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Kenworth Truck Buying Guide

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Brief History of Kenworth Semi Trucks

Since 1923, Kenworth has evolved from a humble car and truck dealership to a trailblazer in truck manufacturing. Throughout the decades, Kenworth Semi Trucks has consistently pushed the boundaries of trucking technology, integrating innovation into every model to meet the dynamic demands of the transportation sector. Their unwavering commitment to quality and advanced engineering has not only shaped their iconic lineup but has also influenced the trucking industry as a whole.

Kenworth Used Truck Model Features

Old Kenworth trucks are renowned for their reliability, durability, and driver comfort features. Each model, like the iconic Kenworth W900L, is designed to meet the diverse needs of the trucking industry. From powerful engines to customizable interiors, Kenworth semi trucks cater to both performance and driver comfort. Known for their long-lasting build and efficiency, these trucks stand as a testament to Kenworth’s commitment to quality and innovation in the long-haul trucking industry.

Kenworth W900L

The Kenworth W900L features legacy styling and performance. Known for its powerful engine options, a used Kenworth W900L offers robust performance tailored to the demands of long-haul trucking.

The cabin is a highlight, where customization takes center stage and driver comfort is a priority. This combination of comfort and power makes the Kenworth W900L a favored choice for truckers.

Browse our used Kenworth inventory to learn more about the unique features of a used Kenworth W900L.

Kenworth T680

The Kenworth T680 is the choice for drivers and fleet operators who prioritize fuel efficiency and cost savings in their operations.

The Kenworth T680 features cutting-edge aerodynamic design, which not only contributes to its sleek appearance but also significantly improves gas mileage. Inside, drivers are greeted with a spacious and ergonomic cabin, designed to maximize comfort and minimize fatigue.

Benefits of Owning a Used Kenworth Truck

Kenworth is known for its dedication to driver comfort and customization options, offering a wide range of options for interiors, sleeper cabs, and ergonomic designs to ensure that drivers have a comfortable and efficient workspace. Making them a wise investment for long-haul trucking.

A used Kenworth W900L stands out with high-quality materials and components, ensuring it withstands the rigors of long-haul trucking while offering significant savings over new models. This combination of affordability, durability, and personalization makes a used Kenworth W900L an attractive option for owner-operators and fleet owners alike.

Inspection and Maintenance Tips for Used Kenworth Trucks

All used semi trucks in Ohio Truck Sales and OTS Truck Centers’ inventory are inspected according to FMCSA guidelines to ensure safe handling and transportation of heavy cargo. Additionally, each used semi truck is inspected, cleaned, and restored to meet our high internal standards.

To ensure the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your used Kenworth truck, prioritizing thorough inspections and regular maintenance is essential. After choosing a quality truck from Ohio Truck Sales and OTS Truck Centers, carrying out consistent pre-trip checks, and adhering to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule becomes key to maintaining its optimal condition on the road. Below are some of the items that should be checked before hauling each load.

  • Exterior Inspection:
    • Check for any visible damage to the truck’s body, lights, mirrors, and windshield.
    • Inspect tires for proper inflation, tread depth, and signs of damage.
    • Verify that all lights (headlights, brake lights, turn signals) are working.
  • Engine Compartment:
    • Check fluid levels, including oil, coolant, power steering, and brake fluid.
    • Inspect belts and hoses for signs of wear or damage.
    • Examine the battery for corrosion and ensure it is securely mounted.
  • Brake System:
    • Test the brake system, including air brakes, for proper functioning. Check brake drums, shoes, and rotors for wear.
    • Inspect brake lines for leaks and ensure they are properly connected.
  • Suspension and Steering:
    • Inspect the suspension components for signs of wear or damage.
    • Check for proper alignment and inspect the steering system for any issues.
  • Undercarriage:
    • Inspect the undercarriage for signs of leaks, loose bolts, or damaged components.
    • Check for any loose or damaged parts in the exhaust system.

Remember that a well-maintained semi truck not only ensures safety on the road but also contributes to better fuel efficiency and longevity of the vehicle. It’s essential to follow a comprehensive inspection and maintenance routine to keep your truck in optimal condition. Additionally, always comply with relevant regulations and seek professional assistance when needed.

Kenworth Semi Truck FAQs

From performance specifications to maintenance advice, gain insights that help in making an informed decision when purchasing a used Kenworth truck.

What should I check when buying a used Kenworth truck?

When inspecting a used Kenworth truck, focus on the engine’s condition, transmission performance, the integrity of the suspension system, and overall wear and tear. It’s also important to check for any signs of rust or damage to the body and frame.

How do I assess the value of a used Kenworth truck?

The value of a used Kenworth truck is determined by factors such as its mileage, model year, maintenance history, and overall condition. Checking the market value for similar models can also provide a good benchmark.

What are the common maintenance needs for used Kenworth trucks?

Regular maintenance for a used Kenworth should include oil changes, tire inspections, brake checks, and ensuring the engine and transmission are functioning properly. Adhering to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule is crucial.

Can I customize a used Kenworth truck?

Used Kenworth trucks can often be customized to suit individual needs, including modifications to the interior, sleeper cabs, and external appearance. However, the extent of customization may depend on the specific model and its condition.

What are the financing options for a used Kenworth truck?

Financing options for a used Kenworth truck may include traditional loans, leasing options, and sometimes in-house financing from the dealer. Terms can vary based on credit history and the price of the truck.

At Ohio Truck Sales, we partner with Fleet Capital, to offer unique and customized funding solutions.

How do I verify the history of a used Kenworth truck?

To verify the history of a used Kenworth truck, request a vehicle history report and maintenance records. These documents can provide insights into past ownership, accidents, and service history.

Will a used Kenworth truck still have a warranty?

Used semi truck warranties are available for 2008 semi trucks and newer. All eligible trucks have standard 90-day or 12-month warranty options available, and the option to upgrade further. Each truck must pass an expert’s certification to meet the criteria for the warranty company to certify the used semi truck and be warrantied.

Customer Testimonials and Success Stories

Read firsthand experiences from satisfied customers and discover how Ohio Truck Sales has helped clients find their perfect Kenworth trucks.

I worked with Shane and within a week we had a deal on a w900. This has been the most memorable and hassle-free purchase of a semi I have ever experienced. I will definitely be back to purchase other trucks, I am totally sold on every part of this purchase.

Greg Hurley

Brittany is very thorough, before and during the sale. Courteous and very knowledgeable. Would purchase again from Brittany 💫 at Ohio Truck Sales ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tribbian Blow

This place is truck heaven. For me, W900 Kenworth is my choice, but they have inventory for whatever you desire. Over 200 trucks. For the best Sales Experience, ask for Aubrey Mills. She’s very patient, with a great personality, and definitely not all about making a sale. We flew in from Georgia, and she treated us as if we were family coming to visit. She took very good care of us and answered all questions that we had concerning the trucks. Very helpful with the selection of narrowing it down to the right choice engine-wise, specs, etc. She’s more like family than a salesperson, and I will be returning for more trucks from Aubrey to increase the fleet. Thanks Aubrey, keep being great at what you do in life 🙌

Jermaine Hudson

I had a great experience with Brittany. Everything I asked for, she did, and I was a giant pain in the butt. I got the right price for the truck, she worked with me and got me into my dream truck.

Luis Rivera

Financing and Warranty Options

Our financing process for an old Kenworth truck is designed to be quick and straightforward. The steps include applying for financing, where we review your information and match you with a suitable lender. Once approved, we gather all necessary documents for financing and guide you through the final steps of signing and getting funded. We aim to make used semil truck financing simpler and more accessible, especially for small businesses and owner-operators.

For warranties, we offer options for used semi trucks from 2008 and newer. Eligible trucks come with a standard 90-day or 12-month warranty, with options to upgrade. Coverage includes engine parts, radiator, fuel tanks, HVAC, transmission, rear end, exhaust after-treatment (including over 45 parts), auxiliary power units, and gap coverage. Each truck undergoes a certification process to qualify for these warranties, ensuring you receive a reliable, warrantied vehicle.

In the Market for a Used Kenworth Truck?

Ready to explore our inventory of used Kenworth trucks? Interested in discussing financing options or have more questions? Contact us today. Let us be your guide in selecting the ideal Kenworth truck that aligns with your needs and will turn heads at every truck stop you pull into!

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