Why is a headache rack called a headache rack? Namely, they are meant to prevent headaches when you add a load of haul to your truck. You can add value and style to your truck too, of course. In this week’s blog we’ll take an in-depth look at headache racks. So, read on to learn more about what might be considered an obscure truck accessory!
Who Needs a Headache Rack?
When buying a headache rack, consider if you need one. What purpose are you getting one for? If you want to carry large cargo, then a headache rack is a perfect idea for you. You can also mount some additional lighting if you need it. Extra lighting is particularly helpful if you plan on going off-roading. Moving cargo can becomes dangerous while in transit. Headache racks will help keep them from sliding around while you are in motion. This way, you can prevent your cargo from smashing through your rear cabin window, or falling off your truck entirely. Both individual drivers and truck fleet drivers can use headache racks.
Materials Used in a Headache Rack
Examine closely the materials used in constructing your headache rack. It would stand to reason that different racks would use different materials. Tubular steel, plate steel, and bar steel are just some examples. Depending on what you need them for, and what you plan on hauling, different materials will provide different levels of strength, resilience, and durability. Also take into consideration if you need to wire some lighting into your newly-installed racks.
Other Accessories Are Available!
Some of the most common accessories available including rack finishings, such as powder-coated racks, chromed racks, and painted racks. When selecting one, go with your personal preferences. Other possible accessories include light kits, antenna mounts, and utility mounts. Certain manufacturers may even offer headache racks in combination with accessories. This should save you a lot more money in the long run.
For All of Your Truck Needs
Does your truck need servicing or brand new headache rack to meet all of your hauling needs? Trick Trucks is happy to service your vehicle and make sure your truck is in great shape all year long! With over forty years of experience servicing trucks, we have the expertise and equipment you need. Contact Trick Trucks online or by calling 1-866-60-TRICK. To find out more about our services and trucks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.