Benefits of Lifting Your Truck

Interesting Benefits of Lifting Your Truck

There are plenty of great reasons to customize your truck with an awesome suspension lift, especially if you off-road with it. You just have to have a good suspension lift! Whether you lift a truck because it looks great or because you love to ride high, there are plenty of benefits to lifting your truck – some of which you may not have ever thought of. Following are some of the best of the benefits to having a good suspension lift:

  1. Clearing obstacles is a breeze. While a non-lifted truck would see the end of the line with a log or large rock in the path, a decent suspension lift will enable you to easily get over those common road obstacles, debris, and even over curbs without causing damage to your undercarriage, fuel tank, or other major mechanical component.
  2. As already mentioned, the look is a benefit that just screams “Awesome”. And it doesn’t matter if you’re lifting your ride more than a foot higher or just a couple of inches; a lifted truck just has better style and a better stance. Make your truck stand out from all the rest and give it a personalized look all your own with a good lift kit.
  3. Improved towing is another major reason for lifting a truck. Raising it up is going to help with towing, even if you lift it just a few inches; you don’t have to get a huge lift kit. You’ll also get loaded and unloaded much easier, too. Make it safer to haul heavy loads with a suspension lift to give your truck a higher center of gravity. The benefits are also obvious when getting your boat launched and also out of water, too. Without a lift, you can easily be up to your doors with water before that boat is ready to detach.
  4. Ground clearance is increased, which will come in handy when you’re on a well-traveled path or trail that has ruts – these ruts will get a normal truck stuck in no time. The approach, departure, and breakover angles of your truck are all going to be less of a concern for you as you drive, too. The higher your truck, the better your angles will be. And sure, suspension and bumpers influence the ride too, but lift is what really matters.
  5. As if the previous benefits weren’t enough, one more benefit to lifting your truck is so that you get a better all-around view of your surroundings! The higher you are, the better the view – a better view of the road means a safer time on the road because of it. You’ll also be able to have better awareness of your surroundings and situations for quicker response times to avoid possible accidents.

Although these are just five benefits of getting a good lift kit on your truck, there are plenty more. It’s always a great idea to be ready when people ask you, “Why is your truck so high?” rather than just saying, “Because it looks awesome!” Although this is true, you’ll impress the masses more with a few of these other great reasons to lift your truck, too. Need help choosing a lift? We can help! Contact us at Don’s Automotive Group today and let us help with your next customization project for your ride.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

History of the Lifted Truck

The History of the Lifted Truck

How the Lifted Truck Evolved into the Mainstream

In today’s culture, the lifted truck has become a popular item that’s used in all kinds of different situations. Whether they’re cruising around the track on live TV or hauling several tons of wood through the deep forest, lifted trucks have created a subculture all their own; but few people know the history behind lifted trucks. You might be surprised to know that the story of lifted trucks dates all the way back to World War I. If you love lifted trucks, find out how these monster vehicles made it to the mainstream.

The Dangerous Road to War

Trucks have always served some practical purpose with their expansive hauling capabilities and durable treads, but navigating a war zone is another matter entirely. The trucks of both World Wars had to traverse all kinds of different territory, from snow covered mountains to crumbling cities with huge piles of debris. In preparation for war, the engineers of the day decided to lift the bodies of the trucks so that they would have enough room to clear whatever came their way. Thus, the first lifted trucks were born.

Automakers See an Opportunity

It took several decades for the major automakers to discover the potential of lifted trucks. While civilian consumers weren’t driving through war zones, many of them were still faced with a wild, unpredictable terrain when driving off-road. Automakers introduced the first line of civilian lifted trucks back in the 1970s. Anyone driving through the untamed wilderness quickly saw the appeal of lifted trucks and, as a result, the automakers soon discovered that their latest venture was full of potential.

Beyond Practical Thinking

As more people started buying and using lifted trucks, people began to admire the look and power of these decked-out vehicles. It wasn’t just about hauling items off-road, it was about driving something that truly felt larger than life. The popularity of lifted trucks started to soar, attracting thrill-seekers of all different backgrounds. Soon, lifted trucks became a part of popular entertainment, drawing huge crowds at arenas all over the country and impressive ratings on cable TV.

The next you step into a lifted truck, take a moment to appreciate how this rugged piece of machinery has evolved over the years. If you’re looking to buy a lifted truck or raise the one you already have, come to Don’s Wholesale in Lafayette, LA!

The Benefits of Buying a Used Truck

When it comes to almost anything but vehicles—clothes, furniture, electronics—most of us prefer to buy something new rather than used. While getting a brand new car or truck is undoubtedly exciting, there are actually many advantages to buying a used vehicle. These include a potentially lower price tag, avoiding new vehicle fees, having a variety of cars and trucks to choose from, and a high likelihood of getting a used vehicle in great condition. Here are four benefits of buying a used truck.

Value won’t drop

That old adage of your car losing thousands of dollars of value as soon as you drive it off the lot? That’s still true. When you buy used, you can get a great vehicle (at a sometimes much lower price tag), and the value of your car won’t plummet after you purchase it.

Keep in mind that the interest rates for used vehicles are now often the same interest rates for new vehicles, which was not the case in the past. When you buy a used car or truck you more than likely end up paying less overall.

Reduced Fees

When you buy a vehicle (new or used) at the dealership, you’re likely to pay fees like taxes and DMV fees. There may be other fees as well, such as processing, preparation, and advertising fees, which can end up adding hundreds of dollars to the cost of the car or truck. If you buy a used vehicle from a private party, however, you can avoid many of these fees.


Modern vehicles are built to last at least 100,000 miles; therefore, buying a used car or truck does not mean you have to sacrifice overall condition or reliability.

There are also plenty of used cars out there that are like new, and some dealers invest hundreds if not thousands of dollars into their vehicles before they are re-sold. 

Plenty of choices

Lastly, if you’re not looking for a specific year, make, and model of a vehicle, then you have a huge variety to choose from. Keeping your options open makes it much easier to find a vehicle that’s perfect for you.

If you’re looking to upgrade your current car or truck, consider going with a used one rather than a new one. You’ll save money, avoid the fear of the car’s value depreciating, and you have a good chance of finding a car in great condition.

Interested in used lifted trucks for sale in Louisiana? Visit Don’s Automotive Group online or in person. Don’s is one of the nation’s top 50 independent dealers; all of its vehicles go through a certified 172-point inspection and they have one of the largest inventories of pre-owned vehicles in the United States—all of which are viewable online. 

Awarded State Quality Dealer for Louisiana

Don’s Automotive Group Named “Quality Dealer in the State of Louisiana” by NIADA

Also Earns 2nd Runner Up for NIADA’s “National Quality Dealer” at the 2017 Convention & Expo in Las Vegas


June 26, 2017: Lafayette, Louisiana – Don’s Automotive Group, a leading Louisiana auto dealer with more than 150 employees in four locations throughout the state, has just been awarded the prestigious title of “State Quality Dealer”. The award was given by the NIADA (National Independent Automobile Dealers Association) after much competition and deliberation.

It was by winning the Louisiana Independent Quality Dealer of the Year award that resulted in Don’s winning that state’s nomination for the NIADA NQD (National Quality Dealer) Award. Don’s earned 2nd runner up for this title.

The National Quality Dealer Award Program began in 1976. Awarded annually at the national convention, the coveted title is one of the most prestigious in the industry. Award nominees are honored during a live broadcast of an honorary ceremony where the National Quality Dealer of the Year is revealed. Nominees for the award are selected annually on the state level for outstanding service to his/her community and to the industry.

The NIADA sent all nominated dealers a very detailed packet that was to be filled out completely and returned to the group by the first of February. Included in the packet was a very detailed Q&A about Donald, the owner of Don’s Automotive Group, in addition to his biography, a biography of the company, and letters from employees, pastors, DSAA, Trinity Outdoors, LCA, and other charities. Several customer reviews and photos were included, in addition to photos of Don’s facilities and some of the fundraisers the business has taken part in. Finally, copies of the many awards received by Don’s were also included in the packet.

From all packets that were submitted by the due date, the finalists were chosen, who then were interviewed in Las Vegas on the day prior to the awards ceremony.

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Don’s Automotive Group began over 20 years ago with humble beginnings and now boasts four convenient retail locations in Louisiana and over 150 employees. More than 60% of sales result from referral and repeat customers. As the recipient of several local, regional, and national awards and accolades, Don’s Automotive Group enhances the communities in which each store resides, supporting local churches, businesses, and military personnel on a consistent basis. For information on Don’s Automotive Group and the selection of vehicles and services available, please visit