Trucks are very versatile and when you use yours for work or to haul things as well as driving it daily, adding accessories that look good as well as make the truck more functional are great. There are a lot of different accessories on the market that you can choose from but remember, not all of them are made alike.
Function Or Good Looks
Can you have both function and style when you are shopping for accessories? Of course, you can. There are so many different accessories that offer some specific function that you just have to decide what you want to put on your truck. Hard or soft bed covers, bed liners, and light kits are all examples of accessories that also have a function. Visit your local auto parts retailer and take a look at what they can offer. If you can't find it in the store, they likely have a catalog with many additional items in it.
Making The Bed Bigger
One accessory that adds valuable space to the truck bed is a truck bed extender. You may have seen them on trucks around your area before. They are typically made from tubular aluminum and extend the usable area of the truck bed out to the end of the tailgate when it is down. When not in use, you can fold the extender up into the bed and close the tailgate. While most of these extenders can be taken out of the truck and stored, leaving it folded in the bed is a great way to have it ready when the time comes that you need that extra two feet of space in the bed.
While there are a lot of truck steps on the market, some offer more use than others. Folding truck steps offer ease of access when getting in the truck and when the door is closed, the steps fold up tight to the body so they are not hanging down to catch on something as you are driving. They are great for 4-wheel drive trucks that are routinely driven off-road where there are stumps, logs, rocks and other items for the steps to snag. The steps use an electric motor and a switch that triggers the motor when the door is opened and closed.
Covering The Bed
Installing a hard or soft bed cover is another great way to increase the function of your truck. A hardcover with a lock on it will keep things in the bed dry and at the same time it will provide security for the items in the bed, The covers can be painted to match the color of the truck and make it look great as well as functional. These are just a few of the ways to make your truck more usable and keep it looking good too.