How Much Does a Good Monster Truck Cost?

Monster trucks are all the rage these days, as they have become a staple of motorsports entertainment. Whether it’s crushing cars in a demolition derby or racing around an obstacle course, monster truck shows are always a hit with fans.

But what goes into owning one of these gargantuan vehicles? If you’re looking to get into the monster truck business, you’ll need to know the costs associated with owning and maintaining a monster truck.

The primary cost associated with owning a monster truck is the purchase price. While there are some cheaper used models out there, expect to pay anywhere from $30,000-$100,000 for a top-of-the-line custom-built model from a reputable manufacturer. Of course, if you’re willing to go with an older model or one that has been used in competition before, you can find some great deals on used trucks.

In addition to the purchase price of your truck, there are other costs associated with owning and maintaining it. For example, most people will need to buy specialized equipment such as high-performance tires and suspension parts. These items can easily add up to $5,000 or more, depending on what you need and how much customization you want.

You’ll also need to factor in regular maintenance costs for your monster truck. This includes things like oil changes, tire rotations and any repairs that may be needed down the line.

Depending on how often you use your truck and what kind of terrain it encounters, these costs can range from $1,000-$5,000 annually. Additionally, if you plan on competing in events or shows with your monster truck then there may be additional fees associated with entering competitions.


All in all, owning a good monster truck can be an expensive endeavor but also a lot of fun. The upfront cost of buying one could range anywhere from $30,000-$100,000, while maintenance costs will likely be around $1,000-$5,000 annually. However if you have the money and dedication needed to take care of one of these beasts then it can definitely be worth it!

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Karen Watkins