3 Reasons To Consider An Aftermarket Fuel Tank

Posted on: 2 May 2016


One of the more useful aftermarket parts that you can get for your truck is a fuel tank, mostly because of the many benefits that it can provide. An aftermarket fuel tank is not intended to actually replace your current fuel tank but is instead meant to supplement it. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider an aftermarket fuel tank. 

Driving Range

One of the most annoying aspects of many vehicles is that it can seem like you are constantly having to stop and refuel during a long haul or road trip, especially with high-powered and heavy vehicles like trucks. Sure, your truck is likely to have a very large fuel tank in it already, but that doesn't really help all that much when you consider just how low the fuel efficiency is on many trucks and SUVs, especially if you have a heavy load in the vehicle or are towing a trailer. In that situation, an aftermarket fuel tank can easily double or triple your driving range due to the sheer size of the tanks that can range in capacity from 30 gallons all the way up to 100 gallons.

Placement Versatility

Another reason to consider an aftermarket fuel tank is that it is really easy to find a spot to place it as there are a number of different sizes and shapes available. For example, there are additional tanks that can fit in the truck bed just behind the cab or on the side of the bed next to or over the wheel wells.

In addition, you can even find tanks that are short enough that you can keep install them in your bed but still take advantage of a tonneau cover. This placement versatility makes it easy to increase your fuel capacity without completely compromising your truck bed space.


Finally, you will want to consider utilizing an aftermarket fuel tank because it is typically going to be very durable. In most cases, a new fuel tank will be made entirely out of steel or comparable materials. In addition, these materials will often be powder coated to make them even more durable by making the tank itself resistant to chipping or corrosion when exposed to the elements.

Contact your local auto parts store or fuel tank supplier today in order to discuss which aftermarket fuel tank would be a good fit for you and your vehicle. These tanks are a good choice if you want a versatile and durable way to greatly increase your fuel capacity and driving range. 

For aftermarket fuel tanks, contact a company such as SouthTowns Specialties, LLC