The appeal of Facebook is pretty basic. After all, who doesn’t want more friends? But, once you’ve collected more than 500, what are you really doing? Are you seriously keeping track of the specific details related to each of those people…where they are, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with? It’s at that point (and actually well before it) that the practice of social networking becomes more work than going out and making real friends. Luckily, the same rule doesn’t apply to improvements made to your truck. Because, unlike superficial “friends,” everybody can always use more truck accessories!
The Benefits of the Bed Caps
As any truck owner will tell you, the one upgrade that’s worth its weight in gold, other than Sierra billet grilles or grille guards, is a set of truck bed caps or bed rails. Because even if you manage to keep your bodyline pristine, if the tops of your truck bed are covered in scratches, dents and dings, you’ll take a hit when it comes time to sell or trade in.
Bed caps and tailgate caps create a tough layer of protection to safeguard your paint job. Available in a variety of styles, bed caps are manufactured from ABS, aluminum and stainless steel, depending on the kit you select. Custom-tailored to your specific make, model and year, Sierra bed caps, like those crafted by BAK, are one of the easiest upgrades you’ll ever make to your rig, providing a quick, easy installation that results in a flush, quality appearance. Some models don’t even require drilling!
The Benefits of the Bed Rails
Protection is one thing, but for those looking to add protection and a little extra functionality, bed rails are the ideal upgrades. They deliver up to half a ton of tie-down strength to your truck bed for the ultimate in load containment. Plus, GMC bed rails, Tacoma bed rails and those like them often feature tying loops at each end of the rail for versatile cargo securing. Forged from highly-polished stainless steel, bed rails feature 1.75" tubing, enhancing the appearance of your rig while delivering rugged durability through components that are built to stand up to just about any level of abuse. Even better, they bolt onto your truck bed, utilizing your pre-existing stake pocket holes, and therefore don’t require cutting or drilling to install.
Equip Your Truck Bed with Bed Caps or Bed Rails
Some bed caps and bed rails are even compatible with tonneau covers, especially the soft-top variety, like roll-up tonneau covers. Comprised of a single unit, mounted at the front of the bed behind the cab, roll up tonneau covers house a retractable fabric or plastic cover that can be rolled out and secured to the end of the bed. This design works well with bed caps, protecting your cargo while safeguard the integrity of your exterior.
To get the most out of your truck, replace those underperforming stock components with the wide range of GMC accessories available from aftermarket manufacturers. Accessories like bed caps and bed rails keep your truck looking new and prevent costly repairs resulting from scratched paint and dings in the bodyline.