We get it all the time: “I saw a DIY spray-on bed liner for less than $100, why is yours not this cheap?” Easy, there is nothing cheap about LINE-X truck bed liners. While we know that most people who ask this question are referring to cost, as you can guess, we are referring to value. We don’t take offense to questions like this because we pride ourselves on not overcharging, but offering unbeatable protection at a price that matches. The bottom line is, you get what you pay for. In today’s post, we will offer some insight into the dramatic differences in truck bed liner price tags to help you make an informed decision.

Protect Your Investment

You’ve already invested more than a few pretty pennies on your truck. Whether it is because you needed something to help you get the job done or you rely on it to haul your toys, you invested in your truck, now it’s time to protect it. When it comes to truck bed liners, there are no shortages of options. You’ve got DIY spray-in liners, bed rugs or mats, drop-in liners, or professional spray-on liners. When you are comparing your options, price should not be the frontrunner of your decision making. Protecting your truck should be your primary buying motive. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to check out our previous blog where we compare how LINE-X stands up to factory spray-in liners.

What Your Money Should Get You

When you have a truck bed liner installed, there are a few features and benefits you should be looking for. Your basic checklist should include:

  • Truck bed preparation
  • UV protection
  • Fade-resistance
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Water sealed
  • Extreme impact and abrasion resistance
  • Cracking, bubbling, and peeling resistance
  • Prevents leaks, rust, and corrosion
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Professional installation that includes removing bolts, hinges, and tailgate
  • 100% coverage
  • Guaranteed durability
  • Permanent bond
  • Molds to every contour

If the less-expensive bed liner you are looking at doesn’t offer all of these things, it isn’t worth whatever the fee is. LINE-X guarantees all of these things in addition to being environmentally friendly and available in six different packages.

Beyond the Product

A few other thoughts to keep in mind when investing in a product to protect your truck bed includes how you use your truck and the cost of damage repairs. Even if your truck is a work truck and you anticipate, or even welcome, cosmetic damage, keep in mind that it isn’t just looks the damage affects. Rust, corrosion, and UV damage can cause cracks and holes in your truck bed. Left untreated, these seemingly insignificant scratches and gouges can result in expensive repairs, including an entire bed replacement. Additionally, damage significantly reduces resale value and shortens the lifespan of working value. On the flip side, a high-quality bed liner can actually increase trade-in or resale value.

We know that pricetags of quality products can cause hesitation, however, it is important to think of your durable bed coating as an investment that will save you money in the long run. When comparing the features and benefits of LINE-X to other options, you’ll discover that the price is beyond fair for what you get. Don’t worry, if you already made the mistake of investing in cheap truck liners, we can help fix it. At LINE-X of Ottawa, we offer a variety of products and services to protect your vehicle. Connect with us to see what we can do for you.