Another Harsh Winter in Maryland? Consider Remote Start Installation

August 29th, 2014

Maryland Remote Start InstallationClimate experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting that El Niño – the periodic warming of the Pacific Ocean – could bring with it another harsh winter here to Maryland. Brrrrrr! It’s cold just thinking about it. Fortunately that is why both your home and your car or truck has heat. The only problem: waiting for your vehicle to warm up on those cold winter mornings. By the time your car or truck finally warms up you are already at work. Sheesh! Fortunately, there is a solution: Remote Start Installation.

Benefits of Remote Start Installation

Unless you enjoy shivering during your morning commute, you could really benefit from a remote starter. It allows you to start your car or truck using a key-fob remote control, without going outside. Simply click the button and start your vehicle from the comfort of your own home, giving your car or truck ample time to warm up before you even step foot outside. This not only helps improve comfort, but it will make your life much easier when your windshield is covered in a sheet of ice.

You could spend 15-20 minutes hacking at the ice or you could come out and brush it aside with ease. If you think the latter scenario sounds easier (we do too!), than a remote start is the way to go.

Additional benefits include:

  1. Increased vehicle value. A remote start system will add to the overall value of your car or truck.
  2. Year-round comfort. A remote starter is great all year round. Just imagine how nice it will be to let your vehicle cool down on a hot and humid summer day in Maryland. No more scorching steering wheels!
  3. And more!

Remote Start Installation in Maryland

Trick Trucks offers a wide variety of electronic interior accessories, including navigation systems, alarms systems, flip down monitors, and, of course, remote starters! All of our products can be purchased and professionally installed at any of our eleven locations, throughout Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warranties apply.

If you are interested in a Remote Start System from Trick Trucks, or one of our many Interior Truck Accessories, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here today! You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Backup Camera Installation in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and W. Virginia

August 21st, 2014

Backup Camera Installation DelawareEvery year, 15,000 are injured and more than 200 are killed as the result of backup accidents. Many of these tragic accidents – 31% of which involve young children – could have been avoided with the simple aftermarket addition of a Backup Camera. Side view and rearview cameras only give drivers part of the overall picture. The term “blind spot” was created for a reason, after all. A backup camera helps supplement your mirrors, providing you with more visibility and greatly minimizing the risk of backup accidents. It is no wonder that U.S. safety regulators are requiring rearview monitoring technology to be standard on passenger vehicles sold or leased in the United States starting in 2018.

Why wait until 2018?

Backup Camera Installation in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia

Trick Trucks offers a wide variety of electronic interior accessories including alarms systems, remote starters, the latest in navigation systems, and, of course, backup cameras. All of our products can be purchased and professionally installed at any of our eleven locations, throughout Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warranties apply.

Backup Cameras Work. The Numbers Don’t Lie!

In a 2014 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study, 57% of drivers in vehicles equipped with backup cameras avoided backing over a stationary, child-sized object that had been placed behind the vehicle when they weren’t looking. 75% of drivers in vehicles with backup cameras AND audible sensors avoided such accidents. Meanwhile, 100% of drivers in vehicles not equipped with backup cameras ran over the child-sized object.

“Rear visibility requirements will save lives, and will save many families from the heartache suffered after these tragic incidents occur,” said David Friedman, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) acting administrator.

By 2054, when most U.S. vehicles on the road are equipped with rearview systems, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates the technology will save 58-69 lives a year.

If you have any questions about Backup Camera Installation in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Delaware, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! We also invite you to explore our many Interior Truck Accessories and Exterior Truck Accessories while you’re here.

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Custom Commercial Van Interiors to fit your Business Needs

August 14th, 2014

Custom Commercial Van InteriorsYou worked very hard to form your own business, whether plumbing, HVAC, home improvement, or whatever. You work in a very specialized field, an industry that the average homeowner knows nothing (or next to nothing) about. So why does your van look like any other van? This not only looks unprofessional, but can be a nightmare in terms of organization. Stop digging through piles of parts, tools, and trash to find that one specialized tool you need to complete the job. You need to customize your commercial van interior to fit your specialized needs.

Custom Commercial Van Interiors to fit your Business Needs

Organization

Plumbers, HVAC technicians, and home improvement contractors have A LOT of tools, tools they need for almost each and every job: meters, measuring tapes, wrenches, screw drivers, saws, etc. As you can imagine, this can clutter up the back of your work van pretty quickly. Customizing your commercial van with shelving will not only help eliminate pointless clutter, but it will help you stay more organized, which will, in turn, help improve efficiency. Ca-ching! The quicker you work, the more jobs you can complete, the more money you make. That’s what we like to call a win-win!

Visual Appeal

At some point in your life, your mother probably too you aside and gave you a very long lecture that went something like this; “Don’t judge a book by its cover. It is what’s on the inside that counts.” Well, your mother was half right. While human beings will ALWAYS form first opinions based on their first visual interactions with a person, place, or thing – like your commercial van – what you have on the inside can also make a big difference. So what do your customers see when you roll up to their home or job site and open those van doors? Will they see clutter and chaos? Or will they see a beautiful, custom interior? The choice is yours.

Custom Commercial Van Interiors from Trick Trucks

Trick Trucks has the parts and accessories you need to fully customize your commercial van. For over 30 years, Trick Trucks has been helping businesses, like yours, customize their commercial vehicles. Let us help you! Our professional sales staff is here to guide you through our extensive product selection.

If you have any questions about Custom Commercial Van Interiors, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! We also invite you to explore our many Interior Truck Accessories and Exterior Truck Accessories while you’re here.

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Trailer Hitch Installation in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Delaware

August 8th, 2014

Trailer Hitch Installation VirginiaWhen it comes to getting the most out of your truck…

Let me start over.

When it comes to getting the most out of LIFE, there is no time to sit back and wait for something exciting to happen. You need to go out and grab the proverbial bull by the horns! This means taking a weekend camping trip Deep Creek, Maryland. This means taking a fishing trip to Bugg’s Island Lake in Virginia, the site of the largest blue catfish ever caught. Virginia is for Lovers Fishers! Basically, you just need to go out there and live life. And your truck can help…if you let it.

You need a Trailer Hitch

When it comes to getting the most out of your truck (in order to get the most out of life), a trailer hitch is an excellent place to start. Whether you are hauling a boat, a camper, or whatever else tickles your fancy, a trailer hitch is a must-have for the outdoorsy truck owner.

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

Trailer Hitch Installation in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Delaware

Trick Trucks carries an extensive line of towing products, including wiring and lighting. We also offer custom installation for all of your trailer needs. Each and every Trick Trucks location, throughout Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia, offers full service, factory authorized installation of all of our exterior truck parts and accessories. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warranties apply.

We also carry a complete line of commercial towing accessories.

Click Here to view our full line of trailer hitches.

If you have any questions about Trailer Hitch Installation in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Delaware, please contact Trick Trucks today by calling 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! We also invite you to explore our many Interior Truck Accessories and Exterior Truck Accessories while you’re here.

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The Parts and Accessories you need for the Easter Jeep Safari

July 31st, 2014

Easter Jeep SafariDo you enjoy off-roading? If so, the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah is the Crème de la Crème. This nine-day event pits participants and their vehicles (there are no restrictions as to what type make or model of vehicle is used) against grueling trail ride. The most difficult runs require seriously modified vehicles.

“[The Easter Jeep Safari] brings the opportunity to do some extremely difficult obstacles on trails that take you from point A to point B,” wrote Off-Road Industry magazine Editor-in-Chief Cole Quinnell. “And along the way, you are treated to views you can only enjoy in a 4×4.”

The Easter Jeep Safari is America’s largest and best-known recreational four wheeling event. It takes place the week before and including Easter Sunday. In recent years there have been as many as 1,000 vehicles registered from all across the globe.

“Most of us are in this industry because we love off-roading,” wrote Quinnell. “And the Easter Jeep Safari is a great way to spend time doing what we enjoy and getting ahead in business at the same time. It doesn’t get much better than that!”

Trick Trucks has what you need

Trick Trucks has the parts and accessories you need to fully customize your jeep. Trick Trucks offers a full line of exterior accessories for customizing any vehicle. For over 30 years, Trick Trucks has been helping people customize their vehicles. Let us help you! Our professional sales staff is here to guide you through our extensive product selection.

Each Trick Trucks location, throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware, offers full service installation of all truck parts and accessories. Best of all, our products and installations are fully guaranteed.

If you have any questions about the Easter Jeep Safari 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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Do Grill Guards serve a Purpose?

July 24th, 2014

Grill GuardsWhen it comes to exterior accessories, truck owners are looking for both aesthetic appeal and functionality. So if you find yourself asking, “Do Grill Guards serve a Purpose?” you’re not alone. Fortunately, grill guards are some of the most functional aftermarket truck accessories around, especially if you enjoy off-roading. Your truck can take a beating when off-roading. A grill guard gives your truck that extra layer of protection it needs. But that is just the beginning.

The Benefits of Grill Guards

  1. Before we get into functionality, we must point out the fact that grill guards look good. Period.
  2. Then, of course, comes safety. Whether you like off-roading, use your truck for work, or just want a little extra protection, a grill guard is an excellent option. They are designed to protect the front of your truck, especially your grill and lights from debris. Formed of tubular steel, these guards are heavy duty.
  3. With several finishes available, you should have no problem finding the perfect grill guard to complement your truck.

Few automotive additions can improve both aesthetics and safety; a front grill guard can.

Grill Guard Installation in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware

Are you in the market for a grill guard? If so, you have come to the right place. Each Trick Trucks location, throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware, offers full service installation of all truck parts and accessories, including grill guards. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

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

If you have any questions about Grill Guards 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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Alpine Navigation Installation in Virginia, Maryland, WV & Delaware

July 17th, 2014

Alpine-Navigation Installation VirginiaTell us if the below scenario sounds familiar:

You are driving to meet a friend at a restaurant. You think you know where you are going, but before you know it, you get lost. Where are you? Where do you go? Do you stop and ask for directions or do you keep driving until you see something you recognize?

With Alpine Navigation Installation, you never have to worry about the above scenario again.

Why not just use my Cell Phone?

  1. When you use your cell phone as a GPS, it sucks up a lot of your battery. Heaven forbid your phone dies while you are on the road. Ugh!
  2. The screens on most cell phones are pretty small, making it hard to see what you’re doing. And don’t reach for your phone for a better look. Many states have strict laws about using handheld devices while driving.
  3. What happens when you get a phone call while driving? You can’t hear what your GPS was trying to say. Oh no! You missed your turn…

Benefits of Alpine Navigation Installation

With more than 30 years of experience in the navigation industry, Alpine continues to develop innovative aftermarket in-vehicle navigation, delivering useful traffic and weather updates into your car or truck. Additional benefits include:

  1. Improve driver behavior in unknown areas.
  2. Reduce stress.
  3. When you know where you’re going, you get there faster. Navigation systems help reduce travel time in unknown areas by 18%.
  4. According to studies, GPS systems reduce miles driven by 16%. Wow!
  5. And more!

Alpine Navigation Installation in Virginia, Maryland, WV & Delaware

For over 30 years, Trick Trucks has been helping people customize their trucks. Let us help you! Each Trick Trucks location, throughout Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia, offers full-service, professional installation of Alpine navigation systems. Our work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

If you have any questions about Alpine Navigation Installation 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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Boating Season in Maryland! Trailer Hitch Installation & Towing Tips

July 11th, 2014

Maryland Trailer Hitch InstallationIt’s hot. It’s humid. It’s summer in Maryland and you know what that means? It’s Boating Season! It’s that time of year when you hook up your trailer and tow your beautiful boat to the water. There is fishing to do…or crabbing…or just boating! Whatever activity you prefer, one thing is for sure; you can’t do anything until you get that boat in the water. And you can’t get that boat in the water without first towing it there.

Trailer Hitch Installation

If you recently bought a new truck (or a new boat for that matter) and need to install a trailer hitch on your vehicle, Trick Trucks has you covered. We carry an extensive line of trailer hitches and accessories, including wiring and lighting products, which can be purchased and professionally installed at any one of our twelve convenient locations throughout Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia. Trailer Hitch Installation is one of our specialties! Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply. That’s what we like to call a win-win!

Not sure what type of hitch you need? Don’t worry. Trick Trucks will be more than happy to help you select the right trailer hitch for your towing needs.

Towing Tips

Once you have your new trailer hitch installed, there is nothing left to do but tow your boat to the water. But first, we have a few towing tips to help get you there safe.

  1. Towing Capacity: The experts at Trick Trucks will go over this while helping you choose the right trailer hitch for your truck and your needs. But it is important to NEVER exceed your vehicle (or hitch’s) towing capacity.
  2. Mirrors: Adjust your mirrors before you go anywhere. Visibility is important.
  3. Brake Lights: Check your brake lights. A broken brake light can put you and other drivers at risk.
  4. Tires: Check your trailer tires. They wear down over time. And when you are towing a heavy boat, the last thing you need is a flat tire, which can either leave you stranded or cause an accident. Yikes!
  5.  Brakes: If your trailer has a brake system of its own, it is important to synchronize your brakes. Poorly functioning trailer brakes could spell disaster, putting everything on your vehicle’s brakes.
  6. Slow Down! As you can probably imagine, the extra weight of your trailer and boat make it much more difficult to stop. You need more room. And the faster you are traveling, the more room you need to stop.
  7. Choose the Right Hitch: Trick Trucks has you covered.
  8. Practice Makes Perfect!

If you have any questions about Trailer Hitch Installation 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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Windows Down vs. AC: What is better for Truck Fuel Efficiency?

July 2nd, 2014

In the summer, fuel prices rise right along with the mercury in your thermometer. Consequently, you want to ensure that you are getting the best possible fuel efficiency for your truck. While saving money is one priority, staying cool is another! You know that running the AC can use up fuel faster, but is driving with the windows down any better for your fuel efficiency? Trick Trucks is here to break down the pros and cons of each approach.

Driving with the windows down

Most people would guess that driving with the windows down would be a more fuel-efficient way to keep cool in your truck. And to a certain extent, they would be right. Rolling down the windows does not tax your engine the same way the air conditioning does, and so, theoretically, this improves your fuel efficiency. However, there are a few factors to take into consideration when you drive with the windows down. Your truck is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible in order to reduce drag. When you roll the windows down, this can make your truck less aerodynamic because the air no longer has a clean line to travel over. At higher speeds, the drag on your truck could increase so much that it actually decreases your fuel efficiency more so than if you were running the AC at that speed. Generally speaking, for highway driving or driving at speeds above 40 miles per hour, it is better to keep your windows rolled up.

Driving with the AC on

As we’ve established, when you are driving at higher speeds, it is actually better for your fuel efficiency if you forego the windows and use your AC instead. But that doesn’t change the fact that the AC does use up fuel in your truck. If you prefer to drive with the AC on, you should reserve that for times when you are driving over 40 miles per hour. For slower speeds or stop-and-go driving, it is more fuel efficient to turn off the AC and roll your windows down instead.

In order to optimize your truck’s fuel efficiency in the summer, you have to find a balance between using the AC and driving with your windows down. But so long as you know your speed, it is easy to determine which option is best at a given time.

Fuel Efficiency

For over 30 years, Trick Trucks has been helping people customize their trucks. Let us help you! Each Trick Trucks location throughout Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia offers full service installation of all of our interior truck accessories. Best of all, all work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

If you have any questions about Truck Fuel Efficiency, 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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How to maximize Truck Fuel Efficiency

June 25th, 2014

Truck Fuel EfficiencyTrucks are great for a good many things, not the least of which is hauling cargo. What trucks are not great at is fuel efficiency. Most large trucks get less than 20 miles per gallon. In fact, many average just 15 MPG. Ouch! Now let’s do the math. Say you drive 20,000 miles in a year. Divided by 15 MPG, that is 1,333 gallons used per year. Currently, the average gas price in Maryland is $3.70. That comes to roughly $4,932.10 annually in gas.

Now, before you go running to trade your pickup in for a hybrid, stop and take a deep breath. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take, as a truck owner, to maximize fuel efficiency.

  1. For starters, regular maintenance is a must. Simple maintenance, such as regular oil changes, air-filter changes, and spark plug replacements, will not only lengthen the life of your truck, but also improve fuel economy.
  2. Synthetic oil maintains its lubricating properties longer, allowing the engine to do its work with less friction and less wear.
  3. Tires can affect gas mileage by up to 10%. Whoa! So it is important to not only buy the correct tires, but also monitor tire pressure. Proper tire pressure optimizes fuel efficiency and minimizes tire wear and tear.
  4. A truck cap prevents air from swirling around behind the cab and throughout the bed, which creates drag and diminishes fuel efficiency.
  5. According to SEMA (the society for aftermarket equipment manufacturers), tonneau covers reduce aerodynamic drag by 4.2-7.8%, depending upon speed.
  6. Finally, the most important factor in terms of fuel economy is…drum roll please…YOU! It’s all about smoothness, using the throttle and brake as smoothly as possibly. No quick stops or quick accelerations. The smoother the ride, the less fuel you waste.

Tonneau Covers and other Truck Accessories to help maximize Fuel Efficiency

Trick Trucks has been helping people customize their trucks for over 30 years. Let us help you! Each Trick Trucks location throughout Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia offers full service installation of all of our interior truck accessories. Best of all, all work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

If you have any questions about How to maximize Truck Fuel Efficiency 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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10 Ways to Maximize Fuel Efficiency in Older Trucks

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