Customizing Your Pickup: Accessories To Consider

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Your pickup truck is a versatile vehicle that you can use to go off-roading as well as use around town. To get the most out of your automobile, consider customizing your truck to better suit your needs. There are many aftermarket accessories you can consider for your truck; here are just a few suggestions. You should always have additions made by your authorized truck dealer to avoid tampering with your truck's existing warranty.

Large mud tires

To create better friction and grip in your truck's tires so you can go off the regular trail and travel through mud and dicey terrain, get mud tires placed on your truck. Some tires are quite large and can interfere with the maneuvering qualities of your truck, so you may need to get a lift in addition to putting new tires on your vehicle. Have your tires rotated regularly to ensure even tread wear.

Longer side mirrors

If you plan on hauling trailers and other equipment behind your truck, make sure you install aftermarket longer side mirrors. These mirrors give you extra visibility while driving to make backing up and turning easier.

You can get side mirrors with or without lights and blinkers. However, adding a side mirror that has lights and blinkers on it will help make you a more visible driver to others on the road and can increase your driving safety.

Tow package

Many trucks come standard with a tow package, but if yours hasn't, then you should have a tow package added onto your truck so you can use more than the bed itself for hauling. The towing capacity for your truck is dependent upon its size and horsepower, so get a tow package that is appropriate for your truck's hauling needs.

Bed liner

A bed liner is an extra layer of protection that will keep your truck bed from rusting or getting dented when you haul heavy pieces of equipment. A bed liner can be removable or installed in a spray liner technique for a permanent, attractive finish.

If a bed liner is not your style, consider getting a truck topper. A truck topper goes over the bed of your pickup and can be removed. This topper comes in handy for packing or hauling smaller loads you don't want exposed to the elements.

Your dealer will help you select the truck equipment and parts you need for your truck based on what you use the vehicle for and your budget.


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