Among the most popular accessories we at Auto Image Brick and East Brunswick offer are truck steps. Adding a set of steps does more than just make it easier to get in and out of the vehicle – they can dramatically change the styling of your vehicle. Let’s take a look at a few of the step options we have available.
If you or a family member remembers the vanning craze of the ’70s, then no doubt you have seen fiberglass running boards in person or at least in pictures. Some of these running board solutions included fender extensions over the wheel arches to enhance the styling of these vehicles even more.
Modern running boards have evolved from their over-the-top brethren. Today’s running boards typically feature an aluminum extrusion with a powder-coated or anodized finish. Plastic or fiberglass end-caps give the boards a finished look. Some running boards include integrated lighting that we can connect to your dome light or parking lights to make entry safer after dark. Although not as popular as they once were, fiberglass running boards are still available for many applications.
Nerf Bars and Tubular Fabricated Steps
For those wanting a rugged off-road look to their steps, tubular options are the way to go. These steps are available in chrome or black with glossy or textured finishes and include integrated step platforms to ensure safe entry into or exit from your vehicle in even the harshest of weather conditions. These steps are available in round, oval and even square tubing. Designs include straight step bars with integrated step platforms and bars with curved ends that extend under the cab and bed of the truck for a cleaner, more-integrated look.
The third option in tubular steps is fabricated units that feature medium-diameter main tubes with welded-on step platforms. The latter is a good choice for trucks with lift kits since the steps are often lower to the ground.
Motorized Truck Steps
If you are in the market for the ultimate truck step solution, then you will want to look at the PowerStep products from AMP Research. These steps combine a durable extruded aluminum platform with a premium motor assembly that pulls the step up against the rocker panel when not in use. When you open a door, the step extends down about 4 inches to make getting in and out easier. A few seconds after you close your door, the step retracts up tight against the body to maintain ground clearance and optimize vehicle aerodynamics.
All of the components in these steps, including the motor, hinge assembly and step platform, feature a military-spec anodized and PTFE coating to resist damage and corrosion from exposure to the elements. Stainless steel pivot pins, self-lubricating bushings and weatherproof OEM-quality electric motors help to ensure PowerStep products will continue to work reliably.
For lifted trucks, AMP Research offers a PowerStep XL model with an additional 3 inches of height and an Xtreme version with dual motors and an aggressive design.
Expert Truck Step Installation
No matter what step you choose, our team of expert technicians is available to install it on your truck, van or SUV. We have installed hundreds of steps, and we’ll ensure that they are aligned perfectly and mounted securely. Electrical connections for motorized steps are integrated into your vehicle by our team of expert technicians to ensure reliable operation.
Auto Image Is Your Truck Accessory Destination
Whether you are looking for truck steps, a grille guard, a bed cover, new wheels and tires, or a lift kit, Auto Image in Brick and East Brunswick has what you need. Drop by one of our stores and speak with a member of our team. They’ll help you pick the perfect solution for your application. For more information, give us a call or send an e-mail using our online contact form.