When the times comes to retire the old work truck and start looking at new ones, you have a lot of things to consider. If you are buying the truck yourself, you may have to take some time to sort out what you want and need, and then you can start shopping. No one truck is going to be a perfect fit, so take a little time and weigh the options before you make your final decision.
Decide What You Need
If you have already decided that you need a new truck, the next step is to determine what you need in the truck. If you want a truck just for work, a stripped model might be okay, but if you are using it for a personal truck as well, you might want more features in it. You may change your mind about what you want in the truck when you start looking, but having an idea going in is an excellent place to start.
Work trucks come in a lot of different configurations, and many have custom bodies that are designed to make the truck fit your needs more effectively. If you can't find one with the body on it that you want, you can have a body installed after you buy the truck. You will need to make sure the company you are going to buy the body from makes the one you need to fit the truck you have chosen. It is a good idea to check that in advance.
Adding additional accessories to your work truck can help you make it work better for you. Things like ladder racks, tool boxes, and bed extenders can make it easier to haul the tools you need to the job. If you are hauling things in the bed of the truck, it is a good idea to place a protective mat in the bed to keep the bed from getting too much damage.
If you want a bed liner in the truck, you can choose between a drop-in poly liner or a spray-in liner. The spray-in liner will last longer and is better at protecting the bed, but once it is in the truck, it can't be removed. The drop-in liner has the advantage of being able to be removed, but water and dirt can get behind them and damage the bed even though the liner is in place.
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