Showing posts with label running boards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label running boards. Show all posts

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Your Guide to an Accessible Vehicle

If you or someone you love has recently developed some kind of handicap or a mobility issue, you might think that your truck is too big and too hard to get into to be of use any longer. Depending on the handicap or other issue, however, that’s not necessarily true. There are a handful of things you can do to make your truck more accessible for all passengers. If passengers have a difficult time getting into or out of the vehicle because of their limitations, for example, there are many different running boards on the market that can make entry and exit safer and easier.

Your options don’t end with running boards, however. No, there are many other wonderful products you can look into, such as wheelchair lifts, hand controls for easier driving, and so much more. You can find many of these types of items at Auto Truck Depot.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Running Boards and Other Great Truck Products


Most truck owners devote a lot of time and energy to making sure their trucks look great. They buy things like running boards, mud flaps, and other products that are all about being stylish and attractive. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with buying running boards and other similar products—indeed, you are encouraged to do so—remember that staying on top of regular maintenance tasks is even more important. One of the most important maintenance tasks of all is changing your oil, which you should do or have done on a regular basis.

When you change your motor oil, which you can buy from Auto Truck Depot, you are literally providing lubrication for all of your truck’s most delicate parts. You may have heard a truck referred to as a “well-oiled machine,” but your truck can’t be well-oiled without the proper lubrication. Without enough lubrication, things can’t move the way they are supposed to and, over time, this can cause excessive wear and tear on your truck, causing damage that can be costly to repair and potentially even reducing the lifespan of your truck.

Motor oil also acts as a type of cleanser for your engine. It can rinse away dirt, dust, and debris that, if allowed to build up, could potentially damage your engine. Furthermore, changing motor oil also keeps your engine from rusting and keeps the engine cool, which can reduce the likelihood of overheating and other problems associated with an overly hot engine.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Get In and Out Easily: Running Boards

Running boards are a great addition to any vehicle. One thing that they do is to make getting into and out of your vehicle much easier. This is especially important if you have small children who have a tough time climbing into the vehicle on their own, or if you plan to transport elderly individuals, who often suffer from the same problem as well. Shorter individuals will also appreciate that extra little boost that makes getting into the car so much easier. You can choose running boards in a wide variety of designs and styles, making it easy to find the perfect one to match your vehicle.

These boards also really come in handy during the chilly winter months when it’s so easy to slip and fall while getting into a vehicle. For the elderly or for small children, even a small fall can add up to a big problem! If you happen to live in an area prone to ice and/or snow, make sure you opt for a running board with a padded or otherwise slip-proof surface for maximum safety and protection.

Auto Truck Depot is a great place to go to find the perfect board for you and your vehicle. Check out your many options and choose the one that’s just right for you. One that we just happen to love is the Diamond Tread running board, which features a sophisticated diamond-plate pattern. This shiny, eye-catching little number is incredibly popular, so make sure to purchase yours fast—before they’re all gone. You’ll be sure to catch attention everywhere you go with this running board product. Plus, your passengers will be safer.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Need for Running Boards

If you’re a truck owner, chances are you have other friends who are also truck owners. It’s also pretty likely that you’ve heard them talking about the importance of running boards. If you’re not entirely sure what these boards are all about and what they can be used for, don’t worry. Your secret is safe with us. We’re here to provide you with the answers you need, without you having to look puzzled in front of your friends.

Running boards are at least partially about style. While there are plenty of other reasons to use these devices, most people, if they are being honest, will admit that they simply like the smooth, streamlined appearance they add to a truck. Outside of style, one function of these boards is to help people get in and out of the truck with ease. This is especially helpful for small children, those of shorter stature, and the elderly, injured, or disabled.

Of course, if you look back to old-time gangster movies, the whole purpose of the boards was to have something to stand on while the vehicle sped down the street and the bad guy was shooting from it. Hopefully, you don’t plan on getting involved in anything like that anytime soon, but it’s a fun piece of trivia to know at least.

In all seriousness, if you think one of these boards is something you would like to add to your vehicle, then we strongly encourage you to check out the wide selection at Auto Truck Depot. No matter what look or style you’re going for, you can find it there. If you want something simple and timeless that will work with absolutely any truck, check out the basic black running board.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Running Boards Help Children, the Elderly, and More!

Running boards are a wonderful and very useful addition to any truck. They are especially great for the truck owner who has small children. If this includes you, then you probably already know that it’s difficult for children to get in and out of your truck. After all, trucks are large and well off the ground in most cases, and that’s quite a big leap to make for little feet and legs! If you’re tired of hoisting your kids into the truck, then running boards are for you! They provide a secure and easy step that allows your children (and their friends!) to step right up into your truck with ease. The same goes for the elderly and for people who are just generally small in stature.

Of course, that’s not all these boards are useful for. Many of the models currently available have rubber step plates, which provide a great, no-slip surface, perfect for safety in winter weather. Plus, they just plain look great, which adds to your truck’s beauty and style! Since there are so many different boards to choose from, you can achieve the exact look that you are going for with ease.

If style is your thing, then we recommend the FX stainless steel model. Not only is it made of the most high quality materials possible, but it also looks absolutely great on any truck! It certainly isn’t lacking in performance either. It gets the job done right, but without having to sacrifice a great looking truck. It’s also much more affordable than you might think and is readily available, along with many other great models, through Auto Truck Depot.


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

5 Inch Oval Tube Steps are Running Boards to Die For!

5 inch Oval Tube StepsMany people purchase running boards just for their super stylish look and the hint of sophistication that they add to any truck or vehicle. While this extra style is certainly nice, it’s not the only reason to buy running boards. They actually serve many different and very useful functions. One such function is to protect your truck and your paint job, keeping it free from the damage that can be caused by stone chips. These boards are also ideal for helping passengers to enter and exit your truck. While these are especially good for those who are not very tall, for children, and the elderly, they can really come in handy for everyone, providing an easy to grip no-slip surface in the wintertime.

One of our favorite products of this type is the 5 inch oval tube steps made by Go Rhino. These very affordable steps add a lot of value to your truck, meaning you can actually make money off of your purchase. In other words, a truck with the steps installed is worth more than a truck without them! Plus, with these awesome products, you always get a custom fit, rather than just settling for a one-size-fits-all model as you have to with many other products currently on the market. You’ll also find that these steps are incredibly durable, thanks in large part to the blow-molded O.E. and aluminum framework that make up their construction. You can purchase your steps in an 80 inch or an 87 inch size, and installation is guaranteed to be a breeze. No drilling or special tools are required for most models.

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