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Handing Your Truck Down To Your Child: 3 Custom Parts You Should Get To Improve Overall Safety

by Cherly Fowler

Handing the keys of an old car or truck down to their children at an important milestone of their children's life is almost a rite of a passage for many parents. If you've been thinking about giving your child the keys to your truck once they graduate from high school or go away for college, it's time to think about whether the truck should be equipped with some custom parts that might make it a safer ride. Here are 3 custom parts that can make a world of a difference.

Grille Guards to Deflect Potential Hazards

While you might have a lot of confidence in your child, there's still a good chance that they'll get into an accident—especially since teens are more likely to underestimate dangerous situations than older drivers. You definitely want to make sure that your child has enough cushion between them and potential hazards when they are on the road. One of the best custom truck parts that you can get fitted onto your truck is a grille guard.

Grille guards come in a wide variety of different designs and styles. While they may make the truck look tougher, they also offer more protection, as they are essentially rugged steel bars that protect the front of the truck from potential hazards. If your child gets into a head-on collision, the grille guard will take on the brunt of the impact.

Reverse Backup Sensors and Cameras for Better Visual Acuity

Older trucks normally only have the bare minimum when it comes to accessories. You'll find reverse backup sensors and cameras to be a worthwhile investment for the truck, as your child will get a better idea of their surroundings when driving. Reverse backup sensors and cameras can help your child reverse into parking spots without accidentally hitting the wall or another car behind them. In fact, studies show that approximately 57% of drivers in vehicles equipped with back-up cameras are able to avoid backing up into a stationary object that they weren't aware of.

Performance Brakes for Faster Responses

Before handing the keys over, the first thing you should do is to get the brakes inspected. While you're at it, consider upgrading the brakes to high-performance ones. SUVs and pick-up trucks have greater momentum on the road, and, as a result, take much longer to brake.

In particular, you'll want to look for high-performance brakes with brake rotors made from either G3000 grey iron or virgin alloy ingot, as they tend to be most efficient.


Give your old truck a makeover with custom parts before handing the keys to your child. This way, you'll be less worried about your child's safety when their on the road. For more information, contact companies like Pacesetter Truck Caps & Accessories Inc.