Power Running Boards
There are regular running boards and then there are power running boards. And if you’re wondering whether or not adding the word “power” makes them that much better, you can bet your bottom dollar it does. But it’s not really about fancy words so much as it is about some pretty awesome features that having retractable running boards adds to your truck, Jeep or SUV.
Aside from the obvious benefit of helping even the smallest passengers into your big rig with an extra step up, electric running boards give your truck a clean look and plenty of clearance when the doors are closed. You’ll have a hard time hiding your smug smile when your buddy rolls in with what used to be their fixed steps looking ripped up and dented to pieces after a day of heavy off-roading. And when you’re ready to hop down from the cabin? Just open the door and, like a red carpet rolling out before your feet, your automatic running boards are there to silently greet you with impressive strength and killer good looks.
Retractable running boards have a few more moving parts than their traditional counterparts, not to mention an electrical component. So, it’s important to make an investment in quality, sound construction, and a brand that can back their electric running boards with a warranty. Here at AutoAnything, we only carry the brands we trust most - like AMP, Bestop, Aries, and RBP.
Between each of these brands, AutoAnything offers you the choices you want to see when selecting between electric running boards. Lightweight aluminum construction with a powdered anti-corrosive finish keeps power running boards running strong in even sub-zero temperatures and a carrying capacity of up to 650 pounds make sure no weather or weight constraints will stop you from stepping up into your truck. And finishing touches include things like WiFi functionality, LED lights and smart, anti-pinch systems that sense obstructions and will stop your automatic running boards from moving if they feel any pressure.
When it comes to installation, you don’t need to be intimidated by the electrical component of retractable running boards. Nor do you need to be an electrician. Everything you need to get your power running boards onto your truck, Jeep or SUV is simple and straightforward - no drilling, wire splicing or stress-induced hand-wringing required. Models like the Bestop PowerBoard NX Wireless Electric Running Boards
includes the WiFi door sensors and magnetic switches that you need to make sure they deploy every time you open the door. Regardless of the brand you buy, though, most retractable running boards will have brackets that attach to the factory-drilled holes in your vehicle. Before buying your automatic running boards, just make sure you read the product description to double-check which pieces are included and which you may need to add to your shopping cart.
If you have other questions about the installation process, we are here to help. Reach out to the AutoAnything customer service team, before, during and after your buying process to make sure your questions are answered and your truck, Jeep or SUV has the aftermarket accessories that fit your lifestyle.