What Can You Expect From a Lifted Truck?

Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2016

If you’re considering a lifted truck, either because you enjoy off-road sports or just like the look, Green Light Auto Credit can help with easy financing and expert advice. Learn about important points you should consider before you buy a lifted pickup truck then fill out our easy online credit application to get your financing started today.

What is a Lifted Truck?

Drivers can choose to lift the body of the truck, using special lift kits that place high-strength nylon spacers between the body and frame to give the appearance of a lift, or they can install a suspension lift kit, that elevates the truck’s suspension to provide more underbody clearance for better off-road performance.

How Do They Handle?

Ideally, drivers will replace the vehicle’s tires at the same time a lift is installed. This gives the vehicle a more finished look and helps to balance the extra height. Larger, wider tires put more rubber on the road, however, and can make the truck harder to steer and stop, unless the steering and brakes were also upgraded. If done correctly, drivers should notice minimal change when driving at normal speeds, other than the obviously increased size of the vehicle.

What Should You Consider Before Purchasing One?

Lifted trucks require different maintenance procedures than standard trucks. More frequent tire rotations, wheel alignments, and brake adjustments are typically necessary, and the vehicle may use more fuel. Changing the size of the wheel can also affect the accuracy of the speedometer, and can make parking a challenge.

Let Green Light Auto Credit Help You Finance

If a lifted truck is in your future, Green Light Auto Credit can help you get the right financing at a price you can afford. Stop in to discuss your needs with one of our knowledgeable credit counselors who can calculate a payment that suits your budget and even help you get the best rates for your contract, so you drive away happy.

Explore the Pros and Cons of Lifted Trucks With Green Light Auto Credit

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