Buying a commercial vehicle involves a detailed review and decision-making process. In this process, where buyers need to consider their needs, budgets, fuel preferences, safety and comfort requirements, it is also very important that they follow financing opportunities closely.
It is inevitable to do a lot of research before purchasing a vehicle. Every buyer compares many options and makes intense efforts to determine which vehicle will better meet his expectations and needs. Of course, this also applies to those who will purchase a commercial vehicle. Finding the tool that best suits the requirements of the job to be done among all the options on the market brings with it a difficult decision-making process. Let's examine together the things that need to be taken into consideration in this process.
Consider your needs
The first thing you need to do before purchasing a commercial vehicle is to determine the requirements of your business, then research which type of vehicle will meet these requirements. In the meantime, elements such as the intended use of the vehicle, its carrying capacity, and how often it will be used should be prioritized.
Determine your budget
When deciding which vehicle to buy, it is very important to determine your budget in detail. The point that should be taken into consideration at this time is that the budget should take into account not only the price of the vehicle, but also the expenses that will be encountered during the purchasing process and the regular expenses that the vehicle will require. A budgeting process that does not take into account factors such as traffic insurance, taxes and maintenance costs, and notary fees may lead to financial difficulties.
Choose the right fuel
The first thing you should pay attention to when choosing the commercial vehicle you will buy is deciding on the fuel you will use. In the meantime, it is essential to consider the effectiveness, cost, sustainability and other indirect advantages and disadvantages of the fuel.
For example, in today's world where sustainable transportation is gaining increasing importance and priority, you can take into consideration that the use of fuels such as diesel will be prevented in the near future, and you can choose to reduce your company's carbon footprint by choosing alternative fuels such as natural gas and LPG. In addition, choosing fuel options that will positively affect vehicle performance and save you money will have positive results for your company in the long run.
New or second hand?
One of the most important decisions in the purchasing process is whether to choose a factory vehicle or a second-hand vehicle. If you decide to choose the second option, it is important to make sure that you obtain detailed information about the vehicle's maintenance, repair and accident history. However, to minimize the risks of buying a second-hand vehicle, you should have a comprehensive inspection done before purchasing the vehicle.
Safety and comfort are a must
Maybe you will carry passengers with your vehicle, maybe you will make dozens of deliveries every day, or maybe you will go on long journeys. While doing all these, choosing a vehicle with advanced security systems and ergonomic design should be among your priorities in order to ensure the occupational safety of both you and your employees and to create a comfortable working environment.
Your vehicle, your brand face
Also consider that the vehicle you choose will be the brand ambassador of your company. For this reason, it will be advantageous to compare the prominent features of the vehicles you list, such as appearance, color and attractiveness, during the purchasing process.
Follow the opportunities
You may encounter incentive opportunities when purchasing a commercial vehicle. In order not to miss these financing opportunities, be sure to research in detail whether there are any tax deductions or investment incentives before purchasing your vehicle.
Otokar continues to offer attractive and advantageous campaigns to its customers with Atlas, which brings a new breath to the truck segment. Within the scope of the special campaign that will be valid until the end of the year, Otokar customers will be able to benefit from 500 months maturity and 12% loan rate for Atlas truck purchases for 1.43 thousand TL. Moreover, Atlas trucks offer an unlimited kilometer warranty for the first 4 years and the first 4 maintenance services are offered free of charge.