Advantages of Purchasing A Used School Bus

Advantages of Purchasing A Used School Bus

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When bus fleets look to replace broken down or worn out buses, they don’t often start by considering a used school bus.  There are plenty of reasons why they should though. Used buses have several benefits besides just the initial savings. They can save you money in the long run and even provide a better fit for your needs.

Before rushing to the closest new bus dealer for your fleet’s new vehicle, consider a qualified pre-owned bus:

Save Money

Of course, the main reason for purchasing a pre-owned bus is to save money, but these vehicles save you cash in more ways than you might expect.  The cost of buying a used school bus will be a fraction of the cost of buying new, but used buses also avoid a great deal of the depreciation you would experience with new buses.  This means that you are getting the most value from your bus purchase, and lose less money when it comes time to replace the bus again.

Flexible Purchasing Options

The new bus market can be quite hard on fleets facing shrinking budgets, and generally, offer few options that fit their needs.  Prices are relatively fixed unless a district establishes contracts with manufacturers for large numbers of buses, which many schools can’t afford.  The used bus market provides a world of opportunities that fit within a huge variety of budgets. There are thousands of listings available which allow you to find the bus you need without destroying your budget in one fell swoop.  You may even be able to purchase multiple buses for the cost of a single new vehicle.  There are also flexible purchasing and financing options available.

Bus Conversion

School buses may seem like they have a very specific purpose, but they can be endlessly customized to suit any needs you can think up. Want a cozy camper, hip new eatery, or a roaming party bus? You can refit a bus with whatever equipment or furniture you desire.

Before you consider purchasing a brand-new bus, take the time to explore the market and see what else is out there. You might be surprised at the wide variety of options you have to choose from, but before you purchase it is always best to make sure you are working with a reputable dealer.

As one of the nation’s leading pre-owned school bus sales companies, American Bus Sales can provide quality buses, shuttles, and vans.  Contact us to request a quote today!