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Buying A New Truck? A Few Accessories You May Want To Include

by Sophia Banks

If you are buying a new truck it is the best time to add the accessories that you want instead of doing this later. There are many accessories that come standard with a new truck but there are others that you will have to add. Below are two of these accessories so you can decide if you want to add them.

Bed Liner

To keep the bed of your truck in pristine condition you should install a bed liner. This will prevent things you put into the bed from scratching the surface. There are many types of bed liners that you can choose.

One type is a drop-in bed liner. Your truck may come standard with this but make sure you ask. These liners are made of a durable plastic and are molded to fit the truck bed. The liner is drilled into the truck bed and then fastened with bolts to keep the liner secure.

There are spray on bed liners that more securely covers the surface of the truck. Drop in bed liners have space under the liner which means things can work their way under there, such as chemicals or other liquids. This will not happen with a spray on bed liner. Any kind of liquids can be easily washed without the liquids from getting under the bed liner. If you wait to do this later the paint in the truck bed has to be removed so the spray will adhere to the surface.

Bed rugs are another option you have. These rugs are made of polypropylene and a polyester fiber is placed over the polypropylene. You can have the bed rug installed to cover the bed of the truck or you can choose to have it also cover the sides of the bed. There is no space under the bed rug, so it completely protects the bed.

Tailgate Step

A tailgate step makes it much easier to remove items from the bed of the truck. Without the step you would have to crawl in and out of the bed. With a tailgate step installed you only have to place your foot on the step to remove things.

This is especially useful if you use your truck to haul things for your business, such as tools for a roofing contractor or landscaping contractor. You will not have to always have a step ladder to get in and out of the bed. This also makes things much better on your legs and knees.

You can choose tailgate steps that attach to the bumper or under the truck bed. If you choose a tailgate step at time of purchase the step will be installed into the tailgate. You can also easily add a foldable step that is installed on the bumper that folds down when the step is needed and then folds back up when you are finished using the step.

Talk with the dealership where you purchase your truck about these and other accessories available. Or, contact a trailer service, like Brad's Trailer Supply, for more help.