Dealing with a Dead Battery

September 28th, 2016
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Jumper cables are something every truck owner should own in case of a dead battery.

A dead battery is everyone’s worst nightmare. If it hasn’t happened to you already, it probably will eventually, and you’ll want to be prepared when it does. Car batteries weaken or fail for any number of reasons, but most often because you’ve left your headlights, interior lights, blinkers, or radio on while the car isn’t running. They can also fail if you leave the air conditioning on when you’re not driving, or when you’ve simply neglected proper battery maintenance. Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea to have a strategy in place for dealing with a dead battery.
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The Importance of Tire Pressure

September 21st, 2016
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Correct tire pressure is important for handling and fuel economy.

It’s unfortunate that many drivers overlook the need to care one of the most important components of their vehicle: the tires! Correct tire pressure is a critical part of driving safely. The wrong tire pressure can impact your truck’s handling, braking, fuel economy, and comfort while driving. It can also reduce the lifespan of your tires. Each manufacturer recommends a certain tire pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (psi). Read the rest of this entry »

Why Tinting Windows Yourself is a Bad Idea

September 14th, 2016
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Professional window tinting can ensure that you get a quality product on the first try.

Many people tint their vehicle’s windows as a way of reducing glare, heat, and enhancing privacy. Some vehicle owners opt to use a window-tinting kit instead of hiring a professional. While this might save you some money, it could cost you in the long run and is generally not a wise idea. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional for your window tinting needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep Your Truck Warm This Fall with Remote Start

September 8th, 2016
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Remote start can help keep your truck warm this fall.

Certain luxury vehicle brands come standard with a remote start option and other upgrades. However, if you own a more economical brand such as a Toyota or Honda, there is a good chance that you probably do not have one of these installed on your vehicle. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider the remote start option for your vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Should Upgrade Your Automotive Lighting

August 31st, 2016
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Upgrading your automotive lighting will help you stay safer at night.

Other than your brakes, there is no feature in your vehicle that is more essential to your safety than the lights. Without functioning headlights, you wouldn’t be able to see other cars at times when the sun isn’t out. A good pair of vehicle lights is what enables drivers to venture out on the road during less than ideal conditions. Whether it’s moonless nights, foggy mornings, or stormy afternoons, bright vehicle lights serve as a guide to your destination. Automotive lights also give truck owners the opportunity to redesign the look of their car with an alternate lighting style or color. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Pumped for Ocean City Jeep Week

August 23rd, 2016
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Ocean City Jeep Week is family friendly fun for everyone.

If you love Jeeps as much as we do, you’d better be pumped for Ocean City Jeep Week that kicked off today. Ocean City Jeep Week consists of family friendly events, contests, and shows for Jeep lovers, thrill seekers, loyalists and enthusiasts. Whether it’s sand, sun, or off-road this is an event you won’t want to miss out on. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Trucking with Pets

August 17th, 2016
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Trucking with pets can make the journey all the more pleasant.

Being out on the road for an extended period of time can become a lonely endeavor. That’s why many drivers opt to bring a trucking companion along. Trucking with a pet can make long road trips so much more enjoyable, but it’s important to make sure your vehicle is a proper environment for your pet. Read the rest of this entry »

What To Do If Your Car or Truck Becomes Flooded or Submerged

August 9th, 2016
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If your truck gets flooded there are a few precautions you should take before you can get back on the road.

It’s been a wet summer for much of the East Coast, and a number of areas in the Baltimore-Washington region have been in danger of flooding. Many drivers are facing the very real possibility of their car or truck being submerged in a torrent of rainwater. Nearly half of all flood-related deaths occur in vehicles, says the National Weather Service. Here’s what you should do if your vehicle has been flooded.
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Repairing a Truck Bed Liner

August 1st, 2016
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A truck bed liner protects your truck bed — maintaining it is important!

Truck bed liners are a great way to add value to your truck and protect the truck bed. Truck bed liners are seldom covered by a warranty, which means you’ll have to repair it yourself when the liner breaks, chips, scratches or dries. Here’s what you can do.
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How to Keep Your Truck Cool this Summer

July 26th, 2016
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It’s going to be a hot summer, so it’s important to find ways to keep your truck cool.

It’s hot outside! The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory warning yesterday, and it seems likely that we will continue to see some extraordinarily hot days this summer. Did you know that when it is just 80 degrees fahrenheit the temperature inside your truck can reach over 120 degrees? That is because sunlight gets trapped inside, and the heat will not only make driving miserable but can damage your interior as well. Here are just a few ways you can keep your truck cool this summer. Read the rest of this entry »