Pickup trucks are a very popular style of vehicle. People love their pickups. In 2012, over 1.5 million pickup trucks were sold in the United States. In 2013, one in every eight new vehicles sold in the United States was a full-size pickup truck. The most popular brands of those trucks (90%) were Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors. In 2015, pickup truck sales in the United States increased by eight percent.
So, obviously, people love pickup trucks. But what about maintaining them?
One of the biggest draws of the pickup truck is the open cargo area behind the (typically closed) cabin. Typically, these cargo areas allow large amounts of items — such as groceries, equipment, tools, etc. — to be carried. Unfortunately, because of their heavy use and their almost nonstop exposure to the elemen