Every year you turn a year older, your truck too turns old, which puts you a wee bit closer to paying huge maintenance and repair bills. What is even scarier is the fact that these bills can any time soar high, which will put you in a dilemma on whether or not you must pay the maintenance bills or sell it off. The question remains, how you will know if the vehicle needs to be sold. Whether you will believe this or not but seriously there is no mileage threshold that will tell you it’s time for you to ditch the vehicle. Most of the vehicles routinely cross the 100000 miles threshold without experiencing any fundamental mechanical problem. 

However we have put together a few signs which innately indicate you soon need to get rid of your old truck. Have a look below: 

What is the worth of your truck? 

If you want to sell off your truck start with determining the worth of your truck. Visit an auto valuation website and fill up the required fields. They will ask you questions like model and make of the vehicle, odometer reading and the prevailing condition of the vehicle. While mentioning the condition of the vehicle you need to take into account any repair you plan to get. When the trade-in values are generated, you will need to consider the lowest among all the three estimates. This is supposed to be the amount you are expected to get from the dealer. 

Find out how much the expense would go if you want to keep it running on roads? 

Talk to your mechanic now to understand the costs. Determine the costs by considering the following expense: 

  • Bigger repairs which must be accomplished to keep the truck running
  • Additional repairs which can be delayed and are not too crucial. Such expense can be forwarded to the next year 
  • Maintenance which will be due for the upcoming 12 months 

These are key points to consider before you opt for cash for trucks in Sydney. While talking about expense, we want to focus on repair costs revolving round the truck after it crosses the 100000 miles threshold. These are costlier works as they include changing the coolant, transmission fluid, worn-out tyres, rotors, brake pads, water pumps, timing belts and suspension parts. Also, don’t forget to go through the owner’s manual which includes the maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer. If you postpone the repair work in fear of paying such huge bills, chances are the truck’s condition will deteriorate. 


We know you are too excited about getting cash for old trucks in Sydney but it seems like you have more to go. Add up the entire repair and maintenance costs even if it includes future expenses. Now, compare the figure with the trade-in value. If you discover that the maintenance costs are not worth paying for, get the truck sold off without a second thought. We will rather suggest you sell the truck as soon as possible to derive a handsome value rather than keeping it and watching it deteriorate over time. 

If you want to hurry up with your decision, take at least two week’s time to evaluate the condition of the old truck. Our suggestion is, don’t get into the trap of delaying the trade-in process just in case suddenly the truck looks fine to be used for another couple of years. Get it sold and save the money for a better model. 

Author's Bio: 

The author runs cash for trucks company in Sydney. In recent times the author has been shedding light on various matters related to selling of vehicles through blogs.