Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Choosing the Right Truck Lids for You

Truck lids can provide excellent protection for your vehicle. However, different lids are often designed with different purposes in mind. Some, for example, are used to protect your truck’s bed from scratches, scrapes, and dings, which can often be caused by falling or flying objects, like flying rocks and other road debris. Other lids are designed simply to protect any cargo you may be hauling, whether it’s just the day’s groceries or expensive tools and other equipment. Then you’ve got lids made to keep out the elements, including rain, hail, and harsh temperatures.

The best thing to do is to decide what you want and need in terms of truck lids. Someone who is just looking to protect cargo, for example, could probably opt for a soft-top lid, while those worried about more heavy-duty, high-impact types of damage will usually fare better with a hard top-lid. Knowing what you plan to use your lid for can go a long way in helping you to select the right one.

You should also think about how often you plan to use your truck lid. Obviously, a product that you plan to use very regularly or even on a daily basis is going to need to be made of some very high quality, durable materials. Also think about whether you want a lid that you can remove and reattach as you see fit or a more permanent solution. Some permanent items may require alteration of your truck, so you have to decide if it’s worth it to you. In the end, only you can choose which lid is right for your truck, but with Auto Truck Depot, you have a world of options.

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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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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why You Need a Truck Bed Cover

Jack Rabbit Hard Tonneau CoverThese days, there are so many different accessories that you can buy for your truck that it can be difficult to determine which ones you actually need. The best thing to think about, especially when you’re working with budget limitations, is which items you will get the most actual use out of. Those are the ones that you should buy first and later, if you like, you can choose to purchase items that you simply want or like but don’t necessarily need. One item, however, that every truck owner should have, hands down, is a truck bed cover.

These covers are extremely necessary products, not just pretty accessories, though they do add style and sophistication to any truck. A truck bed cover is excellent at protecting your truck bed from damage. If you don’t want your truck bed scratched, scraped, or dinged by falling or flying objects or harsh weather conditions, a protective cover is a necessity. These covers are also good at protecting your cargo. Whether you’re just transporting a few groceries or expensive tools and other equipment, your items deserve to stay safe, and they can’t do that without the right truck bed cover.

Auto Truck Depot is proud to offer many different types of covers, including fashionable and reliable tonneau covers. The Jack Rabbit Hard Top tonneau cover is an excellent example. This cover is incredibly tough and sturdy, meaning it offers ultimate protection and durability. It is also, however, quite affordable. Whether this particular choice is the right one for you or not, you are sure to find exactly what you’re looking for at the Depot.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Every Busy Worker Needs a Truck Box

If you use your truck for work, then chances are that you transport a lot of expensive and much-needed tools and other items from place to place. Leaving those items unattended in your truck bed, however, even for just the briefest of seconds, can be a huge mistake. When left unattended, your items are left vulnerable to theft. Plus, even attended items can be damaged by rain or other harsh weather conditions. Items also run the risk of being damaged if someone backs into your vehicle or otherwise harms it. If you have a quality truck box for your vehicle, however, these worries quickly become a  thing of the past.

A good truck box can be used to easily and safely store your most important tools and other pieces of equipment. Because these boxes are available in many different styles and sizes, it’s easy to choose the one that’s just right for your specific needs. If you just have a few items to carry, then a smaller box is likely right for you. Of course, there are also large and in charge boxes for the serious worker who needs a lot of carrying capacity.

One excellent box, perfect for the driver with a lot of storage needs, is the Single Lid Full-Size Crossover Box. This large box pulls no punches when it comes to storage capacity, and you can customize your box by choosing from either a double latch system or a push bottom design for the ultimate in safety and security. These boxes are also weatherproof, keeping leakage from happening and guaranteeing that you items are protected.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Choices for Protecting Your Truck Bed

TonneauCovers.jpgAre you looking for tonneau covers Calgary Canada options? If so, then look no further than Auto Truck Depot. This Calgary-based store provides a ton of options for keeping your truck bed protected and, even better, these items are offered at excellent prices. The store, however, is not just for those searching for tonneau covers Calgary Canada specifically. The store offers all kinds of automotive accessories and caters to people from around the world. The only real upside to living local to the store is being able to save on shipping, but with such a great selection available and such awesome prices, just about anyone can afford to order from this stellar store.

When it comes to tonneau covers, you’ll have a lot of different options in terms of how the cover fits on your vehicle, whether it’s meant to be a permanent fixture or easily removable, and the material that it’s made from. While all of these factors are important, the material the cover is made from is probably the most important thing to think about since it will ultimately determine how durable and long-lasting your cover will be. While lots of options can work, especially if they are well-made by a reputable brand, vinyl and aluminum options are usually your best bets.

Vinyl is not only long-lasting, but it also tends to look quite smooth and stylish on any truck. Vinyl covers are also less noticeable in most cases; in general, they simply blend into your truck, rather than taking front and center stage. Plus, most vinyl models are retractable, meaning you can use them when you need to and put them out of sight when you don’t. Aluminum options, on the other hand, are tough enough to stand up to just about anything and typically feature a powder coating for increased protection.

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On the Go? Pick Up Truck Covers Are a Must Have

This is your life. You get up in the morning. If you’re lucky, you have time to grab some breakfast. Then It’s off to the grocery store, the hardware store, and everywhere else in between.  The only problem is that, undoubtedly, you stop somewhere along the way. Maybe your groceries are in the car and you run into the fast food restaurant to pick up lunch. Maybe you go to pick up your kids and leave their Christmas goodies behind. Whatever you’re doing, if you ever leave your vehicle unattended, no matter for how long, you’re making yourself vulnerable to thieves,

The only way to remedy this problem is through the use of pickup truck covers. Pickup truck covers keep your car safe from thieves, weather, vandals, and everything in between. If you’re tired of worrying every time you hit park, these covers are for you Fortunately, if you shop auto truck depot, you can find a  cover at a reasonable price. Just brose through the wide selection until you find the one that’s a perfect match for your truck and for your budget as well.

Many drivers swear by tonneau covers, which can be purchased in different styles and made from different materials. When you want a truly heavy-duty cover, aluminum covers are the way to go. These covers can stand up to just about anything and, despite their tough construction, they’re also surprisingly lightweight and easy to transport. Choose covers that can easily be removed or covers that are a more permanent addition to your vehicle. Whatever you want, you can find it at the Depot!

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Benefits of an F150

Extang Solid FoldThe F150 is a pretty amazing truck to own. One of the best features of this stylish little truck is that it is incredibly safe. Whether you have a family to transport or just want to protect yourself while getting from place to place, you can be sure to do it in this vehicle. All models come installed with a special stability control device and airbags that will protect you no matter where you happen to be sitting in the event of an accident. This model vehicle has won many safety awards, meaning you can ride with peace of mind!

Not to go all high-school on you, but it’s also important to say that the F150 is a wildly popular vehicle. People everywhere are seeking to own this truck, so when you have it, it definitely gives you that little extra something! Also, you have to think about why so many people want this truck—it’s made by a reputable brand, it’s durable and long-lasting, and it’s attractive. Obviously, when you purchase a vehicle like this, you’re showing others that you’re serious about not just style but also about protection and comfort as well.

F150s come in lots of different styles and with a wide range of options, so it’s easy to find something that matches your budget. When you do get your truck, however, make sure you check out the wide range of F150 covers offered by Auto Truck Depot. F150 covers not only protect your precious vehicles from dings and scratches, but they are also a stylish way to protect cargo and goods and to safeguard against weather damage.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Truck Canopies Can Meet Every Need

Truck canopies are one of those things that a lot of people don’t find important and therefore don’t buy. What you might not know, however, is that these canopies can work for just about anyone and for any need. Take your casual shopper for example. The average shopper is a busy mom or dad who has a lot of errands to run. So, he or she goes into a mall or grocery store, stocks up on the necessary items, tosses them in the back of the truck, and then goes on to run more errands. That means there’s a lot of “parked” time—time when the truck isn’t going anywhere and, unfortunately, is vulnerable to thieves. There’s nothing worse than coming outside to find all of your groceries or, heaven forbid, all of your Christmas gifts gone!

Truck canopies are also important for rugged workers who rely on expensive, specialty tools to get their jobs done. While these tools can certainly be stolen in the same way that any other goods can, leading to expensive replacement costs, they can also be ruined and rusted due to rain, sun damage, or other exposure to the elements. When you protect them with a quality cover, however, these concerns become a thing of the past.

Auto Truck Depot offers a wide range of different covers to meet any need. The Snugtop Super Sport Truck Cap is a good choice since it works with such a wide range of vehicles. It is specifically designed for the rugged, on-the-go sportsman. If that doesn’t describe you, however, take a moment to think about it. Don’t you, in all of your everday events, still deserve the kind of protection that can stand up to the most intense activities?

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Going Fishing? Tonneau Covers Are in Order

Retrax Tonneau CoverWhen most people think of fishing, they think of old men wearing silly hats and sitting out by a lake or river hoping to catch a bite. If you’re a fisherman (or woman!), however, you know how silly this conception is. Fishing is a serious and incredibly fun sport, one that requires diligence, patience, and a lot of expensive equipment. What you need to realize, however, is that all of that expensive equipment can be left vulnerable if you’re leaving it out in the open. Most people don’t think anything about walking away from a truck bed or a car trunk that’s filled with expensive fishing poles, lures, and tackles. However, such vehicles make easy targets for thieves.

There are many ways that you can protect your fishing gear and your vehicle in general. You can choose to stay close by it at all times, but where’s the fun in that? No one wants to be ever-watchful and vigilant on a carefree fishing trip! There are also car alarms to install, but those can be pricey. One very simple and very effective way to keep your fishing gear safe is through—believe it or not—tonneau covers!

Tonneau covers, such as the much-loved Retrax, are designed to protect trucks from weather damage and general scuffs and scratches. However, they can also serve as a wonderful deterrent to thieves. It takes a lot more work to determine how to lift a cover, to actually do it, and then to take the goods without being noticed than it does to simply reach into an uncovered truck and make a clean getaway. So, as you can see,  this simple product can protect you in more ways than one!

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Moving? Trailer Hitches Are the Way to Go

Valley_Goose.jpgAre you planning a move? Whether it’s across the county or across the street, you’re probably going to be hauling a lot of cargo. And it’s not just any cargo either; it’s the “cargo” that makes up your entire life. From your family photo albums to your child’s first teddy bear, you don’t want to be equipped with the wrong trailer. And, just as families need a quality trailer to haul their goods from place to place, quality trailer hitches are also incredibly important. Without hitches, you run the risk of having your trailer become dislodged. This can cause serious accidents and make you lose all of your most prized possessions. Don’t let this happen to you; choose your hitch wisely.

Choosing trailer hitches does take a bit of time and effort but, once you’ve picked the right hitch, you’ll find it’s all worth it in the end. Take a moment to think about the type of vehicle you have, how much cargo you plan to haul, and the length of your trip. Some hitches are designed to work only with specific vehicles, while others are much more versatile. Furthermore, hitches generally have a carrying capacity which you should abide by strictly, and certain hitches are known for holding out longer than others.

One good hitch that works for many is the Valley Hitch. Like any hitch, however, you need to be very cautious about installation. A faulty installation can make even the best hitch non-functional. Whether you choose this particular hook or any other offered by Auto Truck Depot, you’ll want to be especially careful that you either have the installation done professionally or that you know exactly what you’re doing when you set out to do the job yourself.

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