If you have a Mercedes flat bed truck, you own a great piece of German engineering that is going to serve you well for a long time to come. Reliable and robust, a Mercedes truck is the ideal vehicle for all kinds of work, and is also a great style statement. Whether you use your Mercedes flat bed for transporting tools and parts as part of your job, or you simply love the look of a big, robust vehicle like this, you are going to want to ensure it looks as good as it did when you first got it for as long as you can!
Here are some tips for keeping your Mercedes truck in the absolute best condition, whether it is a working vehicle or not.
Line the Bed
If you do use your flat bed to carry things for work, a bed liner is something of a no brainer if you want to keep your truck looking beautiful. A good quality flat bed liner like a Raptor bed liner kit readily available with a retailer like Autobodynow will stop the things you carry in your truck damaging the bed itself as they shift around. While it is obviously best practice to strap things down to avoid movement as much as possible when you have them in your truck bed, even when you do this some slight shifting can occur which can lead to scratches. A bed liner will take the damage instead of your truck.
Equally, if you carry a lot of tools or machinery, you may find that oil, rust and hard to remove dirt from it can transfer itself onto the truck. With a good bed liner you can protect your truck from this, and simply remove and wash the liner as and when needed.
Even if you only transport things in your truck from time to time, for example when moving house or going on a camping trip, a liner will save you a lot of dirt and damage and keep your Mercedes looking its best underneath.
Keep the Cabin Clean
If you use your Mercedes truck for work, you may often be driving it wearing clothes that have picked up dust, paint, oil and other dirt from the sites where you work. You need to regularly clean your truck’s upholstery to make sure that none of this remains and makes your seats look worn. You should also machine wash floor mats and hoover the floor from time to time.
Another thing that can keep that ‘new truck’ feel for longer is to make sure your Mercedes flatbed smell good on the inside. Baking soda sprinkled over the floor and seats, then hoovered off after being left overnight, is a cheap and effective way to neutralize smells like food, cigarette smoke and even wet dog!
No matter what you use your Mercedes truck for, it is a beautiful vehicle that deserves to be kept looking its best, so protect it, and keep it clean and fresh!