It is a normal practice to use trucks not just for the convenient everyday drive, but also for job, off-road and goods transportation. That’s why trucks require even more protection means than regular sedans and wagons. When the truck is protected inside out, it will serve you longer and you will keep it in great condition.
So if you plan on keeping the resale value high, there are certain things you need to know.
Floor area protection
Floor area is quite often abused, especially if you tend to use your truck for drive off-road or have kids or pets. So, it is always better to get quality floor liners before your factory carpeting gets badly soaked with slush, dirt, and spills.
There are so many quality floor liner solutions on the market today. Weathertech, Smartliner, Husky Liners, 3D MAXpider are just some of the brands that offer custom-fit floor liners for trucks.
When you transport something in the bed of your truck, you keep scratching it. So, in several years, its surface gets covered with scratches. To prevent this from happening, you can think of bed mats, liners or certain other solutions that will withstand the abuse.
Smartliner, Duraliner, and Pendaliner are some of the manufacturers, who offer quality custom bed protection solutions. Alternatively, you can wrap the bed of your truck with vinyl or think of the alternative method that will help you keep it in top shape for years.
Wheels of trucks normally are bigger, than the wheels of the regular vehicles. That’s why they keep throwing rocks and minor rock debris as you drive. As a result, you keep noticing new scratches, rock chips and cracks on the paint. These tiny imperfections may lead to rust and corrosion in the future. To avoid these signs of abuse, it is a good idea to add a set of fender flares or wheel well trim.
Consider products by Bushwacker, Stampede, Lund and certain other brands. And here is a free tip. You can add stick-on rocker panels to keep the rocker areas protected as well.
These are just some ideas that may be helpful. You can always conduct your own research and find better ways to protect your own truck.