Pick-up trucks are one of the most versatile and popular vehicles on the roads today.Reason being is that automakers have continued to keep up with what consumers really want in a truck giving them more performance features and more of a luxurious look and feel . This has increased the average price and motivated owners to keep there trucks longer. Today’s upscale pick-up truck owner sees them as a valuable investment that means more and more truck owners are really taking a close look at different types of protective treatments for there trucks such as a bed liner.
I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert when it comes to truck’s, I have been around trucks my whole life. I have owned Chevrolet trucks, Ford truck’s, and Dodge truck’s. I will let you in on a little secret, I personally liked them all. Most “truck guy’s” that I know are very loyal to whatever their favorite brand is, the truth of the matter is they all are very comfortable, they all have the bells and whistles, and they all look great. My point is that for what ever reason “truck owners” are faithful, devoted, and dependable. Well this carries over to many more facets than just their trucks, take bed liners for instance, it seems no matter what the experience is they stick with the same bed liner that they had in their last truck. A few years back one of my buddies had a “spray on” bed liner installed in his new Ford F250, he was happy with it for about a year and a half. That was when the “spray on” bed liner started to deteriorate, it faded, it chalked and really looked awful. So he took it back to the installer, they told him that those issues were not covered under warranty. Unfazed by this my buddy paid to have it reinstalled, I could not believe it. There was no way that I would have paid double to have a bed liner put in my truck with a 18 month shelf life. Guess what happened after a year went by? It started to fade, just like the last time.
In today’s bed liner market there are many products that claim to protect your trucks bed. This makes it harder for the consumer to filter through the claims to get the right bed liner for their truck. As you know your truck is a large investment that you want to take care of, and since truck manufacturers don’t have many bed liner options to offer, that means you get to choose. There are several factors to keep in mind when selecting a bed liner here are a few of the most important. These questions were given to us by current truck owners, we asked them exactly what questions they would ask when looking for a truck bed liner.
By definition a Truck Bed Liner is a protective coating or material that covers your truck bed and keeps it from being damaged. It’s interesting when you dig into some of the problems with spray-on bedliners, drop-ins, and bed mats. Let’s look at a few below.