Running boards are a very common configuration for cars, and for some models with high door heights, it is a very practical configuration for the elderly and children to get in and out of the car. In addition to these conventional functions, do you know what other uses of side pedals? Let's take a look with me.
The running boards can play a certain protective effect on the side of the body, when passing through the bushes or turning radius is too small side foreign objects, with the running boards as the first protection, you can avoid scratching the body paint, causing more damage. The running boards of the Ford F-150 in the picture above avoids the cost of repairing the body's sheet metal paint, and the cost of the side step is generally within 150 dollar, which is much lower than the cost of repairing the paint.
For some models with high height,running boards can coordinate the appearance of the whole car and make the body look more harmonious.
3. High-strength self-help
Some high-strength running boards can be used as support points to hold up the weight of the body, and the running board step bar can be used as a support point for rescue when the off-road dragging bottom is needed to support the force from the side.
So the side step is a very practical configuration for the car, and those who like high-end intelligence can also choose electric pedals to make the vehicle more technological sense.