3 Ways to Maintain Your Truck Bed
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3 Ways to Maintain Your Truck Bed

Your truck is your pride and joy, but you’re rough on it sometimes. True, trucks are built to take a lot of wear and tear, but with proper maintenance you can ensure you’re taking the best care of your truck bed.

Solutions like bed liners, tonneau covers, and toolboxes can solve the most common problems with truck upkeep. Read on to learn how to prevent damage, increase your truck bed security, and improve your truck bed organization.

3 ways to maintain your truck bed

1. Prone to Spills and Scratches? Try a Bed Liner.

Bed liners keep the bottom of your truck bed protected from damage. There are two general types of bed liners:

Bed mats: These removable mats offer protection from damage, spills, and dirt, and are easily removable so you can clean them. Plus, the clingy carpet-like material keeps your load from shifting during transit.

Spray/paint on liners: These liners are applied once to protect your truck bed from dents, scratches, corrosion, and other side effects of heavy use. Like bed mats, they are also designed to keep your cargo from moving around with a clingy surface. You can have a liner professionally applied, or you can try to do it yourself, but be careful! Spraying or painting a bed liner incorrectly can actually damage your truck bed, so make sure you’re well prepared.

2. Need More Protection? Try a Tonneau Cover.

When you’re hauling your work tools, farming equipment, or sporting gear, everything in your truck bed can stack up into an unsteady mountain. If you’re worried your cargo may be in danger of falling out, a tonneau cover is a reliable way to keep everything safely together without all the straps and bungee cords.

Tonneau covers keep the cargo in your truck bed protected from the elements. Plus, hiding your load can discourage thieves from lifting any unsecured gear from the bed of your truck.

There are two types of tonneau covers, each with pros and cons:

Soft tonneau covers are made from fabric or vinyl. They’re generally more cost effective than hard shell covers, and are easy to store when they’re not on your truck, but they’re not as sturdy as a hard tonneau cover when it comes to protection.

Hard tonneau covers come in a variety of materials, the strongest being fiberglass. A fiberglass tonneau cover offers more reliable protection, but will be more expensive.

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3. Disorganized? Try a Shop-N-Box Truck Bed Toolbox.

If you’re a farmer, electrician, handyman, pipefitter, or mechanic, you use a lot of tools on the job and likely use your pickup truck to transport them. Your tools should be protected, but some large toolboxes can take up a lot of extra space and block your visibility while you drive.

Shop-N-Box truck toolboxes designed specifically to fit your truck bed can maximize space while keeping your tools organized and protected from the elements. A designer Shop-N-Box truck bed toolbox can be customized with drawers and inserts to perfectly suit the type of tools you use daily depending on your profession.

Our Shop-N-Box truck bed toolboxes help you make the most of your truck bed storage. Browse our selection and find the right model for you.

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  • Amy Winters
    September 19, 2018, 4:59 pm REPLY

    Thanks for pointing out that spraying or painting a bed liner incorrectly can damage your truck, so it’s a good idea to have it done by a professional. My husband just got a new truck and has been looking into his options for bed liners. I’ll definitely take your advice and call a professional to put it in!

  • Amy Winters
    September 19, 2018, 4:59 pm REPLY

    Thanks for pointing out that spraying or painting a bed liner incorrectly can damage your truck, so it’s a good idea to have it done by a professional. My husband just got a new truck and has been looking into his options for bed liners. I’ll definitely take your advice and call a professional to put it in!

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