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Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl is a married father of three who enjoys all things automotive including wrenching on his collection of old pickups. He also plays an absurd amount of golf. Like really absurd.

Is It Wise To Finance Vehicle Accessories When Buying A New Truck?

Dealers LOVE to sell vehicle add-ons, like TRD performance upgrades, bedliners, etc. This is probably because new vehicle buyers love to purchase these add-ons. Dealership finance departments are often able to add the cost of accessories or new parts to the cost of a new truck, which means it’s often very easy to buy add-ons at the dealership. Dealers take care of adding all the gear you want, and you get a nicely customized truck for a monthly payment.

Is this practice of buying accessories at the dealership and financing them into the vehicle purchase price a good idea? Not really.

Is It Wise To Finance Vehicle Accessories When Buying A New Truck?

Financing vehicle accessories isn’t a great idea. Here’s why.

2014 “Truck of the Year” on FIRE – Apparently Literally

Have you heard about the 2015 GMC Yukon that caught fire? Apparently, it is being recalled due to a possible fire risk. So is the North American “Truck of the Year” – GM Twins. With already millions of cars being recalled over ignition switch failures, GM is on FIRE lately. Really, fire.

2014 "Truck of the Year" on FIRE - Apparently Literally

GM is recalling ALL of the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups it has built. They apparently have a fire risk.

MSN Autos Trucks to Avoid – GM, Ford, RAM

Quite often, automotive websites publish opinions on best/worst cars/trucks to buy and normally, they are filled with no-brainers. Yet, a list on MSN Autos has all three domestic trucks РGM, Ford, RAM Рas trucks to avoid.  Yep, its true! Here is why they say you should avoid them.

MSN Autos Trucks to Avoid - GM, Ford, RAM

MSN Autos says this 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost is a truck to avoid.

2010 Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior – Featured DAILY DRIVER Truck

While we often feature “show” trucks that have insane lifts or ginormous tires, what about the “regular” guys who use their truck every day? Where is the love for them? Well, here is one!

2010 Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior - Featured DAILY DRIVER Truck

Where are the regular, non-show trucks you ask? Here is one that is really sharp!

BorgWarner Increases Toyota Tundra Transfer Case Production

On Friday, March 21, 2014, BorgWarner officials announced that their production of the two-speed, part-time four-wheel drive transfer cases for the Toyota Tundra will add 150 jobs. The jobs will be added at the South Carolina production facility.

BorgWarner Increases Toyota Tundra Transfer Case Production

This is the BorgWarner transfer case that features electronic shift-on-the-fly technology. (PRNewsFoto/BorgWarner Inc.)