Believe it or not, there are a lot of places you can buy a bus from these days. Online skoolie forums; eBay; Craigslist; even directly from a business trying to get rid of their old ones. While it may be tempting to go the private route in search of a seller you might better be able to haggle down, there are a few reasons buying your used bus from a reputable dealership is the smarter, safer, and—usually in the long run—cheaper option.
Access the history of the bus.
You should never invest in something as costly as a bus (or any vehicle for that matter) without learning as much as possible about what it has been through. A dealership is far more likely to have full documentation for its used buses that verifies what they’re telling you and gives you more information about its history and quality. Documents you’ll want to ask about include service records, ownership history, and the bus title.
Use their expertise to find the bus that best fits your needs.
A used bus dealership will be staffed with professionals who have extensive knowledge of their products. Especially if this is your first time buying a bus, you should take advantage of their expertise to pinpoint which makes, models, mileage, and features will work best for your intended use and budget. If you’re a business that frequently is looking for additional buses for your fleet, a good relationship with a dealer can be particularly beneficial for finding the right vehicles for the best prices over the years.
You know the bus will be in good shape when you buy it.
When a dealership buys a used bus, they want to ensure they get the most out of their investment just like you do. They’ll have mechanics that service their buses before listing them for sale, so that they can offer them in the best condition possible. Therefore, when you buy from a dealership, you shouldn’t have to worry about any major repairs or maintenance issues within the first year or few. Many of them even offer a warranty that covers the cost of any problems that arise within a certain timeframe.
Since 1987, Northwest Bus Sales has been providing individuals and businesses across the nation with new and used buses of a quality they can rely on for years after their purchase. If you or your business is looking for a vehicle, contact our experts today and we will be happy to help you find the perfect bus for your needs!