Vehicle Entry Assist Steps
Entry assist steps are a bar which is often tubular in shape and has a flat portion on top with grip pads to provide more traction. This style step differs from standard running boards because it is not flush looking on the vehicle and it is usually smaller in size. Entry assist steps are almost always made out of metal while some style running boards are made out of a combination of metal and plastic to match the color of the vehicle. The metal that is used in the entry assists construction can include chrome, powder coated steel, aluminum, and even polished stainless steel. Having such a wide variety of metal finishes available enables you to pick one out that fits the purpose and look of your vehicle perfectly. For example, a chrome or polished stainless metal is going to stand up to the elements better than a simple powder coated finish would.
Entry assist steps are used on vehicles because they make getting in and out of the truck or SUV easier. These steps are typically seen on these style vehicles because they are high off the ground and can be hard to get in. Entry assist steps are installed on the vehicle with brackets which are bolted to the frame. Most of these brackets are custom fit for each individual vehicle which means that drilling and welding usually does not have to be done. Some universal entry assist steps may require drilling because the parts are often made to work on numerous vehicles.