Used School Buses For Sale Guide
It is not always possible to buy a new bus for use in the school. This is the reason many people looking for school buses usually go in for a used school bus. There are many malls and used car sellers selling used school buses. However it is important that lots of care and caution be exercised when looking for a used school bus.
The first thing you have to decide before looking for a used car is to decide on the budget for the used school bus. Once you have decided on how much you can afford to spend on the used school bus, you have to do some research on the brands and types of used school buses available in the market today.
You can use the yellow pages and the internet to find out the available makes and models, and rates of used school buses in the market today. On collecting information from numerous sources, you can make comparisons on the rates and models of the used school buses available. When you find a few school buses that seem to fit your needs, you will have to pay a visit to the mall to have a look at the school buses.
Make sure that you have a look at the service records, original paperwork of the bus and all recent repair receipts the bus has undergone. Check how long it has been since the bus engine has been rebuilt. Its life depends on its usage. Check for rust when buying your used school bus as rust cannot be stopped. A little rust is okay, but structural rust, hood hinge mounts and heavily flaking frames are a no-no.
Check for leaks especially from Automatic Transmissions. There is no point in buying a bus with leaky transmission as its repair is rather expensive. It is better to buy automatic transmission as older standard shifts are difficult to sell. It is always better to buy the bus with the biggest engine that you can afford as it provides more power to the bus.
With this information, you will be able to avoid potential problems and also get a rough estimate of the school bus. You will also get an idea of the amount of money you will have to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the bus. The rule of thumb states that you should aim at buying a used school bus for one tenth its original price.