If the time has come to purchase a new bus for your business, you will want to be sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck. Especially if you are purchasing used, you will want to be careful to make sure your purchase is exactly what you require. The key with balancing a good deal vs a bad one is knowing what to look for and what to ask when you are shopping for your next bus.
Some things to think about as you are shopping for a bus:
Know the history of the bus you are purchasing. Find out where the bus has travelled, when and for how long it was in service, and how often it was maintained. This can give you a good idea of what may need to be done shortly, and what parts of the bus may need additional maintenance.
Trust your mechanic. Bring along a trusted mechanic to help you inspect the busses you may purchase. A professional’s insight may prove to be invaluable.
Have your finances ready. Ensure you have everything together with the banks so that you are ready to purchase when you find your perfect bus.
Note the numbers. Pay attention to the mileage and odometer of the bus. This can help to determine if it has ever been rebuilt, and may give some insights into its history.
Decide what is essential. When looking for features and options for your bus, figure out what is essential and what may not be necessary. Some needed options may be able to be added on at a later date if required.
Always get as much history on any bus purchase as possible. Following the above tips will help you to make the right decision for your business.