When picking a new vehicle, we’ll likely go towards the typical family vehicles. 5 doors, plenty of space in the trunk and good enough fuel efficiency that we don’t have to worry about overspending. However, there are many cliches to truck ownership that are simply not true or over exaggerated. For instance, some people believe that trucks are difficult to drive because they’re bulky, heavy and force you to sit in a raised position. However, not only does this make you easier to spot on the road (and thus less likely to end up in an accident that wasn’t your fault) it also means you can see more of the road.
So to help beat the stigma of truck drivers and to convince you to at least consider purchasing one, here are a couple of things that truck owners experience on a regular basis.
Pickups can look stylish and clean as well. (Source)
Be the hero of the neighbourhood
As that one person in your neighbourhood that owns a truck, you’ll be called upon for a variety of reasons. Perhaps someone’s car is broken down and they need you to pick it up for them, or maybe a neighbour is moving homes and politely asks if you can help them move a few heavy boxes. You’ll become a hero in your neighbourhood, and you’re going to get a lot of attention from people for owning a pickup. Of course, some of that attention could be negative (especially if it’s people complaining about your vehicle emissions) but you should ignore these types and just enjoy the fact you’re being helpful for owning a pickup truck.
A reliable and sturdy vehicle
Trucks are typically more sturdy than regular vehicles. This is because they’re beefier, bulkier and there are plenty of diesel truck mechanics that can help you repair your vehicle. Trucks are huge machines compared to a typical car, which means they do require some maintenance, but they’re also built to last and can withstand punishment much better than a regular vehicle. If you want a long-lasting vehicle that will serve you for a long time, then look no further than a pickup.
Carry more than your average vehicle
A truck has plenty of space in the back. You can carry furniture, lots of bags and luggage or even a bed for you to sleep in when you’re out on a road trip. There are plenty of uses for the extra storage space, and it makes the perfect vehicle if you plan to do a lot of heavy moving. Although it is convenient, you’ll have to protect the cargo bed with some truck accessories.
Take your truck where you want
A truck can go wherever it wants. Be it on the road or into a forest, pickups typically come with great terrain controls, meaning it can go virtually anywhere you point it. It makes a great off-road vehicle and can be used for everything from heavy grocery runs to road trips. If you’re creative about it, you can use your truck for a number of different things.