Getting Your Hands on a Chevy
If you’re after a Chevy Truck, both brand new Silverado models and classics from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s are available.
For Australian buyers looking for a new Chevy trucks, American Vehicle Sales (AVS) in Melbourne has been making the conversion to right hand drive at their Victorian-based facility since 1994. AVS represents the range in Australia. To check out the latest Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD 53 and other models, head to www.chevroletaustralia.com
New Truck Market
The transport industry is without doubt the lifeblood of the economy. Keeping goods moving around, across and through our cities, regional areas and from coast to coast and gulf to gulf. So no surprise that all the leading truck manufacturers are represented in Australia.
In the heavy duty range Kenworth, Mack, Scania, Mercedes Benz, Western Star, Freightliner are among the big boys and all have dealerships across the country. In new releases, many companies are working in the area of fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
For light work the offerings are vast and include Isuzu, Hino and Fuso dominate this category with a massive range of different models so there is one to suit every business and every workload.
Used Truck Market
As many workhorses are built to last, the second hand truck market is always strong with plenty of different models and price ranges for buyers to consider. And there are plenty of sources to making finding the right used truck for you so much easier.
- Dealer Used Trucks: most dealers will have good used truck stock from their trade-ins. Buying from an authorised dealer comes with its perks but sometimes the price may be slightly higher than buying privately. There are also many dealers that specialise only in the second hand market.
- Private Used Truck Market: with online marketplaces connected buyers and sellers so easily, many sellers will opt for a private sale over a trade-in, perhaps in the hope of recouping a better price. trucksales.com.au is by far the most popular site and covers all types of trucks for sale from the smaller city delivery vehicles right up to heavy duty, B double and triple ranges.
- Auction Market: great places to pick up a used truck at a good price but in some cases without some of the assurances and other benefits from buying through a dealer. Many operate online auctions so you can bid from your base. Check out pickles.com.au www.graysonline.com www.truckdealers.com.au