Are enjoying the excitement of a brand new truck in the driveway? Before you get too comfortable with the truck as it sits, the sales staff at Reedman Toll Chevrolet of Langhorne, PA, a popular Chevrolet dealer in PA, suggest six accessories that you’ll be glad you added to your new truck.
You never know when you’ll be moving big things in your truck and need to tie them down. Get your truck equipped tie-down anchor points inside the bed or along the bed rails. This will allow you to ratchet-strap down both large and small loads. You will almost certainly be able to get tie-downs from your local truck dealer or you can find these on-line and at most auto parts stores.
Mud flaps serve two purposes on a truck. The first is a safety-related function, they prevent your truck from tossing rocks and spraying water at vehicles behind you. This is an important safety issue and could prevent an accident. The other purpose is decorative. There are lots of mud flap designs out there. You can get ones that advertise your business, state your opinion on something or broadcast your favorite sports team. Just do a quick search on-line and you will find lots of options.
Consider a spray-on bedliner coating. These spray-on liners are really rugged and seal your truck bed from rust. They form a rugged protective barrier that resists water, chemicals and other substances that you might be carrying. The best part is that they just look good and will stay that way for years. If you bought your truck from a large dealership, they may have the ability to apply one of these spray-on bedliners right there. If not, there are plenty of third party enterprises that will do it for you.
You’ve seen these in the back of work trucks. They are a metal or formed vinyl tool box that straddles the truck bed rails and is usually bolted on right up against the cab. These tool boxes are fantastic places to store your tools, ratchet-straps, ropes, and other tools. Note: some truck owners are electing to have the inside of their tool box sprayed with the same bedliner material that is used on their truck beds. Particularly the metal tool boxes. This not only keeps the bottom of the tool box protected but keeps noise down too.
There are two types of bed covers for trucks: soft and hard. They are nice to have for two reasons: first, they protect whatever you have in your truck bed from the elements and possibly thieves too. If you are carrying household items, like when you help someone move, a bed cover will be a huge thing if it starts to rain. Second thing that bed covers do is that they make the truck a little more streamlined which helps with your gas mileage.
If your truck didn’t come with fog lights, consider adding them. Fog lights are great to have when the weather is inclement. If you do a lot of driving, fog lights are really a necessary safety item to have. Today, most can be installed in the front bumpers of trucks in recessed openings built in by the manufacturer.