5 Reasons Your Truck Needs A Box Liner

So you just picked up the truck of your dreams and have driven off the dealer’s lot. Or maybe you purchased a second-hand project and are building your truck the way you like it. Before spending money on a fancy paint job (although we can do that too!) consider the pieces of your truck that may require protection in its day-to-day use. Truck box liners are an essential piece of protection for your vehicle and ensure your truck box remains as pristine as the day you bought it. Don’t believe us? Here are a few reasons why a box liner is a must for all trucks.

1. Prevent The Dents

Whether your truck is a workhorse or hauls the fifth wheel trailer for your annual family camp trip, wear and tear are bound to happen in your truck box. The simple act of sliding supplies along the truck bed can cause scratches, paint chips, and dents. Materials are prone to sliding and moving while in transit which can continue to dig at surface scratches over time. Partner this with weathering from the elements and you’ve got a recipe for rust. Save yourself the hassle and the costs by keeping your box protected.

2. Save Yourself The Shock

Picture this, it’s Black Friday and you purchased a brand new LED TV for a steal of a price! You back up your truck, load up the tv box and head straight home. All seems well and you couldn’t be happier… that is until your front driver-side tire catches that pothole on the way home. You hear a thud in the back of your truck and are in disbelief. Surely the tv is fine, right? You get home and quickly unpack the tv to find out the screen had broken. As far-fetched as this may sound, this is a more common problem than you’d expect. Save yourself, your vehicle, and your merchandise the shock, and add a liner to your box. Box liners act as a thin layer of insulation between the metal truck box and the goods you’re carrying. 

3. Get A Grip!

Save yourself the backache and the chiropractor appointment from a slip in your truck box. Rain, snow, and ice can turn your truck box into a skating rink if you’re not careful. Even in favourable conditions, cargo in your box can easily shift and slide while you are driving. Add some grip to your truck box with a strong liner and keep your slips and slides to a minimum.

4. Save your Truck box and your resale

With all this talk of preventing damage to your box and cargo, we skipped over another key benefit of a truck liner: Resale. Although you love your truck, there may come a time when you’re ready for a change. Perhaps your family is growing and your truck is being traded for a minivan. If this is the case, then why not make a little more on your vehicle’s resale? Box liners add resale to your truck by protecting the box and acting as an added accessory. Not to mention that it will make your truck look that much better too!

5. An Easier Repair

So you are convinced of the pros of a box liner for your truck but are still unsure of the cons. What about damage to the liner? Surely it can’t be indestructible! And you’d be correct to think so. Under extreme use, box liners can scratch and crack also leaving your truck box once again exposed. But luckily, there is a silver lining. If your liner becomes damaged, bring it to us! Often a small patch of additional spray liner can solve this issue and have your truck box as good as new. And this repair can be made at a fraction of the cost of a repair to a truck box without a liner.

Get a Superior Seal on your box liner

You’ve made it this far and we hope you are a believer in the power of a strong box liner. And one of the best ways to ensure a strong liner is by having it installed by the pros. At Superior Autobody, we know the ins and outs of a proper box liner install and will ensure an even and secure hold in your truck box. Superior Autobody is a certified provider of Armaguard Protective Coatings, a strong and resilient spray in liner. Our seamless application of rich, color provides a great-looking texture of the highest-tensile strength, lasting much longer than other protective coatings offerings. This durable liner is sprayed on hot and sets in less than 5 seconds while quickly forming an air and watertight layer of protection. Already have a liner in your box? Armaguard is suitable for a wide range of applications and Superior Autobody is equipped with the knowledge and equipment to ensure the job gets done right!

Applications of Armaguard include but are not limited to:

  • Truck Box
  • Rocker Panel
  • Flatbeds
  • Running Boards
  • Step Bars
  • Push Bumpers and Grille Guards
  • Roll Cages

Superior Auto Body Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and we have been an SGI APPROVED Autobody shop and have been SGI accredited since 1982. There are many reasons we have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that we offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require our services.