Category Archives: Trucks

Save Thousands on Used Trucks Through 12/31!

Did you know the last week of the year is the best time of the year to buy used trucks? It’s true!

According to Kelley Blue Book, Forbes, Edmunds, Carfax, Bankrate—well, just about everyone—the best time of the year to buy a vehicle is also the last week of the year.  And just like last year, we’re having our annual year-end liquidation sale, where you can score thousands of dollars in savings and start the New Year with a new truck in your driveway!

Here are just a few of the steals you can find here at Kelley Lakeland this week:
Carfax values on used trucks

It’s also the last week of the year for business owners to secure their tax write-offs for this current tax season, so don’t forget to stop by and check out our large selection of diesel and work trucks. We’ve been making sure to keep our inventory replenished all December Diesel Month just to give you a lot of used trucks to choose from!

However, both your chance at a tax write-off AND these savings will end when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st! Give us a call at 877-535-5394 and set an appointment to check out our deals today. And don’t forget you can visit to view the hundreds of vehicles we have available before you come in!

*With approved credit. Tax, tag, title, dealer fee, and $2,000 down payment or trade equity are not included in price. Deal estimate is for informational purposes only and does not represent a financing offer. Special covers select vehicles only. Appointment necessary to receive offers listed in this email.

It’s Diesel Trucks Month Here in Lakeland!

Are you a business owner in need of a new truck before the 2018 tax year ends? You’re in luck: December is diesel trucks month at Kelley Lakeland!

Here at our Lakeland location, we have flatbeds ranging from this 2007 Ford F-350 with only 63,164 miles to a 2017 Ram 3500 SLT with under 50,000 miles. We have GMC, Ram, and Chevy duallys. And we have stock, luxury, and lifted diesels in the makes and models you’ve been looking for. In other words, if you need it to help your business grow in 2019, we can get it for you!

Check out some of the diesels we current have in stock!

Don’t own a business? December is still the best time for you to stop in and take a look at our selection of diesels trucks! We source our trucks carefully, and specialize in tracking down those hard-to-find diesel trucks. We’ve had trucks so rare that there were only a few of them available in the entire United States!

At the end of the day, our goal is to help you find just the truck you’ve been looking for! If you don’t currently see what you need on our website, fill out our Truck Finder form! Not only may the vehicle just not be on our website yet, but we can also pull trucks from our four sister dealerships to help you find what you need. If all else fails, we can take a look at purchasing the right truck just for you!

Whether you’re looking for a dually, a flatbed, or a newer-year Denali, we’ve got you covered. Check out our inventory, and give us a call at (877) 535-5394. We can set you up with a one-on-one appointment to help you save time in the dealership!

We look forward to helping your business grow this December!

Our Pre-Black Friday Lifted Trucks Sale Starts NOW!

In order to give everyone more time to spend with their families this Thanksgiving, Kelley Lakeland is starting our 2018 Black Friday sale* on lifted trucks this Friday! Starting November 2nd and running through November 10th, we’re pricing select trucks so low that the lift (and sometimes the custom tires and wheels too) might as well be free!

We pride ourselves on offering a great selection of custom trucks, whether that just means adding custom Katzkin leather, or a full 6” (or more!) lift, tires, wheels, steps, PLUS custom Katzkin leather. We want over customers to have the best selection of diesel, stock, and lifted trucks, so we have access to around 100 trucks on this lot, and access to hundreds of others through our family of dealerships!

We’ll also be running some select specials on some stock and/or diesel trucks, so don’t hesitate to stop by if you’re not in the market for something lifted. Our goal is to get you the truck YOU want, and we have a wide variety of ages, makes, models, and even work trucks.

So this November, come into Kelley Lakeland and get the truck you really want! You’ll avoid a $10,000 mistake, and get an unheard of deal on the lifted trucks you’ve been looking for. Just don’t forget to save yourself time in the store by calling (863) 937-9299 to set an appointment.

If you’re a veteran, print out this blogand give it to your salesperson at the start of your appointment, and we’ll give you an extra $500 off!

*With approved credit. Tax, tag, title and other fees are not included in price. Deal estimate is for informational purposes only and does not represent a financing offer. Special covers select vehicles only. Appointment necessary to receive offers listed in this email.

See the Best Lifted Trucks in Lakeland!

We’re sponsoring the truck and Jeep show at Wild Greg’s Saloon in Lakeland on September 8th, and if you went to the last one in June, you know how big this one is going to be. The best lifted trucks and Jeeps in all of Central Florida will be there!

If you’ve got a lifted truck or lifted Jeep, come down and enter your vehicle for a chance at some BIG cash payouts. The party will get started at 8 p.m. and Best in Show will take home $300 cash! There will also be $100 payouts for the best Jeep, Chevy, Ford, Dodge, GMC, and Toyota trucks, and the party will go ‘til 1 o’clock in the morning.

Check out the best lifted trucks and Jeeps in Lakeland on September 8th!

In you want your truck or Jeep in the show, show parking will be fenced-in and only $15 (after you pay show parking, it’s free to enter your vehicle). All vehicles are welcome, so if you can get your lifted truck or Jeep here, you can enter it! Just get there early, because show parking can fill up fast!

Wild Greg’s will have multiple outside bars set up, so you can party outside while you check out the entries, or you can party inside on the dance floor.

No matter where you choose to party, you will NOT want to miss this chance to check out the best lifted trucks and Jeeps in all of Central Florida on September 8th. We’ll be bringing one of the judges from our Kelley’s Customs shop and we can’t wait to see what everybody brings!

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 >>

Are you ready for some football, Florida?

In the spirit of the upcoming football season, we’re creating a limited edition set of team trucks for football lovers everywhere! Our first lifted truck is a customer-requested Florida Gators edition Chevy Silverado!

This truck is being built on demand for a customer at our Big Bend Chevrolet Buick store up in Chiefland (did you know we’re five dealerships, not one?). We’ll be putting the finishing touches on it in the next day or two.

In the meantime, here’s a look at some more behind-the-scenes pictures of the custom lifted truck, including the Florida Gators graphic that’s in the process of being sized to fit the truck as we speak!

UPDATE: Here are the pictures of the final truck! Everything from the wheels to the badging on this 2018 Chevy has been changed in support of the Gators, and all work was done in-house!

We started with the lift kit and special-order Katzkin leather seats, and then color-matched the bumpers, trim, and Chevy badges. Next, we added the new Toyo Open Country tires the customer wanted and the custom wheels. Finally, we added the wrap to give it that truly one-of-a-kind look!

Do you want your own truck to support your team just in time for football season? Let us know what kind of truck you’re looking to buy (and what team you want to support) by filling out our Truck Finder form or calling (877) 535-5394 today!

While each team truck will be completely unique, we can worked with you on building you just the new or used lifted truck you’re looking for!

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 >>