information in case your truck gets stolen. You'll also want your system to provide information if you get stuck in the middle of nowhere. While satellite protection used to be available only for specific makes of cars, you can now have them installed on all makes and models. One of the benefits of this type of system is that it will provide information regarding your location, even when you're not able to use a cell phone. This type of security is vital when you're going to be using your truck for serious off-road adventures. 

If you're thinking of purchasing a new truck, then contact a Chevy truck dealer in your area.