Trailer Hitch Installation and Accessories in Maryland

April 22nd, 2014

Trailer Hitch Installation MarylandSpring is in full swing and summer will be here before you know it. You know what that means: boating season. And it is important to make sure your car, truck, van, or SUV is equipped with the right trailer hitch for the job. You need a hitch that can handle the maximum weight of your trailer and boat, but doesn’t exceed the towing capacity of your vehicle.

Choosing the Right Trailer Hitch for the Job

  1. Class I: Can handle up to 2,000 pounds of gross trailer weight and a maximum tongue weight of 200 pounds.
  2. Class II: Can handle up to 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 300 pounds tongue weight.
  3. Class III: Can handle up to 5,000 pounds of gross trailer weight and 500 pounds tongue weight.
  4. Class IV: Can handle up to 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight and between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds tongue weight.
  5. Class V: Can handle haul loads that are greater than the specs for Class IV hitches, such as a car trailer, horse trailer, or a large boat or camper.
  6. 5th Wheel/Gooseneck: A 5th wheel can half up to 24,000 pounds and a gooseneck up to 25,000 pounds.

Trick Trucks will be more than happy to help you select the right trailer hitch for your towing needs.

Trailer Hitch Installation and Accessories in Maryland

At Trick Trucks, we carry an extensive line of trailer hitches and accessories, including wiring and lighting products, which can be purchased in our showroom and professionally installed at any one of our twelve locations, throughout Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia.

We provide factory authorized service, all work is guaranteed, and all factory warrantees apply.

If you have any questions about Trailer Hitch Installation and Accessories in Maryland or want to know more about one of our many other Interior Truck Accessories and Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Retractable Bed Cover Installation in Maryland

April 15th, 2014

Retractable Bed Cover MarylandApril shower bring more than May flowers in Maryland. The seemingly constant rain in April also brings several obstacles for truck owners, the biggest of which is transportation. When you transport or haul something – anything – in the bed of your truck, it is exposed to the elements. And when your cargo is delicate – like a piece of furniture – this can spell disaster. So what are your options?

Benefits of a Retractable Bed Cover

  1. You can have a truck cap installed. But that can change the entire look of your truck. It’s just not for you.
  2. You can install a hard or soft tonneau cover. These covers are considerably less bulky than a truck cap, giving you the added protection you are looking for while also giving your truck a sleeker, more aesthetically appealing look. Still, soft tonneau covers do not provide enough protection and hard tonneau covers are just too bulky to work with.
  3. Finally, you can install a Retractable Bed Cover. These covers roll up from the tailgate to the cab, similar to a soft tonneau cover, but provide the security of a hard tonneau cover.
  4. These bed covers are built to protect your cargo from the elements.
  5. Retractable bed covers do just that, they retract. This makes them incredibly easy to use, allowing you to cover and uncover your cargo in the blink of an eye.
  6. A retractable bed cover will also help improve the fuel economy of your truck.
  7. Like tonneau covers, retractable bed covers give your truck a sleeker, more aesthetically pleasing look.
  8. And More!

Retractable Bed Cover Installation in Maryland

Each and every Trick Trucks location, from Maryland to Delaware and everywhere in between, offers full service, factory authorized installation of all of our exterior truck parts and accessories, including Retractable Bed Covers. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warranties apply.

For more than 30 years, Trick Trucks has been helping people like you customize their trucks. Let us help you!

If you have any questions about Retractable Bed Cover Installation in Maryland or want to know more about one of our many other Interior or Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Grill Guard Installation in Maryland adds Protection and Aesthetic Appeal!

April 10th, 2014

Grill Guard Installation MarylandFew truck accessories add aesthetic appeal and protection quite like Grill Guard Installation. Grill guards are some of the most functional aftermarket truck accessories you can install on your truck. They look great and they help protect your truck from debris. That’s what we like to call a win-win.

Does grill guard installation make sense for me?

Do you like off-roading? If so, grill guard installation makes sense. Your truck can take a beating when off-roading. A grill guard gives your truck that extra layer of protection it needs.

Do you use your truck for work? Is so, grill guard installation makes sense. On the job site, it can be easy for your truck to get hit by falling debris, boards, and so much more. A grill guard can keep your truck looking its best.

Do you want to improve the look of your truck? Is so, grill guard installation makes sense. Maybe you just want to customize your truck to improve its look. That’s fine too! Grill guards look good. Period!

Few automotive additions can improve both aesthetics and safety; a front grill guard can. Plus, with several finishes available, you should have no problem finding the perfect grill guard to complement your truck.

Grill Guard Installation in Maryland

Trick Trucks has been helping people customize their trucks for over 30 years. Let us help you! All of our exterior truck products can be purchased and professionally installed in any one of our eleven, found throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia.

So what are you waiting for? Hop in your truck and head to Trick Trucks today!

If you have any questions about Grill Guard Installation in Maryland or want to know more about one of our many other Interior or Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Auto Power Window Installation in Maryland

April 4th, 2014

Power Window Installation MarylandAttention Maryland drivers! If your truck, car, or work vehicle is not equipped with power windows, this blog is for you. While power windows are now standard in most vehicles, that wasn’t the case several years ago. And we know how annoying it can be to crank that window up and down. Fortunately, Trick Trucks has you covered. We offer Power Window Installation at each of our conveniently locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware. All work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

Benefits of Power Window Installation

We all know power windows provide convenience. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.  Power window installation provides several additional benefits as well, including:

  1. Safety: Tell us if this sounds familiar: you want to roll down your passenger window, but you don’t have power windows. So you have to lean across the seat, stretching as far as you can, to roll down the window manually. We have even seen people attempt this maneuver while driving. Yikes!
  2. Child Safety: As a parent, child safety is undoubtedly at the top of your list. This is why many parents prefer power windows, complete with child safety locks. Now, younger children cannot roll down a window without the parent’s permission.
  3. Ease-of-Operation: For people with arthritis, crank windows can be a nightmare. Power window installation makes life much easier for those with arthritis, the elderly, and more.
  4. And More!

Power Window Installation in Maryland

At Trick Trucks, customization is the name of the game. We have been helping people like you customize their trucks for more than 30 years. Let us help you!

Each Trick Trucks location offers full service installation of all parts and accessories. Whether it is your own personal vehicle, or your work truck, Trick Trucks will provide factory authorized service for all of your power window installation needs. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warranties apply.

If you have any questions about Power Window Installation in Maryland or want to know more about one of our many other Interior or Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Roof Rack Installation in Virginia

March 27th, 2014

Roof Rack VirginiaIt doesn’t matter if you are a plumber, contractor, or other home improvement specialist in Virginia; you rely on your work truck or van for just about everything. It is your rolling office – your rolling warehouse. In order to effectively do your job, your work vehicle has to carry anything you could possibly need to get the job done right the first time. No client wants to hear, “I have to run back to the office to grab the right tools.” No, they expect you to be fully prepared. And to ensure that happens, your truck need to be fully prepared, which means maximizing storage.

To accomplish this, you have several options: truck bed toolbox, ladder rack, conduit carrier, and, of course, a roof rack.

Roof Rack Installation in Virginia

Each Trick Trucks location, throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware, offers full service installation of all commercial truck and van parts and accessories, including roof racks. We carry a wide variety of high-quality roof racks and provide factory authorized service. All work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

Hop in your truck or van and head down to the Trick Trucks nearest you. We have several locations throughout Virginia.

Benefits of a Roof Rack for your Commercial Truck or Van

  1. Storage Space: Roof racks allow you to maximize storage space. Just make sure you strap everything down tightly.
  2. Oversized Cargo: A roof rack’s open design does not set spatial limitations on your freight.
  3. Professionalism: Even if you are a small business owner, you want to look professional. And it all starts with your work vehicle. Let Trick Trucks help you and your business.
  4. Versatility: Finally, a roof rack is also great for recreational needs and can be modified and personalized to fit your particular needs, including add-ons for camping, biking, and everything in between.

A roof rack is a great investment, allowing you to bring a lot more stuff with you, wherever you’re going.

If you have any questions about Roof Rack Installation in Virginia or want to know more about one of our many other Interior Truck Accessories and Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Truck Window Tinting Services in Maryland

March 19th, 2014

Window Tinting MarylandWinter is almost over. FINALLY! Before you know it the weather will start to warm and snow will be a distant memory. And you know what that means; summer isn’t far behind. Family vacations, trips to Ocean City, Maryland, and road trips are in your future. Spring is the perfect time to start preparing your truck for summer. And what better way to block that harsh summer sun than with Window Tinting?

First, make sure you know Maryland Window Tinting Laws.

Truck Window Tinting Services in Maryland

Each Trick Trucks location in Maryland offers window tinting services for both cars and trucks. We can customize your car or truck to match your vision of what your vehicle should be. Best of all, all work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

Trick Trucks has been helping people like you customize their trucks for more than 30 years. Let us help you!

Benefits of Window Tinting

  1. Tinted windows will instantly enhance the look of your truck.
  2. Of course, window tinting also has other benefits, namely privacy. After all, this is a reason limousines have tinted windows, right?
  3. Tinted windows also help keep UV Rays at bay. These rays account for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Tinted windows can help to block up to 99.9% of both UVA and UVB rays.
  4. Window tinting also helps keep your truck cool in the summer, so you will use less air conditioning and less gas.
  5. Tinted windows help reduce glare, which will dramatically reduce the strain on your eyes.
  6. Finally, tinted windows help protect your truck’s interior from fading.

If you have any questions about Window Tinting in Maryland or want to know more about one of our many other Interior Truck Accessories and Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Tonneau Cover Installation in Maryland

March 11th, 2014

Tonneau Cover Installation in MarylandYour truck is great for hauling everything from rocks and gravel to plywood to more precious cargo, such as furniture and antiques. Unfortunately, your cargo is also at the mercy of the elements: wind, rain, sleet, and snow. Nothing is more damaging to antique wood or upholstery than moisture. And Maryland is known for its erratic weather. So how do you protect your cargo from the elements? You have a Tonneau Cover installed on your truck.

Tonneau Cover Installation in Maryland

Protective tonneau covers come in two primary styles: hard covers and soft covers. Both provide the added protection you are looking for while also giving your truck a sleeker, more aesthetically appealing look.

Trick Trucks, with locations throughout Maryland, offers a full line of exterior accessories, including tonneau cover installation. Whether it is your own personal vehicle, or your work truck, Trick Trucks will provide factory authorized service for all of your tonneau cover installation needs. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warranties apply.

Trick Trucks has been helping people customize their trucks for over 30 years. Let us help you!

Benefits of Tonneau Cover Installation in Maryland

  1. As we said, Maryland is known for its erratic weather. It is warm and sunny one day and then freezing and snowing the next. This can cause problems when transporting delicate cargo. Fortunately, a tonneau cover can help protect your cargo from the elements.
  2. Another great benefit of tonneau cover installation is security. The hard fiberglass shell of hard tonneau covers provides additional security for your cargo. Soft tonneau covers, while not as rigid, do provide some additional security as well.
  3. Hard and soft tonneau covers can improve the style of your truck.
  4. One of the best benefits of tonneau cover installation is improved fuel economy. In fact, tonneau covers reduce drag and can improve gas mileage by as much as 12%.
  5. And More!

If you have any questions about Tonneau Cover Installation in Maryland or want to know more about one of our many other Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here today!

Each Trick Trucks location, throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware, offers full service installation of all truck parts and accessories.

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Trailer Hitch Installation in Maryland

March 4th, 2014

Trailer Hitch InstallationHave you always dreamed of owning a boat or maybe a camper? If so, you need a way to tow these bad boys around. And that’s one of the reasons you bought a truck, right? Of course it is. Now you just need to install a trailer hitch on the back of your truck and you will be on your way.

Trailer Hitch Installation in Maryland

First, you must figure out which type of trailer hitch best fits your needs. Trailer hitches are given a “class” rating that defines their towing capacity and receiver opening size, with classes range from class I to class V. For a more detailed explanation of each class, please read our previous blog post, “Knowing the Difference Between Trailer Hitch Classes.” If you have any questions about which trailer hitch best fits your needs, Trick Trucks is here for you.

Trick Trucks carries an extensive line of trailer hitches and we will be more than happy to help match you with the perfect hitch for your towing needs. Best of all, our trailer hitches can be purchased in our showroom and can be professionally installed at all of our twelve locations, throughout Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia.

We offer a full line of wiring and lighting products, as well as custom installation for all of your trailer needs.

With over 30 years of service, our counter sales staff will keep you up to speed on the latest accessories that we can install on your vehicle. Whether it is your own personal vehicle, or your work truck, Trick Trucks will provide factory authorized service for all of your installation needs. All work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

If you have any questions about Trailer Hitch Installation in Maryland or want to know more about one of our many other Interior Truck Accessories and Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Driving Tips for Trucks in Snow and Icy Conditions

February 25th, 2014

Driving Tips for TrucksUnless you are a cast member of the History Channel show Ice Road Truckers, you are probably not an expert at driving trucks in snow and other icy conditions. And while spring is just a few weeks away, the East Coast has been bombarded by snow recently. In fact, it is snowing right now in Maryland. Are you prepared to drive in the snow and icy conditions?

According to the Federal Highway Administration, roughly 190,100 crashes occur annually as a result of icy conditions. So let me ask you again; are you prepared to drive in the snow and icy conditions?

Driving Tips for Trucks in Snow and Icy Conditions

  1. Proper Maintenance: It is important to keep your truck in tip-top shape. Make sure your battery, tires, and windshield wipers are in good condition. Check anti-freeze levels.
  2. Slow it Down: Drive slower than you typically would and keep your distance. Slick surfaces require a longer stopping distance.  And know your brakes. If you have an anti-lock braking system (ABS), like most vehicles nowadays, apply continuous pressure. If your vehicle isn’t equipped with anti-lock brakes, pump on the brakes intermittently.
  3. Don’t Panic: If you do find yourself sliding on the ice, do not panic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises letting up on the gas and steering your truck in the direction you wish to go. DO NOT hit the gas or brakes until you have control of your truck.

For specific tips on driving rear wheel drive trucks in the snow, please Click Here to read our previous post on the subject.

If you have any questions about our blog, “Driving Tips for Trucks in Snow and Icy Conditions,” or one of our many other Interior, Exterior, and Commercial Truck Accessories please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Sources:

How to Keep from Spinning Out on Slick Roads (And What to Do If It Happens) Allstate

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What are the Benefits of a Remote Start for my Truck?

February 19th, 2014

Remote StartIt’s cold and all signs point to it staying cold for the foreseeable future. Six more weeks of winter: that was the prediction…the sentence brought down on us by that furry little groundhog. Six more weeks of frigid temperatures. Six more weeks of snow. And six more weeks of that freezing cold commute. It seems like your truck doesn’t really warm up until you are almost to work in the morning. Sheesh! Fortunately there is a solution. A Remote Start can solve all of your problems.

What are the Benefits of a Remote Start for my Truck?

A remote starter allows you to start your truck engine with a remote control, from the comfort of your own home. Why is this beneficial? Let us count the ways…

  1. The No. 1 benefit of a remote start is comfort. Just imagine hopping into a warm truck in the morning. Wouldn’t that make your commute so much nicer? A remote start allows you to start your truck from the comfort of your home, allowing the vehicle to warm up before you ever set foot outside.
  2. Remote start also has several safety benefits as well. For starters, it makes ice and snow cleanup much easier. This helps improve visibility and makes it easier to remove snow from headlights and brake lights, making your truck more visible to other drivers, as well.
  3. Because the truck idles for several minutes before being driven, the engine oil becomes more viscous and provides better lubrication. This helps protect your engine, extending its life.
  4. Finally, a remote start helps boost your truck value.

Remote Start Installation from Trick Trucks

If you are interested in having a remote start installed in your truck, contact Trick Trucks today. We are here for you. Trick Trucks offers a wide variety of electronic interior accessories including alarms systems, remote start, and the latest in navigation systems and iPod docking stations. Best of all, our Interior Truck Accessories can be purchased in our showroom and professionally installed at any one of our twelve locations.

If you have any questions about our blog, “What are the Benefits of a Remote Start for my Truck? or one of our many other Interior Truck Accessories and Exterior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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