You Bought a Truck…Now What?on June 7th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Well you finally pulled the trigger on that new pickup. Congratulations and welcome to the world of countless phone calls from old acquaintances wanting help moving their couch. Trucks are great but they can be made better with the right accessories.
Genetics plays a role in the first question: do I need help getting into and out of the vehicle? Today’s pickups are taller and sometimes you need help getting in the cab without a trampoline or pole-vaulting equipment. Running boards or tube steps are the solution. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials and finishes. And if you used to play in the NBA and don’t need help, aftermarket steps also offer the bonus of protecting the rocker panels from rock chips and other road debris.
Pickups are useful in the sense of portable storage but maybe you need something more specific. Picking out the right tool box adds much needed functionality. Most construction types will opt for the crossover style – by far the most popular type of tool box. You see them everywhere, spanning the width of the truck bed, resting on the side rails. It’s the quickest way to add five to ten lockable square feet of storage for tools and other gear.
These are just two of the accessories readily available to make your pickup experience that much better. Keep asking yourself questions for a more well rounded vehicle.
Do I routinely run into deer and slow-moving pedestrians? A grill guard is what you’re looking for.
Am I afraid I’ll break my arm when my heavy tailgate crashes down while I try to unload groceries? Get yourself a Tailgate Assist to gently lower that behemoth.
Your vehicle is an extension of your personality and there are millions of ways to make it your own. Now is the best time to start your wish list.