Having a commercial vehicle that runs properly day in and day out, while having confidence in its ability to keep you on the road and safe is critical for your company’s success.  Whether you’re considering buying your first commercial van, work truck or cargo van, or you’re planning on adding to your already existing commercial fleet, there are many factors to consider in making sure you find a reliable one. Here are some tips for buying a great commercial vehicle.


Know What You Need

Unlike many standard vehicles, commercial vehicles have the added task of being one of the tools you utilize for your business. Depending on the type of work you perform in a day, your needs for your commercial vehicle can vary and understanding what that looks like before you begin shopping can help you narrow down your search. Before deciding what vehicle will do that best, it’s important to consider what are absolutes for your commercial vehicle.  Do you do need to transport a lot of people or large, heavy items often?  Will you need to tow things such as animals or a tool trailer?  Will this vehicle need to shelving to organize tools or equipment?  Does your business require refrigeration for catering or large empty cargo space for hauling goods?  Answering these questions before you begin your search can help guide you into what type of work truck, transit van, cargo van or commercial passenger van is best for your company or business.


Know Your Budget

If you haven’t crunched the numbers to see what kind of a budget you are working with, now would be the time to evaluate your maximum budget.  Decide if you will be buying the commercial vehicle outright or if your business will plan on financing it.  If financing a vehicle works best for your company, be sure to shop around to find the best finance rates available.  While there are dealerships like Broadmoor Motors who do not markup your interest rate to make a profit, there are many dealerships where it is common practice. Shopping ahead of time can help you find the best available rate and protect you from being blindsided from a higher rate with hidden markups.



Shop From A Trusted Dealer

Regardless if you’re planning on buying a new or used commercial vehicle, finding a trusted dealership is invaluable.  While each cargo van, work truck and commercial vehicle can vary on their specific options and usages, one thing that should not vary is the confidence you have in the dealership you’ll be buying from that they’ll be able to deliver a safe and reliable vehicle.  The most obvious place to start your shopping is with a dealership you’ve already had a positive experience working with previously.  But if you don’t have a dealership you’ve purchased a great commerical vehicle with prior, it’s important to look at online reviews from prospective dealerships to see what other people’s experiences have been. Knowing what other customers have said can help you weed out the ones with more negative reviews than positive and give you more comfortability shopping from the ones with great reviews.


Get A Warranty

Is it even possible to get a warranty on a commercial vehicle? It is at Broadmoor Motors! At Broadmoor Motors we believe your hard-earned money not only deserves a reliable vehicle but one that’s backed by a 30 Day Powertrain Warranty and offer additional extended warranties with none of the filler and unnecessary items that other dealerships offer.  In addition, Broadmoor Motors handles our warranties locally so you don’t have to deal with a third party company.


Talk To Your Accountant

Buying a work truck, transit van or commercial vehicle for your business may offer your company tax write-offs that may include the interest on payments or allow for benefits you weren’t aware of previously.  Before buying, leasing or financing a commercial vehicle, we recommend talking to your accountant to find out which works best for your specific needs.



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