Buying advice

Making the right purchasing decision is an essential part of keeping your business running, and Commercialmotor.com is here to help. From finding the right vehicle or trailer for the job, to the right legal service or the right aftermarket support, we have it covered. And if you are thinking about buying through Commercialmotor.com, find out why you can trust us.

 

Purchasing a used Scania R-series truck

The introduction of the R-series in spring 2004 marked a change in Scania’s model designation system. Out went chronological (1-,2-, 3- and 4-series) numbering, replaced by a prefix indicating cab-mounting height, followed by the engine power rating in hp. R-series, the highest cab mounting, was joined later in 2004 by P-series, the lowest. 

Purchasing a used Mercedes-Benz Atego

The launch of the new Euro-6 Mercedes-Benz Atego range at next week’s CV Show is the latest chapter in a story that started 15 years ago with the introduction of the first Atego in 1998, replacing Mercedes’ LK range. And Atego has changed remarkably little in those 15 years.

Purchasing a used Volvo FH

Volvo’s FH remains one of the industry’s flagship vehicles. We take a look at why it can make a sensible used purchase. Volvo’s FH tractor caused quite a stir when it was introduced in 1993.

6- to 7-tonne GVW vans

  7.5-tonne GVW trucks accounted for 28% of all new trucks over 3.5 tonnes GVW registered in the UK in 2000.

Truck engine oils

It’s not easy choosing engine oil: every oil seems to be seems to have an alphabet spaghetti of specifications and accreditations on its data sheet. Then there is all marketing hyperbole.

Buying at auction

Once regarded as an outlet for vehicles in their twilight years in search of one last owner before heading for the breakers yard, auctions have upped their game. They are now big players in the corporate ‘remarketing’ business, helping blue-chip companies realise strong residual values for their used vehicles.

Purchasing a new van

Whatever sort of van you want, and however you want to buy it, there are some questions you need to ask – starting with specifications such as payload, wheelbase, turning circle, engine power, load volume, payload and towing capacity.