sorting through car accessories

sorting through car accessories

Buying A New Truck? 3 Accessories You Should Consider Adding To It

by Tracy Kennedy

If you have found the perfect truck for you, you can make it even more perfect by choosing the right accessories to go with it. Unless your truck is fully loaded, it may not come standard with everything you need. Below are three of these accessories so you can decide if they are right for you.

Rear View Camera

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), it will be mandatory that all new vehicles that weigh under 10,000 pounds will have the rear view camera. This is considered a safety feature, as it will reduce the risk of serious injuries and fatal accidents caused by backing over something or someone.

With a rear view camera, a display screen is mounted on the truck's dashboard. A camera is installed on the back of the truck. When you go into reverse, the screen automatically displays what is behind you.

Because this is a safety feature, you should ask for this accessory to be added to your truck if it does not have it already installed.

Running Board

A running board is a long, narrow step that is fitted under each side door of a truck. This step makes it much easier for someone to step up and into the truck, especially if the truck is high. This is very beneficial if you have anyone in your family that is of short stature or is elderly. Even if you do not, these running boards are like a fashion statement for your truck.

Running boards are available in different kinds of materials, including:

  • Fiberglass
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Diamond-plate steel

If you choose running boards for your truck, it is important that you always keep them clean and dry so someone does not slip and fall while getting into and out of the truck. You can choose running boards that have a gripped surface to provide traction, but these grips will wear out over time.

Bed Liner

A bed liner can keep the bed of your truck from getting scratched and dented.  This can also prevent rust that may be caused by the scratches. You can find the liners made of fiberglass, rubber, and high impact resistant plastic.  All of these bed liners ride on the inside of the truck bed.

There are also spray on bed liners available, which adheres to the bed of the truck creating a protectant layer that bonds with the metal and paint. Once applied, a spray on bed liner is permanent.

Talk with the salesman when you buy your truck about adding these accessories. They can also tell you of other accessories that are available. To learn more, visit a website like


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sorting through car accessories

There are a wide variety of auto accessories for you to consider for your car. Some accessories are made simply to make your car look nicer, some are made to improve performance and some are made to create a safer ride. This blog will show you a number of different accessories for you to consider. You will find some in each category and several ideas that will help you to decide if the accessories that you are considering will do anything more than make your car look nicer or maybe increase the resale value of it for when you are ready to sell.