When the BumpStep from WeatherTech is installed in place of a standard two-inch hitch receiver, you get protection for the bumper of your car or truck. The BumpStep (as a step) also allows easier loading and unloading of your roof rack or pickup bed. Once it’s attached to your receiver, the injection-molded (plastic) step can absorb plenty of punishment and, as a cargo step, it’s sturdy enough to support up to 300 pounds. Its theft-deterrent design includes a stainless-steel lock screw and clip. Order one for $50 from www.weathertech.com.

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