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3 Tips To Avoid Slipping When Getting In And Out Of Your Pickup This Winter

If you have a pickup truck or other vehicle that is high off of the ground, you might have found that it's harder to get in and out of it than it would be with a smaller vehicle. Even though this might not be a big deal the rest of the year, you could be worried about slipping and falling when getting in and out of your pickup truck this winter. Luckily, following these tips should help.

1. Install Steps or Running Boards

First of all, if you have not already installed truck steps or running boards on your pickup truck, now is a good time to do so. This can make it a whole lot easier and safer for you to get in and out of your truck any time of year, but it can be particularly helpful during the winter months. You can choose retractable steps that won't be visible when they aren't in use, or you can choose running boards that match or complement your truck's exterior. If you check out a shop that sells truck parts, you can find lots of options to give you a boost when you're getting in and out of your taller vehicle.

2. Wear the Right Shoes

The shoes that you are wearing when getting in and out of your truck make a difference if you want to avoid sliding on snow or ice. Consider wearing boots or shoes that have a good tread. Then, you can get a better footing when you're stepping up into your truck or when you're stepping down onto a potentially slippery surface.

3. Be Mindful of Where You Park

Since your pickup truck might be tall and might even have four-wheel drive capability, you might feel comfortable driving -- and parking -- in a lot of places without really thinking about it. However, in the winter, you might want to be a bit mindful of where you park. Avoid parking in an area where you will have to get out on slippery snow or ice if possible. Also, avoid parking where you'll be getting out on a sloped surface when it's slippery.

If you are nervous about slipping and falling when getting in and out of your pickup truck this winter, consider these three tips. If you do, you can help keep yourself safe and can help prevent the injuries that could go along with getting in and out of a tall vehicle when there's snow and ice on the ground.