Bus Sales

Bus Sales

The Guide

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.

New bus sales or Used Bus Sales?

new bus sales
New Bus Sales

used bus sales
Used Bus Sales

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 National and International Ventura Coach Bus Sales 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.

Gas or Diesel Bus Sales?

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.

Don't Buy Substandard Bus Sales

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.

Searching for Online Bus Sales

 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:

  1. Bus dealers online inventory should include;
    ~ Pictures of all sides and interiors of each of their bus sales.
    ~ Detailed description with mileage of each bus for sale.
    ~ Pricing on all buses for sale (very important).
  2. Bus sales warranty, make sure that the bus dealer offers a warranty.
  3. Bus sales and service, the bus dealer should offer service after the bus sale. A bus dealer without a shop, really does not know his buses for sale.
  4. When buying a used bus for sale, consider only used buses for sale that have been refurbished. Without refurbishment you will be guessing about the condition of your used bus.

Why Refurbished Bus Sales with Warranty is Important

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 are new.

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