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Buying a Used Truck from Kelley Lakeland … No Matter Where You Live

As a truck specialty store, Kelley Lakeland often has those one-of-a-kind trucks that can be hard to find no matter where you live. Every single day, customers inquire about buying a used truck they’ve been searching everywhere for through our out-of-state buyers’ program.

In addition to offering free delivery anywhere in the state of Florida, we also have solutions for those buying a used truck from Texas, or South Carolina, or anywhere in the continental United States. If you’re one of those out-of-state buyers, we have two options to help you bring home the truck you’ve been waiting for:

  1. In-person pickup. You can fly down and drive the vehicle back yourself. We offer reimbursement for plane tickets, as well as airport pickup from the major airports in Tampa or Orlando.
  2. Home delivery. You can also pick the transportation service that works best for you. We’re happy to assist with loading for ground transportation to any destination that’s more than 200 miles away. We’re also happy to arrange shipping for you through Central Dispatch, and you’ll pay them directly. With shipping rates as low as $300-$600, shipping any vehicle to your home is a great way to bring home one of the best used trucks you can buy.

    When you choose the home delivery option, we’ll overnight your paperwork via UPS with a return shipping envelope included. Taxes will also be paid in your home state upon receipt of your new vehicle.

No matter which option you choose, we offer a seven day buy back/exchange guarantee (buyer pays return shipping). We want you to feel confident in your purchase!

Additionally, we do accept trade-ins on all deals using your photographs and VIN numbers to appraise your trade remotely. Just try to be as clear about any damage as possible … We do have to receive the vehicle and evaluate it first-hand before we can give you the final value! Taking clear photos and videos will help make sure the estimate and final appraised value are a perfect match.

In return, we try to be as clear in our pictures as we can. Since these are used vehicles, there may be small imperfections (although each vehicle does go through a thorough reconditioning process!), and we don’t want you to have any surprises when your vehicle arrives either.

At the end of the day, no matter where you live, Kelley Lakeland can help you bring home the truck you’ve been waiting for! Search our inventory, and then contact us about buying a used truck today!

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 >>

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 >>