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How Do I Find My Towing Capacity?

Trucks vary in terms of weight and towing weight so knowing which hitch is right for you is very important. B&W has rated their Tow & Stow hitches to tow 10,000 lbs. with the 2’’ shank model, 14,500 lbs. with the 2 1/2" shank model, and 21,000 lbs. with the 3" shank model. This is called Gross Towing Weight Rating (GTWR). The Vertical Towing Weight Rating (VTWR) also called Tongue Weight Rating which is 1,000, 1,450, or 2,100 lbs.

Holiday Gifts for 2019

If you're like most of us, a birthday or other special occasion is coming up and you are looking for a gift but just can't come up with anything that the special someone in your life would like... check out these great truck accessories
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How to Measure for Ball Mount Rise and Drop

How do you figure out how much rise or drop you need in your towing ball mount? With the wide range of trucks and SUVs available today, it isn’t often that a trailer is a perfect match to its towing partner. For this reason, ball mounts are available in a variety of sizes that offer different amounts of rise and drop to compensate for varying heights of the towing vehicles and trailer. To find the proper ball mount for, you have to measure to figure out what rise or drop is needed.

Cadillac Recalls

Here is the list of Cadillac recalls. Check to see if your vehicle is involved in the latest safety recalls. This list is published by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Chrysler Recalls

Here is the list of Chrysler recalls. Check to see if your vehicle is involved in the latest safety recalls. This list is published by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

8 Weird Features You Didn’t Know About

Many vehicles have so many features that we have never even heard about much less have used. We have compiled a list of our favorites features below that you will enjoy learning more about!

How Do I Calculate My Truck's Towing Capacity

With so many different trucks available today and every one is capable of towing a different amount of weight, how do you calculate your trucks towing capacity? You never want to tow more than your trucks maximum capacity for the safety of you and other drivers on the road. Many of us truck owners don't know the proper way to figure out our safe load limits of our pickup trucks. Here are some items to get familiar with when you're ready for your next towing job.

How do I Prepare my Vehicle for Winter?

What have I learned from living in North Dakota for many years? I've learned that winter is cold and my vehicle needs to be prepared! This is not only the case for us in North Dakota, but anyone in the upper part the United States. Just like people need jackets, stocking hats, and gloves, vehicles need to be prepared too. So, what do I do in preparation in months leading up to the cold winter weather? Follow along below as I give you my 5 steps to preparing your car or truck for colder weather!

What Tonneau Cover should I get?

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!

Gatorback Mud Flap Size

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!

How do I Clean and Prevent Scratching of my Vehicle's Paint

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!

Why You Should Use Mud Flaps or Mud Guards

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.

Gatorback Mud Flaps vs Molded Mud Flaps

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.

Pickup Truck Cab Size: What is my truck's Cab Size or Cab Type?

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.

All You Need to Know About WeatherTech All-Weather Floor Mats

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!

Slippery Surfaces

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...

How To Measure My Truck Bed For Tonneau Covers

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.

What Your Car Color Says About You (Your Car Color Horoscope)

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.

Holiday Traveling Tips

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.

Keep Snow And Mud Off Your Nerf Bars

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.

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