Depending on the height of your truck (or you), it can be a challenge to get up into the cab.

And you probably know that the simple solution to that problem is to install some running boards. But deciding which running boards are the best option for you, may not be as simple.

At Liberty LINE-X, we can give you the information you need to find the right assist steps and running boards for your truck or SUV.

First, let’s talk about the difference between step bars and running boards.

STEP BARS

Step bars function as a lower step to help you get into your truck or SUV. Step bars are made of either steel or aluminum and commonly run the length of the cabin. Step bar features include the following:

  • Can be mounted low for easier access
  • Streamlined appearance
    Great option for off-roading
  • Side protection for your truck or SUV
  • Rounded shape prevents ice and snow buildup

RUNNING BOARDS

If you’ve got a higher vehicle, running boards might be a better choice because they give you additional height for increased clearance. Plus, running boards can really amp up your truck’s appearance by providing customization options. You can choose the shape, size, and style. We can also install lighted running boards to your truck or SUV. Running boards are probably the right pick if you’re looking for these characteristics:

  • Flatter and wider stepping surface
  • Keeps vehicle interior clean by providing wiping surface
  • Range of shapes and sizes
  • Easy installation
  • Helps protect doors
  • Upgrades vehicle appearance
  • Available in lighted and retractable options

Now, which brands are the best when it comes to side steps and running boards? Here are some of our favorite companies for these particular truck and SUV accessories:

Westin

Westin manufactures high quality step bars and running boards. Westin steps and running boards come with several different options and feature a non-skid surface.

Amp

Amp Powerstep Running Boards combine advanced technology with streamlined looks. The Powerstep design provides ultimate traction to prevent slipping when you’re climbing in or out of your truck or SUV. These running boards also come in various clearance heights.

N-Fab

N-Fab offers an extensive selection of side steps and running boards. You can choose from a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials—from a rugged to contemporary look. N-Fab also offers upgrades such as lighting.

Luverne

So the gang is meeting you before the game and you’re in charge of drinks. That’s a heavy loaded cooler! Not to worry, Truck Gear’s Expedition Cooler can handle the load. With large, rubberized tires and a telescoping handle, you’ll move around with ease. Unique features of the cooler include built in bottle openers, a commodity shelf, chopping board, cup holder, and ruler built into the lid. Truck Gear also guarantees this cooler with a 5-year warranty.

Rock Slide Engineering

 

Rock Slide Engineering specializes in aftermarket accessories for all JEEP Wrangler models. Rock Slide Engineering is meticulous in its attention to detail, providing the perfect accessory. Using state of the art technology, Rock Slide Engineering steps are the perfect choice for your JEEP.

Running boards and side steps are one of the most popular aftermarket accessories for trucks, JEEPs, and SUVs. Why? Because many customers see them as essential for safety and usability. At Liberty LINE-X, we can help you find the right running boards for your vehicle. And we can install whatever side steps or running boards you choose with efficiency and expertise. Come visit us at our shop and we’ll step up the look and functionality of your ride.

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