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Some running boards will protrude away from the vehicle more than others, while some will be snug against the body, giving you little help when stepping up to enter or exit your vehicle. Others may come in a polished stainless steel, fiberglass, or aluminum, and for a little extra some running boards are lighted. There are single step, dual step, long, short, and electric running boards. Electric steps are hidden under your vehicle until the door has been opened. Although most running boards are designed to help you with that extra step up when getting into your vehicle, it's important to get the right make and model for your vehicle.
Depending on your needs or wants, choosing the right running board is very important. When purchasing running boards, ask to see them held up to your vehicle. Safety and effectiveness of the running board should be top priority when you are ready to make your purchase.