If you’re looking for a new pickup truck in the Salt Lake area, you’ve come to the right place! At Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC we pride ourselves on a full inventory of new and pre-owned GMC vehicles, including a wide range of pickup trucks like the Sierra and the Canyon. You may have come across the terms “single truck” and “dually truck” as you search for a new vehicle. If you don’t know the difference between these terms, you’re not alone! We get drivers asking us about dually vs. single trucks all the time, so we’ve put together a quick overview of each truck below.
A dually truck is a type of heavy-duty truck that has four wheels in the back (two pairs of two), making for six wheels in total instead of the usual four. These extra wheels maximize traction and balance on the road, making them ideal for hauling heavy cargo. Dually trucks enjoy much higher towing and payload capacities than their single counterparts, but they’re also much more expensive. Despite having higher traction and more stability, dually trucks also make for a less comfortable ride for their passengers. However, the added traction makes them a safer choice in inclement weather conditions or on rough terrain.
Dually trucks are most often used to carry commercial cargo to and from worksites, but they can be used for personal reasons too, such as hauling a boat or an RV on a weekend vacation outside Salt Lake.
What is a Single Truck?
Single trucks, also called single-rear-axle trucks, are the standard four-wheel pickups you most often see on the road. Although they have less traction and balance than their six-wheel counterparts, they compensate with more affordable price tags and improved fuel efficiency, meaning fewer stops for gas. They’re also easier to navigate since they’re less unwieldy, and more comfortable to drive. Most single trucks also have respectable towing, payload, and performance specs, even if they don’t quite reach the heights of a dually truck.
Find Your Next Pickup Truck at Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC!
Now that we’ve discussed the difference between a dually and single truck, you might be interested in seeing how they handle on the Salt Lake roads for yourself! Contact our office or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive, or visit ourresearch hub to learn more about a specific model. You can also contact us with any questions, and a member of our team will be happy to help you. Be sure to keep an eye on our new vehicle specials if you’re looking to save on your next pickup!