Showing posts with label Tonneau Covers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tonneau Covers. Show all posts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Overview: Toolbox Tonneau Covers

Toolbox Tonneau Covers aren't for everyone, but if you need one, there are usually few other options. In this blog, I will walk through a few of our best selling toolbox tonneau covers, as well as discussing some of their benefits.


American Work Cover

This workhorse is one of our newest additions, and it breaks all the rules. All toolbox tonneau covers are designed to work with tonneau covers, but they don't generally come with one. The obvious benefit to this cover is the full sized toolbox, which is built directly into the canister that stores the retractable tonneau cover. This toolbox has two powder coated trays that store your tools and gear above the rolled up cover. The cover and toolbox come with matching, OE style handles and locks to keep your gear secure. If you're looking to outfit a work truck, this cover is the way to go. An added benefit is that it's compatible with all other Truck Covers USA Accessories, meaning your truck could be the sharpest looking, most well outfitted work truck on site.


Access Roll-Up Toolbox Tonneau Cover

Most toolbox tonneau covers, however, don't come with the box. They are instead designed to be installed on vehicles that already have a toolbox on them. The Access Roll-Up Tonneau Cover is one of these. Like most toolbox tonneaus, it is designed to work seamlessly with a 19 - 20 inch toolbox. Just like the Access Original, the cover rolls up into a compact bundle, and it's very easy to use.

We carry a range of tonneau cover styles. This allows you to chose the style you like, whether it's retractable, roll-up, or tri-fold so you aren't stuck with a tonneau that doesn't operate the way you'd like. If you are looking for a Tri-Fold style toolbox tonneau, consider the Extang Solid Fold

Why a Toolbox Tonneau Cover

So, what are the benefits of a Toolbox Tonneau Cover? Well, the obvious one of course is access to your toolbox. If your truck is a working vehicle, or you need to transport tools and other small items regularly, the best way is usually a toolbox. But you're still going to want to keep your truck bed secure. They can often be locked up to add extra security and weather protection.

There are few options available for those looking to have both a toolbox and tonneau cover, and we have collected the best ones on Tonno Cover Depot to help you get what you need quickly. If you have any questions, or you would like to order yours, get in touch, or come visit us!

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
info@autotruckdepot.ca

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Will Installing a Tonneau Cover Violate my Truck's Lease?

A common question asked by those looking to purchase a tonneau cover for their leased vehicle is, will installing a tonneau cover violate my lease agreement? The easy answer is no, and this is because most tonneau covers can be easily installed without making any permanent modifications or changes to the vehicle. 
Access TonnoSport Roll-Up Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
There are various reasons why someone may choose to lease over finance a pickup, and one of the primary reasons is that the monthly lease payments are less than monthly loan payments. Preet Benerjee explains in her article, "Lease or buy a car: What's the better option?" that, "instead of of borrowing the full purchase price of the [vehicle], you are only borrowing the amount the [vehicle] will depreciate over the term of your lease" (Benerjee). A leased vehicle can be traded in every 2-3 years for a newer model, which lets drivers abandon older vehicles and the problems they may accumulate, especially if used for work purposes once the lease term ends. 
The leasing company is the actual owner of the vehicle, so there are certain restrictions to what can be done to a leased vehicle without violating a lease agreement. Types of changes that may violate a lease agreement include any alterations in suspension or any type of modification that will permanently alter the vehicle. This includes drilling or cutting of any kind.
When choosing accessories for your leased truck, it is important to choose ones that can be installed and removed without making any permanent changes. In the article, "Can I put a tonneau cover on a leased truck? Yes. Here's why", Logan Adams explains, "Roll-Up [Access Tonneau] Covers do not require any permanent modification of a truck. They attach to a truck's bed rails using TITE BITE™ clamps that attach to the bed without drilling and maintain a superior grip between the truck bed cover and the bed" (Adams).
Check out this installation video from Access to see the process.

The majority of tonneau covers, like the Extang Solid Fold 2.0, can be installed and removed without any modification, and even used on the next truck. The best thing you can do is check that the tonneau cover you are thinking about purchasing does not require any type of drilling or vehicle modification to install. This can be done by reviewing the product's installation manuals, and if you still have some uncertainty, the best thing you can do is contact the leasing company to find out.
Below are links to Installation Manuals for Tonneau Covers carried by Auto Truck Depot for your reference:

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
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Sources Cited:
Banerjee, Preet. 'Lease Or Buy A Car: What's The Better Option?'. Household Finance. The Globe and Mail, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.
Adams, Logan. 'Can I Put A Tonneau Cover On A Leased Truck? Yes. Here's Why'. Agri-Cover, Inc. Blog: Truck Bed Covers, Snow Plows, ATV Accessories, Agricultural Tarps Blog. ACI Agri-Cover, Inc., 2014. Web. 27 May. 2014

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nissan Pickup Truck Cab Style Guide

In this overview, I will help walk you through the different styles of Nissan cabs. This is a must read before purchasing any tonneau covers or accessories for your truck, as the type of cab you have may impact the part number or availability of your desired product.

Nissan Titan Pickup Truck Cab Styles

1. King Cab

Nissan Titan King Cab
A King Cab has four doors. The front door has to be open to open the back door and the back door opens in the opposite direction.

2. Crew Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab
A Crew Cab has 4 doors that all open in the same direction. There are door handles located on the outsides of all 4 doors.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
info@autotruckdepot.ca

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Rundown: DU-HA Humpstor Truck Bed Storage Case

Truck Bed Storage is one of the most difficult things to master when using a pickup. There are a wide range of options for bed storage use. You could leave your box completely open for large cargo, and use your own bins if you need to store smaller gear. You can add Truck Racks to increase your storage space and tonneau covers to secure your entire bed. But sometimes, these options just won't cut it.


The DU-HA Humpstor Truck Bed Storage Case is an all in one, secure case designed to last. It's durable construction is engineered to survive your hard working lifestyle to help keep your gear safe. Not only is the DU-HA a storage case, gun case, and toolbox all in one, it's also designed to mount directly above your wheel well, a space that almost never gets used for standard cargo hauling, leaving your valuable bed floor space free.


If necessary, the case can even be removed easily to free up space if you have larger cargo to carry. These brackets can also be adjusted to your height preference, or to make the case more compatible with other accessories, like tonneau covers.The rubber seal around the lid protects the interior of the case against moisture and dust, so even if it is exposed, your cargo is secure.

The Humpstor comes with organizer/gun rack rig that is constructed from soft materials so it won't scratch or damage your cargo. Used as a gun rack, it can hold 2 shotguns or one scoped rifle upright, and serves as a legal gun case in most places. It even has lockable latches so you can be sure that your cargo is safe.

The DU-HA Humpstor Truck Bed Storage Case is durable and versatile, allowing you to carry a wide range of cargo safely. If you're having a hard time keeping your truck bed organized, or you're looking for a secure storage container that's more compact and less costly than a large toolbox, this may be the product for you.

For more information, or to order your new DU-HA Humpstor, check out our website, or get in touch!

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
Local: 1-403-253-4330

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New, Exclusive LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Cover

We are very excited to announce the LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover now available from Auto Truck Depot. I know what you're thinking, what's so exciting about another tonneau cover? Well, it's because we are the only people in Canada to stock this particular tonneau cover.
The panels are constructed from the same aluminum alloy that is used in trailers, and the panels are supported by extruded aluminum channels. This means the cover is very light and also very durable. It can support up to 400 pounds of evenly distributed weight on top, which is great for heavy snow falls or for setting tools on top temporarily. It's also coated in a textured black finish that ensures it will match the OEM style of modern trucks as well as helping to hide minor scratches and grime build up.
It installs without any required drilling; simply clamp the rail in place and then install the eight TIGHT BITE™ Clamps to hold the rails against your truck bed. Then the cover can be locked into place simply by sliding it along the rail until it catches the latches.
There are ten locking points along the full length of the cover, ensuring that when it's closed it stays closed. To open it, simply pull the latch cable by your tailgate and fold each section back. As a panel is folded, it will automatically unlock the latch points on the next panel. Once you have it folded all the way to the cab, integrated retractable storage clips can be pulled out and clipped in place to hold the cover open so you can drive with the cover opened safely.
The LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover has one of the lowest profiles of any tonneau cover, sitting less than half an inch above your truck bed rails. This offers a sleek, professional look that increases your vehicle's aerodynamic form and can even increase your fuel economy.The cover features vinyl coated hinges to keep the top waterproof and it is engineered to shed water off the cover without any drains or gutters. The cover itself overlaps your truck bed rails, creating a continuous seal that keeps your cargo secure and dry, as well as away from the prying eyes or sharp objects of potential thieves.
The LOMAX Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover can be operated and installed by one person, and if you ever need to take the cover off, the main piece can be separated by one person as well. It is lightweight, durable, dependable, and only available in Canada from the Auto Truck Depot. Check out the product page for pricing details and product information videos.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
info@autotruckdepot.ca

Friday, May 19, 2017

Rundown: The New Extang Trifecta Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

One of the industry's best selling tonneau covers just got better! Among Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers, the Extang Trifecta is up there with the best of them, and the new Extang Trifecta 2.0 brings a tonne of new features and improvements to the classic design.

Sleek New Design

Let's talk about style first, before we delve too deeply into the technical details. The Trifecta 2.0 features a new, slimmed down design with softer curves and a more low-profile appearance. The new look gives your truck an even more aerodynamic figure that can help improve fuel economy and offers your truck a more professional look.



The tarp top is constructed from heavy duty, leather grained fabric that is designed to last. It features a corner tuck design that helps pull the fabric taut, and keep it that way for longer so that your cover continues to perform at its best and look great.


Strength

Another element that Extang has improved even further is the durability and strength of the cover. Soft Tri-Fold Covers are hailed as one of the more versatile styles of tonneau covers. This is because they offer more strength than Soft Roll-Up covers but are also light and fairly compact. The more strength that can be packed into one, however, the better, and Extang has certainly done that.

One of the strongest in its class, the frame is constructed from aircraft grade aluminum, making it rust proof, lightweight, and strong. The redesigned MAX hinges feature a double pivot system and a tonne of extra strength to ensure long lasting functionality. They're also thought ahead, and have eliminated the need for adhesive by using snap on seals so that you can get long lasting, high quality weather protection for your truck bed.


Improved Clamps

The clamp system for the Trifecta 2.0 has also been greatly improved. Rather than using a uniform clamping system across the board, Extang has specially designed the clamp mounts to work smarter for the job they have to do. The Jaw-Grip Clamp at the front of your bed tightens horizontally, allowing it to clamp to the bed rail using more force without damaging your bed flange. This means a much more secure anchor mount that your cover can fold up on top of.

Meanwhile, the front EZ-Lock Clamp that mounts at the rear of your bed is engineered to lock automatically while requiring less user force. This means you can open and close your cover with ease while still feeling secure in the safety of your truck bed and cargo.

The Classic

Despite all the improvements, Extang has made sure that the important parts haven't changed. The cover can still be folded up to offer complete truck bed access, and still features all the same functionality and user friendly use that you have come to expect from a Tri-Fold tonneau cover. With rugged engineering and a stylish look, the Trifecta 2.0 is a tonneau cover you have to check out if you're looking for a reliable, easy to use, long lasting truck bed cover.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
info@autotruckdepot.ca

Monday, May 15, 2017

How to Survive the May Long Weekend

May Long Weekend, widely hailed as the first big camping weekend of the season, is quickly approaching, and I don't know about you, but I'm very excited. Hopefully you've booked your campsites already, because even with unpredictable weather they fill up fast.

Whether you're planning to hit some trails with your ATVs or bicycles, tow your watercraft to the lake, or are just out for a relaxing weekend it's important to be prepared. The roads are going to be crowded with people trying to leave the city, gunning for the mountains if you're here in Alberta, and the stores are going to be chaotic with people trying to pick up last minute supplies before they leave. It happens every year, and every year people fall into the same trap.

In this article, I'm going to list some tips to help you get your adventure started with relatively low stress so you can get right to the relaxing, fun part and spend more time there.


1. Get Your Site Early

Before anything else, you should know where you plan on going. On an average weekend, you'll usually be able to book a camp site a week in advance without too many problems, unless you're trying to go somewhere that's exceedingly popular.

May Long, however, everything becomes exceedingly popular. Everybody is trying to get out of the city and get their first taste of summer, so any campsite with an opening works. If you're smart, you'll plan ahead, find a place that you really want to spend your weekend, and book a site far in advance. Another benefit is that once you've decided where you're going it's much easier to lay out a plan for what you want to do, based on what's in the area.

2. Pack and Prep your Vehicles Beforehand

Yes, it's true that all of us wake up the morning of departure to pack bathroom bags, finalize the cooler, and get the last of your clothes together, that's hard to avoid. I'm not here to tell you to have your bags packed a week before hand, that doesn't work for everyone. What you can do to make your life much easier is get your RV or watercraft out of storage a couple of weeks beforehand. Make sure that if you're hauling a trailer or RV out to the woods, you've properly inspected and prepped it. If there's a problem that crops up on the Friday, you're going to have a hard time getting it fixed before you leave. For more info how how to prep your trailer or RV for the camping season, check out this article. If you're planning on hauling out any watercraft, make sure you've thoroughly checked them for damage before the weekend, or you may be short an activity, as it will be hard to get repairs done on a motorboat on May Long.


Cargo Storage

Getting yourself to your destination is fairly easy. The hard part is getting all of the gear you're gong to need out there when you have a vehicle packed with friends and family. It helps to know what you want to do beforehand. You don't need to plan every minute of every day, but having a general idea of the activities you want to hit on the trip will help you prepare your vehicle storage space.
If you're going to be camping near a beautiful lake or river and you want to do some kayaking or canoeing, make sure you can get the boats there. We offer a wide range of accessories that can help you get your boats out with you, including the Thule Hull-a-Port Pro Kayak Carrier and the  Access Adarac Truck Bed Rack. If you're towing a trailer, we even have trailer racks, like the Swagman Roamer LT Pop-Up Trailer Rack, to help you get your gear safely to your destination.


If you're not hauling watercraft, a Cargo Box may be a good way to make sure your ride is comfy. When you have your car packed with people, hauling enough camping equipment, personal gear, and food can be difficult, especially if you're planning on tenting. If your vehicle has a roof rack installed, you need to check out our selection of Cargo Boxes, like the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 or the Thule Force XXL. Both of these are large enough to accommodate a tonne of gear so your vehicle is less squishy. If you don't need something so large, maybe SkyBox 16, or one of our many Cargo Baskets will do the trick for you. If you don't have a roof rack, we can get you set up with one quickly and easily.


Bed Extenders

Once you're at your destination, how do you plan on transporting your ATVs? A trailer with a garage for your toys is great for the long haul, but horribly inefficient for transporting quads to a staging area. Be nice to yourself and the environment, and get a truck bed extender for your pickup, Not only will you have a better time hauling cargo, you'll be able to securely transport your ATVs in your truck bed. The AMP Research Truck Bed Extender, on our sister site Tonno Cover Depot, is one of several great options.

Tonneau Covers

A great way of increasing your secure storage space is by using a tonneau cover. A cover like the Access Original Roll-Up can turn your truck bed from an exposed area for storing large items into a secure, locked off place for hauling smaller cargo. If you're looking to haul a trailer, you still have options. Retractable Tonneau Covers, like the Pace Edwards JackRabbit can be locked in multiple positions, so you can haul a fifth wheel trailer and keep your cargo covered.

3. Plan for Your Absence

Always plan for the fact that you will be away from your house for several days. If you have a pet that isn't coming with you, set them up in a pet hotel or recruit a friend to visit them at your house once or twice a day. Make sure your heat is turned down, as this can do wonders for your heating bill. Secure all your windows and doors and at least partially close some of your blinds or curtains. If you're especially worried about break-ins, you can set a lamp in your house on a timer to come on in the evening for a few hours. These steps will help discourage potential thieves.

4. Buy Supplies Early

Don't be the person shopping to fill your cooler on the way out. Stores are always overcrowded at the beginning of the weekend with people who forgot hamburger buns, need ice, or forgot to pack water. Buy your groceries a few days before hand to minimize your time spent in lineups for a cashier. If you need to get camping gear, or other equipment, check that the week before and pickup up then. You run less risk of not findingh what you need, and then you can just pick up and go in the morning without having to mess around in a store.

4. Leave Your Work Behind

The long weekend is mean to be exactly that, a weekend. While it is a good idea to bring cell phones and a GPS in case of an emergency, leave behind your pagers and computers. Keep your cell phones off unless you really need them, because this time is the time to be with your family and friends. You only have one go at life, and once you retire, all you're going to have is the people around you so treat them right. 

5. Stay Safe, and Be Respectful

Remember that the people around you may not be as prepared as you are. Some of them have to work the weekend, some of them may be scrambling and stressed, Treat everyone around you with respect and basic decency, and everyone will have a much better time.

Make sure you treat the environment around you with respect as well. We want to be able to visit these campsites and wilderness for many years to come. We are lucky to have all of this wide open space in Canada, so get out their and enjoy it and stay safe!

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Overview: Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers

Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers are a "best-of-both-worlds" cover. They are available in hard or soft folding styles, so you can get a cover that more accurately fits your needs. What is most unique about this style of tonneau cover is its fold-up 3-panel design. Because of the panel system, these covers are better sealed against weather and harder to break into than some other cover styles, as they have fewer weak points. 
The UnderCover Flex is one of the more popular tonneau covers on the market and is well known for its strength. Each panel is made of a high quality FRP composite material, which is stronger, lighter and more durable than aluminum.
UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot | Calgary, AB Canada
Another unique feature of the UnderCover Flex is its water tight seal and drain tubes that funnel water away from and out of your truck bed. Its design makes it one of the most waterproof covers available, so you know your cargo will be protected. 
Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers generally have 3 locking positions: full coverage, 3/4 bed access and full bed access. Some covers, like the UnderCover Flex, can opened by one person from either end of the vehicle to provide easy access to the front or back of the truck box.
The panels automatically latch, ensuring full security and simple operation. To open or close most Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers, a latch or handle releases the locks for easy access, and once your tailgate is locked, your truck bed is secure.
For more information on a specific Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover, check out this list of popular models carried by Auto Truck Depot.
Call or visit us today for more information:

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
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Friday, May 5, 2017

We Want to Hear From You!



Auto Truck Depot has been serving Canada from our home base in Calgary Alberta for over 40 years. In part, this is due to our mission to provide the best possible service at the lowest prices. Our online presence and unbeatable shipping policies make it easier for you to get the products you want in a timely manner.

But, in the end, we have only had the pleasure of serving Canadians for so long because of the Canadians we serve. Without your support, your patronage, and your respectable desire to get out into the world and explore, we wouldn't be here today. And we thank you for that.


One of the most important parts of running a successful business is listening to your customers. If there's a product you want us to carry, tell us. If we've done something in particular to make your experience with us great, or special, tell us so that we can make sure we continue to do those things. If we've done something that hasn't worked, or you feel that we places we can improve, tell us so we can continue to grow and serve you better.

There are multiple ways that you can give us feedback. Leave us a review on Google, or head over to our Facebook Page, and give us a review and a like there. Or, if you're feeling talkative, give us a call. Our sales and service team are highly trained individuals standing at the ready to answer any questions you may have. They work hard every day to try and make your experience with us as quick, painless, and exciting as possible.

Because, in the end, it's all about having the ability to do what you want to do. If you want to get your bikes out to the mountains, let us help. If you need to haul cargo that can get damaged by rain or blown away, let us secure your truck bed. If you need your truck to work hard on the job, let us outfit you. Because we love trucks as much as you do. We love helping you achieve your goals, and getting you out on the road, or off of it.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
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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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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tips for Traveling with Cargo

So, you’ve got your truck loaded down with cargo and are about to head out—not so fast, though. Did you know that, if you don’t take the proper precautions, traveling with a lot of cargo can be very dangerous? Fortunately, you can ensure safe travels by keeping a few simple tips in mind.
TonneauCovers.jpgFor starters, make sure you’ve packed only the bare necessities and that you haven’t gone over the recommended carrying weight for your vehicle. Carrying too much cargo cannot only reduce your gas mileage, causing you to have to stop and fill up more frequently, but it can also increase the risk of a vehicle rollover.


Once you’ve made sure that you aren’t carrying too much cargo, sit down in the driver’s seat and glance around to ensure that your cargo isn’t arranged in such a way so as to block your view of other drivers on the road. Also make sure that everything is properly secured and won’t go flying off the back of your vehicle. Tonneau covers can really come in handy for keeping items secured and, as an added bonus, they provide extra security for your cargo if you have to leave it unattended. You can find tonneau covers and other great cargo carrying accessories at Auto Truck Depot
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Want a Terrific Truck Bed?

TonneauCovers.jpgThere are many wonderful advantages to owning and driving a truck. You’re higher up off the ground, enabling you to see anything and everything, and your truck bed allows you to easily transport cargo and other goods. Truck beds, in fact, are one of the very best things about trucks, but it’s important that you do your part to make your truck bed as terrific as it possibly can be. That includes protecting your truck bed from scratches and dings, which you can easily do with the right tonneau covers. 

Tonneau covers, such as the Access Roll Up Tonneau Cover from Auto Truck Depot, tend to be very affordable and to prove incredibly useful.

You can also do a little truck decorating if you want! Consider adding in some mud flaps that feature a cartoon character you like, a band name, or anything that showcases your personal style. And, of course, keep your truck bed clean and clutter-free, for a neater, more streamlined appearance.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Don't Skip Out on Tonneau Covers


As a truck owner, there are a lot of good things you can do for your truck, such as buying only the highest quality parts and accessories and finding a reputable mechanic. There are also, however, some very bad things that you can do, things that can hurt your truck and shorten its lifespan. One thing to avoid is not buying the right accessories. It can be tempting to spend your money on “fun” accessories rather than necessary ones, but don’t do it. Things like tonneau covers, which protect your vehicle’s bed are absolutely necessary. Without tonneau covers, you not only run the risk of having your truck bed damaged but also of losing or causing damage to the cargo you carry.

Another big no-no of truck ownership is skipping out on regularly scheduled maintenance tasks. Every truck needs to have various maintenance jobs performed at least once a month. Many of these are simple enough that you can do them yourself, so there’s no reason not to take care of them. Consult your truck’s owner’s manual or visit your mechanic to work out a reasonable maintenance schedule that will allow your truck to run strong for many years to come.

Above, it was mentioned that some maintenance tasks can be performed by you, rather than by a qualified mechanic. Keep in mind, however, that this does not apply for more serious tasks or if you don’t have a good, working knowledge of your vehicle. There is nothing wrong with not being a professional mechanic, but there is something wrong with acting like one without the knowledge to back it up.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Top Benefits of Access Tonneau Covers

Tonnosport Tonneau Cover
When it comes to choosing a tonneau cover, there is no better option than those made by Access. This manufacturer is known for crafting some of the most high quality, long lasting, and easy to use covers in the industry. There are Access tonneau covers made from all kinds of materials, in all kinds of designs and styles, and that are suitable to every make and model of truck. You can find many of these covers at Auto Truck Depot and, no matter which one you choose, you’re sure to experience many benefits once you start using your cover.

One of the greatest and most noticeable benefits of Access tonneau covers is that they protect your truck bed. It’s so easy for tree branches, rocks, sticks, and other debris to bounce up while you drive and to hit and damage your truck bed. Fortunately for you, your cover will keep those items from coming into contact with the truck bed and for creating scratches and dings that can be costly and difficult to repair. Another major benefit is that your belongings will be protected, both from damage that can occur on the road and from theft. Your items are also protected from harsh weather conditions, including rain and snow.

Once you start shopping covers, you will see that you have lots of options to choose from. While you’re encouraged to look at all the covers that will work with your particular truck, make sure you don’t miss the Access Roll Up Cover. This very affordable model is great because it’s there when you need to use it and out of sight when you don’t!

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Friday, January 18, 2013

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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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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Friday, October 12, 2012

Tonneau Covers Designed for Ease

Access Rollup Tonneau Cover
If you’ve got a truck, then you need to be using a tonneau cover. Tonneau covers come in a wide range of different styles and designs, and it’s important that you find the perfect one to suit your needs. One of the more common types of tonneau covers are roll-up covers. These covers are usually crafted from vinyl and are designed to attach to your truck’s bed. They have the advantage of being some of the cheapest covers on the market , and also of being super lightweight, easy to install, and easy to remove and reattach when necessary. However, their one disadvantage is that they are generally not as secure as other types of covers.

For affordability plus extra security, you should check out snap covers. They are generally fairly cheap, but are made more secure by the fact that they actually snap into place over your truck’s bed frame. Sure, they might take more time to attach and to detach, but you’ll never have to worry about losing your cover.

Folding covers are a good choice too! They feature multiple panels that fold together to cover or uncover your truck’s bed. You’ve also got retractable covers, hinged covers, low profile covers, locking covers, hard covers, soft covers , and many other types to choose from.

No matter what cover you ultimately decide upon, rest assured that Auto Truck Depot has you covered (pun intended!). The shop has every kind of cover you could ever want, and each one is guaranteed to be high quality and extra durable. Definitely check out the Access roll-up cover if you’re looking to save on cash. It will work great, while still costing under $500.

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