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Pre-Approval for Credit Financing on Used Trucks in Lakeland FL 

The hard-working and adventurous people of Central Florida need the right pickup that’s able to deliver stellar performance every time they step on the gas pedal. It’s because of this that you’ll see many residents taking their pickups around town, on road trips, or on journeys down the open trail. If you’re looking to join this movement, you should be aware that we offer pre-approval for credit financing on used trucks in Lakeland FL. Keep reading to find out how you can get an awesome deal on any vehicle in our inventory!  Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 Toyota Tacoma scaling up desert hill

What is the difference between light and heavy-duty pickup trucks?

A fact that can often be lost on many automotive consumers today is how prevalent different types of pickup trucks are. No matter where you look, there are plenty of them that are able to provide the right performance and abilities for any situation. Because of this, a common question that we get here at Kelley Lakeland is “What is the difference between light and heavy-duty pickup trucks?” We want to show you today, as well as some examples of each type!  Read the rest of this entry >>

Black 2018 RAM 1500 towing trailer down country road

What is the towing capacity of Ford, Chevrolet and RAM trucks?

Maximum tow rating of Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and RAM 1500 trucks  

Hard-working, blue-collar Floridians need a truck that is willing to put in the extra work day after day to keep them satisfied on the job. It’s for this reason that we see so many American-made pickups driving around here in Lakeland, as they certainly have much to offer no matter what you’re looking to accomplish on board. If you’re searching for a top-tier American truck and want to see which one has the right power for your needs, come with Kelley Lakeland today as we look at the maximum tow rating of the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and RAM 1500 trucks for their current model years!  Read the rest of this entry >>

White 2018 Ford F-150 towing trailer down empty road

What is the difference between All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive?

If you’re on the market for a quality used SUV or heavy-duty pickup truck, you’ve no doubt been faced with the choice between two of the most popular drivetrains out there – All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive. There’s a lot to cover with these two systems, so if you’ve ever wondered “What is the difference between All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive?” Our Kelley Lakeland team will take you through them today, as well as which model types they are most common on, and how they operate!  Read the rest of this entry >>

Service Engine Soon Light flashing next to fuel gauge needle

Why did the Check Engine light come on in my used truck?

Most common reasons that a Check Engine light flashes in your used pickup truck 

The pickup trucks of today’s world are built to be stronger, more versatile and more durable than ever before seen in history. However, that doesn’t change the fact that they must be properly maintained in order to ensure your continued enjoyment behind the wheel. For this reason, it can often be a harrowing feeling when you see your “Check Engine” light come on. The causes of this can be hard to pinpoint, so we want to help you today – come with Kelley Lakeland as we show you some of the most common reasons that a Check Engine light flashes in your used pickup truck. With this information, it’ll be much easier for you to remedy the issue!  Read the rest of this entry >>

Black 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 towing trailer down highway road

What engines are available on the GMC Sierra 1500?

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 engine options and performance features 

In the GM model family, there are plenty of different body types and manufacturers that have formed solid reputations with all sorts of drivers across the nation. If you’re looking for a high-performing, durable and innovative pickup truck with ample luxury to boot, there aren’t many better options than the GMC Sierra 1500 line. Today, we’ll be checking out its different engine options and performance features, and you can find all of them here in Lakeland FL!   Read the rest of this entry >>

Looking To Buy Your First Truck? Here’s What You Need to Know

Buying your first truck is very exciting (who doesn’t remember their first truck?), but it can also be confusing. We want you to feel confident and prepared when you walk into the dealership, so we’ve put together a short guide explaining what you need to know as a first time buyer.

Here are our top tips for first time car buyers:

1. Build up some credit. If you’re thinking about getting your first truck, now is the time to get a low-limit credit card. Use that card to make necessary, smaller purchases, like gas, and then pay it off every month. That way, you can start to establish a good credit rating with that line of credit, which will help you get you approved for a larger loan.

2. Think about potential co-signers. If it’s your first time financing a vehicle, you may need someone to co-sign (agree to co-accept responsibility for the loan) for your first car loan. A spouse with established credit can be a great option, as can a parent, or anyone else who has good vehicle credit or a mortgage. It’s important to have these conversations early on the process, though, so the truck you want doesn’t get sold while you’re trying to find a co-signer!

3. Have a little time on the job. Does having a short time on the job mean you can’t get a loan? No! Banks take many factors into account when deciding to approve someone. However, having been at the same job for two or more years will help a bank see you as a strong candidate.

4. Save up for a down payment. If you’re purchasing a first truck, you’ll need a down payment. Saving at least 20% for a truck not only helps you get lower monthly payments than financing the entire purchase, but it can help show the banks that you’re responsible enough to manage a larger loan. That 20% helps cover the title, tag, dealer and other fees that the bank doesn’t want to finance.


You can also watch our tips for buying your first vehicle!

5. Know what vehicles to look for. As a first time buyer, you may think a bank will be more likely to finance you on an older truck with high mileage. The opposite is actually true! Ideally, you want a truck that’s 8 years old or newer, with less than 80,000 miles on it. If the vehicle is too old, the bank will be concerned you may not be able to handle both repairs and your loan payment. You’ll actually have a better time getting financed on a newer truck!

6. Prioritize your wants. With your first truck, you may not be able to get all the upgrades you want straight out of the gate (banks will be hesitant to finance them). However, if you buy a truck at Kelley Lakeland, you can bring your truck in to our Kelley’s Customs shop, and buy your upgrades as you go! Also, once you’re ready for your second truck, we know the value of those upgrades and can take that into account when appraising your trade.

Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to complete every one of these steps in order to buy a truck. We just want to put you in the most optimal situation to both get approved for a loan, and walk away satisfied with your purchase. If you have questions, feel free to call our Finance Director Valden at (863) 225-9650. He’ll be happy to answer your questions!

And now that you better understand the process of buying a car, don’t forget the most important tip of all: enjoy the ride! You’ll never have another first truck!

Three Big Reasons to Upgrade to Leather Seats

We all know there’s nothing quite as luxurious as custom, premium Katzkin seats, but do you know some of the more practical reasons to upgrade to leather?

1. Leather is durable. High-quality leather will easily wipe clean of most spills that you’d have to scrub out of cloth, and it’s certainly much easier to keep dust and other allergens to a minimum with a leather interior. Cloth seats will also absorb (and emit) more odors over time.

2. Increased resale value. A vehicle with a leather interior has a greater resale value than one without, so you get to enjoy the luxury now and recoup some of the costs later. Given that Kelley Lakeland already offers a great deal on high-quality custom leather seats, you can recoup an even higher percentage of that cost later on!

3. Comfort. On their own, leather seats are usually softer and more comfortable than your typical cloth seats, and they actually get softer and more flexible as time goes on, unlike cloth. With just a little maintenance, your leather truck seats will get even better with time!

Listen as Shawn explains your options for getting Katzkin leather in your truck!

So if you’re ready to upgrade to leather, call us at (863) 225-9672 to see how much it would cost to add our custom leather truck seats to your vehicle today! Not only will you be working with an authorized Katzkin leather dealer, but we also have over 23 years of experience in working with leather in our service center. We can make sure your leather seats look beautiful, and will be safe and long-lasting!

Used Trucks Near Avon Park FL

Are you beginning your search for your next vehicle near Avon Park FL? Then you have found the right website. The Kelley Lakeland website makes it easy to search for your next vehicle while never having to leave the privacy of your own home. You will find that our online inventory can be sorted many different ways. You can sort by make, model, price, body style, and more when trying to find something that meets your specific needs. You can also enter your credit information so we can get to work on a pre-approval before you even set foot into our Lakeland used car dealership.

Fill out a secure online credit application. Select the “Finance” tab on the homepage. Once the drop-down menu appears, select “Get Approved,” and then begin entering in your information. Let us do the hard work so you don’t have to. We accept all credit applications regardless of your financial standing. Good, bad, poor, or new credit, we have a credit program for everyone. Let us show you how easy buying a used vehicle can be when you give Kelley Lakeland an opportunity to earn your business.

Feel like taking a drive to see our selection of used trucks for sale in person? Kelley Lakeland is under an hour away from downtown Avon Park FL. Make the short drive from Avon Park FL and stop in and see us at Kelley Lakeland today!

Used Trucks Near Avon Park, Florida


We have several makes and models of used trucks for sale. We have everything from a used Chevy truck a used Toyota truck. There are so many different choices you have when searching for the perfect truck. Many of our used trucks are geared towards personal use, but you can also find used pickup trucks that will be ideal work vehicles. We have used trucks with 6 cylinder engines and 8 cylinder engines. Fuel type is also something to consider. Trucks come available with engines equipped for gasoline, flex fuel, and diesel fuel. Are you unsure of which type of truck would work best for you? We are here to help you find the right one for your needs at your nearby Lakeland used car dealership.

Are interior options and safety equipment important to you in your next truck? We’ve got that covered too! Leather seats, multi-zone climate control, power seats, and more. These are all great luxury options to consider when choosing the perfect truck for you. A wireless cell phone hookup is an amenity worth considering. Wireless cell phone hookup allows you to place phone calls with ease. It enables you to take calls without taking your hands off of the wheel or eyes off of the road. One safety feature that you may want to consider that doesn’t come standard on all trucks is a built-in rear backup camera. A rear backup camera is not just a safety feature though. It does help aid you when trying to avoid accidents while backing up yes, but it can also help to make it easier to back into and out of tight spaces. Ask your sales team professional about all the optional safety features that come available on our used trucks for sale. They will be happy to tell you about them!

One of the used trucks for sale is a pre-owned Ford F-150 XLT. This pre-owned truck is a real beauty! The black and silver rims on this black truck really make it stand out. The split bench front seat allows for seating for up to six, so get ready to pile everyone in and take a short trip. This pre-owned truck has SYNC. This is a Ford feature that you will fall in love with. It is a system that allows for hands-free phone hookup, connect your own music from your MP3 player, and more. Even with a powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine, this pre-owned truck gets 21 miles per gallon on the highway! If this used Ford pickup truck is not the right truck for you, check out one of the many other used trucks for sale at our used car dealerships near Avon Park FL.

Trade-In Your Car at Kelley Lakeland


Trying to decide whether or not to trade in your current vehicle? We take in all types of trades at Kelley Lakeland. Whether you currently have a car, truck, minivan, or an SUV, we will appraise it! So, when you are looking to buy your next truck, consider getting your old car appraised. Getting an estimate of what your vehicle is worth makes it easier to plan for what kind of pre-owned truck that you can afford. It can help lower your monthly payments as well. You also won’t have to worry about selling the vehicle yourself when you trade it in. When you pick out your next truck that is just right for you and your needs, have your sales team member get your current vehicle appraised.

Whether it is a used Ford truck that you are interested in or another one of our used trucks, we have the perfect pre-owned truck for you at Kelley Lakeland. Enjoy a stress-free environment when you come to our Lakeland FL used car dealership in search of your next used truck for sale at Kelley Lakeland. Our friendly and knowledgeable Kelley Lakeland sales team members are happy to answer any questions you may have on our used trucks for sale in Florida. They will then take you out for a test drive to ensure that it fits your wants and needs. This is so you can make an informed decision on your next truck. We provide a great selection of used trucks for sale, incredible deals, and outstanding customer service. You can reach Kelley Lakeland at (863) 937-9299 to schedule an appointment. If you are in the Lakeland area, stop by and see us. We are located at 425 South Lake Parker Ave in Lakeland, Florida 33801.

Used SUVs in Florida

Have you been on the lookout for your next vehicle? Are you trying to decide which body style will fit your needs best? Then you have come to the right website! Searching for your next vehicle in the privacy of your own home has never been easier than with Kelley Lakeland! Kelley Lakeland has a site that is simple to use. Our online inventory can be sorted by make, model, price, body style, and more. We have such a variety of used vehicles because we want to do our best to ensure that there is something for just about any want and need. Whether you are looking for a used car, truck, or an SUV, we have what you are looking for at the Lakeland FL used car dealership of Kelley Lakeland. If you would rather get the car buying process started in person, Kelley Lakeland is just a short distance from the Sebring, Avon Park, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, and Jacksonville communities.

Used SUVs Near You in Lakeland, Florida


Are you looking for versatility when it comes to your next vehicle? The perhaps you should check out one of the used SUVs for sale at our Lakeland used car dealership. Front wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or part-time four-wheel drive. These are some significant features you will need to consider before purchasing your next SUV. Leather seats are an excellent option to consider. They are great for when minor spills happen because they are easy to wipe down. You can also find options such as heated driver and front passenger seats. A wireless cell phone hookup is an amenity worth considering. Wireless cell phone hookup allows you to place phone calls with ease without taking your hands off of the wheel or eyes off of the road.

We have used SUVs that are equipped with many standard safety features. This includes multiple airbags, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and more. One safety feature that you may want to consider on your next SUV is a built-in rear backup camera. It helps aid you when trying to avoid accidents while backing up. A rear backup camera is not just a safety feature though. It can also help to make it easier to back into and out of tight spaces. Ask your sales team professional about all the safety features that come available on the used SUV that you choose. They will be happy to tell you about them! Feel free to ask us if you are not sure of all of the features that come available on an SUV or which would work best for you. We are here to help you find the right one for you and your needs.

Used SUVs With 3rd-Row Seating for Sale in Lakeland, Florida


Sometimes you are in need of more seating than what a car has, but you do not want to get a minivan. Your best choice would be a used SUV with 3rd-row seats. This means that you can drive something stylish and still have plenty of room to haul your family. You can find used SUVs with 3rd-row seats that can be folded down or removed. This will give you more room in the back in case you need extra cargo space. When it comes to used SUVs with 3rd-row seats, it is the small things that matter. There are so many amenities that make them stand out. Such as keyless entry, Bluetooth, voice command features, and many other exciting features. These are the sorts of features that will make all the difference. This type of multi-purpose utility is difficult to find. We have a large selection of them waiting for you to come and take a test drive at our Lakeland FL used car dealership, Kelley Lakeland.

Get Pre-Approved Online


Are you concerned about your credit status? Get everything sorted out before you come into our Lakeland FL used car dealership. Fill out a secure online credit application. Select the “Finance” tab on the homepage. Once the drop-down menu appears, select “Get Approved,” and then begin entering in your information. Let us do the hard work so you don’t have to. We accept all credit applications regardless of your financial standing. Good, bad, poor, or new credit, we have a credit program for everyone. Let us show you how easy buying a used SUV can be from your local used car dealership in Lakeland FL.

Trade-In Your Car at Kelley Lakeland


Trying to decide whether or not to trade in your current vehicle? We take in all types of trades at Kelley Lakeland. Whether you currently have a car, truck, minivan, or an SUV, we will appraise it! So, when you are looking to buy your next SUV, consider getting your old car appraised. Getting an estimate of what your vehicle is worth makes it easier to plan for what kind of SUV that you can afford. It can help lower your monthly payments as well. You also won’t have to worry about selling the vehicle yourself when you trade it in. When you pick out your next SUV that is just right for you and your needs, have your sales team member get your current vehicle appraised.

Whether it is a used SUV that you are interested in or another one of our used cars or trucks, we have the perfect vehicle for you at Kelley Lakeland. Enjoy a stress-free environment when you come to our Lakeland FL used car dealership in search of your next used SUV for sale at Kelley Lakeland. Our friendly and knowledgeable Kelley Lakeland sales team members are happy to answer any questions you may have on our used SUVs for sale in Florida. They will then take you out for a test drive to ensure that it fits your wants and needs. This is so you can make an informed decision on your next SUV. We provide a great selection of used SUVs for sale, incredible deals, and outstanding customer service. You can reach Kelley Lakeland at (863) 937-9299 to schedule an appointment. If you are in the Lakeland area, stop by and see us. We are located at 425 South Lake Parker Ave in Lakeland, Florida 33801.