The Benefits Of A Pickup Truck

Buying a pickup truck is a practical choice, but it also projects a certain all-American image of rugged individualism. People who own pickups can use them to accomplish many tasks, so for many motorists, owning a pickup is a practical choice. However, it also projects a certain positive image. If you are considering purchasing a new vehicle, you should consider the advantages of a pickup.


If you want to keep you and your family safe on the road, investing in a pickup truck is an excellent idea. The tough metal "boxed" frame gives you lots of protection in the case of a collision. The height of the cab allows you a superior view of the road and of other drivers. You are better able to take evasive action when you can see several vehicles ahead and behind you. Four-wheel drive trucks allow you to safely travel in all weather conditions. While cars are sidelined during a severe snowstorm, your truck will safely take you to work.

Hauling and Towing

Everyone needs items hauled and towed, occasionally. When you own a pickup truck, you can move your own furniture, haul your own wood, and bring home large purchases. Even a small pickup can haul 1500 lbs of building and construction materials. A "work truck" can handle over two tons of these items. You can also tow recreational vehicles, livestock trailers, and boats. Perhaps the biggest drawback to owning a pickup is that your friends and family will frequently call on you to move their things as well.


A bonus for men who drive pickups is that it increases their attractiveness to women. In fact, 32% of women find the pickup truck the most desirable vehicle for men to drive. Experts suggest that women find these men to be self-sufficient and financially stable. Men who drive sports cars are found most desirable by only 27% of women surveyed, so a big black four-wheel drive is a bigger draw for them than a Corvette.

You do not have to live on a farm or ranch to enjoy the benefits of these vehicles. They work as well for suburban dwellers as they do for rural residents. In addition to being safe and practical vehicles, they bestow a certain image upon men, making them more attractive to women. Used trucks have come a long way in recent decades, and they are now an excellent choice of vehicle for all types of motorists.