What to Know About Buying a Used RAM 1500

August 5th, 2022 by

Is a pre-owned RAM 1500 a good investment? This pickup truck has long been known for its durability and impressive payload capacity. But is a model with a few extra miles just as powerful and resilient? Let’s find out.  

Longevity of a Pre-Owned RAM 1500 

You may think that a used car will not last as long as a brand-new model, considering that it already has racked up some miles on the odometer. However, this may not be such a big deal when it comes to buying a pre-owned pickup truck. A 2017 study revealed that large pickup trucks and SUVs on average last longer than smaller sedans and compact crossovers. 

With that in mind, a pre-owned RAM 1500 will be a reliable workhorse, provided that you take good care of it and maintain good driving habits. 

Buying a Certified Pre-Owned RAM 1500  

If you’re considering a used RAM 1500, then investing in a certified pre-owned RAM 1500 may be worth exploring. For a used RAM 1500 to meet the CPO designation, it must satisfy a series of high standards, ensuring that you get only the best-quality pre-owned truck. These requirements include: 

  • Model is five years old or less 
  • Model has no more than 75,000 miles  
  • Model has passed a 125-point inspection from a certified RAM technician 
  • Model only contains Mopar® OEM parts 

Identify your commuting habits. Do you plan on using the truck for frequent heavy hauling and towing? If so, then we definitely recommend a CPO model. The 125-point inspection includes a check of the components vital to hauling and towing, such as the shocks/struts and tow hitch and ball assembly. 

Test Drive a Pre-Owned RAM 1500 

Visit Brown’s Elkader Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM to see our pre-owned inventory. We may have the perfect RAM 1500 for you. 

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