Using the Right Tools, Part 1: Moving

by Joe Ferguson on April 19, 2013


There are tools specifically made for just about any household project you may encounter, and if you neglect using the correct tools for the job, you may end up with less than desirable results. Why not apply this same school of thought when looking for a new vehicle? In this new series, we’ll talk about using the right tools for automotive-related jobs.

There is an automobile for every task out there, but there’s one vehicle that stands alone when it comes to getting work done – the truck. There’s a reason you see trucks at every construction site – trucks are king when it comes to hauling and towing and are more resilient than other autos. Trucks are so popular, you can easily find an auction truck in good condition at many auto auctions.

Anyone who owns a truck is all too familiar with that dreaded call from a friend when they need help moving. While it may seem like an inconvenience to some, this is (as Martha Stewart would say) a good thing. Not only do friends usually reward the truck owner for their help with prizes such as gas or food money, but the driver also gets to log some valuable driving time with a full load in the bed.

After you get enough practice lugging a friend’s belongings across town, you’ll be a pro when it comes to moving on your own.

By purchasing a pick-up or something bigger at a heavy truck auction you’ll save yourself money in the long run, too. If you do want to move, you already have the right tools for the job – no need to hire an expensive moving truck. With all the space in your new truck, you’ll also cut back on the number of trips you have to take between locations. Try doing that in your Corolla!

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