August 18, 2022

Three Tips You Should Read Before Buying a Bus in 2014

Church bus

In San Francisco, employees who work for Silicon Valley companies like Yahoo, Apple, Facebook and Google get a nice employee perk- private bus lines that offer cushioned comfort for the ride to work.

Buses have benefits over other forms of transportation. One of the main advantages is that buses are more environmentally friendly. Since more people are in one space, less fuel is burned than if everyone took a car. This can also help make trips cheaper. If you are looking for buses for sale for your senior home, church or transportation company, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

1. Understand Financing

It’s easy to get caught up in the promise that a bus holds. “Oh, the places you’ll go!” as the Dr. Seuss book of the same name goes. While it’s true that buses can make traveling more convenient or accessible to your group, you need to make sure you understand the full cost of bus sales. Do you know how much you can afford to spend on a bus? Will the bus have any resale value? How much will you need to pay in insurance? The answers to these questions can help you decide which bus type is right for you.

2. Benefits of Used vs. New Bus For Sale

There is no clear cut right or wrong when it comes to used vs. new buses. In many cases, this choice is dependent on what your options even are for used vehicles. A used bus will, of course, be less expensive. The insurance rates will likely be lower, and the resell value will probably be more in your favor. On the other hand, new buses are unlikely to need much maintenance work for the first few years. This is important considering that bus parts are not usually cheap; just having to replace a seat can cost you upward of $100.

3. How to Save Money on Bus Sales

You might have a generous church community, or a fair budget to use on behalf of your company, but in all likelihood you’re still looking for ways to save on your bus. One tip is to do research. Don’t just wander into a dealership or go to an online site with no concept of market value for what you’re looking at. Be ready to bargain, or even walk away from a sale. When it comes to your insurance premiums, some companies will offer lower rates if you install a driver camera.

Do you have tips for finding used church buses for sale, or new bus sales? Let us know in the comments!

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