Visually speaking, running boards are a nice accessory for a truck or SUV.
They make a truck look…well, complete. It’s one of those added features that other truck owners see and wish they had.
But, functionally speaking, running boards can also be a very helpful addition. Here’s how:
The most obvious function is to serve as a step. This is especially important for taller trucks, or if truck passengers are on the shorter side.
Keep It Clean
Another added benefit of running boards is that they can help to keep the interior of your truck or van clean. In this way, running boards can act as a doormat — a place where passengers can wipe dirt off their feet before entering the vehicle.
Running boards come in many kinds of materials, including:
- Diamond-plate steel
- A tube-like structure that runs around the perimeter of the vehicle (popular on Jeeps)