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May 21

Commercial Vehicle

Guide to Buying a Bakkie Truck

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Unlike buying a regular vehicle, buying a bakkie truck requires one to consider a number of factors in order to make an informed purchase. Here is a quick guide to buying a bakkie truck that will tell you about the primary things to consider.

Truck Size- Depending on the utility of the bakkie, whether for the purpose of business or to serve as a family vehicle, you’ll decide if you would need to invest in a light, medium, full-sized, heavy-duty or compact bakkie truck. Some of these choices are also based on one’s preference over utility.

Cab Size- Just as deciding the utility for your bakkie truck, you will also need to figure how much space the cargo would usually require and how much space you’d like for passengers. Modern bakkies also come with all the comforts and features of regular passenger vehicles making long family trips easy, while backing up as powerhouses for small businesses. Choose from a 2-door or 4-door configuration also taking into consideration that different models of bakkies have different amounts of in-cabin room.

Wheel Drivetrain- Once again, considering both preference and choice, select the right drivetrain to suit the utility of your bakkie. Rear-wheel drive serves best when transporting heavy cargo, whereas 4-wheel drive will help if you’re driving through challenging terrain. Some 4-wheel drive bakkies also come with a dedicated button to enable the use of front wheels only in case of need.

Safety- Whether purchasing a bakkie truck for business or personal use, ensure it meets with satisfactory amounts of safety standards. Most bakkies come with a variety of safety installations and features including seat-belts, airbags, traction control systems etc.

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