So just what is the fundamental differences between running boards and traditional side steps? Well they both accomplish the same basic goal which is assisting Arizona drivers and passengers getting into a vehicle that may be a little higher off the ground, all while changing the overall “look” of your lifted truck. They both accomplish adding function and style to any vehicle. But it’s how each one of these accomplish that goal that differentiates one type of side step from another for your truck. Traditional side steps are the most basic and the most popular for truck owners shopping for them. To start, traditional side steps are smaller and less noticeable that other running boards. Also, they tend to be much less expensive or the two styles on top of being the easiest in terms of installation. They also tend to be more versatile. Small side steps are most usually thought of to be installed under both the passenger and driver side doors, but sometimes they can be placed to the back of your truck making it easier to get in and out of your truck bed. But there are a couple of key points that cannot be ignored when it comes to choosing the best side steps for your truck. There are many options available to those looking for the perfect side step or running boards and they are worth noting if you are in the market for either product. As mentioned before, these considerations include the weight capacity of the side steps or running boards, the length, and the style.