Sunday, December 30, 2012

Don’t Haul Large Loads Without Brake Controllers

Image 1Whether you’re moving to a new home or just someone who regularly hauls large loads, you should know that having heavy cargo can impact your ability to stop normally and safely. When your vehicle’s weight is changed, due to cargo, braking is often harder than you’re used to. For example, it usually takes a bit longer to come to a full and complete stop with cargo than it does without it. This might not seem like a big deal…until that moment when you need to step on the brakes and stop fast. Then, whether or not you have brake controllers can make a world of difference.

There are many different brake controllers on the market, but you have to be careful about whom you trust your safety to. Sure, it’s easy to buy the cheapest product you can find, but is that really the one you trust? It’s so much better to purchase a product you can rely on and have the peace of mind you need to enjoy any trip safely. Plus, if you shop Auto Truck Depot, you can get a great product at an incredibly low price.

The Draw Tite Brake Controller is a perfect example. Priced to own at around $100, this simple, functional control provides the safety and reliability you need without costing you a fortune. There are many other models available as well. Choose dependent upon the number of axles you have and your unique needs. And, if you have any questions along the way, a reliable, friendly professional is always there to help, answer your questions, and provide general advice without the high pressure sales techniques you’ll find elsewhere.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Are you a Trucker? If So, You Need a Fuel Transfer Tank You Can Count On

If you’re a trucker or anyone who travels long distances, then you probably already know how hard it can be to find a place for stop to gas. Since you likely travel at all hours of the night, finding a place that is open and that is capable of meeting your unique fuel needs can be incredibly difficult. You don’t have to struggle or worry one second longer. If you purchase a quality fuel transfer tank, you can decide when you fuel, how much fuel you use, and most importantly of all, you can get yourself out of a jam in no time flat!

No matter the size of your vehicle, Auto Truck Depot has a fuel transfer tank that can meet your needs. The Titan Fuel Tank is a prime example. This tank is made for the most heavy-duty driver. Constructed of the highest quality, durable materials, you can rest assured that this tank will never let you down. Leaks and not enough fuel capacity quickly become problems of the past when you opt for this model. Of course, if that’s not the one for you, other products are available as well.

When choosing a transfer tank, simply consider your vehicle and how much fuel you need at a given time. Ideally, you want to have at least enough fuel in the vehicle to fill around half a tank. Whether you just want enough to get you to the next gas station or to help you make it all the way home, there is tank that can work for you. Start shopping now to find it!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Show Your Vehicle You Care with Auto Care Service

So many people just drive their cars around day after day, not thinking about what shape it is in or what services it might need. As long as the automobile runs, the need for services or repairs don’t cross the average person’s mind. The truth is, however, that you need to have your car serviced regularly to avoid being left in the cold. Even the very best of vehicles can have a fault or some other service need that you don’t notice until it’s too late. To truly protect your wheels, regular maintenance is an absolute necessity.

In addition to regular service needs, you may also find that you can benefit from an additional auto care service or two. One prime example is having a rust check performed. This valuable auto care service takes notice of the very first signs of rust and takes action against them. When rust is left to its own devices, it only gets worse and spreads to other parts of your vehicle, causing infinite damage over time. Having this service performed, however, can get rid of the rust that has already formed and keep further rust from happening.

In addition to having any existing rust remedied, you will want to keep your vehicle away from conditions that can cause rusting. When you wash your vehicle, always take care to dry it carefully. Also avoid parking your vehicle in areas where it can come into contact with moisture, especially when you don’t plan to use your automobile for extended periods of time. If you use these and other services from Auto Truck Depot, you should quickly find that your vehicle is in the best shape of its life.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Extend Your Space with Cargo Carriers

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Tis the season for winter sports, and there’s no better time to load up your vehicle and head to the hills. This means the moving of a lot of gear. And while the excitement to get to the mountains is overwhelming, the amount of “stuff” you will need is also pretty substantial. Obviously, all of that stuff is going to take up a lot of space in your vehicle. If you’re wondering how you are going to make room for everything, plus for your family members and any guests, then you are a prime candidate for cargo carriers. Cargo carriers come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and designs, and are an awesome way to get everything you need to where you’re going, without suffering through an uncomfortable, over-packed ride.

Auto Truck Depot has a wide range of cargo items, perfect for your trip. While you should definitely browse through the entire selection, we just love the Rocket Box 11. This streamlined, stylish carrier sits atop of your vehicle, so you don’t lose any space at all inside! All of your items will be fully protected from rain or other inclimate weather, and you’ve got 14 cubic feet of space working for you! Check out the Rocket Box, as well as the other cargo movers today, your trip will be easier, more comfortable and much for enjoyable for all your passengers.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Choose Strong Truck Bed Covers for Superior Protection

When it comes to truck bed covers, the selection on the market today is virtually unlimited. There are covers made from all kinds of materials and that attach to your truck in a wide variety of different ways. Unfortunately, however, not all covers are created equally. While some covers are tough and built to stand the test of time, others wear out quickly, leaving you out the money you paid for them and possibly with damaged or lost cargo. Don’t let this happen to you; research your cover before you buy and make sure that you purchase from a reliable retailer, like Auto Truck Depot.

While the Depot offers many different covers, suitable to any budget and just about any truck, your best bet is to go with a hard tonneau cover. While covers made from soft materials can work, especially when you’re on a tight budget or just need something for a quick cargo-carrying trip, the harder models are made of more durable materials that offer you better protection. Soft covers, for example, can easily get oversaturated with rain or other moisture, eventually soaking through to your goods. With a hard truck bed cover, however, the rain or moisture just rolls right off, unable to penetrate the strong material.

For best results, choose a hard cover made from a super-strong material like aluminum. You can even buy covers crafted from the same kind of aluminum that’s used to build airplanes—now that’s a tough material! If you need a cover now and can’t afford one of the nicer models, don’t worry. You can always buy a cheaper one to get you through and then upgrade when the time is right.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Air Springs Explained

Have you ever wondered how an air spring works? If so, you’ll be happy to know that we have the answer to all of your burning questions. It’s always a good idea to be educated about various automobile parts and accessories, how they function, and why they’re necessary. When you’re “in the know” in this way, it makes it possible to make informed decisions about what you need for your vehicle and to choose the best possible products to meet your needs.

An air spring works because of a compressor. The compressor’s job is to turn a screw very quickly which, in turns, sends high-pressure air into the reservoir. Inside the reservoir, the air maintains its pressure. If it starts to drop or rise, then the compressor adjusts how it functions to keep things perfect. Along with every wheel, you’ll find the actual “spring” component itself. Whenever your car goes over rough terrain, the wheel exerts pressure onto the spring, which doesn’t give in but instead takes the force of the terrain. This, in turn, creates a smoother, easier drive for the driver and passengers.

Now that you know how these springs work, it’s time to find the one that’s right for you. The best place to do that is definitely Auto Truck Depot, which offers the largest selection of the highest quality products, all at affordable prices. Our favorite is the Firestone air springs. Made by one of the most trusted names in the automotive industry, these products live up to their promises. Not only will these springs make for a gentle, more enjoyable ride, but they can also help to increase your load carrying capacity!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Protect Your Truck Bed and What You Carry in It

A truck bed is a wonderful thing. It provides a great place to sit when tailgating or spending time in the great outdoors. It’s also incredibly useful for storing and/or transporting cargo and other goods. For many workers, these beds are a necessity, as they allow them to carry around valuable tools and other pieces of work equipment. Since you rely on and use your truck bed so often, one of the smartest things you can do is to protect it, and the best way to do that is with truck bed covers.

These covers can protect your truck’s bed from dirt, debris, and weather damage, helping to keep it  looking new and beautiful for years to come. For this reason, many people leave their covers on all the time, even if they’re not transporting goods. When you are transporting cargo, however, that’s when these covers go from a nice thing to have to an absolute must. Few people realize just how vulnerable their cargo is when they’re on the road, but really take a minute to think about all that can happen. Cargo can easily bounce out of the truck bed, get blown away by wind, and get damaged during accidents or extreme weather conditions. The only way to keep that from happening is to have a strong cover on your truck’s bed, one that keeps your cargo right where it needs to be and that also protects it from the world outside. Stop worrying about getting from point A to point B without damaging your precious belongings; get a truck bed cover from Auto Truck Depot and drive with peace of mind.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Perks to a Window Visor

There are many wonderful advantages of using a window visor in your vehicle. This is a great device that often gets overlooked, but one that is very necessary and useful. First of all, visors look great on any vehicle! You can get them in a wide variety of styles and designs, allowing you to add that personal touch to your automobile. It’s a good way to show off and look cool which, let’s face it, is something every car or truck owner wants!

More practically speaking, however, a window visor blocks a lot of rain and sun. This allows you to feel a whole lot more comfortable in your vehicle and to be safer too! When you’re not focused on harsh sunlight or cold rain, you’re going to be paying more attention to the road. For smokers, visors come in handy because they make it possible to smoke even when the rain is pouring down. Furthermore, visors deflect wind, creating a less-noisy, more pleasant ride, and sometimes, this can even result in being able to achieve higher speeds in your vehicle!

Even when you’re not driving, the benefits keep on coming! While parked, even if you’re in the hottest garage in town, the visor makes it so that your windows stay slightly open. Thus, without compromising your vehicle’s security, you increase ventilation. You’ll never have to step into a sweltering car ever again!

At Auto Truck Depot, you can find a great visor that will allow you to experience all of these benefits and maybe even more! While there are a ton of products to choose from, one of our very favorites is the Ventshade. It’s very affordably priced and gets the job done right.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The F-150: Great for Carrying Cargo

The F150 is a great truck for anyone who wants or needs to be able to haul around a large
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 amount of cargo. The large cab can easily hold several pounds of cargo without weighing down your truck and slowing your pace while on the road. Whether you regularly carry goods for work or just want to be able to help with moves and other events, this is one of the best trucks on the market for carrying goods. However, even a truck as good as this can’t do everything on its own, and one thing this truck can’t do is keep your cargo completely safe. That’s why you need an F150 tonneau cover.

A reliable F150 tonneau cover will be made of a strong, durable material, such as aluminum. It will fit easily onto your truck, preferably without drilling or other time consuming installation processes that can damage your truck. It should also be able to stand up to all of the different kinds of damage your cargo can encounter. That means protecting against, rain, snow, sleet, hail, excessive winds, collisions or impact, thieves, and sun damage. Fortunately, Auto Truck Depot has some of the best tonneau covers around, so you can find exactly what your truck needs.

There are roll-up covers, perfect for people who want easy access to their cargo and/or who only tend to use their covers every once in a while and want them out of the way the rest of the time. There are also flip-up covers, folding covers, and so much more. Browse through the large selection, find the perfect product, and start making the most of your F150.

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