Side Step Bars

Owning a truck, SUV or van can be very rewarding, however when it comes to getting in and out of the vehicle it can be rather difficult if your vehicle sits high off the ground. One of the best ways to help you and your passengers get in and out easily is to install side step bars on both sides of the vehicle. Not only are they convenient to have but they also help with safety and they look great as well. Most side step bars are easy to install and can be done within a short amount of time by the owner of the vehicle. If you are not sure how to install the side bars or not able then you could also hire someone to do the job for you.

There are a few different styles of side bars that you can choose from. There are side bars that come in shorter lengths for two door vehicles and also longer lengths for 4 door vehicles. Most side bars come with mounting brackets that prevent you from needing to drill for installation. You can choose from several different finishes including chrome, aluminum or steel. Some manufacturers also offer a black powdered finish if you prefer to keep your side step bars darker and less shiny. You may also choose between 3” or 5” diameter side step bars depending on what works best with your size vehicle and your needs.

Side step bars come with non slip step pads to ensure you have proper footing when entering and exiting the vehicle. This is extremely important when the weather is wet, snowy or icy outside. The side step pads are the most valuable feature when adding the side step bars to your truck or SUV. Without the reliable slip proof pads, you will not feel safe or confident getting in or out of your vehicle. You should always purchase side step bars that have tough step pads that will remain durable through lots of use as well as poor weather conditions.

When you purchase your side step bars you need to find a manufacturer that offers a guarantee on their product. They must guarantee that the side bars will not rust or bend. Make sure you are aware of all the installation requirements so you are prepared when the side step bars are purchased or delivered. Some side step bars are made to fit specific models of trucks and SUV’s so you need to make sure that the type of side step bar you want will fit your vehicle properly. You should also pay close attention to the weight limit that each side step bar can handle. Most side step bars are good to hold up to 400 lbs. Some may hold less and some may be able to hold more but you should always verify the weight limit before purchasing.

Installing side step bars is a very easy way to add a safety benefit to your car as well as offering convenience to the driver and the passengers. These are extremely helpful to those who are short statured or have children that need to be able to climb up into the vehicle. This helps save your legs and your back from stretching and pulling while having to reach so far to get in and out of the car.

If you do not like the style of the side step bars there are also running boards that offer the same benefits but add a different look to the vehicle. These are flatter and wider which may be a better choice for some. Regardless of what type of step you choose, you cannot go wrong adding this extra feature to your vehicle.



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