Showing posts with label Pickup Truck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pickup Truck. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rundown: Willmore Nerf Boards, Style and Functionality

Today we had the opportunity to install a set of Willmore Nerf Bars on this Ford F150. There is something aesthetically pleasing about a pickup truck with Nerf boards or tube steps, and this truck in particular has a more complete, finished look.
Nerf Board Installation on Ford F150 from Auto Truck Depot
These full-length Nerf boards are constructed of mirror-polished T-304 stainless steel and complete with an aluminum top. They are extra wide, which makes them safer and easier to use when using them to get in and out of the vehicle, and it also gives them a distinct, sharp look.
Nerf Boards from Auto Truck Depot
The reflective bright finish and wide surface of these Nerf boards suits this vehicle particularly well. Auto Truck Depot carries a large selection of Nerf boards, tube steps and running boards so you can match the style of your vehicle exactly. 
Auto Truck Depot Nerf Board Installation, Calgary, AB

To get your own set of Nerf Bars, Tube Steps, or Running Boards installed, contact us at:

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Tonneau Cover

Tonneau covers are one of the most popular accessories you can add to your pickup truck, and for good reason. They provide security for your truck bed, protect your cargo from moisture, and can even save you gas mileage! There’s no doubt a tonneau cover can be a great investment, but there are a few questions you should consider before making a final decision.
Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. What are your reasons for wanting a tonneau cover?

Are you looking to add more security to your truck bed, enhance the look of your truck, or add some versatility? There are various styles of tonneau covers to choose from, such as Soft Roll-UpHard Tri-Fold, Retractable or Hard One-Piece, and they all have their own set of pros and cons. Decide what you want out of a tonneau cover, because that will help your initial decision.
  1. How will you be using your truck bed?

BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
How do you use your truck and how often will you need access to your truck bed? All tonneau covers provide tailgate access, but some can pose limitations if you routinely need full truck bed access to haul larger items. Soft Roll-Up Covers are the most versatile, and can easily be rolled all the way to the cab to provide full truck bed access, but they offer less security than a hard tonneau cover. Most Hard Tri-Fold Covers like the BAKFlip G2 can fold against the back window of the cab to provide a full truck bed, but this also reduces visibility in the back window. If you’re building a show truck and don’t plan on hauling large items often, a Hard One-Piece Tonneau can provide a clean, finished look.
  1. What styles of tonneau covers do you like the best?

This is something that will be on your truck for a long time, so you should like the way it looks. Decide what tonneau cover styles you like the look of the best.
  1. What is your budget?

There is a wide price range when it comes to tonneau covers. With prices starting at $269, Soft Tonneau Covers are the least expensive, and Hard Covers are bit more expensive, with prices that start at $663.
  1. Do you want a tonneau cover on your truck at all times?

Some covers are easier to remove than others. If you only want a tonneau cover to use occasionally, you should review the installation instructions to be sure of the process involved. We provide installation guides on all our tonneau cover product pages.
  1. How tall is your truck?

The height of your truck can also play a role in decide. Folding the panels of a Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau might be difficult if you already have a hard time reaching your truck bed. Retractable tonneau covers like the Pace Edwards Switchblade slide easily with little effort, and may be better suited to those with lifted trucks.
  1. Are you planning on using your tonneau cover with a rack or other truck bed accessories?

Some tonneau covers might not be compatible with other truck bed accessories, so be sure to find out before making a purchase. If you plan on getting a truck bed rack with your cover, check out the BAKFlip CS or CS-F1 Tonneau Cover/Rack Combo.
BAKFlip CS Rack/Tonneau Cover Combo | Auto Truck Depot
  1. What’s more important: versatility or security?

This may be the question that determines whether you want a hard or soft tonneau cover. Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers like the Access Original Roll-Up Tonneau Cover tend to be the most versatile, but you can’t beat the security of a Hard Tri-Fold or One-Piece Cover.
Access Original Roll-Up Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. How easy is the cover to use?

Would you rather access your truck bed by rolling your cover back, folding panels open, letting it slide or pressing a button? Some covers are easier than others to use, and some retractable covers like the Pace Edwards Bedlocker can even be opened via remote!
Pace Edwards Bedlocker Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. How difficult is the cover to install?

If you’ll be installing the tonneau cover yourself, you should review the instructions to make sure you have everything you need before buying it. Some covers are easier than others, and some require great accuracy to ensure it operates smoothly and remains water tight. This should also be a consideration if you plan on putting on and removing your cover frequently.
Now that you’ve asked yourself these 10 important questions, you’re ready to choose a tonneau cover! To help you out, here are some tonneau cover categories you might be interested in.

Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers Hard Roll-Up Tonneau Covers Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers Hard One-Piece Tonneau Covers Retractable Tonneau Covers Tool Box Tonneau Covers Tonneau Cover Accessories

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty May Be the Toughest Yet

The new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty may be the toughest of its class. This new pickup has been especially designed for reduced weight and increased strength. The new body is constructed of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy, which is more dent resistant than ever before and resistant to corrosion. The frame is made of over 95% high-strength steel, and is proposed to be up to 24 times stiffer than previous frames. The four wheel drive components are more durable than before, as well as the drivetrain, axles and towing hardware. And with this increase in strength, the overall weight has been reduced up to 350 pounds.
2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty
This new design has been tested thoroughly by Ford engineers through virtual testing prior to field testing to predict its durability over the most extreme terrains while maximized with aftermarket equipment. The tests showed no concerns, even when loaded with aftermarket equipment beyond its maximum capacity.
The new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is proposed to be the toughest, most capable Super Duty yet, with its advanced material construction, reduced weight and "all-new, segment-exclusive smart technology to help increase customer productivity, comfort and convenience."

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Dearborn, Mitch (2015, November 25). From Salt Spreaders to ATV Platforms: Ford Tough Tests All-New Super Duty Cargo Boxes with Aftermarket Equipment [The Ford Motor Company Media Center]. Retrieved from

Friday, May 12, 2017

Recall: Dodge Ram Pickup Trucks

Fiat Chrysler has just released a recall on one million pickup trucks in the United States, 216,000 in Canada, 21,668 in Mexico, and 21,530 elsewhere. The recall affects 2013 - 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups, and  2014 - 2016 Ram 3500 trucks.

The recall stems from a software malfunction that can cause the in-vehicle computer to believe a sensor under the truck has failed if there is a significant impact on the truck's undercarriage. If the computer thinks the sensor has failed, it will stop side airbags from deploying and seatbelt pretensioner from activating. The company has said they know of two accidents involving one death and two injuries that have occurred involving this malfunction.

The company says that owners will know if their vehicle is susceptible if a warning light comes on in the instrument cluster, and the issue can be reset by shutting the vehicle off and back on again. If the light goes away, the system, should be reset.

Although it's a dark mark to have on a company record, all manufacturers have recalled vehicles at one point or another, and I for one appreciate that they have taken the initiative to fix the error before more accidents have taken place.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

2016 Toyota Tacoma Recalls 310 Units to Replace Airbag Bolts

Toyota has always held a standard for high quality, long lasting vehicles, and the Tacoma is no exception. Unfortunately, due to the possibility of a manufacturing error when securing the driver's knee airbag module, 310 of these mid-sized trucks were recalled last year.

2016 Toyota Tacoma
Although minor, this manufacturing error could cause the airbags to loosen over time, preventing them from firing properly when needed. 
Despite the embarrassment, Toyota has owned up to the error and made great effort to fix it, which is what I would hope to expect from any vehicle manufacturer.
Toyota has always made great pickup trucks, and despite this hiccup their 2016 Tacoma is a model worth checking out. It features touchscreen audio with voice recognition, USB input and Bluetooth capabilities, and offers exceptional fuel economy. My hope is that this mistake won't impact the future of this pickup, which is one of my personal favourites.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pace Edwards, the Future of Tonneau Covers

Imagine a tonneau cover that is weatherproof, durable, and secure. Picture a cover that 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. Its sleek, powder coat finish and rigid aluminum panels provide all the security you could ever need when carrying cargo in your truck bed. Best of all, the low-profile, aerodynamic design gives your truck a sharp, clean look and could help increase fuel economy. And all it takes to open is a push of a button from a remote, and you have full truck bed access. The cover can also lock in multiple positions along its track, making it ideal for fifth wheel hauling.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to contact us!