How much does it cost to get a car lifted?

I am looking at buying a truck from my cousin. It is in good shape, but he wants me to pay more than book value because he said the lift kit and wheels alone are worth $7,500. How much does it cost to get a car lifted?

If you are interested in a lifted truck, then the cost of the lift kit and installation would be added to the resale price. The value of the lift depends on if it was installed by your cousin or professionally.
Did your cousin install the lift kit himself? If so, it could have run him anywhere between $400 to $4,000. With professional installation, it would have cost him between $800 to $8,000. I suggest asking for a receipt of the work or the brand name of the kit, so you get a better idea if the sale price of the truck is fair.
Before you purchase the truck, one thing to keep in mind is car insurance. Modifications can have serious implications on the price and eligibility of a policy. If a vehicle is lifted or dropped more than six inches, it may be declined for an auto policy.
Downloading the Jerry app will help you out. Jerry shops prices with over 50 different insurance companies and delivers the lowest rates straight to your phone in seconds. Additionally, they partnered with several companies that offer coverage for customized vehicles. If you have any questions, experienced agents are just a text away!
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.

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