Find Your Next Used Truck At Frank Kent Country

January 10th, 2020 by

Two 2018 Chevy trucks, a silver Colorado and silver Silverado 1500 which are popular used Chevy trucks in Waco, TX, are parked in a dark lit garage.

Are you in need of a new pickup but don’t want to spend full-price on the latest 2020 Chevy Colorado or Silverado? Or, are you considering one of the used Chevy trucks Waco, TX has available? Why not venture a little bit further and visit Frank Kent Country in Corsicana? With plenty of used trucks to pick from, you’ll find a make and model year that not only fits your budget but gives you every bit of truck you’re shopping for. From a compact Colorado to a half-ton Silverado, you’ll find these models and several heavy-duty trucks on the lot at Frank Kent Country. Whether the trucks are for work or you want it as your everyday driver, all you need to do is check out the stock of trucks we have available. And if for some reason you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, check back tomorrow. Our stock is constantly changing. So even if you don’t find the perfect truck today, we’re confident we can help you find the right truck for you tomorrow.

Certified Pre-Owned Trucks vs Used Trucks

When looking over the used Chevy trucks on our lot, you’ll come across both used and Certified Pre-Owned models. While both have been previously owned and driven by other drivers, you might wonder what the difference is. All vehicles are considered used, but to be considered Certified Pre-Owned, the vehicle needs to meet very specific requirements. When these requirements are met, the truck receives a number off benefits and is like new.

In order for a Chevy to obtain a Certified Pre-Owned status (different manufacturers have varying requirements, so the requirements for one manufacturer will not always be the same as another) the pickup needs to be within six model years of the current model, be under a maximum of 75,000 miles, have a clean title, pass a vehicle history report, pass a 172-point inspection, and have all the vehicle recalls performed on the truck. Then, and only then, will a vehicle receive its Certified Pre-Owned status.

When a vehicle receives this certification, it comes with several perks. Some of these perks include a 6-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. It also has a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, both of which come with a $0 deductible. The vehicle will come with two included maintenance visits and a CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) scheduled maintenance program as well as a vehicle exchange program. This means that if after the first three days or 150 miles you’re not happy with the vehicle, you can bring it in and exchange it.

Tacked on, you’ll also receive three months of OnStar Safety and Security, plus three months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Consider the Chevy Colorado

Chevy came out with its full redesign of the Chevy Colorado in 2015. However, General Motors had stopped production of the vehicle for the 2013 and 2014 model years, so you won’t find those models available.
If you’re interested in a diesel engine, the 2016 model year of the Chevy Colorado did offer a 2.8L I4 turbodiesel engine. From the 2016 model year on, there has been a diesel engine offering, which helps boost your towing potential as well as fuel economy. If you’re not sure whether you should go with a traditional unleaded gasoline engine or diesel, just ask our staff. We’ll go over what you plan on doing with the truck and how you’ll use it. This will make it easier to recommend not only the right pickup model but also the right engine.

The 2017 model year brought with it a new V6 with 8-speed automatic transmission (and a slight boost in horsepower thanks to the new transmission), while the 2019 edition of the Colorado has the biggest improvement in the truck’s infotainment setup. If you’re looking to maximize your entertainment features, you’ll want to go with a newer model release.

Chevy Silverado 1500

You can go back several model years with the Chevy Silverado and still receive a number of impressive features. The 2015 Chevy Silverado saw an improvement in the transmission, switching from a 6.2L V8 six-speed transmission to an eight-speed transmission. It also was the first to offer an available WiFi hotspot for this model. The following year in 2016, the eight-speed transmission made its way onto the smaller 5.3L V8 engine as well. If you’re looking for a truck for towing, you’ll want to go for a 2017 Chevy Silverado or newer, as new changes to the suspension and build helped increase the max towing from the previous year.

Of course, if you want a pickup that looks brand new but is still a year old, consider the 2019 model. While there are still new 2019 Silverados around, now is the time where some drivers are trading in their 2019s for a 2020. The 2019 saw a complete redesign of the half-ton pickup, so you’ll have a truck that looks like the current model year but at a lower price point.

There’s Always Something Bigger

Perhaps you’re looking for a pickup that offers even more towing power and performance features than what you find on the Chevy Silverado 1500. When this is the case, you should consider one of the heavy-duty pickups, such as the 2500 or the 3500 trucks. These trucks will give you a stronger, more durable suspension, which is designed to boost your towing capacity and max payload. These trucks will come with larger engines and more powerful diesel offerings. You can push the towing potential to nearly three times what the half-ton Silverado can offer.

One thing to keep in mind when shopping for these larger pickups though, is the heavy-duty models are not as widely sold as the Silverado 1500. This means there will be fewer options, and there, in general, won’t be as many coming in regularly. Just about every model year over the last five years or so, the Silverado 1500 has been in the top five vehicles sold in the United States, so you will have options with this. If you’re set on a heavy-duty pickup, though, we’ll do our best to find you the perfect match.

Your Next Pickup Awaits At Frank Kent Country

No matter the kind of truck you’re interested in if saving money while receiving an industry-leading pickup is any interest to you, then now is the perfect time to check out the latest selection of used Chevy trucks at Frank Kent Country. Our selection of used vehicles is constantly updating, with everything from Certified Pre-Owned pickups to older models in excellent condition and an affordable sticker price. So come on out to the lot and check out what we have in stock. We’re open Monday through Saturday (someone has to cheer on those Cowboys on Sunday), and you can find us right off I-45 and Highway 31 in Corsicana, TX. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, let us know what you want. We’ll keep an eye out for you and notify you when something comes in that matches your shopping needs. Whatever kind of truck you’re interested in, our staff at Frank Kent Country is here to help.

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