In 2019, over 3 million pickup trucks were sold in the United States*, a number that keeps rising every year. Why are pickup trucks so popular among Americans? Here is an article about the love story that keeps on growing. 


This love story begins many centuries ago when Americans lived mostly on farms. Horse-drawn wagons were used to transport almost everything, but that changed when pickup trucks were born in 1925. It was revolutionary! Suddenly, trips that took all day only took a few minutes, the maximum load when up to thousand pounds and the headlights allowed the workday to be extended into the night.

Since then, Americans fell in love with pickup trucks and how versatile they can be. Driving one is no longer a bumpy experience like it was before. Truck makers are now building trucks with more safety features, convenience, and comfort, appealing to pretty much everyone. Even though the market is still mostly dominated by men, the number of women who registered full-sized pickups increased by 67% from 2008 to 2016**.


This is because trucks are being built family-friendly while maintaining the core truck capabilities, such as hauling, towing and off-roading. But in every relationship, there are not only roses. Trucks can be gas guzzlers, they are harder to park and depending on how big the bed is, you will lose cabin space. 

Now, the real question is, do you need a truck? If the answer is ‘yes’, then the next question should be, what kind of truck do you need? Buyers should take into consideration if they are not carrying heavy loads or pulling a big trailer, they do not need a heavy-duty truck. If you rarely haul dirty cargo or large appliances, then maybe an SUV might be a better choice. 


Either way, Clawson Truck Center has got you covered! We carry a wide variety of Chevys, GMCs, Hondas, Nissans, RAMs and Toyota trucks and SUVs! In addition, you have the peace of mind knowing you are covered with our exclusive Engine for Life Warranty! Our warranty covers your engine for as long as you own the car or truck***! Come in today and talk to our sales teams about your needs! 

* According to Statista 2020

** According to IHS Markit

***Warranty for current plus 10 prior model years with under 100,000 miles. Warranty is non-transferrable. See the dealer for details.


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