Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Protecting a Truck's Interior: Simple Steps to Keep it Clean

Being in the truck accessory industry means that we talk to a lot of truck owners. Many of these discussions are about truck boxes and other exterior accessories. However, being a truck owner also means taking good care of a truck's interior as well as the exterior. Floor liners are some of our most in demand accessories for keeping the inside of a truck's cabin looking as good as if it were still brand new.

Less Clean Ups

When people get in and out of their trucks, there's always plenty of dirt, mud and grime ready to climb back inside with the driver and passengers. Without high quality floor liners, all the dirt and mud can lead to lots of unnecessary cleaning sessions. It's so much better to avoid the messes altogether with top of the line floor liners. That way the messes are prevented altogether, and only the floor liners will have to be cleaned; which sure beats cleaning, vacuuming and shampooing the floors.

Most truck owners plan on having their vehicles for as long as possible. But there always comes the day when it might be smart to sell the old truck and get a newer model. The resale value of a truck will depend quite a bit on how good the interior looks. For truck owners who took the early precaution of protecting their truck's floors with the right liners, the odds are good that that same interior will still be looking great, even years down the road.

Anyone who cares about the appearance of their truck or SUV would do well to make a small investment in choosing a good floor liner for their truck. It's one of the best and easiest ways to keep a truck looking great on the inside.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mud Flaps - Protecting Vehicles from Road Debris

When people think about mud flaps, they often assume that only those guys who go four-wheeling need to have these accessories installed. In our mind, though, there's no truck or SUV that should be without mud flaps. These accessories go a long way in keeping your truck protected from every day road hazards and the most common types of debris that can splash up on every vehicle on the road.

Protecting Paint Jobs from Damage

People who want to keep their trucks looking great know the importance of protecting their truck's paint job and exterior. Without the protection that trucks and SUV's get from a good set of mud flaps, it's easy for slime and sludge to build up and eat through a truck's paint. And with all the rocks, glass and debris on the roads that can easily flip off the road and chip a truck's pain job, going out for even a short drive without the protection that flaps offer is just plain reckless.

Easy to Maintain & Install

It's easy to install mud flaps, and cleaning them up is a breeze. Most of the time, it only takes a quick spray down with some water, and maybe a little bit of elbow grease to keep a truck's mud flaps clean and looking great. That's an important consideration too. Flaps don't just protect pickup trucks, they also add a bit of flash that makes any truck look great.

Taking good care of a pickup truck or SUV means having the right truck accessories installed to provide the protection that a good vehicle deserves. Mud flaps offer simple, first line defense against damage to any truck's exterior.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

A Truck Box that Keeps Your Cargo Organized

Getting the job done, whether it's your full time job, or just a project that you're working on, requires a certain level of organization. People who use their pickup trucks for work often find that it's an ongoing battle to keep their truck beds in order. We talk to people all the time who want to find a better way to keep their trucks' cargo organized better. One way that people can get a higher level of organization is to purchase a truck box organizer. With these types of boxes, everything's in its place and there's a place for everything.

Some people forgo actually installing a full truck box organizer and opt for a simple cargo net instead. And while these nets can be a great way to keep everything stable and in the right place while on the road, they simply don't offer the same level of security or protection that your cargo gets when you have a truck box organizer installed.

Truck Bed Slides

For people who have a full bed truck box, adding a bed slide can be a great way to stay organized. These organizing accessories allow you to store everything precisely where you want it, and instead of fumbling around to load and unload, you simply slide the piece out and remove or add cargo as needed. And when you're done moving things around, you just slide this organizing accessory back in, lock up the bed box and head home for the day.

If you're trying to decide on the best organizer for your truck, stop in and talk to the staff at Auto Truck Depot, they can help you get on the fast track to the ultimate in truck bed organization.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Trailer Hitch Maintenance and Care

Anyone who hauls a trailer behind their truck or SUV knows the importance of having a reliable, tough trailer hitch. What many people don't think about is how to best maintain their trailer hitches. Since the trailer hitch is on the back of the vehicle, and only used some of the time, it's easy for truck owners to overlook the basics of taking care of this all-important vehicle accessory.

We get questions all the time about trailer hitch maintenance, so we thought we'd share some simple tips for keeping your hitch in tip-top operating condition.

    Check the documentation that came with your trailer hitch. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is arguably the most important part of taking care of a hitch properly. Every manufacturer has their own specifics when it comes to maintenance, so dust yours off and make sure that you read through it. One thing that many people find out is that they are hauling too much weight for the hitch that they have installed on their trucks. This can lead to potentially dangerous conditions and cause too much wear on your truck hitch, so make sure that you aren't violating this rule.
    Keep it clean. Make sure that you get into the coupler on your hitch from time to time. It is very easy for grease and grime to build up inside the coupler. Make it a point to take care of this often overlooked maintenance task to keep your hitch in good operating condition. For the coupler to make a decent connection to the ball and hitch, it has to be kept completely free of dust and debris.

Keep these basic, but important tips in mind to get the best performance from your hitch.

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