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Winter, spring, summer, autumn. Four seasons.

Trucks: For All Seasons

Congratulations! If you’ve landed on this article, then most likely you have made the decision to do yourself the biggest favor ever and get yourself into a brand new (or heck, even a brand-new-to-you) truck. Trucks are amazing vehicles – not just for their incredible strength and powerful performance, but also for the versatility you can find across the all the models. Of course, trucks are also not exactly a super cheap investment, and sometimes it can feel a little daunting breaking away from the typical sedan and SUV mold – so we understand if you’re feeling a little unsure about making the final leap from researching trucks for sale to actually going ahead and signing and driving. Don’t worry though – we’ve gone ahead and given you a season-by-season breakdown to help reassure you that no matter what time of year it is, you’ll never be happier driving than you will be if you’re driving a truck.



Let’s just start off with the worst season for 99.9% of us. Winter is the pits… unless you are lucky enough to live in a place where you can only tell it’s winter because of the influx of tourists. For the rest of us stuck in the frozen tundra for what feels like half of the year, winter can be downright demoralizing, with nothing but snow, sleet, and ice to keep us company. BUT – there is a silver lining! If you are lucky enough to own a truck in the winter, you’ve opened yourself up to a world of opportunity – some of which can earn you big money.

If you live in an area that typically experiences heavy snowfall, invest in a plow. The next thing you’ll know, you’ll be wishing for blizzards! Plowing can be hard work with long hours, but if you’re looking for ways to make some extra income (perhaps to put towards paying off your truck even sooner) than plowing is certainly one way to take advantage of having a great, heavy duty vehicle in an arctic climate.

Another big benefit to owning a truck in the winter? If you’re a skier or snowboarder, you’ll never have to worry about having enough space for all of your gear! Simply load your equipment in the bed of your truck, throw the cargo cover on, and head up that slope! You’ll be shredding before you know it, and you’ll never have to worry about having a pair of skis resting between you and the front passenger again.

Now, we can’t say that we don’t have our hesitations about recommending what we consider to be a huge benefit of owning a truck in the winter – after all, we don’t want to encourage you to do anything that could ding, rust or damage your truck… but hey, you have it and it’s yours to do what you want with so use this idea at your own risk. For us, when the snow really starts coming down and there’s nowhere left to pile it up, we have been known to toss it in the bed of the truck and take it a neighboring area to dispose of it. Obviously, don’t do this anywhere where you might be stepping on toes, but if there is a big open field nearby, we don’t see the harm in using your truck to a little snow relocation.



The spring is awesome no matter what you drive, thanks to the melting snow and the beginnings of warm days and green grass peppering your commute. Spring in a truck, though, is amazing. Why so? Well, that first super warm day where it’s too cold to get in the lake but just perfect for sitting on the dock and dropping your fishing line in? Yeah, you’re gonna want a truck for your tackle box, rods, and bait.

Driving a truck in the springtime also means that you can enjoy the added bonus of  laying in the bed your truck, soaking up the rays while being protected from any potentially still-chilly air thanks to the sides of the vehicle. Think this idea sounds crazy? Give it a try – we can pretty much guarantee that you’ll take the best nap of your life… and possibly even wake up with a bit of tan.


Summer is, simply put, truck weather. Windows down, beach chairs and coolers in the back, tunes blasting out while you cruise to your favorite beach spot – what could be better than that? Huge bonus points for this f you live in an area that allows you to drive your vehicle onto the beach – you won’t have to worry about getting stuck in the sand, and you also won’t have to worry about actually sitting in the sand. Pull that truck up, drop the lift-gate and enjoy that bonfire beachside.

There are almost too many amazing things to do in the summer to list them all, but let’s just say that no matter if your summer plans consist of road tripping to awesome music festivals, lounging lakeside for hours on end, or heading deep into the woods via the off-road for some camping and hunting, you’re going to be thrilled when you realize that your truck is able to enhance any activity you want to do.



Fall is for football – and when is the last time you went to a tailgate party and didn’t see a huge crowd around a pickup truck? That’s because there is no better place to lay out your spread of chips and salsa and other delicious snacks than on the bed of your truck. And again, it’s a huge benefit to having a truck when you realize you don’t have to bring extra chairs to sit on while you get your pre-game party on. Simply hang out in the bed of your truck and let your team spirit show.

Of course, if football isn’t your thing – or if you want one more reason why a truck is an ideal year-round investment, fall is also known for its leaves. And yes, you could use your truck to head out leaf-peeping, but realistically you’re just going to come home to a lawn full of them anyway. Get out there, get raking and you’ll be thrilled when you realize that disposing of all of those fallen leaves is as easy as putting your many lawn bags right in the bed of your truck to head to your local dump or disposal.


Trucks: Good 365 Days a Year

If this hasn’t convinced you that there is so much more to a truck than just performance and cool amenities than we don’t know what will. Trucks are made for those who get out and do, so don’t let a season go by where you aren’t fully equipped to make the most of every single day with your new truck.