Showing posts with label truck accessories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label truck accessories. Show all posts

Friday, September 8, 2017

Making Sense of Truck Racks Part 1: Headache Racks and Cab Guards

The Truck Rack market is one that is highly saturated with manufacturers and models, enough to make anyone's head spin. What are truck racks? What makes a good truck rack, and what brands can you trust to offer consistently high quality products?
The short answer is check out our website. Auto Truck Depot has a rigorous vetting system that analyzes the products we sell to ensure that highest quality makes it into our stock room, at the most worthwhile value for your dollar. The long answer will span a multi-part blog where I will break down each type of truck rack and answer these questions in more detail.
BACKRACK Half Louvered Cab Guard 

Today's Products

In this first article, I will be discussing Headache Racks, also commonly known as Cab Guards. One great benefit of this style of rack is their cost effectiveness. As a base unit, the cost for a Headache Rack starts at the low 200's, giving you a huge upgrade in terms of cargo hauling capabilities for very little cost. Headache Racks serve three main purposes.

1) Protection

Cab Guards do exactly what their name says; they protect your cab from damage that could be caused by shifting cargo. If you suddenly slam on the brakes and a cargo item is flung towards your cab or rear window, it could shatter the window, or dent and scratch your truck. That is, unless you have a Cab Guard between the cargo and your truck. Headache Racks also allow you to secure cargo against your cab without fear of scratches or other damage, which leads us into their second purpose.
Aries Headache Rack

2) Cargo Hauling

Headache Racks are helpful when hauling cargo for a few reasons. The first is they give you a place to secure extra long cargo to. If you are hauling ladders or lumber, as an example, you can rest them against the top of the rack. This allows you to pin the bottom of the cargo against the base of your tailgate if it's long enough, or at least keep it inside the bed if it isn't, to make it more secure. It also stops the cargo from touching you cab, as mentioned above. You can then secure the items to your rack. Cab Guards also work very well in concert with Rear Racks to create a full truck rack.

3) Anchor Points

Finally, Headache Racks offer a tonne of anchor points for securing cargo. The various styles feature a wide range of mesh and bars that can be used to hook ratchet straps and bungee cords to. Whether you're hauling long cargo on your rack, furniture right behind your cab, or even just average gear that you want secured to the front of the bed, it can be done using a Cab Guard. 
Cab Guard/Headache Rack

The Brands

Headache Racks can go by several names. Some companies call them Cab Guards, some call them Truck Racks and other still prefer to use Headache Rack. What always stays the same is their versatility and functionality.
A Canadian company, BACKRACK is one of the best Headache Rack manufacturers for those looking to customize and deck out their cab guard, especially vehicles used for work on construction sites, for landscaping, and other jobs. BACKRACK offers an extremely wide range of add ons and accessories for their racks. These include light brackets like the Light Bar BracketLandscaping Tool Holders, and even Antenna Brackets for two way radio antennas. 
The Truck Racks themselves are available in a wide range of options that vary in style and cab coverage. This allows you to get a style of cab guard that not only looks the way you want, but performs the way you want. Some, like the Half-Louvered Rack, are designed to help keep some of the sun's harmful and hot UV rays out of your vehicle while leaving a space clear in the center of your truck for unobstructed vision through your rear view mirror. Others, like the Safety Rack, are all about cab protection, offering a full mesh protector that provides tonnes of anchor points and ensures nothing will get through to damage your cab. If you're looking to go all out, the Three Light Rack has a classic construction style with brake, reverse, and turn signal lights built into the rack, you just have to buy the bulbs separately.
BACKRACK Safety Truck Rack
BACKRACK's truck racks are constructed from hot rolled pickled and oiled HRPO steel. This is a scale free steel that won't peel and is extremely durable. This does mean that BACKRACK Cab Guards are heavier than most other brands, but because they're designed as a working rack that often isn't a problem. It also means that they are able to take a beating and keep running. 
It's important to note that, like most truck racks, BACKRACK markets their installation kits separately. This is because every pickup truck is a little bit different and everybody needs an installation kit that will suit their specific situation. BACKRACK designs their mounting kits to suit each vehicle model, meaning they are always going to fit perfectly. They also offer three different mounting kits, Toolbox KitsLow Profile Kits, and Standard Kits. In the end, this saves you money because you don't pay extra to get a mounting kit with the rack that might not be right for your application. Instead you can chose the kit that is right for your installation the first time. 
BACKRACK also offers a Tonneau Cover Adapter Kit so that you can use the truck rack while a tonneau cover is installed on your bed. You can't, however, have both the toolbox and tonneau cover kits. If you're looking to upgrade a work truck, or if you're a contractor of someone who works their truck hard, BACKRACK is likely the best choice for you.
Aries Logo
In contrast to BACKRACK, Aries Headache Racks are designed for more recreational use. This isn't to say that they aren't still high quality, durable truck racks, but rather that they sacrifice the ability to add work accessories for really great look. Their style is perfect for those who are looking to make their truck truly their own by adding unique, stylish, and hard working accessories onto it.
Aries AdvantEDGE Carbide Black Headache Rack
Aries really only has one main model of headache rack, the AdvantEDGE. This rack, however, is available in Carbide Black and Chrome finishes. These styles are designed to match up with a series of other products in the AdvantEDGE line, including Bull Bars and Side Bars
Because Aries has designed their products around custom truck builders, they have chosen to construct their racks out of treated, hardened aluminum. This makes the rack durable and functional, but also very lightweight. This means they can support the weight of your cargo without weighing down your truck down, and they are easy to take off and install when necessary. Aluminum also has this nifty, atomic trait where it doesn't react with oxygen, which means that it will never rust or corrode. There are also no plastic parts, which means no cracking or fading.
Aries Headache Rack
Aries is a more expensive buy than most other headache racks. Part of this is due to the fact that they are a more specialized, stylized product, and the other part is due to the fact that everything comes together in one kit. So while a BACKRACK purchase may involve 2 to 5 smaller purchases, an Aries Headache Rack will involve one larger purchase. There is even a track built in to the crossbar on the top of the rack that is compatible with many offroad lights. So if you're looking to build a truck that has a killer look and is capable of venturing far off the beaten path, Aries is likely the best choice for you.

WestCan Full Bar Cab Guard


While WestCan refers to their Headache Racks as cab guards, they serve the same purpose. WestCan's racks are somewhat of a middle ground between Aries and BACKRACK, in that they offer a lot of the work truck accessories for add ons, but not quite as many. Their price range is very similar to BACKRACK's as well. 
The installation kits are sold separately, just like BACKRACK's, and they are available as a Standard Kit or a Crossover Toolbox Kit that allows you to install the rack alongside a toolbox in your truck bed. There are light mount brackets available that allow you to install lights onto your rack. If you're thinking this is starting to sound familiar, well, that's because it is. But there is one important distinction to make with WestCan versus the other cab guards. They require a Secondary Hold Down Kit to ensure a secure mount if you aren't installing them with a rail kit. WestCan racks are constructed from structural anodized aluminum to keep the weight down so that they are versatile and long lasting. 
WestCan Full Mesh Cab Guard

In Summary

Headache Racks, Cab Guards, or sometimes Trucks Racks, are all quite similar. What tends to set the brands we carry apart is the features that are available and their style of construction.
So when you are looking at purchasing a Headache Rack, you should first consider what you are going to be using it for. Is it going to see a lot of heavy use and get exposed to hard impacts? If so, you may want to consider BACKRACK, versus Aries and WestCan which are great for a combination of personal and work use.
Thanks for giving this article a read through. Stay tuned for part two, where I will talk more about another kind of truck rack, why they are different, and their uses and benefits. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Auto Truck Depot

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

Monday, September 4, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Truck Covers USA

Truck Covers USA Logo
Truck Covers USA is a company that manufactures top-of-the-line truck bed covers. What makes them so unique is the amount of available customization. Truck Covers USA offers a wide variety of add-ons and styles that come directly from the manufacturer, which creates their seamless appearance and functionality. In this blog post, I will explore these options and give you the information you need to start shopping for your own custom Truck Covers USA tonneau cover system.
American Work Cover Add Ons

The Basic - American Roll Cover

The base model, the American Roll Cover is the same Retractable Tonneau Cover that you will get with every upgraded and modified unit. Don't underestimate this workhorse though. This superior cover is constructed from double walled aluminum, for which there are two key reasons.
Aluminum Panels of Truck Cover USA Tonneau Covers
The first is that aluminum is extremely lightweight, which makes installing and operating the cover much easier. It can also help increase your fuel economy, both due to it's lightweight and aerodynamic design, by up to 10%. The second reason aluminum is an ideal material is that it doesn't react with oxygen. This means that unlike steel, it won't rust. The aluminum is then finished with a black powder coat to help prevent scratching and minimize the visibility of grime buildup. To top it all off, the cover can support up to 500 pounds of evenly distributed weight. With security at the top of their list of priorities, the American Roll Cover comes standard with OEM style key locks that will secure your cover at the tailgate. The interlinking pattern that holds the aluminum panels together secures the cover against nearly any penetration whatsoever.
Truck Covers USA Tonneau Covers
The American Roll Cover is constructed in the style of a retractable tonneau cover, which means that when it isn't in use, it retracts into a canister for compact, easy storage. Truck Covers USA pride themselves in making one of the smallest and strongest canisters on the market. At 8 inches tall by 8 inches wide, and constructed from galvanized sheet metal finished with the same black powder coating as the cover, they're likely right. The lid on the canister is constructed from aluminum for its lightweight, rustproof qualities to help extend the durability and lifespan of your cover. They even manufacture their own clamp mount system, so they can be sure it is as strong as possible.
Truck Covers USA Tonneau Cover Canister
When retracting into the canister, a torsion spring and a long pull strap ensure smooth operation without having to climb into the truck bed. The cover can lock every 12 inches along the tracks, allowing maximum versatility when it comes to hauling a combination of large and small cargo. It's perfect for fifth wheel hitches as well. When fully closed, the extra wide side rail seals and a four way Flex Tube drainage system funnels water away from your cover and your truck bed to keep your gear as dry as possible. 
Truck Covers USA Folding Tonneau Cover
The American Roll Cover installs in an hour or less, and requires minimum servicing. As long as you keep it clean and clear out the canister occasionally, it will last the life of your truck.

American Roll Cover

The Add Ons

Now for the part that you've all come to this blog for. The American Roll Cover can play host to a ton of cool features manufactured by Truck Covers USA itself.
Truck Covers USA Keyless Entry
The Keyless Entry Quick Release is an option that was added by Truck Covers USA at the request of their customers. The standard lock system that comes with the cover must be activated to unlock and open the cover. Now, with this keyless entry, you can open your cover for cargo loading and unloading without needing the key. It's great to have as a backup in case you lose the key and need to open the cover, or if you are only travelling a short distance, or will be opening the cover frequently. The custom made, molded plastic handle is durable and comes pre-installed when you order it with your American Roll Cover. It's located right by the pull strap for convenience of use – just drop your tailgate to gain access to it.
Truck Covers USA American Rack System
Another awesome add on available for the American Roll Cover is their American Rack System. For this, they teamed up with Yakima, one of the major manufacturers of bike, board, and ski racks for vehicles. This add on can be ordered pre-installed with your new American Roll Cover, or it can be order Pre-Cut for your specific vehicle application so you can install it on an existing American Roll Cover. These tracks are installed into the side rail mounts of the American Roll Cover, allowing you full use of your tonneau cover and giving you a mount with a large number of cargo carrying possibilities. The next step is the Full Add On Kit. This kit gives you all of the components of the risers and crossbars, including landing pads, control towers, locking cores, and the bars themselves. This kit installs quickly and easily. Once it's on, this system will Plug and Play with virtually every Yakima rack. This means you will be able to haul your bikes, boards, or skis out to your favourite trails and still pack your truck bed with more cargo while keeping it covered.
Truck Covers USA American Truck Rack System
The American Truck Rack is another available option from Truck Covers USA. This system is designed to work in complement with your tonneau cover, just like the Rack System. The Truck Rack offers the working truck a covered truck bed that can also haul long items like lumber and ladders to the job site. It's quick and easy to install, and extremely durable. The American Truck Rack is an add on that no working truck should go without.

The Big Upgrade

The small add ons for the American Roll Cover are pretty sweet, but there's one upgrade that trumps them all; the American Work CoverThis unit is purchased in place of the base Roll Cover model. It comes with the same quality tonneau cover and has all of same capacity for add ons, and so much more.
Truck Covers USA American Work Cover
The obvious benefit here is the full sized toolbox. Built directly into the canister that stores the tonneau cover, the upper half of the container becomes home for two powder coated black steel tool trays that are included. This upgrade allows you to store your tools and other important equipment somewhere easier to reach and in a more organized manner. Other than that, you're getting exactly the same product as the American Roll Cover. The toolbox comes standard with matching, OEM style handles and locks. The lock itself features a molded rubber flange for the housing to provide protection from water and dust infiltration, and the whole lid is weather sealed.
Just like the canister on the Roll Cover, the entire toolbox is constructed from black powder coated galvanized steel for durability and protection from damage, with a dual-stage powder coat process for rust resistance.
Truck Covers USA American Work Cover

The Little Upgrade

If you're after a tonneau cover toolbox combo but need to conserve truck bed space, Truck Covers USA has your answer. The American Work Cover Jr is a purchasable upgrade that can be added on to your existing American Roll Cover or purchased with a new cover as a combo. The great benefit of this cover is that it offers you a toolbox tonneau combo which takes up no more bed space than a standard Retractable Tonneau Cover would, giving you the maximum use of your space. It installs directly on top of the canister. Keep your tools organised and close at hand, while secured by the same OEM handle and lock as the standard Work Cover.
Truck Covers USA American Work Cover Jr.

The X Upgrade

An upgrade available for the American Work Cover and Work Cover Jr., the American X-box is a must have on any hard working truck. Constructed and finished with Line-X Premium, this version of either Work Cover toolbox has all of the same features and benefits, but it's been beefed up. Line-X Premium offers you the most long lasting, durable option for those that really work their trucks hard. Top of line abrasion and high impact resistance are two features that have been improved upon. On top of that, the X-box features UV protection that gives the toolbox a long lasting luster, and high end fade resistance. Line-X Premium is VOC free, environmentally friendly, and even adds protection from stains caused by harsh chemicals.
Truck Covers USA with Rack System

The Add Ons

The addition of the toolbox opens up a whole new world of customization for your Truck Covers USA product. It is important to note that, on top of the add ons listed below, all of the products available for the American Roll Cover are available for the Work Covers as well except for the American Truck Rack.
Truck Covers USA American Work Cover with LED Lights
The most obvious add on available on the full size Work Cover, and one that should never be overlooked, is the LED Light Strip. If ever you find yourself out in the wild at night missing a flashlight, or just need both hands to use your toolbox, these lights will save your life. Built into the lid of the toolbox and protected by a black powder coated shield to prevent them from being smashed, they offer a bright, low energy light that will allow you to find what you need in your toolbox. The benefits to LEDs, of course, are their low energy requirement that will be easy on your vehicle's battery, their surprisingly bright light, and their capability to run for a very long time.
Another great add on that allows you to customize your toolbox and truck bed access is the Power Locking Actuator Set. Pre-installed on your new American Work Cover and ready to be wired, this set of 2 power actuators link up with your toolbox locks and allow you to use them remotely from your truck's existing key fob. They have a high power output, which ensures they will successfully lock and unlock in even the harshest climates, and they even have thermal protectors to prevent overheating. They are engineered to work with your key locks, so that you never have to worry about losing the key to your toolbox again.
Truck Covers USA Chrome Handle Upgrade
Truck Covers USA also offers aesthetic upgrades that allow you to enhance your cover's style. The Chrome Handle upgrade swaps out the classic black handles for stylish chrome ones. They keep to the OEM look and key lock, leaving you with the same great quality and a look that better suits your taste. Chrome Handles are available on both the full size Work Cover and Work Cover Jr.
Stainless Steel Tray Upgrade Truck Covers USA
In a similar fashion, you can also purchase an upgrade that will replace your powder coated black toolbox trays with stainless steel ones. This option serves an aesthetic purpose, offering you the mirror-like lustre and classy style of stainless steel, as well as some practical ones. These high quality, stainless steel trays feature a high nickel content, which means that they are extremely resistant to rust. This is quite important when you are likely to put wet tools in the tray.  Stainless steel is longer lasting, and offers a distinct look that could be better suited for your vehicle.

In Summary

Truck Covers USA offers some of the best products on the market for upgrading and personalising your truck bed storage space. From the base model American Roll Cover to the American Work cover, you will be sure to get the cover that suits your lifestyle perfectly. Then you can customise it as much as you want to add racks, save space, increase the ease of use, and mark your truck with your signature style. The best part of this set up is it is compatible with many other aftermarket truck bed accessories. 
Hopefully this article has given you enough information that you can begin building your own Truck Covers USA product. With all parts available pre-installed and many available later for self installation, and a 2 year warranty to help you rest easy, you can be sure you'll be happy with the choice.
Be sure to check this video from SEMA that demonstrates the features of the Truck Covers USA Tonneau Cover!
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us at:

Auto Truck Depot

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

Monday, August 21, 2017

BAKFlip vs Extang, Which is Better?

Extang vs BAKFlip Tonneau Covers | Auto Truck Depot
tonneau cover provides various benefits to your pickup truck that I’m sure you’re aware of. A well made tonneau cover can add security and protection to your truck bed, improve gas mileage, and will undoubtedly add to the look of your ride. If you’ve come this far, I’m assuming you’re weighing the pros and cons of a few covers and trying to decide what’s best for you. If this is right, let me help you out by comparing two of the biggest names in the tonneau cover industry; BAKFlip and Extang—and then I’ll let you decide.


BAKFlip G2 | Auto Truck Depot
BAK Industries is known for designing top-of-the-line hard tri-fold tonneau covers, which can be seen with their most popular product line, BAKFlip. These covers are designed for maximum durability, functionality and style. By adding a BAKFlip cover to your vehicle, you are guaranteed security. BAKFlip tonneau covers are available in aluminum and fibreglass, and they all provide full truck bed access by folding up to the cab of your truck. If you are looking for a top quality hard folding tonneau cover, BAKFlip is the cover for you.


Extang Solid Fold 2.0 | Auto Truck Depot
Extang offers a wide range of tonneau covers for any budget and need. There are various tonneau cover styles available from Extang such as soft roll-up, soft tri-fold or hard tri-fold. If you are looking to purchase a vinyl cover, or are faced with a budget, an Extang tonneau cover might be what you are looking for. Extang tonneau covers are available in aluminum, fibreglass and vinyl—and each cover is made with high quality materials and craftsmanship.

Which one to choose?

Both BAKFlip and Extang make exceptional tonneau covers, which makes choosing one over the other difficult. There are, however, a couple differences that might help with your final decision.
  1. Price: Both BAKFlip and Extang make top quality tonneau covers, but Extang has a wider range, with more available to those with a budget.
  2. Styles Available: If you’re looking for a quality hard tri-fold cover, both Extang and BAKFlip have the best, but Extang has more to choose from with various soft vinyl tonneau covers.
Your choice may be determined by price, style or personal preference. Take some time and browse our selections of BAKFlip and Extang tonneau covers, and if you still can’t decide, give us a call and we’ll help you out.

Auto Truck Depot

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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Why You Want a Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

There's no denying that a tonneau cover is one of the most essential accessories for your pickup truck. By adding a tonneau cover to your truck, you add various benefits such as truck bed security and style. There are various types of tonneau covers, such as hard or soft, roll up or retractable, but in this article, I'm going to walk through some of the benefits of a Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover.

1. Security

BAK BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard tri-fold tonneau covers like the BAKFlip G2 provide reliable security for your truck bed. By the nature of the locking hard panels and latch system, you can feel confident your gear is safe when the tailgate is locked. Soft tonneau covers, both roll-up and tri-fold, offer many great benefits, but their vinyl construction does not offer the same security as a hard cover, since they can be easily punctured or cut into by potential thieves. 

2. Versatility

BAK BAKFlip MX4 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard folding tonneau covers are extremely versatile and easy to use. The folding panel design lets you fold and secure each panel separately so you can use the cover in partially opened positions. This is great if you only want part of your bed covered. Hard tri-fold tonneau covers like the UnderCover Flex can be propped and secured against the back of the cab to provide 100% truck bed access without having to remove the entire cover. This is ideal if you often carry large or over-sized items in your truck bed. 

3. Increased Fuel Efficiency

BAK BAKFlip MX4 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Nearly all tonneau covers increase the fuel efficiency of your pickup! There are many tri-fold tonneau covers that have a flush, no-profile design like the new BAKFlip MX4. Covers like these increase the aerodynamics of your truck and reduce wind drag, and as a result, you save more money on fuel.

4. Easy to use

UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Tri-fold tonneau covers are extremely easy to install and use. They have a quick and easy clamp-on system that requires no drilling whatsoever. Every tri-fold cover includes easy to use latches or handles that let you release and lift the front panel. The panels fold easily on top on each other to provide full truck bed access, and easily back down to secure your truck bed. 
Tonneau covers are a must have accessory for your pickup truck--especially tri-fold covers. These covers are robust, durable, secure, easy to use and add a whole new level of versatility to your pickup! We carry a wide range of Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers so you can find one suited to your truck.

Auto Truck Depot

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why You Need a Wind Deflector

Wind Deflector | Auto Truck Depot
Rain guards, vent visors, vent shades, wind deflectors—whatever you want to call them—here’s why you need them. Okay, maybe you don’t need them, but they do provide numerous benefits, which might make you want them.
If your vehicle has no air conditioning, or you just like opening your window for fresh air, you may have encountered a few problems. An open window can cause loud, obnoxious noises, popping sounds, and crosswinds that can dishevel your appearance. This is especially bad if you are unfortunate enough to be sitting in the back seat. And if there’s rain in the equation, the consequences are even worse.
Vent Visors | Auto Truck Depot
The obvious solution to this mess would be a wind deflector. A wind deflector redirects and reduces airflow around the vehicle, letting you open your window comfortably. With less airflow whirling around inside your vehicle, you will also save gas mileage from reduced drag. Water is directed away from the window and sides of glass, which not only keeps you and your passengers dry, but it also prevents dirt and sediment from building up on the side windows. With a cleaner window, you get better visibility and less dirt prematurely wearing the moving parts that control your window.
Wait, there’s still more. Have you ever had to park in the scorching heat? As you may be aware, keeping your window open, even just a crack, is an invitation to thieves. Luckily, if you have a wind deflector, the crack in your window is concealed, which makes it less of a target and more difficult to get into. Thieves are lazy and want the easiest target. With a wind deflector, that vehicle will not be yours.
Something as simple as a rain guard can prevent vehicle break-ins, help you save on gas by reducing wind drag, let you comfortably ventilate your vehicle, prevent premature wearing of mechanical parts that control your window, stop sediment build up along the sides of your window, and I’m sure there’s more! What are you waiting for? Get a wind deflector for your vehicle.

Auto Truck Depot

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rundown: Why You Want a Dee Zee Tailgate Assist

While it may feel lazy to install one, a Dee Zee Tailgate Assist has a wide range of benefits for you and your truck besides just ease of use. In this article, I'll walk through some of the biggest bonuses to having an assist installed on your truck's tailgate.

Impact Absorption

Likely one of the most overlooked reasons to install a Tailgate Assist is its ability to absorb impact. How many times have you opened your tailgate and let it fall down without holding it back? We are all in a hurry sometimes, or sometimes we are just lazy, but whatever the reason, that impact is hard on the tailgate. It puts a lot of strain on the gate's hinges, and well as stressing the cables and their anchor points. Over time, these repeated hard impacts can wear down and damage your tailgate. This could lead to rough hinge function, or even broken cables or anchors.

The Dee Zee Tailgate Assist is a gas shock that controls the descent of your tailgate and works with the factory cables to ensure a smooth open operation. This particular benefit applies to everyone's everyday use, regardless of physical capability or age.


The Tailgate Assist increases the safety of tailgate operation. This is applicable to a wide range of people. The elderly, or those who have suffered previous injuries or have weakened wrist and arm muscles or bones could injure themselves when operating a tailgate. They are quite heavy, and if they aren't used properly you could wind up in an uncomfortable situation.

Children are another important consideration when looking at these shocks, If your child has a tendency to play with buttons and knobs, they may just realize the tailgate comes open. Without the capacity to hold it up, the gate could drop on their head and cause serious injury. With Dee Zee, you can send your child to the back of your truck without fear of an accident.

Each shock is engineered specifically for your vehicle application, so you know it will fit right and work properly the first time, and for a long time afterwards. They are designed for, and have been tested with, heavy daily use successfully. If you find yourself putting a lot of strain on yourself and your tailgate, get the Dee Zee Tailgate Assist, and make your life a little easier.

If you have any questions, please get in touch!

Auto Truck Depot

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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Rundown: Form Fit Hood Protectors

Form Fit Hood Protectors are one of our newest products in the bug deflector/hood protector category, and they are an exceptional product worth looking at. 
Form Fit Hood Protector installed on 2015 Ford F-150 from Auto Truck Depot
These hood protectors are made right here in Canada, and are custom-designed specifically for every vehicle application to ensure a perfect fit. Each hood protector is contoured and shaped to match the vehicle's body lines exactly with the use of 3D print technology.

They serve several purposes, all of which involve protecting your vehicle from damage. They provide as barrier between your paint and the rocks and other road debris that are always kicked up. It will also help protect your windshield, directing those rocks up and away. Finally, they take the hits from a lot of bugs, keeping them off your vehicle, where they are much harder to clean. 
We have had the opportunity to install this new product on a series of brand new dealership vehicles and the results are stunning. The contour matches the vehicle exactly, and the low profile, smooth design adds a showroom aesthetic that can not be replicated with any other product.
Form Fit is the new standard for bug deflectors due to the advanced, low profile, contoured design. Find out more about Form Fit Hood Protectors from Auto Truck Depot.

Auto Truck Depot

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

Monday, May 6, 2013

Top of the Line Truck Accessories

When it comes to your truck, you can never have too many accessories. High quality accessories, such as those available from Auto Truck Depot, allow you to make the most of truck ownership. Some products are designed to protect your truck and to prolong its life, while others offer added convenience for you. Of course, there are also some accessories that are just plain fun and that add style and personality to your truck.

One good accessory to consider is a fuel transfer tank. These products allow you to safely keep a few gallons (or more) of fuel in your truck at all times. In the event of an emergency, such as getting lost and not having access to a gas station, or just plain running out of gas, your fuel transfer tank will keep you covered.
Floor liners are also great products. It might not seem like floor liners could go a long way in protecting your vehicle, but they really can. In addition to protecting your floorboards from stains and spills, they reduce general wear and tear. Your truck floors will last a lot longer with good floor liners in place.

If you’d like to be able to haul trailers full of cargo, you may also want to think about adding on a trailer hitch. These products make it easy to safely transport even the largest hauls, and many models can install in minutes. These are just a few awesome accessories that every truck owner should consider.