Why did you choose your truck? To begin, most truck owners need the space to load up heavy tools, materials, feed, firewood, and more. Aside from that, many want a vehicle that can withstand regular drives through rougher terrain and harsher weather. Still, nothing is forever. There are steps you need to take to keep your truck functional and durable.
If you have a truck, you need a bedliner.
Knowing that the primary reason we buy trucks is to carry heavy loads, the bed is a key attraction. Depending on your lifestyle, the only part of your truck that’s as heavily trafficked as the driver’s seat and tires would be the bed.
For this reason, a lot of owners choose a product such as a Durabak Bedliner. Why? Because it keeps beds from rusting, and eliminates the chance of paint and finish fading from sun exposure.
Already given your bed a beating? Lesson learned. Turn back the clock and get a fresh start with a fresh coat of bedliner. You’ll prevent further damage and conceal those old scratches in one go. Your bed will now be prepared to handle the impact of carrying your cargo. You’ll even enjoy quieter rides, as vibration noise is instantly reduced.
Maintenance is important to a durable, long-lasting ride.
While bedliners are relatively hands-off after application, there are many other factors which impact how long your truck lasts. For instance, are you always hitting the dusty trail? Ranchers, farmers, and those who generally live rurally may find their mileage degrading as their truck struggles to keep up.
Filters and sensors need special attention when you’re rough on your truck. You may also want to use an air compressor to blow the excess dirt off of your engine.
Additionally, we tend to leave that owner’s manual in the glovebox and only drag it out when there’s a problem. Instead, think of your manual as the ultimate guide to preserving the durability of your truck. The best exact fluids to use, how often to get a certain feature inspected, and more should be covered. If you’re still under warranty, adhering to these guidelines may help you make the most of that agreement.
For any daily driver, routine maintenance is a must. But for truck drivers, it’s especially important. Unbalanced loads and bumpy roads can make wheel alignment a regular priority. You also want to get those tires rotated and balanced as well.
Tire maintenance is so important that it’s best to schedule it along with oil changes. At least twice a year, set aside the time to take care of them together. In the end, a lot of maintenance will depend on your driving conditions, so the rougher they are, the more vigilant you’ll have to be about caring for your truck.
We ask a lot of our trucks. We want it to bear the weight, climb the hill, and power through the snow. If you do your part by paying attention to it while it’s parked, there’ll be little question that your truck is up to the task – whatever it may be today.