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Tailgates are auto body parts that are fitted to the rear end of vans, trucks, SUV's and other such vehicles. Simply said, a tailgate is a door that is fitted to the rear end of automobiles. Just as the front door gives you access to the steering wheel, the tailgate gives you access to the rear end of the automobile. Tailgates are fitted as hinged boards or doors and can be opened and closed as and when one needs access to the rear end. Unlike other doors automobiles, tailgates can be used for various other functions as well. The presence of a tailgate often contributes to the popularity of the automobile.

That is the reason why there is a huge market for used tailgates. A used tailgate is a lot cheaper than a brand new one and does not necessarily imply compromise on safety and performance. Tailgates owe its origin to horse drawn carriages. The rear end of the carriage was often kept vacant for use by the coachman or his assistant. With engines replacing horses, this space began to be used for storage of spare wheel, tools and other things. Soon, car manufacturers came up with the idea of providing independent access to the rear end with help of a tailgate. Things could be stored and removed from automobiles without disturbing the occupants of the car.

Over the years, the tailgate manufacturing process has undergone a drastic change. No longer is it just a piece of metal that is fitted with hinges to be used in vehicles. Car manufacturers are making special efforts to increase the strength of tailgates. That is the reason why vehicle owners are not hesitant to opt for used tailgates instead of brand new ones.

Advantage Of Used Tailgates For Trucks

The strength of the tailgates depends on the nature of the vehicle and the purpose for which it is used. Truck tailgates are a lot heavier than tailgates used in cars. They can withstand lots of pressure and one can place heavy objects leaning against the tailgates without any problems whatsoever. Truck manufacturers have recognized the possibility of using the space on the tailgate to enhance the performance of the vehicles. That is the reason why truck tailgate toolbox is being offered by truck manufacturers. This ensures that the truck owner has quick access to all the tools necessary to maintain the truck and its parts without losing precious space in the vehicle.

Despite being very important, the tailgate is nothing more than a glorified door. Since there are no moving parts involved, this body part lasts for a very long time. The primary reason why car owners seek to replace their tailgates is damage due to collision. Overenthusiastic party animals can also damage tailgates by putting excessive pressure on this body part. Get good quality and durable tailgates online at automotix products.
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