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Bad news, winter is eventually coming to a town near you. This is the case for those of you who live in the upper part the United States. So, what does that mean for your vehicle? Just like people need jackets, stocking hats, and gloves, vehicles need to be prepared too. Follow along below for our 5 steps to preparing your car or truck for colder weather!
When looking for a new tonneau cover there are many options you should be considering. For example, do you want a hard cover or soft cover, is it durable and secure, and is it easy to use. Truxedo is now releasing two new covers that have taken your needs into account, and they are called the Sentry and the Sentry CT. What is the difference you ask, let us explain!
What size mud flaps do I need? Have you ever asked yourself or someone else that question? We often get asked how long Gatorback flaps will hang down from the fender and what size one should get based on their truck. So as with most aspects of trucks, each one is different and so is the length from the fender to the end of the flap. Because this is the case, we have put together a table to help you find which size of mud flaps are best for you!
Thank you to Autoblog.com for the great video on cleaning your vehicle properly! It’s almost summer which means it’s almost time to show off your car or truck! Washing your vehicle can be a difficult thing to do correctly. Especially if you are trying to keep your vehicle’s paint in tact for the long run. Almost every car or truck on the road has small scratches or inconsistencies, because washing was done incorrectly for many reasons. Follow along below for some great tips and steps to keep your vehicle clean!

It doesn’t matter if you have a car, truck or SUV, having mud flaps is a must. Why are mud guards so important, you may ask? These easy to install accessories deflect grime and dirt, keeping your truck clean and mud free even while driving at high speeds. Mud flaps, popularly known as splash guards or mud guards, offer great protection from many weather conditions and loose debris on the highway. While driving, your tires are constantly throwing up mud, dirt, rocks, tar, salt, water as well as other elements common on the road. All of this harmful slush, road grime as well as debris splatters onto your vehicles paint and in time can cause corrosion of the metal and damaging the paint on your truck, leading to unsightly rust to your vehicle and also its frame.

If you have been wondering what the differences are between the Gatorback mud flaps and a standard molded mud flap, you aren’t the only one. We get asked all the time what the differences are between the two flaps. So, before we compare the two flaps directly, we will outline the main attributes of each flap.

What does everybody like to have? We love our choices and having variety! And when buying a truck this is especially true. For example, no one shirt fits the same or is the same size. You have many options from slim to loose fit, and short, long, or no sleeves at all. So, when you’re buying accessories for your truck, knowing what type of cab size you have is crucial. Having the right knowledge ensures that everything fits properly, and it allows for easy installation.

No matter who you are, the floor of your vehicle is bound to become a mess at some point in time. If you can relate to this frequent hassel, you know how much of a challenge the cleanup can be. The experts at WeatherTech have made note of your problems and have come up with their best solutions to them. Follow along below to find out if they have the answers you’ve been looking for as we break down the WeatherTech All-Weather Floor Mats!

It’s that time of year in colder climates that you often find ice covered parking lots and surfaces. Most of those who have braved winters have found that firm footing is not always easy to come by and slipping and falling is a very common occurrence. According to injuryhelpline.com it has been estimated that each year just under 1 million people arrive at the hospital and 17,000 people die... 

Each truck make and model is different. So, if your measurement happens to be an inch or two off from the stated length below or the manufacturers specifications, don’t panic. Rounding of bed length numbers is very common, however your measurement should be within a couple inches of the stated length. After measuring your bed length, compare to the following table below to see how it matches up in order to find which bed length you have on your truck.

The above title is a little misleading. You can’t separate a car from its color. For instance, a black Cadillac Escalade means you aspire to be a famous hip-hop artist, whereas a black Ford F-150 means you’re a good ol’ boy with a .12 gauge in the lock box.

For no other reason than a few laughs, here’s what your car colors says about you.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the SharpTruck family! We know most of you might be traveling for the holidays so we have provided some tips so you can arrive safely to your destination. 

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If your truck has nerf bars on it you might have noticed how snow, slush, mud and all other kinds of road gunk can get thrown up and collect on your nerf bars. This can make your side steps slippery, cause you to track all that build up into your cab. 

The AVS Aeroskin Hood Protector is an easy to install hood shield that will help protect your truck from rock chips and other debris that can be thrown back at your truck. The AeroSkin is a low profile, contour hugging shield. This will protect your hood from rock chips, bugs, and other debris that might otherwise hit your hood. Here is a quick overview of how easy the Aeroskin is to install

There are 3 main finishes or styles to choose from with your AeroSkin

Matte Black

This is the newest style for the shield, it differs from the smoke finish in that it is not translucent and is more subtle than the smoke finishes have. This is perfect to match other black OEM accessories or if you are looking for a more muted look.

Chrome

The name speaks for itself, AVS take a plastic shield and chromes it for a great high mirror finish that is second to none.

Smoke

The classic shield finish, it has been around since shields were created. It is a semi-translucent finish and does not have the muted black of the matte black finish.

Here is a guide for the Truck Hardware Gatorback mud flaps and brackets you need to keep your Nissan Titan and Titan XD protected. The Titan flaps and brackets are brand new to Truck Hardware and they have yet again developed a flap and bracket combo that features a no-body drill installation along with industry leading quality.

The AVS Aeroskin Hood Protector is an excellent choice for keeping rock chips from forming on your hood. These hood shields are the lowest-profile available and are resistant to wear-and-tear as well as being car wash safe!  So, how do I install my AVS Aeroskin bug shield you may ask? Installing an AVS Aeroskin is easy and can usually be accomplished in less than 10 minutes.  In this article, we will review the basic steps to have you on the way to protecting your vehicle.

Well, it finally happened……someone threw up in your car. When this happens, it can add insult to injury. The smell of vomit by itself is gag inducing but then you put it inside a vehicle cab and it is almost too much. It is very important that this gets cleaned up thoroughly or the smell might linger indefinitely. Luckily in a few simple steps you can have this cleaned up quickly.

Spring is here and keeping the bed of your truck dry and secure is only one click away by purchasing a tonneau cover for your truck bed. There are a variety of different covers available today, so which one is the right choice for you? We've tested many different covers and we believe that one of the best overall quality truck bed covers available is the Lo-Pro from Truxedo.

If you have a Dodge Ram pickup and are looking at installing Gatorback mud flaps on it, there are a few things that you’ll need to know before you choose what style to purchase. The same custom cut front mud flap style is available for the 2009-2018 Ram’s and changes to the body style during those years did not affect the ability to install Gatorbacks into the wheel wells with self-tapping screws. The information below pertains to any 2009-2018 Ram 1500 and 2010-2018 Ram 2500/3500 models.

Storing your car outdoors for an extended amount of time can really take toll on the vehicle unless you take the proper precautions. Like anything that is outside and exposed to the elements, inactivity and the sun’s harmful UV rays you car will not be in as good of shape as when you left it. By taking a few simply steps you can protect your car so it looks and runs as good as the day you stored it.

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