It almost seems as if paper publications are going out of style. After all we have the internet, we have television, and we have a general lack of time. If you are interested in or own trucks however, a truck magazine might just be the best thing for you. The question you might have at this point however, is what sort of knowledge a truck magazine can give you that you could not have gotten from the internet. Great question!
The best part about a truck magazine is the writer. There are multiple writers for every magazine, and they are all truck enthusiasts, just like you. Television shows are typically made by people who simply researched trucks, and it is the same with articles on the internet. A good truck magazine or transport magazine is someone who has lived and breathed trucks, and that is the most important thing of all.
The information available in these magazines is endless, though we will only cover a few:
Repairs — Yes, as much as you hate to admit it, your truck is going to need repairs at some point. At that point you might be standing there with the hood open saying: “So which part do I replace?”. This is where good truck magazines tend to come in. Because the authors have ‘been there’, they will often include tips and tricks related to repairs. For example what you should and shouldn’t do. This is information that will most certainly come in handy!
Truck Reviews — With so many new trucks coming out every single year, it is difficult to tell which ones you should buy, and which ones you should try to avoid. Is an upgrade necessary? Should you wait until next year? Your truck magazine will be filled with suggestions from those who have already tried various trucks, or have at least studied the new features. They have done the research you simply don’t have time for, and that is more than helpful.
Modification Guide — A truck can be more! While the stock models might be interesting in themselves, there are many modifications you can make if you want the truck to suit your purpose. Maybe you need a second battery, or perhaps you need better gas mileage. There are plenty of experts ready and willing to guide you through it if you are just willing to browse the pages of the truck magazine.
In addition to giving you technical advice, a transport magazine will tell you about the state of the industry. This is information you will need if you are to make any sort of decision on which truck to buy next, and where to put your money. The world of trucking can be very complicated whether you drive a small model, or a huge four door monster meant for towing. There are so many ways to invest your money in trucking, and finding the right way is totally up to you.
Remember, there are different trucks for different applications, and some models are better than others. Study your truck magazine and see what route you should take. It can be confusing, and you will definitely get some contradictory advice, but in the end, only you can decide which truck is the right truck for you.