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Keep Your Vehicle Protected with Interior Accessories

Keep Your Vehicle Protected with Interior Accessories

The outside of our vehicle is our first line of defense against the elements, but the interior of our vehicle can take a beating too, especially when the kids are out for the summer. Auto & Truck Accessories has several interior accessories designed to protect your vehicle’s interior.  Hard work and hard play have a way of making you wet, muddy, sandy, and just overall grungy. Whether you’re stepping off a worksite or returning home from a camping trip, Fia and Covercraft seat covers will make sure you leave the outside elements where they belong -- outside of your vehicle. These seat covers, along with our interior accessories, to make sure you’ve got the ability to leave no trace of it in your car or truck.  Floor liners also protect your vehicle from whatever you are tracking inside. We offer both Weathertech and Husky floor liners at Auto & Truck Accessories, and both do a first-rate job of covering and protecting your floor from any outside el ... read more

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The Many Benefits of Window Tinting

Your vehicle is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime, second to only your home. It makes perfect sense that you want to protect it with routine maintenance and service, but what about the exterior and passenger compartment of your vehicle? Window tinting services is an easy, but effective way to protect your vehicle. At Auto & Truck Accessories, we can’t say enough about the window tinting services we offer, as there are numerous benefits. Take a look:  Window tinting actually acts as a shield for your seats and upholstery against the blinding glare of your sun. It keeps the interior of your vehicle from fading, which means your car can look newer longer.  Window tinting not only benefits your vehicle, but it can protect your eyes. It decrease eye fatigue caused by the sun or bright headlights.  Window tinting is incredible, as it can block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. You can think of it as a permanent sunscreen for ... read more

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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Top Outdoor Adventures in MI

Summer may have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean all the fun has to suddenly stop. You can gather up your camping supplies, get your car keys, and hit the road for one of the incredible outdoor locations in Warren, MI and beyond.  We are fortunate to live in a state that has such beautiful, natural environments, so why not take advantage of the lovely place we call home by planning an outdoor adventure? Here are a few ideas for you and your family to choose from:  Lake of the North Resort and Campground: Located on the Lake George, this campsite is perfect for all the nature lovers out there. You can enjoy the all-sports lake, plan a picnic at the picnic area, or even visit the golf course.  Rifle River: Rifle River is located in East Michigan and is a great place to bring your family. You camp, rent a cabin and explore the beautiful river by means of a canoe or raft.  Kalamazoo: Break out your hiking shoes, because this location is home to miles and m ... 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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Entertainment for Summer Road Trips

Summer is quickly approaching, as Spring is slowly coming to a close. The last remnants of winter have ceased to exist, and we have grown accustomed to the vibrant hues of Spring grass, flowers, and sky. Now, it’s time to turn attention to Summer and all that this season has to offer us, which includes rising temperatures, and of course, summer vacations and road trips. If you are thinking of planning a summer road trip, you should consider your entertainment options, as we all know how boring those road trips can get. Here are a few ideas of entertainment for summer road trips:   Mobile video: How about a mobile video to keep your passengers entertained while you are cruising through Warren, MI onto your next adventure? We have two options for mobile videos, and those are either an Advent overhead DVD player or headrest DVD player. Pop a movie in, and you are destined to stay entertained for the duration of your road trip.   Mobile audio: Who else loves jamming ou ... 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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The Benefits of Back-up Sensors and Cameras

At Auto & Truck Accessories, we sell and install backup sensors and cameras for residents throughout Warren, MI. They are becoming more and more common, and our team can help you and your car get up-to-date. Backing up cars cause many of the most preventable accidents; backup sensors and cameras are an excellent way to minimize that risk.   Not only will backup sensors and cameras minimize your risk of causing a collision, but they also make your life easier. They can be easily installed on your license plate frame or tailgate bezel and will display the information conveniently on your dashboard. Imagine if you have to pull your massive truck out of a jam-packed parking lot. These backup sensors and cameras will instantly come in handy.   We offer backup sensors, which detect obstacles over 6 feet away from the bumper, and backup cameras, which can give you a complete view of the scene behind you. At Auto & Truck Accessories, we offer only the highest quality of ... read more

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Popular Winter Sports and Accessories That Go With Them

Happy 2018 everybody! We had a great 2017 at Auto & Truck Accessories, and are looking forward to what’s ahead. We’ve got some exciting new stuff going on at the shop, have rolled out our new website, and are ready to get you outfitted for all the adventures that 2018 holds. Whether you’re getting ready to check out Tip Up Town, or need to make sure the winter weather doesn’t stop you from getting any work done, Auto & Truck Accessories has what you need. We’ve seen it all, and have some suggestions about what equipment will make you outlast the weather so that you don’t miss out on anything that life has to offer. You’ll really enjoy life to the fullest when you’ve got all the best equipment for it.   Heated seats are one of our best sellers, unsurprisingly. When you’re coming in from the frigid air, the direct body contact offered by heated seats will take the edge off winter temperatures. Going a step further, a re ... read more

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