Buying a pickup truck to haul materials or oversized items can be great, but protecting the paint in the truck's bed can be crucial. The truck's versatility is often the purpose of owning one, but there are many good reasons to add a truck bed mat to your vehicle before you put it to work.
One of the most common concerns with pickup trucks used to haul many items is damage to the paint in the bed of the truck. Once the paint gets scratched or gouged, the bed is no longer sealed, and the protection that the paint provides is gone.
Water can get under the paint and cause rust or bubbling of the surrounding paint, allowing the problem to spread. Putting a rubber truck bed mat on the floor of the truck's bed will protect it when you are putting things into the bed, and it can help keep them from sliding around.
If the truck bed mat is made specifically for your truck model, it will fit tightly and match all the contours on the floor. This makes it easy to install and easy to take out and wash under to ensure no water or dirt build-up under the truck bed mat.
Putting a heavy rubber truck bed mat in the bed of your truck adds a layer of noise-dampening insulation to the truck so that things in the bed don't bang around. Sometimes items in the bed bounce and slam into the floor of the bed as you drive over bumps, and the noise can be extremely loud.
That bouncing and movement can also damage the items in the bed and the truck bed itself, but putting a rubber truck bed mat on the floor of the bed offers some sound dampening and helps keep things from sliding around as you drive. The bed mats are available in different thicknesses, so you can put a heavy mat in your truck and maximize the dampening and protection it offers.
Style and Design
Rubber truck bed mats are available in designs that can add some flare to your truck. Some people will install a bed mat with the truck manufacturer's logo to show off their brand loyalty, while others may choose a mat with a favorite sports team on it or some other fun design. If you are more concerned about the protection the bed mat offers, you may want a plain rubber truck bed mat in black or maybe in the same color as the truck, so it blends in when it is installed.