The box of a truck has a painted metallic bed surface that needs to be covered by a bed liner to elongate the lifespan of the surface. Types of truck bed liners are drop-in liners, spray-on liners, and bed liner rugs and mats. Drop-in liners are made of plastic or aluminum, and they are fitted onto the truck bed using bolts. No special tool is used to remove the bed mats and rugs for they are made of flexible plastic, rubber, or polyester for them to be rolled up and lifted from the truck. The spray-on liners are of two types; they are rolled onto the bed of the truck with liquid adhesives and left to dry, or they are strong and smooth coatings of liquid sprays.
Use durability of the bed liner to choose the appropriate one for your truck to avoid the costs of replacing it frequently. Spray-on liners last longer than the rest of the truck bed liners than you are aware of.
Choose bed liners that will meet the specific needs of the box of your truck. If you carry items in the box of your truck that you would love to stay at one place, a truck liner that has a rough texture will help you to meet this need of yours. There are many reasons why you may not want items to hit against each other such as to prevent the irritating noise that is released from the knocking. Items will slide from one position to another if the box of your truck has a smooth liner.
You can have a permanent or temporary bed liner depending on how frequently you clean the bed of your truck or replace it. Spray-on and drop-in liners are permanent and temporary respectively. You have the freedom of removing the drop-in liners from the truck regularly, to replace them or to clean the bed of the truck and the bed liner itself. Cleaning the drop-in truck and the bed of the truck is easier when you roll up the bed liner and lift it out of the truck.
Buy a truck bed liner that fits your budget. The order of the costs of bed liners for trucks from the most expensive to the least expensive are spray-on liners, drop-ins and bed liner rugs, and mats. Spray-on liners have added costs of hiring experts to apply them in the truck. If you want a perfectly even layer, use a spray-on liner.
Know what you want to protect the bed of the box of your truck from. The bed liner rugs and mats offer the bed of the maximum truck protection against heat from scorching sun that will cause the surface to crack. If you transport liquids that may spill or use your truck when it is raining then use a spray-on liner because liquids might infiltrate some drop-in liners and corrode the box of your truck.