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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Your Guide to Buying a Used Truck

English: 1997 Ford F-150 XLT
English: 1997 Ford F-150 XLT (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you’re on a tight budget but still want to own a pickup truck, then one of your best options is to buy used. Used trucks, as long as you choose carefully, can work just as well as their newer counterparts and are often much more affordable. When buying used trucks, however, you have to know how to ask the right questions and what kinds of things to look for. Of course, even the right questions won’t help you if you’re not dealing with an honest seller in the first place, so make sure you take care of that before anything else. Do your research, and only work with used sellers who have a good reputation.

You’ll always want to find out whether or not the truck in question was a work or commercial vehicle. If so, then it may have more wear and tear than a truck that was personally owned. While this doesn’t mean you can’t buy former commercial trucks, it does mean you need to be even more selective. Certain parts of the truck, including the tie rods and ball joints, may need replacing or a little TLC to work as well as you hope. Check out the truck bed too. If trucks have been regularly protected by truck lids, also known as tonneau covers, then they will likely have fewer signs of use back there. If truck lids weren’t used, however, you can expect to see dings and scratches that may be difficult and expensive to remove. If you do get a truck with a bed that’s in good shape, keep it that way by buying your own cover; these are widely available from Auto Truck Depot at affordable prices.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Dangers of Driving without a Truck Lid

Picture this scenario—you’re moving to a new home, and you’ve loaded up the back of your truck with all of your favorite and most valuable possessions. Electronics, appliances, clothes, furniture, and everything else are stored in the back of your truck. You assume they’re all safe, so you start driving, only to get caught in a sudden and unexpected rain storm. By the time you reach shelter, all of your goods are soaking wet, and many of them are ruined. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only scenario that could happen either. There could also be heavy winds that cause lighter items to go flying away, or you could get into a wreck, which could send your goods bouncing out of the back of your truck and onto the road. The list just goes on and on, and sadly, these kinds of incidents happen all the time. The good news, however, is that there is something you can do to protect your most precious cargo. That something is to buy and use truck lids every time you’re traveling with goods in tow.

These covers, when purchased from the right retailer, are inexpensive, reliable, and built to stand the test of time. For a selection of products that have all of these qualities and then some, you need look no further than Auto Truck Depot. There, you can find a wide range of covers, including products from the trusted Truxedo line. Truxedo is an extremely reputable manufacturer of automotive accessories, so not only do you buy from a respected retailer, but you also buy a product made by a big name in the industry, one that everyone knows and trusts.

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