Pickup trucks are designed to work. That's why the manufacturers boast about payloads. Throw stuff in and take it where you want. Snowblowers, lawnmowers, firewood, mulch, surfboards - whatever you need. What you also need are some sensible accessories that help you work less and your truck work harder. You need accessories that protect your truck from damage, help you load and unload without injuring your back or your knees, and keep your cargo safe. This is what we'll be covering in this guide of the best pickup truck accessories.
Pickups: the vehicles that earn their keep
People who own pickup trucks know what it is to be popular. “Can you help me pick up the grill I just bought?” “I'm moving apartments at the weekend. Think you could help?” And of course, “I inherited my Great Aunt's dresser but I don't have a way to move it.” If you've invested in a smart and capable pickup truck you won't mind helping out. In fact, you're probably glad of a chance to show it off. It's also an excellent excuse to fit it out with some useful pickup truck accessories.
And then there are the people who use a truck every day for work. Landscapers, construction workers, mobile mechanics and so on. If that's you, you expect your truck to be useful, and what better way of adding some utility than with the best pickup truck accessories around?
In this guide to the best pickup truck accessories we'll look at the things you really need: accessories like tie down straps, loading ramps and a cushioned bed liner. And don't overlook the tie down anchors and bed lights, both of which help make your pickup truck even more useful. Keep reading to find out what you need and why. (We've left out toolboxes though. That's such a big topic they deserve their own “Best” guide.)