Buying And Owning A Custom Truck

By: Vicki Churchill

Owning a custom truck can be a full time hobby. Together with the usual maintenance and servicing needed to on any vehicle you will find your time taken up by many hours of cleaning and hunting down the latest truck part and accessory.

Many long distance truck drivers drive a custom truck as it is often used to give an indication of their persona and to let people know what type of things they are into together with showing the world how cool their truck is.

Most custom truck enthusiast will have designer spray art on their cabs, bonnets or in some cases the entire vehicle. It is rare than anyone looking to own a custom truck will buy a pre sprayed and decaled truck as this simply wont reflect their own individual style.

It is far better to buy a regular truck and then customise it exactly as you want it and in your own time. When buying a truck just like any other vehicle you should ensure that all the paperwork is in order and ask to see the vehicle history to determine our well the truck has been serviced and maintained.

Also ensure the vehicle has not been involved in any accidents by carrying out the relevant checks as the last think you will want after spending many hours of devoted work creating a fantastic truck is too find out it should not be legally allowed to be on the road.

If you are not mechanically minded then it is essential you bring a good mechanic with you or better still pay for a qualified mechanic to give the truck a full check of both the body work and the engine.

Maintaining and running a custom truck will be very hard on your budget as there are constantly new things you will want to buy for it and specialist parts and truck accessories do not come cheap.

As many truck drivers are driving through the night and spending many hours inside their cabs it is not just the body work and engine they have to think about.

Making a home from home in the cab is just as important. There are many things to consider when designing the perfect custom truck interior. One of the first things you will need is curtains so when you are sleeping you will not be woken up when the sun rises.

With the internet available in most places a laptop is great for keeping on top of emails and communicating with friends and family whilst you are on the road.

A television and radio are also essentials. These are all expensive items but a good custom truck should not be without them. You can also consider designer truck seats with your own personal logo stitched into them.

Modifying a custom truck is endless but can be a great and rewarding hobby.

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