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5 Must-Have Accessories that Unite Form & Function

With the first month of 2018 already under our belt and the Detroit Auto Show behind us, there’s a lot of buzz about the 2019 Chevy Silverado. While understandable (considering the refreshed styling and long-overdue weight reduction) there are still a lot of Chevy owners whose trucks are still relatively new, probably falling within the last five model years.

While many could be looking to upgrade their wheels, I’m willing to bet there are far more who are still upside-down in their payments or simply looking to get as large a return as possible, out of their investment. All-too-often, the result is a tired looking vehicle, that the owner grows increasingly more resentful of in the wake of appealing new model year offerings being served up. Suffice it to say, this can be the primary motivation for premature trade-ins.

With this in mind, customization is the easiest way to refresh a truck’s appeal; and the majority of today’s truck accessories reflect a near-perfect blend of both form and function. Aesthetically pleasing, they also serve to enhance your truck’s capabilities in one way or another. And many modifications are both affordable and easy to install.

With this in mind, we put together our picks for 5 Must-Have Accessories to spruce up recent model years. While none could be mistaken for revolutionary epiphanies’ we were surprised to find the exact same list served up by YouTube Channel ‘AmericanTrucks ChevyGMC’.


Highlighting the added benefit that such mods can be priced under $500, the video affirms that customizing can be affordable. Of course, the price range can differ greatly depending on your preference, but this is a solid list worth considering.

Would you agree? If not, what are your picks for must-have accessories?