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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 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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