There are many reasons for the enduring popularity of pickup trucks across the United States. Trucks aren't just a lot of fun to drive, they're also incredibly useful vehicles for a huge number of jobs. According to the most recent estimates, Americans bought around 1.6 million pickup trucks in 2012, and there are many millions more of these vehicles cruising the roads today.
But as any proud truck owner knows, driving a pickup is a lot different than driving a sedan, SUV, or any other type of passenger vehicle. For safety's sake, you have to remain extra cautious and aware of your presence on the road as well as that of other cars around you. Here are a few more ways to keep your truck -- and all of its passengers -- safe, no matter where you drive.
- Don't overload the bed. Check with your owner's manual to understand the weight limits and capacity of your truck bed. Hauling heavy equipment and materials is one of the biggest perks of owning a pickup, but overburdening the bed with a consistent heavy load can put wear on your suspension and engine. Overcapacity loads might also make it difficult for drivers to navigate and react as quickly as they normally would.
- Get slip and scratch protection. If you use your truck bed on a regular basis, you will want to look into getting a spray on bedliner that provides an anti-slip and anti-skid surface. For instance, our spray on bedliners give your bed a protective grip that prevents your cargo from sliding around during transport. Our spray on bedliner also helps to stop you from slipping when stepping in and out of your truck bed.
- Rotate your tires often. Some truck experts recommend rotating your tires with every oil change, especially if you use your pickup for off-roading or drive on unpaved, uneven surfaces. Keep them balanced on the axle, too, to help decrease the burden on your suspension. This routine maintenance can help extend the life of both your tires and body.
Pickup trucks are the perfect ride for easy transportation, no matter your cargo. But remember, your truck might need a little extra love and care to help keep it working the way it should. Provide for your truck, and your truck will provide for you for a long time to come.
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