You’ll most often find a pair of running boards mounted on both sides of your truck. No matter what model of truck you own or drive, they’re not likely to be low-riders. That means you’ll need some help climbing into your truck. Running boards don’t only help you get in and out; they also help your passengers too. Join us as we take a second look at these boards and why having them on your truck matters so much.
What Running Boards Can Do
The first reason having the right running boards matter is because of what they can do. As we said, they make entering and exiting the vehicle, but they can also protect your treasured truck. Pebbles, broken concrete, and shattered glass or loose nails are all examples of the flotsam and jetsam of the road. Running boards can deflect these potential projectiles and help keep your truck safe. If you’ve just recently had some detailing work done on your vehicle, you don’t want to have that ruined so quickly. So you should invest in some running boards to prevent that nightmare scenario from happening.
Also, as winter becomes spring, we can expect a more rain and mud. The exterior of your vehicle isn’t the only aspect that matters – you should keep your passenger cabin as clean as possible, too. You can use the running board as a quick way to wipe down your shoes so whatever crud gathered on it while you walked around outside can’t sneak onto your floorboards.
What They’re Made Of
When you’re looking for the best running boards, don’t forget about your options. Rubber, plastic, and fiberglass are just some of the possible materials you can consider. Take into account your taste, and what the needs of your car or truck are, yes, you read that right, you can also equip cars with running boards too.
More about Running Boards
Before they became a fixture on modern trucks, running boards were first invented for use on classic cars. In the olden days of yore, cars and trucks alike were designed much differently than the ones you see on the road in 2018. Older cars used to be higher off the ground, and thus, drivers and passengers needed the extra step to get in and out.
For All of Your Truck Needs
Does your truck need servicing or brand new running boards to meet all of your hauling needs? Trick Trucks is happy to service your vehicle and make sure your truck is in great shape all year long! With over forty years of experience servicing trucks, we have the expertise and equipment you need. Contact Trick Trucks online or by calling 1-866-60-TRICK. To find out more about our services and trucks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.