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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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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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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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Traveling Safely with a Camper

Traveling Safely with a Camper

  It’s warming up, and many of you are no doubt getting ready to pack up your trailers and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re pulling a camper or a boat, making sure you’ve loaded up properly and know how to safely handle your vehicle. We’ve put together a quick guide here for those of you that could use a refresher on how to get your rig going.   Get the right equipment to get loaded up. For instance, depending on what you’re towing, you might need a weight distribution hitch to shift some of the tow weight to the tow vehicle’s front axle. Stop by Auto & Truck Accessories and we can help you achieve a well-balanced setup. Get your vehicle’s tongue weight set properly. If your trailer is too back weighted, for instance, it will sway as you’re driving. If you’re not in the habit of doing slight movements while towing, this can create big swaying action that can drag you across multiple lanes of traffic, or wo ... 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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