Purchasing a Used Industrial Air Compressor

If your business requires an industrial air compressor, then you have two options: you can buy a new air compressor, or you can buy a used one. While it may be very tempting to buy a new air compressor, there are many advantages to buying on that has been used.

One of the biggest advantages of buying a used air compressor is that it can save your company thousands of dollars. A well-maintained used air compressor will make your work much easier and reduce the amount of time needed for a task. Because of that, your company will have more time to focus on other tasks, allowing you to finish them more quickly, and therefore completing jobs faster than before. The return you make because of your used air compressor can quickly make up for the investment you spent on it, much more quickly than that of a new air compressor.

Additionally, a used air compressor will frequently still be under warranty from when it was first purchased. As long as the warranty is still good, fixing broken compressors should not be a problem. Many used air compressors are sold by business owners that had cared for it originally, owners who knew how to take care of their equipment. This means that many used air compressors are in great condition, and can easily compare to new air compressors.

When you are looking for a used air compressor, certain things should be taken into consideration. You should always make sure the air compressor has clean, working parts. Check inside the compressor for sludge build up, missing parts (like pistons, hoses, and rings), and to see how well it has been taken care of. If there are a lot of scratches and dents on the body of the compressor, its parts may be damaged as well. If the compressor you are thinking about buying needs repair, figure out how much money will be needed to repair it. It could be worth the investment to buy an air compressor that needs a little fix, because it may still be cheaper than buying a new air compressor. If the seller is asking too much money for it, try negotiating. Many people who sell used industrial air compressors have no idea how these machines are valued, and may be unaware how much repairs may cost. Negotiating is a great way to get a more appropriate price.

Buying a used air compressor can be a better decision than buying one brand new; however, it is important to be careful and know what you are buying. Do your research before making the purchase, and you will be sure to make the right decision.