You will find that this Bus Sales Guide
will answer your most important questions and more about buying the right
buses for sale to fit your needs at the right
price. Don't throw your money away, take the time to understand before you
buy a bus.
Buying a new or used bus for sale is a very important question for someone in the market for bus sales. To find the answer to this question, first you need to figure out how many miles your bus will travel per year and second, how many years you will need the bus for sale. This usually depends on how your bus will be driven.
For example, church buses normally travel less than 5,000 miles per year, while a commercial bus company with a daily route may put as many as 25,000 miles or more annually. Then a Charter bus companies mileage will vary greatly depending on the economy and their specific clientele.
The life of most late model (1998 and up) bus engines is up to 500,000 miles. Buses for sale with fewer than 200,000 miles are considered low mileage. As a matter of fact, Bluebook bus sales prices do not subtract from the value of buses for sale with diesel engines until they have over 200,000 miles.
If you will be driving your bus less than 10,000 miles per year, why spend full price for a new bus for sale when it looses 1/3rd of its value in the first year regardless of the mileage? You can purchase refurbished used buses for sale for half the cost of a new bus for sale? It will take 10 years or more to put only 100,000 miles on your used bus. For the normal church bus it will take at least 20 years to do the same!
Now if you are planning to drive your bus 20,000 miles or more annually and owning your bus for more than 5 years, then probably new bus sales is for you. Absolute Bus sales is the authorized North Carolina NC and South Carolina SC area Krystal Koach Bus dealer and we will be glad to show you a new bus for sale. But, say for instance if you are a commercial bus company with a daily route with over 20,000 miles annually and you your contract is for only one year, then used bus sales will be for you
Okay!! I know that all the "Bus Sales" calculations may be a
little bit confusing. If you don't thoroughly understand whether to buy a new
bus for sale or a used bus for sale, contact
our Bus Sales department or your
accountant and we will gladly explain which bus sale would be
best for you.
Contrary to the truth, much of the general public believe that buying a gas
bus for sale is the best decision, thinking that it is easier
to work on and to find a mechanic. There are many reasons why 95% of bus
sales to the professional transportation industry are diesel
buses for sale; less maintenance, power, longevity, and fuel mileage to
name a few. When a diesel will cost an extra $8,000.00 as an option on a
bus sale, the professionals still prefer the diesel bus for
sale. And yes, there are plenty of diesel mechanics. Diesels have
become so popular in light duty trucks now, that most all dealerships have
diesel mechanics for the same engines used in most small to mid sized buses.
When looking for the lowest price bus for sale you should
beware of buses for sale that are not equipped to perform the
way you need buses to be able to. To arrive at the lowest price, some bus dealers
often package their buses for sale with the lowest weight rated
chassis and a small engine, usually a small gasoline V-8. The gas V-8 will come
with a light duty transmission and rear axle. This combination will result in a
low priced bus for sale, but the bus will not be able to
perform the way a bus should, at least not the way you would want. Even a V-10 gas engine
will not perform as well as a diesel and both size gas engines are notorious for
overheating and fuel consumption. Though you may be planning on just a few trips
a year, every time you drive it you want it to be capable of carrying your
people safely there and back. If the bus is underpowered with light weight
suspension, a full bus will be overworked and unstable. Ride quality and
handling will be diminished. The engine and drive train will wear rapidly
leading to more repairs, overheating and breakdowns. Buses for sale
without the proper equipment will result in bus sales that you
wouldn’t want to travel in and is not as safe or as comfortable as it should be.
And last but not least, the National Transportation Safety Board declared that
the 15 passenger van is unsafe due to it’s tendency to roll over during reflex
traffic maneuvers or tire blow outs, so they are totally out of the question.
Many bus dealers advertise bus sales with an online bus inventory offering views of their buses for sale. Try to use only the bus sales websites with the following guidelines:
If you have decided to purchase a pre owned bus for sale, by all means, make sure that it has been refurbished. Confidence and reliability should be a key factor in finding your bus sale. They may be a little more expensive, but in the long run, the wiser choice. there are fewer worries of unexpected repairs. Confidence and reliability should be a key factor when looking for bus sales.
Beware that some bus dealers will label a bus for sale as
refurbished after only painting the exterior and changing the seats. That is
only a fraction of what should be done. At Absolute Bus sales
all of our buses for sale that are refurbished go through a
thorough inspection with over 250 parts that are inspected. We either repair or
replace items that don’t pass our inspection. Some parts like alternators,
starters, water pumps, power steering pumps, pulley bearings, brake calipers and
pads, steering stabilizers, we replace automatically so that you know they will
last. Other parts like ball joints, wheel covers, and tires we replace 95% of
the time. Only if they are almost new do we leave them. We also paint them so
that there will be no overlooked blemishes. When customers visit our location
and see our refurbished pre owned buses for sale they ask,
"where are the used buses?" thinking that our used buses for sale
If you have any questions about Bus Sales call us at 910-272-0177
or click Bus Sales Department to write.