By now, you’re probably sick of staying inside due to the spread of COVID-19. In response to social distancing policies that narrow what we can do and who we can see, we need creativity to broaden our options again.
Amidst this pandemic, cars and trucks are havens for staying distant while going out with your family and remaining active. To take advantage of all your truck has to offer, you can always make some fun adjustments to it. For five of the best modifications for your truck that provide more outlets for fun, consider these options.
Off-Road Tires & Lift Kit
When you get tired of staring at the same four walls, modify your truck to spend more time in the open air. Off-roading is quite an exciting hobby—navigating winding trails gives you the exhilarating change of pace you need right now. Getting your truck off-road-ready is also easier than you may think.
First, consider the basics for picking your off-roading tires. Starting out, all-terrain tires are your best bet because they work well on the road and off the beaten path. That way, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on tires you’ll only use when you go off-road, which you would have to do with mud or rock-crawler tires.
Pairing well with all-terrain tires is a lift kit that makes off-roading safer by upping your suspension and giving you more clearance. That way, when you come upon trail obstacles, you won’t get stuck as you drive through.
Think back to being a child. Remember how small you were and how much bigger everything else was in relation to you. Back then, a truck seemed the size of a monster.
To make your own truck less monstrous and more accessible to kids and adults alike, install a step bar. Though step bars always help, they’re a must if you lift your suspension. When in place, they become helpful parts of your family fun.
Camping and off-roading go together like peanut butter and jelly. After all, what better way is there to get out and explore a completely different locale? That said, even if your family exclusively prefers a slow weekend on the campground, another nifty modification for your truck is a roof rack.
A roof rack affords you two benefits: extra storage and space for oblong, oversized toys and tools. If your family chronically overpacks, strap a suitcase up top and enjoy some breathing room inside your ride. Transporting your kayaks, paddleboards, or bicycles for a relaxing weekend trip gets a lot easier when don’t need an accompanying trailer to fit everything.
LED Light Bar
Perfect for camping and off-roading, getting an LED light bar sheds some much-needed light when you need it. It helps you see clearly for longer as you cruise through trails, maximizing your fun. Back at the campsite, a light bar saves you from the dreaded late-night campsite setup in the dark. You’ll likely find more uses for it than you may first expect.