Benefits of Owning a Pickup Truck
Ever dreamed of owning a pickup truck but thought you needed a farm and livestock in order to do so? Good news.
Pickup truck purchases are not contingent on your career choice, geographic location, or affinity for animals of any kind. Really, it’s the potential of a pickup truck, all those things you could do if you had one that makes having one so enticing.
Especially when you consider that you don’t have to break the bank to own one. So if you're considering checking out used Dodge RAM for sale in your area, here are some of the benefits you can look forward to:
What a Pro
It’s true that you can own a pickup even if you don’t actually need one. An accountant or tax attorney can totally conquer the commute in a Dodge RAM 1500, for example. But there are those jobs that practically require a pickup truck.
Imagine working as a contractor or trying to tackle multiple landscaping accounts without regular access to a truck bed. The bigger the bed, the better. Would you trust a guy to do your fall lawn clean up if he rolled up in say, a Jeep Wrangler?
Hardly. But a Dodge RAM 2500 Tradesman has room for not only one jacked landscaper, but a whole crew of handy helpers.
The idea of farming without a pickup truck just doesn’t make sense. There is just too much to do, from hauling hay to clearing fields, and another perk of a pickups is that they are easily cleaned with the help of a hose.
Ideal for dirty work. In other words, depending on what you do for a living, a pickup truck can help you get your job done. Especially if you need to do some serious hauling.
Depending on the trim level of your pickup truck, you’ll be able to move just about anything. The Dodge RAM 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 10,650 pounds, the RAM 2500 can pull 17,440 pounds and the 3500 can haul nearly 30,000 pounds.
So between the bed and the towing capacity, your pickup truck can help you accomplish all sorts of tasks. Warning: Not all of these tasks are fun. Friends with pickups are regularly recruited to help out on moving day. Tough to avoid when you’re essentially driving a toolbox and storage space on wheels.
On the flip side, a pickup truck is ideal for shuttling sports equipment or camping necessities for weekend warrior getaways. Depending on your hobby, you can even tow a horse carrier and take your equine friends horseriding on the beach a try, or explore new trails, or rack up the ribbons if you’re a competitive equestrian.
Bring the fun however you want. At the end of the day, pickup trucks are perfect for work or play.
No Matter the Weather
Obviously you can drive a pickup truck just about anywhere, especially if you have a super-equipped model. However, certain climates really call for a pickup truck’s rugged versatility. Let’s take New England with its seemingly never-ending winters.
Whether snowy, icy, slick, or rainy, a Dodge RAM pickup truck can get you to your destination safely so you can defrost faster. Snowpocalypse, Snowmaggedon, or whatever the weatherman dubs the next snow emergency, is no match for the “torture tested” Dodge RAM pickups.
Those of you down south, which is really the iconic regional home of pickup trucks, don't worry when the mercury starts rising when you’re driving a Dodge RAM pickup truck in extreme heat. And Dodge RAM pickup trucks are terrain-tested, too.
Whether climbing the steep grade of a mountain pass, winding along coastal roads, or negotiating rush hour traffic on the highway, a pickup truck has the versatility you need.
Give Mother Nature a run for her money by getting behind the wheel of a Dodge RAM pickup truck and exploring some of this Earth.
You'll be ready for anything.
Safe and Sound
Part of being ready for anything is knowing you’ve got safety on your side. Dodge has taken great care to upgrade its line of pickup trucks with advanced safety features and cutting-edge innovations.
No matter which Dodge RAM pickup truck you prefer, you’ll be seated much higher than you would in a regular car. This means increased visibility, not just of your immediate surroundings, but also whatever is waiting up ahead.
Your pickup truck’s height is a crucial safety feature, especially when paired with its weight. Both considerable, when paired together these, as well as your truck’s seat belts, airbags, and bumpers, enhance your passive safety in the event of an accident or collision.
Dodge RAM pickups are loaded with well-designed active safety features, which improve the overall braking, steering, handling response, and acceleration. The Dodge RAM 1500, rated “Number One in Full Size Pickup Trucks” by U.S. News and World Report, takes safety seriously, with dynamic crumple zones, side-impact door beams, and an advanced airbag system.
Advanced safety technology includes the available parkview rear back up camera and parkview front park assist. These technological innovations make the pickup truck safer than ever before, but have also resulted in an increase in pickup trucks parked on even the narrowest city streets.
As they evolve, they become more accessible. And that accessibility is getting noticed.
Something for Everyone
Pickup trucks are more than just a boy’s toy. Women love pickup trucks, too. And not just the guys who drive them.
Country star and award-winning songstress, Miranda Lambert, is a featured Dodge Ram truck partner and even wrote a new song, “Roots and Wings,” inspired by Ram trucks.
Sara Evans, another female country singer, featured a pickup truck in her tune, “Suds in the Bucket.” The increase in female pickup purchasers might have something to do with who is running the show at RAM.
Women have entered the traditionally male dominated automotive industry. In 2007, Dodge decided to switch up its motto from “Grab Life By The Horns,” to just “Grab Life” in an effort to appeal to female consumers and soften the horned image thought to be too masculine.
Consider a few of the latest promotions within the Chrysler Group. Becky Blanchard is the new Director of the RAM brand and Elizabeth Krear is the Chief Engineer of the RAM 1500.
In 2013, women made up eleven percent of all pickup truck purchases and it’s fair to expect that number to rise.For now, male drivers make up the majority of pickup truck sales.
Pickup trucks are equally celebrated and iconicized by male country singers like Brad Paisley’s, “Mud on the Tires,” and Kip Moore’s, “Something ‘Bout a Truck.”
Why not find out just what that something means to you and check out the inventory at your used Dodge RAM dealers. Go ahead. Grab life. By the horns or otherwise.