Pick-up trucks are a great investment for those who need decent passenger space, lots of cargo space and a lot of power behind their gas pedal. They are great for personal use especially when being used on off-road tracks or on rough country roads. They are also ideal vehicles to drive when hauling heavy cargo up any incline. Businesses use them a lot because they are so handy when transporting light to medium-weight objects in their back compartments.
There are so many different pick-up trucks available today, and the latest models represent just how far technology and design has gone in making this class of vehicle truly impressive.
The Best and Latest Models
2010 saw some improvement in the world of pick-up trucks, and this year seems very promising since many of the 2010 models are due for some pretty significant revamps. These are two of the best pick up tricks you’ll find out there, although there are many more:
- Chevy Silverado: This heavy-duty model was introduced last year at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. While the new truck was already impressive, Chevy has outdone itself this year by beefing up the exterior, redesigning its frame, installing two improved engine-transmission combinations and updating the front and rear suspension systems. All this ensures power, durability, smoothness and comfort of ride.
- GMC Sierra: This heavy-duty truck debuted at the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2010 Work Truck Show in St. Louis Missouri. It made waves because it was the first time that GMC made a Denali model (its luxury trim) available in the heavy duty class. Its payload? A very impressive 2,959 lbs! The truck can also pull as much as 15,600 lbs and comes with a fifth wheel hitch, or 13,000 lbs with a conventional hitch.
Protecting Your Pick-up Truck
Pick up trucks are a common target of car thieves and you should have safety measures to make sure that you don’t lose your investment in such a terrible way. This is why you should use master locks, especially in the back portions, where the valuable cargo is usually stored. Manual locks will make cargo space much more secure and harder to break into. An automatic alarm system will also do wonders to keep your truck safe.
Getting New Rims and Wheels
When you buy a set of rims for a truck, most manufacturers will offer to sell you tires along with them. This makes sense, especially since you probably don’t have the know-how or tools to change the tires on your truck’s rims when the time comes. In fact, even if you could, it just wouldn’t make sense, since you rarely have to change rims.
It’s really the tires that will need changing every now and then – especially when you get a flat tire. You should take this into consideration when calculating how much you will spend on your rims, since the price you may be considering might not include the tires that will come along with them yet. Even if you are hit with that unexpected cost, we suggest that you take the matching tires, anyway, since you will need them eventually. That is, unless you want to get a very particular type of tire for the rims of your truck.