Gone are the days of trucks being only for work. Trucks are often one’s primary vehicle, and they are just as comfortable and equipped as a car, if not more. You can personalize the look, performance, and usability of a truck to make it just how you like.
Rims, a custom paint job, new upholstery, and lighting are all ways to enhance the look of your truck. Accent truck lighting is typically LED and can be installed under runners, in the bed, and under the dash, for example. Improving the sound in your truck can also be done by adding insulation, weather stripping, or a new sound system.
Many after-market products can enhance the performance of your truck. Air filters and cold air intakes improve horse-power and protect your engine. Better tires or a brake upgrade makes driving safer in all conditions by having a better grip on the road and decreasing your stop time. Another safety and performance feature to consider upgrading is the suspension. Depending on the type of performance you want, you may want a softer or stiffer suspension.
One of the most useful accessories is the bed cover. Truck beds can hold a lot, but if you have to make a stop, your possessions are vulnerable to theft without a locking cover. You might also add a cargo carrier, toolbox, or racks to keep your items secure during transit. If you have elevated your truck, adding running boards brings accessibility to the cab and bed. Older model trucks often have a bench seat and little storage, for this, you can add an organizer with cup holders, so everything has a place.
If you take care of your truck with regular service and washes, it can last decades. Improving performance, usability, and aesthetics will further increase its longevity.