A large selection of trucks or SUVs come equipped with running boards from the factory, and a wider range of customers will consider them for purchase for both their function and look. Vehicle Manufacturers also offer the option of upgrading from running boards to step bars at a premium cost. Upgrading after your vehicle purchase can be more cost effective.
Purposes of Running Boards and Step Bars:
Running Boards vs. Step Bars
Running boards are specifically designed as a helping hand for owners to enter and exit their vehicles. Additionally, they allow for a small amount of protection against small debris that may become lodged in tire tread and be thrown up toward the vehicle at speed.
Step bars come in many different styles ranging from completely flat to completely round. These are typically constructed of thick steel or rolled aluminum that is chosen for both strength and stability which allows them to aid in deflecting damage from low lying brush or obstacles when driving off-road. While performing the same functions as a traditional running board, step bars are stronger and also provide a longer lasting alternative to their often-plastic counterparts.
No matter who you are, you deserve to drive in safety and comfort. We at Company 1 in Gonzales, LA believe this to be true as well which is why we offer running boards and step bars as an addition to your truck or SUV. Contact us today or schedule an appointment and we’ll help you ride in style.