Monday, October 7, 2013

Why Trucks Rule

Are you trying to decide whether or not you wish to buy a truck? If you’ve got the choice between a truck and other types of vehicles, you are strongly encouraged to go for the truck; trucks beat out standard cars and SUVs every time. They are, for example, capable of going where standard vehicles can’t go. You can take your truck down the road, in the mud, or deep into the woods; no matter where you take it, it will do just fine.
Trucks are also a great choice for safely traveling through winter weather. Strong, hefty truck tires can guide you safely through even the deepest snow, and you can choose from a wide range of snow plows that attach right to the front of your truck to easily clear your way.

And, as if you needed another reason to love trucks, you can buy lots of great accessories, such as truck boxes and truck box liners to go with them. If you do make the smart decision to purchase a truck, know that you can find truck box liners and other great accessories at Auto Truck Depot. #CalgaryTruckBoxLiners
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mobileye Makes Driving Easier

truck_box.jpgAre you someone who loves truck accessories? If so, you’ve probably already purchased all the basics, like a sturdy truck box and stylish mud flaps. Chances are, however, that you don’t have the Mobileye driving assistance device. In fact, you most definitely don’t unless you’ve got a special “connection,” since the device won’t be released until sometime next year.

The Mobileye device, which is set to be included on the newest version of the Ford Explorer, is a special product that features a small camera. The camera “watches” the road as you drive and records your distance from nearby cars and other objects. Thanks to its measuring capabilities, the device will be able to tell if you’re drifting into another lane, something that can easily happen if you’re not paying attention to the road or are falling asleep. No matter what the cause of your drift, the Mobileye device will let you know that it’s happening by buzzing, flashing a visual warning, and/or sending a message to your Smartphone.

While nothing beats a truck box and other classic truck accessories, some of the newer products coming to the market are definitely worth exploring. #CalgaryTruckBox

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

General Motors Ups the Price Tag on 2014 Models

General Motors (GM) recently released a statement that it is raising the prices for two of its 2014 models: the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado. While most automobile manufacturers rarely advertise hikes in price, GM is using the price uptick as a clever marketing scheme. Prices have been raised by around $1,500 per model, but buyers who act fast and make their purchases before October can take advantage of more than $1,500 in special savings offers and incentives.
Even with the savings opportunities, GM is making a bold move by raising its prices, especially when most of the competitor’s vehicles for the year are available at lower prices than these two models from GM. Plus, it’s not just the high price tag that buyers have to worry about; they also have to worry about buying air springs and other accessories for their new rides.

Fortunately, whether you need air springs or anything else for your new vehicle, whether it be a GM or not, you can find what you’re looking for at Auto Truck Depot of Calgary!
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Monday, September 30, 2013

The Best Accessories for Your Truck

There are many excellent advantages to owning a truck. One of them is the fact that there are so many wonderful truck bed accessories and general truck accessories available today. At Auto Truck Depot, for example, you can find awesome truck bed accessories, including the Access Adarac Truck Bed Rack System for easy storage and transport of items. The fun doesn’t end there, however. There are many other great products available, and it’s all about deciding what you need and are likely to get the most use out of and then choosing quality items that match your needs.

Another excellent item to have, for example, is a grill guard. Not only will it add charm and sophistication to your truck, but it can also offer protection to your vehicle’s front end in the event of a collision. You can also get some great tie-downs to make transporting items easier and safer. These and a host of other awesome items are available at Auto Truck Depot.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Traveling with a Trailer

If you’re about to start driving with a trailer for the first time or even for the first time in a while, it’s important to remember the basics of trailer-towing. To start with, make sure you’ve got a quality trailer and, even more importantly, that you’re using only the best trailer hitches. Cheap, poor quality trailer hitches could cause your trailer to become detached, causing some serious (and dangerous!) problems for you. The last thing you want to do is cause an accident with your trailer or lose all of your possessions when your trailer suddenly comes unhitched.

Also, remember to slow down your speed! You’re carrying extra cargo, and you need to accommodate for it. Be particularly adamant about slowing down when making turns. It’s also wise to give yourself ample stopping space—more than you normally would. If you’re smart and remember that you can’t drive the same way with a trailer as you do without one, all your travels should be happy (and safe!).
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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, September 20, 2013

Reasons to Choose a Sprinter Van

So, you’re thinking about purchasing a Sprinter Van? If so, you should know that this is a very wise choice! Sprinter vans are built to last and come with a host of other advantages. To begin with, vans are super-easy to get into and to get out of. Unlike trucks, which usually require some major stepping and maneuvering to climb in and out, vans tend to be low to the ground, making for easier exit and entry without sacrificing space.

Another great feature of Sprinter vans is the amount of people (and items!) they can carry. Vans are big and roomy, and you can easily sit as many as seven or eight people in the average Sprinter van. Plus, there’s plenty of room for cargo, work equipment, and more, all without leaving you feeling cramped. And, as an added bonus, don’t forget the huge line of Sprinter products that you have at your disposal. You can find affordably priced Sprinter products through Auto Truck Depot.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Drive Safely This Winter

Winter is just around the corner and, before you know it, there’s likely going to be snow on the ground and dangerous ice on the roads. To ensure that you brave the snow, ice, and cold successfully, it’s a wise idea to start making plans now to make your vehicle safer and more reliable this winter. Many drivers will choose to invest in snow plows, for example. Snow plows, such as the Snow Pusher from Auto Truck Depot, are a great way to clear a path and get your winter driving started off right, but there are many other options available, such as ice scrapers and tire chains. Plus, there are a few general safety tips to keep in mind as well.

When driving on icy roads, for example, it’s always wise to go slower than usual and to keep an additional amount of space between you and other drivers to account for any accidental sliding. You can brush up on more of the basics by doing some searching online or taking a winter driving course.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Enders-Stevens takes Husky Liners to semifinals in Charlotte

Enders-Stevens takes Husky Liners 
to semifinals in Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 15) - Erica Enders-Stevens and her Husky Liners Pro Stock team made some gains at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals on Sunday at zMax Dragway.

Enders-Stevens moved up one spot in the Pro Stock points standings to eighth with a semifinal finish in the first race of the Countdown to the Championship, and she also gained ground on several drivers still in front of her in the points.

"We've always got to look at the positives," Enders-Stevens said. "At this moment we're the underdog, and we've got some fighting to do to get this car up to the performance level of the rest of the pack. Being back in the car and getting seat time is only going to make it better, and I know that."

Sunday's performance was truly a team effort, as Enders-Stevens and her Cagnazzi Racing team were both on top of their game. She overpowered one opponent and then won another round on a holeshot.  

"Today was a good start to the Countdown," Enders-Stevens said. "A semifinal finish is nothing to be ashamed of. There are a lot of guys who would have traded spots with us today."

Enders-Stevens moved within 10 points of seventh place and is 109 points - a little more than five rounds - behind leader Mike Edwards.

"I'm glad to have made up some ground on a couple of the guys ahead of me," Enders-Stevens said. "The good news is in three days we go to Dallas. We'll get another shot at it and we'll keep fighting."

Enders-Stevens kicked off her return to full-time Pro Stock competition with a win over Rodger Brogdon. Her pass was 6.578 seconds at 210.28 mph to defeat Brogdon's 6.626 at 208.71 mph.

That matched her up against defending Pro Stock champion Allen Johnson, and though her good friend was quicker, Enders-Stevens scored the victory. The difference was her .029-second reaction time that gave her a .031-second advantage. That was enough to overcome Johnson's pass of 6.567 seconds at 211.16 mph, which was slightly quicker than her run of 6.586 seconds at 209.36 mph.

"That was nice," Enders-Stevens said. "I came back and had a meeting with Dave (Connolly, her crew chief alongside Tommy Utt) and went over some things with the car. I'm always up on the wheel, but that was an important round for our team. I love Brutus (Johnson) and he's my best friend out here, but when the helmets go on, I'm ready to rip his throat out. That's the mindset I took, and he left the door open for us.

"She then faced No. 1 qualifier Jason Line, who led the whole race with a run of 6.579 seconds at 210.73 mph, beating Enders-Stevens' 6.597 at 210.05 mph.Next up for Enders-Stevens and the Husky Liners team is the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals next weekend in Dallas.

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About Husky Liners®
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Winfield, Kansas, Husky Liners®, a division of Winfield Consumer Products is a leading manufacturer of automotive aftermarket products designed to protect the interior, and exterior of your vehicle. At the core of its diverse product line up is the Husky Liners® brand of custom fit floor liners, including front seat, rear seat, cargo area. The company also manufactures heavy duty floor mats, custom molded mud guards and a wide assortment of quality products designed to help extend the life of your car, truck or SUV.  All products are manufactured in the USA and most come with a lifetime guarantee.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Your Guide to an Accessible Vehicle

If you or someone you love has recently developed some kind of handicap or a mobility issue, you might think that your truck is too big and too hard to get into to be of use any longer. Depending on the handicap or other issue, however, that’s not necessarily true. There are a handful of things you can do to make your truck more accessible for all passengers. If passengers have a difficult time getting into or out of the vehicle because of their limitations, for example, there are many different running boards on the market that can make entry and exit safer and easier.

Your options don’t end with running boards, however. No, there are many other wonderful products you can look into, such as wheelchair lifts, hand controls for easier driving, and so much more. You can find many of these types of items at Auto Truck Depot.
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Keep Your Vehicle Clean and Pristine

Your vehicle should be something that you take pride in, something that you feel good driving and showing off to everyone you pass. It’s hard to feel good about a vehicle that’s dirty on the inside and marred with scratches and dings on the outside, however. That’s why it’s a good idea to take steps to keep your vehicle looking its very best. One great thing you can do to keep dirt off your vehicle and to keep debris from flinging up and dinging its backside is to install mud flaps. You can get mud flaps through Auto Truck Depot; in fact, the seller offers the Dually Mud Flap, which is one of the best products around.

Another simple tip is to avoid eating in your vehicle, and to hold everyone who rides in it to the same standards. Not only will this keep your vehicle’s interior free from stains and splotches, but it will also keep all those candy bar wrappers and fast food containers away, leaving you with a vehicle you can be proud of.
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Drive Safely by Utilizing Your Vehicle’s Lighting Correctly

Think back to when you first learned to drive. If you’re like most people, you were probably a young teen, and an instructor or parent likely taught you all the basics before letting you climb behind the wheel of the car. Hopefully, these basics included how to properly use a vehicle’s lights.  If it’s been a while since you were a driving student, however, you might have forgotten a few of those basic rules, and it’s never a bad idea to brush up on them.

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For starters, you’ll want to make sure that your vehicle has ample lighting, including all of the required lights. And, of course, you’ll want to make sure that all of those lights are in good working order. If you regularly drive off-road or are still having trouble seeing, it may be a good idea to think about adding in little extras, such as light bars. You can find light bars and other wonderful lighting accessories at Auto Truck Depot.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Enjoying Your Jeep

jeep-accessories.jpgSo, you’ve taken the plunge and purchased a Jeep, or you’re about to. Whatever the case may be, congratulations are in order! Not only are Jeeps wonderful, fun vehicles, but you also have a wide range of awesome Jeep products at your disposal. There are many different types of Jeep products available from Auto Truck Depot, a retailer that makes it easy to turn your Jeep into your dream vehicle!

There are, for example, many different options in terms of Jeep tops. There are so many, in fact, that you could literally change your Jeep top every day for the rest of your life and still not run out of great new options! Changing up the Jeep top is an easy way to change up the look and feel of your Jeep and to add a little variety into your life. You can do the same thing with seat covers and other fun products as well, so start shopping now!
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Friday, August 30, 2013

What’s Under Your Hood?

suvHoodProtector.jpgMost drivers know that, under the hood of their vehicles, lies the engine. It’s important to understand, however, that there are actually many different systems and sensitive devices underneath the hood of your truck! There’s a cooling system that keeps your vehicle from overheating, a front end accessory drive system that powers, amongst other things, those warning lights that come on when you don’t have your seatbelt fastened, a synchronous system that keeps all the various parts of your vehicle working together properly, brake related accessories, windshield wiper related accessories, and a whole lot more!

Obviously, with so much going on under your hood, it’s a smart idea to invest in hood protectors. Good, strong hood protectors, such as the Hood Guard available from Auto Truck Depot, protect the exterior of your hood when you’re involved in a collision, but, even more importantly, they also protect your truck’s sensitive inner workings.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Importance of Commercial Vehicle Insurance

If you have a van that you use specifically for work, then you may be required to hold specialized commercial vehicle insurance. This type of auto insurance will protect you, your van, and in some cases, even your work van equipment if you get into an accident during working hours or if your vehicle gets damaged at a job site. There are many different types of commercial vehicle insurance that you will need, including bodily injury liability coverage, which protects you in the event that you cause bodily injury to another driver, and property damage liability coverage, which covers you if you cause damage to another person’s property.

 If you carry around a lot of expensive work van equipment, as many professionals do, you should ask your insurance provider about insuring that equipment. That way, you may be able to recoup your losses if your equipment is damaged or destroyed due to an accident or collision.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sprinter Van Safety Features

Are you considering buying the new Sprinter van? If so, you’ll be glad to know that, in addition to being a high quality, durable vehicle in general, the new Sprinter Van comes equipped with several unique safety features that can keep you and your family protected on the road. One of the safety features is known as Highbeam Assist. This feature can actually tell when there’s another car approaching, and it will automatically adjust the lights for you! That means you don’t have to fumble with the lights yourself or make constant adjustments; you can just focus on driving and keep your eyes on the road!

The new Sprinter van also features Collision Prevention Assist, a unique feature that can detect when an accident is likely to occur and alert you to the problem in time for you to prevent it! These are just a couple of the great safety features offered for the new Sprinter van. And, what’s more is that you can enjoy your van even more with the impressive line of Sprinter products available through Auto Truck Depot. While there are many Sprinter products to choose from, you’ll definitely want to check out the best selling Sprinter rear grip steps.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Choose a Running Board That Will Work All Year!

A running board is a smart feature to add onto your truck, especially if children, elderly passengers, or anyone who is on the shorter side will be driving or riding in your vehicle. Trucks can be quite hard to climb into for people in these categories, but a running board can make entering and exiting your truck easy for everybody. Just make sure you choose one that’s strong and durable and, if you plan on having any larger passengers, consider the weight-holding capacity of different boards as you make your selection.

While almost any board will work during the summer months, be careful that you choose a board that will also serve you well in the winter! To avoid slips and falls, you need to make sure you choose a board with a no-slip surface that provides traction or “grip.” You can find quality boards that will get you and your passengers through the entire year safely at Auto Truck Depot.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Why You Need Truck Bumpers

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, truck bumpers are designed to do? They can seem rather pointless if you don’t understand their purpose, but they’re actually from far being useless. In fact, bumpers have many functions. One of the most important is to keep the front and back of your truck safe during a collision. Bumpers do their best at protecting your vehicle when the collision occurs at a low-speed. A very strong, high-quality bumper may even be able to prevent your vehicle’s front or back end from sustaining any damage!

Truck bumpers can protect several parts and components of your vehicle, including the truck’s hood and grille and even sensitive internal parts, such as your exhaust and cooling system! If you choose a nice, strong bumper, you could potentially save yourself thousands of dollars in damage if an accident occurs. While there are many bumpers to choose from, especially if you shop the wide selection at Auto Truck Depot, Luverne’s heavy duty rear truck bumpers come highly recommended!
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Staying Safe in Your Truck!

Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure on the road. Fortunately, there are many great truck accessories that can keep you better-protected when you travel. Did you know, for example, that you can buy a blind spot mirror? These special mirrors show you exactly what’s going on in your “blind spot.” Without a blind spot mirror, you could miss seeing that oncoming car or other road danger, but with one, you can see anything and everything, keeping you more alert and better protected.

Truck grille guards are another great safety feature. They go on the front of your truck and protect the grille in the event of a collision or other potentially dangerous accident. With truck grille guards, the entire front of your truck is kept safe and the impact of the collision is reduced. You can also buy special wall and door guards and many other products. Keep your truck and your family safe by shopping for great protective items at Auto Truck Depot today!
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Selecting Truck Box Liners

If you’re in the market for truck box liners, you’ll quickly find that there are many different products to choose from. It’s important, however, that you choose the exact right liner to meet your needs. First of all, you’ll have to know the exact size of your truck box. That way, you can purchase liners that will fit securely. Some liners are made specifically for use with certain truck boxes while others are designed to work with any truck boxes that fit within a given size range.

In addition to finding truck box liners that are compatible with your truck box, you’ll also want to find liners that are affordable and that come with a good warranty to protect your purchase. One of the best liners you can find anywhere is the BedRug, available from Auto Truck Depot. It meets all of these criteria and then some!
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Truck Bed Accessories that Make Camping a Breeze!

BednetThere are few things in life better than camping! After all, what beats staring up at the stars and enjoying the cool night air? Now, camping can be made even easier and more comfortable thanks to some great new truck bed accessories! Everyone is raving about sports truck tents, which attach to your truck bed and convert the whole thing into a nice, cozy tent. It’s ideal for camping when the ground is wet, since your supplies will stay nice and dry but you won’t have to sacrifice the experience of sleeping outdoors.

If you want something even more comfortable for outdoor sleeping, opt for a truck bed air mattress! These awesome truck bed accessories are perfectly fitted to match your truck’s bed and can make for a dreamy night spent looking at the stars. It’s perfect for those romantic camping trips or for nights when you’re feeling a little less rustically inclined!  You can find other great camping-related truck items at Auto Truck Depot.
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Driving Around with a Chassis Cab?

Are you currently driving a chassis cab? These cabs are fully mobile vehicles but do not feature a bed. The purpose of the chassis cab is for you, the owner, to attach a specialized bed to it, but not everyone gets around to that right away. If you haven’t yet attached the bed and if you’re actually driving your chassis cab around, it is imperative that you do everything you can do to protect it. Drive slowly and carefully for starters and always obey the rules of the road. Remember, you are not in a big, powerful truck anymore, but in a small cab!

You should also consider adding on safety features to your chassis cab. This might prove difficult if you’re saving up for that bed, but your truck needs it. Truck bull bars are a great thing to consider since they attach to the front of your truck and keep it safer and stronger. Truck bull bars are also attractive and can provide a nice distraction from the fact that you don’t yet have your truck bed, which you should get as soon as possible.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What’s in Your Truck?

If you’re like most people, then you probably carry a lot of items around in your truck. Unfortunately, it’s also likely that you don’t actually need a lot of these items. If you want to keep your truck safer, why not give it a thorough cleaning, getting rid of the items you don’t need and adding in the ones you do? Not only will you actually be safer on the road but you’ll enjoy greater peace of mind as well.

Of course, you’ll need somewhere to keep those must-have items, so invest in a good truck box—the Fender Well tool box, which attaches to the side of your truck bed, is an excellent choice and is available from Auto Truck Depot

And what types of items should you keep in your truck box? Well, a mini fire extinguisher for putting out unexpected fires is always a smart idea. Then, of course, you can add in your tools, extra cell phone batteries, and other items that would help you if you got stranded.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Choosing a Bed Length

TruckCanopies.jpgAre you in the market for a new pickup truck? If so, you are liking going to hear dealers and other sellers talk about bed length. As the name implies, bed length simply refers to how long (or how short) the truck’s bed is. If you’ve never had a truck before, you may think the length of the bed doesn’t really make a difference and you may be unaware of the fact that truck enthusiasts are usually separated into two staunch camps—one in favor of longer beds and the other in favor of shorter beds.
Most trucks will come in around three different bed lengths. A good rule of thumb is to choose a shorter bed length if you’re worried about your ability to control the truck or if you don’t really plan to haul items that often, and to choose a longer bed length if you know you plan to haul heavy-duty goods and are comfortable driving your vehicle.

Keep in mind that many accessories, such as truck canopies, will have to be chosen based on your truck’s bed length.  So, after you’ve selected a truck and a bed length, make sure you know the exact length when you place orders for truck canopies or other accessories.

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