Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pace Edwards, the Future of Tonneau Covers

Imagine a tonneau cover that is weatherproof, durable, and secure, looks beautiful, and retracts with the push of a button. This actually exists!

The Pace Edwards Electric Bedlocker Tonneau Cover is one of the most advanced tonneau covers on the market today, and is as impressive as it gets. Its sleek powder coat finish and rigid aluminum panels provides all the security you could ever need when carrying cargo in your truck bed, and with a low-profile, aerodynamic design. And all it takes to open is a push of a button from a remote, and it provides full truck bed access.



For more information on the Pace Edwards Electric Bedlocker, check out http://autotruckdepot.ca/tonneau-covers/retractable-hard-covers/pace-edwards-electric-bedlocker/

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Enhance Your Experience With Vehicle Lighting

One of the most important aspects to consider when driving is lighting. Headlights let us to see the road in front of us, signal lights let other drivers know when we are turning, and braking lights prevent other vehicles from running into us when we are stopping. Without lights driving would be chaotic to say the least.

Advances in automotive lighting have made driving much more enjoyable, decorative, and functional, and with the various products available, these benefits can be taken even further.

Imagine that you are late pulling into a camp site and are forced to setup in the dark. You have your headlights lighting the spot you will be setting up, but digging through the gear packed in your truck box is the real challenge.

This can all be changed with truck bed LED lighting products from Access and other manufacturers. The Access Truck Bed Light is cost effective, only takes seconds to install, only needs a 12 volt power source, and it is fully waterproof. The best part is that you will no longer have troubles finding things in your truck bed with this powerful light source. These lights can also be added to other products such as trailers, boats, or RVs.


If you are an adventure seeker that likes to take your vehicle off the road, you may want to consider adding some heavy duty custom lighting to your vehicle, such as some LED Flood Lights from Rigid Industries. These lights are as durable as they come, and with over 1,568 raw lumens, you’ll be able to find your way anywhere. These lights are constructed to be unbreakable and versatile, and they will get you where you want to go.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Utilizing Your Small Vehicle for Big Adventures

Having a small vehicle doesn’t mean you can’t prepare it for big adventures. There are many ways to utilize and enhance your vehicle’s cargo space. Whether you are operating a hitch or taking advantage of your roof space, the Auto Truck Depot has many options to help you out.

One of the primary methods used to gain more space in a small vehicle is with a roof rack. A roof rack usually consist two crossbars that run across the top of the car. The crossbars are held in place by feet, which are connected to each corner of the roof, usually in the door’s frames. The crossbars sit a few inches above the vehicle and provide space for objects to be placed without scratching or damaging its surface. Large objects such as boats or ladders can be placed across the roof, and the crossbars provide an anchoring point for objects to be strapped down and held in place.

 
There are many accessories available to enhance the storage capabilities of your roof rack even further, such as the Yakima Loadwarrior. The loadwarrior cargo basket helps secure items for transport on top of the roof and out of the interior of your vehicle, allowing more space and comfort while driving from place to place.  The open air platform allows easy access to tie down materials and gives you added flexibility with items that wouldn’t normally fit in an enclosed compartment. The large steel constructed frame fits on top of most vehicles and has custom wind fairing for extra noise reduction. The universal attachment system fits round, square and most factory crossbars. The accessory bars act as crossbars for gear specific racks and gives you the added security when transporting more expensive and personal items. It was developed with the driver on the go that needs reliability in moving without spending a long time in loading.


If more security and protection for your cargo is necessary, the cargo carrier from Yakima SkyBox or Rocket Box series may be a better option yet. These boxes are like an extra trunk for you roof, and they simply attach to your existing roof rack to expand your vehicles storage space. They come in various sizes for your specific needs, and you can be sure your gear is safe with its solid carbonite design and push-button, locking security features.

Another option, especially useful if you plan on carrying bikes, is to increase your vehicles carrying capabilities with a hitch. Even if your vehicle is too small to pull a trailer, you can still utilize this feature to carry bikes, cargo racks, and more. And better yet, you can use this feature along with a roof rack to turn your vehicle into a cargo-hauling beast. There are so many ways to utilize your small vehicle for those big adventures, and the Auto Truck Depot is here to help.




Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Get the Most Out of Your Truck Bed

There’s no denial that trucks are one of the most useful vehicles you can own. They can carry cargo, pull trailers, and ultimately, increase efficiency. One of the primary benefits to having a truck is the additional space of the truck bed.

There are many products available to help you maximize the use of your truck bed space, but why would you need these?

Let’s start with some examples of common issues you may run into and some available solutions.


1. Your truck bed is being damaged from hauling cargo

This problem is not only aesthetic, but can accelerate damage beyond repair. Nicks and scratches in the protective coating can soon result in the spread of rust.

Solutions:
Truck Bed Mats
Truck bed mats are easy to install, cheap, and provide protection to the bottom of your truck bed and tailgate. The only downside to these is that the sides of your truck bed remain exposed.

Plastic Bed Plastic Liners
Plastic bed liners are quick and easy to install and provide full protection of your truck bed. They are made of high-density polyethylene, so it will not chip, crack, or fade during even the most extreme weather conditions. The liner’s one-piece construction provides additional protection against chemical leaks, since there are no seams or cracks.
Truck Bed Spray Liners
Spray liners provide a clean, permanent solution for protecting your truck bed. The Polyurethane Spray is applied to every mould and curve, providing a watertight seal, and the ultimate protection. Spray liners provide a textured, non-skid surface, and with no loss of cargo space.



2. Your cargo is exposed to the elements

Covering your cargo and protecting it from the elements can be easy with a tonneau cover, and there are many types so suite your specific needs.

Solutions:
Soft or Hard Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
Roll-up tonneau covers are great additions to cover and protect the cargo being stored in your truck bed. They easily roll up, providing full access of your truck bed without removing the cover, and they look slick.

Soft or Hard Tri Fold Tonneau Cover
These covers provide exceptional protection, they look great, and are easy to use. The tri-fold design allows for easy access. Many of these models are also insulated to protect your cargo from extreme weather conditions.

Hard Top Once Piece Tonneau Cover
One piece covers are solid, they protect your cargo, and they are easy to install. Once installed, they provide easy access to your cargo. 


3. There’s no way to prevent theft

Solutions:
Tonneau Cover
Many Tonneau covers are designed with locking systems to protect your storage. Your cargo can be easily stored, locked and protected with the right cover.


Truck Boxes
Truck Boxes come in all shapes and sizes to meet your specific needs, and they are designed to hold and protect your belongings. Many of these boxes are designed with advanced locking systems and are constructed of tough aluminum. They come in all shapes and sizes to match any need.


4. Organizing your storage is difficult

Solutions:
Truck Boxes
Multiple lid truck boxes allow you to organize and store your cargo, provide security to your belongings, and provide easy access. There are many different box styles and shapes to suite your specific needs, and to help you organize your belongings. Many of these boxes are even designed to utilize and increase storage space, such as the Pork Chop Boxes, made to fit over your wheel well.  

Tool Boxes
Tool boxes are a great way to enhance your storage by providing a secure, organized space for tools and other belongings. Many of these boxes are designed to increase otherwise unused spaces, such as the Weatherguard Lo Side, which sits above your truck box, allowing for more storage beneath. The compartments in these boxes improve how you are able to organize your storage, and provide additional storage space.






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Monday, June 8, 2015

Get the Most Out of Your Summer Adventures

If you need to maximize your vehicle's cargo space, one of the easiest methods to do this is with a cargo roof rack. Yakima makes useful, reliable, and durable products that can provide so much benefit to your journey, and with different size options, you can be sure to increase your cargo space to your needs, and to fit your budget.

Even a small vehicle can be turned into a cargo packing beast, but before you decide what to purchase, make sure you know what you will be carrying. Yakima makes great products to carry bikes, cargo, ski or surf equipment, and even small trailers. Each product is specific to its use, so be sure to research the benefits of each so you end up with exactly what you need.

If your main goal is to carry a bike, a rear hitch rack may be an option, but if your vehicle is not already set up with a hitch, this is something you will have to get installed prior to utilizing this type of product. The Auto Truck Depot can assist you through the process of determining what type of hitch you need and provide a clean, reliable installation. We guarantee only the best service because we want your adventures to be as smooth and worry-free as possible.

If cargo space is your priority, Yakima also has many options for roof racks and cargo carriers. The SkyBox series is designed to be useful and simple. This model features a sleek aerodynamic and robust design, and SuperLatch security system and SKS lock system to ensure your cargo is safe.


All cargo carriers and related products are 10% of the Auto Truck Depot to help you get the most out of your travels this summer, so take a look, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.