The Best Truck Accessories for Your Silverado

July 26th, 2017 by

If you’re driving a Chevy Silverado – congratulations, you’re driving one of the best trucks on the market. The Silverado long been a favorite of American pick-up truck drivers, and it’s easy to see why: the 2017 Silverado boasts best-in-class fuel economy, best-in-class horsepower, and class-leading max towing ability. But we don’t need to convince you – if you’re reading this, chances are you are reading off your smartphone which is powered by your Silverado’s 4G Wi-Fi.

No, what you want to know is how to take your Silverado from being a great truck to being the best truck. You want to know about the truck accessories that can elevate your Silverado from work-horse to work-beast. The add-ons that will make other Silverado drivers envious. And don’t worry – with a stunning array of truck accessories available for your Silverado, it won’t be long until you’ve got your truck loaded down with the best bells and whistles a Silverado can have.


“Sporty” Silverado

Sure, you may be a truck guy, but you’re also so much more than that – and there’s no better way to let people know about your hobbies than to display those hobbies right on your Silverado. If you’re into offroading on two wheels as opposed (or in addition) to four wheels, then you need to purchase either the hitch-mounted bicycle carrier or the bed/roof-mounted bicycle carrier, both manufactured and warrantied by Thule. Opt for the Hitch-Mounted Bicycle Carrier and you’ll be able to hit the trails with a pal, as the carrier holds two bikes. Decide on the Bed/Roof-Mounted Bicycle Carrier and you’ll be riding solo, unless you double up your purchase. Be warned though – if you choose to go with the Bed/Roof-Mounted Carrier, you’ll either need to have available crossbars or need to purchase the Thule Rack Solution.

More of a winter-type? Then you’re going to want to consider getting the Hitch-Mounted Ski Carrier, which attaches to your Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier. You’ll be ready for fun no matter the season with both the bike and the ski carrier ready to go on your Silverado.


The “Dressed Up and Ready for Work” Silverado

Unfortunately, it can’t be all fun and games all the time. For many of us, our Silverado serves not only as means to access the fun, it’s also our way of accessing funds. If you use your Silverado for work purposes, you’ll want to protect your investment by purchasing some high-quality accessories such as the Bed Mat by BedRug. It’s thick ¾ inch custom-molded foam serves to protect not only the bed of your truck but also anything you may be hauling inside of it as it “ brings the look and feel of carpet to a water-resistant fiber that’s slip- and skid-resistant and dries in as little as 20 minutes.” If you don’t want your equipment resting in a puddle, then you should consider the bed mat.

Not sure about the bed mat but positive you don’t want the paint in your Silverado’s bed getting all scratched up? Why not consider bedliners as an alternative solution? The bedliner package not only helps minimize load shifting, it also protects against dings and nicks – even on the tailgate.

Maybe what you really need to get the job done is just a little additional space. In that case, a bed extender is just want you need for your Silverado. Just drop the tailgate and secure the Bed Extender by Lund and you’ll add some length onto your Silverado. Of course, be cautious not to overload your truck – the Bed Extender can’t increase the maximum hauling capacity of the truck, but it can buy you a little extra space.

Of course, having additional space is one thing, but you still need to secure your items – the very last thing anyone wants is for loose objects to come flying out of the cargo hold. Protect your stuff (and others on the road) by purchasing a Bed Net for your Silverado. Simply stretch the shock cords over the bed of the Silverado, and you’ll create a spider-web to keep your belongings trapped in.

The only problem you may run into with the Bed Net is that it does nothing to conceal your cargo. If you want to keep your cargo secret (and ultra-protected) then you should consider going all out and getting a Tonneau Cover. Available in several styles, including hard, soft, hard folding and hard rolling, a Tonneau Cover in any style will give you the peace of mind that anything in the Silverado’s bed is secure and concealed.

You’ll want to take some time to do some research on the Tonneau Cover that’s best for your Silverado – after all, they aren’t the cheapest purchase, using running around $1,000 for a hard-style cover. The soft covers can usually be found for half the price of the hardcover, but keep in mind that what you’re saving in price you’re losing in security. While the soft tops generally made of durable vinyl, there is very little to prevent someone from slicing the cover open and stealing your cargo.

Additionally, you’ll want to consider if it makes more sense for you to get a retractable cover, a one-piece cover or even a quad-fold cover. Choosing the quad-fold cover gives you access to an “optional Personal Caddy® Cargo Management System that provides clean, lockable integrated storage of smaller items within the cargo area” and will allow you to easily access your cargo while keeping your items safe, secure and organized.

Chevy Silverado: Great on it’s Own, Superior with Accessories

If you think your Chevy Silverado is pretty much perfect as it is, you definitely aren’t wrong. The Silverado is a phenomenal truck whether it’s being used for work or play, but of course there is nothing wrong with dressing it up a little bit to fit your needs and wants. With dozens (if not hundreds) of accessories to choose from, you can easily customize your Silverado to reflect your hobbies, interests, and work needs. Elevate your truck from simply being a great pickup to being a superior Silverado.

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