Popular Used Trucks for Work and Play

Research the Right Used Trucks for Fun and Work Around Washington, DC

At IAD Auto, we use our multiple used car dealer locations to serve drivers in the Washington, DC area and we work hard to the dealership that drivers trust and want to work with. Part of our commitment to our customers is providing a selection of used vehicles that we know car shoppers want, and our used truck selection is no exception. Like many of our customers, we love a good truck. But there are so many to choose from, its hard to know which is best for your life or work needs and your budget. If you want to learn about popular used truck brands, read on for some used truck research!

Why Are Used Trucks so Popular?

You'll see many different body styles on the roads around Washington, DC, and many drivers prefer the feel and capabilities of a truck. Whether you're using your truck for fun camping adventures or helping your business, the capability of a pickup helps you in many ways. Trucks are dependable in all weather conditions, and they can tow more than cars and SUVs. The added utility of a bed and the spacious cabin options mean that you can use your truck in many ways.

Of course, all of that doesn't come without a price, which is why a new truck may fall outside of your budget. Even if it does, we have the right used truck deals in Beltsville for you! Trucks keep their value and are dependable, so they're a great body style to buy used. If you've found that a truck has the right towing capacities or design elements for you, buying a used pickup provides many additional benefits.


Different Types of Used Trucks for Sale In Beltsville, Landover

The truck class carries a range of options, so you may find some models that suit your style and others that won't work for you. One easy way to split up the truck class is to consider the two main groups as 1) trucks that are for fun, and 2) work trucks. We have both options at our dealership, and many popular models can do double duty, so talk with our team about the differences between our models and the specs that they deliver.

Smaller trucks, such as mid-size pickups, are more popular among those needing a truck for exploring the outdoors or transporting their adventure vehicles. You can use the beds of these trucks for weekend gardening projects or moving day, too. Larger trucks are better business trucks as they have higher towing and payload capacities and more work-oriented features. We have used heavy-duty trucks for sale around Washington, DC, including dump bodies and dually trucks, so we can help small businesses in the area!

Popular Used Truck Brands in the Washington, DC Area

There are many benefits to buying a truck, especially a used one from our dealership to make the most of your hard earned dollar. But which truck brand and model is best for you? We've put together this overview to help you decide. 

Chevy Trucks

A brand that we see a lot and that we know drivers trust is Chevrolet. The Chevy truck lineup covers all the bases for both personal trucks and commercial trucks in Landover. We're sure that you've seen the Chevy Silverado 1500 around Washington DC as this is one of the best-selling trucks on the market. It's a versatile option ready for towing or simple trips in the city. If you want a smaller truck for the city, a used Chevy Colorado is what to look for, or help your business with a pre-owned heavy-duty Silverado truck, such as a 2500HD.

Ford Trucks

A long-time rival of Chevy, Ford excels at crafting trucks that you can use for any task on your plate. It's been around for a while, and we've seen all sorts of used Ford trucks for sale in the Washington DC area. We're always on the lookout for more, too, so you're sure to find a variety of model years, trims, and colors at our Beltsville and Landover locations. More specifically, the Ford F-150 has the smarts and sturdiness to handle anything, and is always in demand - new or used. The Ford Ranger is back, and buying a used Ranger is perfect for those wanting an affordable, city-friendly mid-size truck. On the other end of the spectrum are the Ford SuperDuty trucks - like the Ford F-250 and Ford F-350. These heavy-duty pickups provide some of the highest towing capacities, especially with fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitches, and are perfect for work trucks or even more substantial commercials use.

Ram Trucks

The last of the big three truck brands is Ram, and this auto manufacturer is different in several ways. Ram excels at matching the ruggedness of trucks with premium cabin layouts filled with supple leather. You are sure to see many used Ram Trucks around the Washington DC area, including the Ram 1500 because it are great for work and play, and this full-size truck stands out among the crowd with a bold front end and raised height. That's also why we try to keep a good stock of these great trucks on our Landover and Beltsville lots. You'll enjoy smart features in every Ram truck, too, such as an in-bed storage compartment that is perfect for weekend camping trips because it's drainable. If you want a step up in capability and are looking for a commercial-sized struck, the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks have earned a lot of respect over the years.

Other Truck Brands You'll See

Those are the three largest truck brands, but many other fan-favorite car brands offer trucks, and one of the benefits of shopping on our Beltsville and Landover locations is that we work to keep stock of all of these truck brands in our used inventory. You can find used Toyota trucks like the Tacoma and Tundra - which have long been favorites for those looking for reliability and versatility.  GMC trucks are similar to Ram in that they provide a premium option thanks to the focus on innovation and quality materials - you're sure to see a Ram truck or two at work sites around Washington DC. And then there's the new entry into the market - Jeep. Washington DC drivers have started to appreciate this upstart truck brand and though less common, you might even find a used Jeep Gladiator at one of our dealership locations, too!

We're Here to Make Truck Financing Simple

No matter whether you want a truck for personal use or to grow your business truck fleet, we can ensure that you have a simple time financing your truck. You can easily apply for a used car loan through our dealership, and feel free to call ahead to chat with our experts about the types of rates you can expect, even with no credit!

We believe that your past credit history shouldn't stop you from getting the truck that you deserve, which is why we work with drivers no matter their credit. If you need help with bad credit auto financing or even second chance financing, we're happy to work with you to find a loan option that works for you.

Visit One of Our Locations to See How We Do Business

We hope that this used truck research page helped you learn about the popular options and why drivers turn to used trucks. We also hope that you learned about our dealer group and how we've continued to grow. We have three locations serving Washington, DC area drivers. We've been in business for over 25 years, and we prioritize honesty, which is what you want from a used car dealer. Combine that honor with our wide selection and fair pricing, and it's clear why our customers come back to us!

Contact Us About A Used Truck

  1. IAD Auto

    2000 Brightseat Rd
    Washington, DC 20020

    • Sales: 240 696 1857
  2. IAD Auto Landover

    2000 Brightseat Rd
    Landover, MD 20785

    • Sales: 855-519-5007
  3. IAD Auto Beltsville

    11454 Baltimore Ave
    Beltsville, MD 20705

    • Sales: 833-577-7540
  4. IAD Auto Laurel

    14107 Baltimore Ave
    Laurel, MD 20707

    • Sales: 833-577-7541
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