What makes a truck a truck? Ask 100 people this question and it’s likely that the most common response will be that a truck has a bed. This defining characteristic lets you haul large items that wouldn’t fit in a car or even an SUV. If you’ve ever seen an older truck, you might notice that the bed tends to develop scratches, dents, and other superficial damage over years of use. How can you prevent this issue on your own truck? Easy: by installing a bed liner.
Truck Bed Liners
A truck bed liner is an optional accessory that protects the surface, sides, bulkhead, and tailgate of your truck. It is distinct from a bed mat, which only protects the surface and sometimes the tailgate of the bed. The materials used to make a bed liner vary from hard plastic to carpet-like composite material and even spray-on lining. No matter which material you choose, any of these liners offer a degree of protection for your truck bed, absorbing impacts and abrasions that could otherwise dent and scratch your vehicle.
If you plan on using your truck bed frequently, a bed liner is a wise investment. To help you narrow down your choice of bed liners, take a look at these common materials used in their construction.
Polypropylene and TPO Bed Liners