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Top Tips for Driving in the Snow

Are you planning a winter adventure? If your answer is yes, then you need to keep reading. Driving on a snowy road has its hazards, but we have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves that we would like to share with you.  Slow down! Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that everything needs to be done slower in the snow, including accelerating, decelerating, and turning. When the pavement is covered in ice or snow, driving is less predictable, and caution is always crucial.  Don’t underestimate how long it is going to take you to brake. To ensure you stay in control over your vehicle, make sure you have enough time to stop safely.  Know your brakes! Most modern cars have anti-lock brake systems, so all you have to do is press the brake pedal as hard as you can, and your car will do the rest for you. Make sure to keep longer following distance between you and the next car.  All-Wheel Drive doesn’t always make a difference, especially in those spots of b ... read more

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Show your Love with a Gift from Auto & Truck Accessories

Show your Love with a Gift from Auto & Truck Accessories

Christmas is almost here, which means it is time to start thinking about gifts. If you are wondering what to get your loved one, we may be able to help with a few ideas. Not only are these items incredibly practical and reliable, but they can enhance the appearance of your truck. Now, that sounds like a win-win and the perfect Christmas gift.  Whatever the reason, from protection from the glare of the sun, privacy, or even theft prevention, tinted windows are an excellent gift with many benefits. They also make your car just look that much cooler.  If your loved ones expect a lot of out of your vehicle and just can’t settle for stock equipment, some performance equipment, including bolt-on exhaust systems, cold air intake, programmers, and leveling kits.  Backup cameras and backup sensors would be the perfect present for just about anyone. Who wouldn’t love to have a third eye while pulling out of a tight parking spot or perhaps onto a busy street?  ... read more

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When and Where to Four Wheel Drive

If you bought a vehicle that is equipped with four-wheel drive (FWD), it seems probable that you are planning to drive through some tough, natural terrain, such as snow, ice, mud, or sand. If this sounds about right, then you must just be itching to embark on your FWD drive adventure. Whether this trip is to one of the many off-roading sites in Michigan, or maybe you just want to be prepared the next time you and your vehicle are knee-deep in mud, keep reading to learn more about the four-wheel drive. Four-High (4H): This is a high range of FWD, and you can use 4H to drive at normal speeds. If you are driving on highways or roads that seem a little rough, use this setting. If the roads are covered in loose gravel or packed with sand or mud, this setting would also be helpful. In other words, 4H is perfect for the times you need extra traction, but still want to drive at normal speeds. Four-low (4L): This is a low-range setting of FWD and should be used when you are ready for some r ... read more

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Traveling Safely with a Trailer

From towing a horse across the country to bringing your work supplies to your next job site, trailers prove to be very useful. But even with all the advantages, we have to be mindful of how we drive our truck with a trailer. The team at Auto & Truck Accessories has a few, proven ideas on how to travel safely with a trailer. Before you embark on your journey, we recommend performing a pre-trip check. Make sure your trailer is safely and properly connected to the hitch, along with all brake lights and signals are working as they should. If everything looks good, you are ready to go. While you are out on the road, be cautious of how you make turns. Turns can be quite challenging to do with a trailer attached to your truck, so make sure you overshoot your turns. Don’t cut any corners, as you can put yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road at risk. Be aware of your trailer’s clearance as well. For instance, can you make it through that 12-foot tunnel app ... read more

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How to Protect the Interior of Your Car

Hard work and hard play can make for a wet and muddy vehicle, but don’t let fear of getting your truck or car dirty keep you from having a good time. At Auto & Truck Accessories, we have several functional accessories designed to keep the interior of your truck clean as can be. You have spent your day out in the elements, and you can’t help but worry about getting the interior of your truck dirty. From stepping off a worksite to returning home from a hunting expedition, these interior accessories will make sure you leave no trace of it in your car or truck.     Seat Covers: We offer Fia and Covercraft seat covers, and these durable and functional seat covers will protect your seats from any mud or gunk you may track in. Floor Liners: We’ve got you covered with Husky and Weathertech floor liners. These floor liners will protect your vehicle whatever you may be tracking in. On the plus side, they are easy to clean ... read more

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How to Spoil Your Loved One with Auto & Truck Accessories for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it times to start to shop for your loved ones. At Auto & Truck Accessories, we think your loved one would enjoy waking up to a gift from Auto & Truck Accessories under the tree. From our remote starts to our LED lighting, we think we have something for everybody, especially those you feel as if their car is a member of their extended family.   If you are looking to spoil your loved one this Christmas, consider these items from Auto & Truck Accessories:   Remote Starts: Remote starts minimize the risk of unauthorized access to your vehicle, but they also maximize the risk of stepping into a warm and toasty car, as you can remotely start your vehicle from the comfort of your home or workplace. Weathertech Floor Liners: With these liners, you can protect your interior carpet from snow, dirt, mud, and more. Since your auto is your second biggest investment, right after your home, it makes sense to provide your v ... read more

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Hunting Season Opening Day Approaching: How To Prepare Your Truck

Hunting season is fast approaching. Before you hit the trails, we recommend making sure your truck is just as ready as you are. From rifle cases that go under your backseat to LED lighting for off-roading, Auto & Truck Accessories has just about anything you would need for your hunting adventure.   The team at Auto & Truck Accessories has compiled a list of the top products to add to your truck for hunting season. We want you to be prepared for anything that comes your way, and with these auto and truck accessories, we think you will be ready for just about anything:   Bed covers: When it comes to hunting, you have quite a few things that need protecting. From your rifles to camouflage gear, you need a place to keep your most precious possessions safe. A bed cover will protect and secure your most important cargo, so you can focus on your hunting escapade. As an added bonus, tonneau covers also enhance your truck’s overall appearance ... read more

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How Alarms Can Protect Your Automotive Investment

How Alarms Can Protect Your Automotive Investment

Have you heard this from a friend? "The thief broke my back window, climbed in and broke the shifter. Next, they rolled my car down the driveway where another vehicle was waiting to push it away. The police found my car 2 blocks away stripped clean and left for dead."   For any vehicle owner, one of their worst nightmares is having it stolen. Insurance will give some ability to replace it. However, the time and hassle of shopping for a new vehicle, and then outfitting it with all the same features as your previous vehicle, are not a process that excites most people. You’ve likely spent a significant amount of time acquiring and equipping your vehicle, protect this investment in time and money that you’ve made.   When a car alarm goes off, few burglars are brazen enough to continue trying to break into a vehicle. But even if they’re able to bypass the alarm, or they simply ignore it because there’s nobody else around, there are other meas ... read more

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How To Make Your Jeep “More Jeep”

How To Make Your Jeep “More Jeep”

Everyone knows that a Jeep isn’t really finished once it rolls off the production line. That’s just the first phase of getting it ready for service. The factory provides a great base to work from, but ultimately the factory can’t complete a Jeep. Only its owner can. And we’re here to help you. We’ve outfitted plenty of Jeeps over the years here at Auto & Truck Accessories, are ready to help you get your Jeep finished.   First will be getting a good top onto your Jeep. Depending on how you plan to use it, we can walk you through the pros and cons of soft canvas tops, versus hard shell tops. A hard top will withstand the tough weather we get in Michigan the best, but make no mistake, we’ve got soft tops that are up to the tough tasks too. And the open road feeling that soft tops can give you is phenomenal. You might consider getting both a hard and soft top, to change out as demanded by your situation.   Whatever adventures you&rsquo ... read more

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Prepare Your Fleet for This Year’s Work Season

Winter is coming to an end (officially), and that means it’s time to get back to work for many of you. If your vehicles are making work tougher than it needs to be, we’re here to help. Whether you’re a plumber, roofer, electrician, or anything else, if you’re routinely are moving your tools and other equipment around, you need a vehicle that’s properly outfitted to haul it. Further, you need the peace of mind of knowing that your vehicle has protections against theft and other unfortunate incidents. Getting a work vehicle equipped can be a little overwhelming, but we’ve been doing it for a long time, and we’re ready to guide you through your options.   For hauling your tools, we’ve got a wide selection of tool boxes and shelving that will help you keep your trucks or vans organized. Whether you’re carrying around power tools, harnesses, cables, or hard hats, we’ll work with you to find a way to keep everything nice and ... read more

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