Learning About Sourcing Auto Accessories

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Learning About Sourcing Auto Accessories

Hi, I'm Kate Balcome. Welcome to my site about automotive accessories. As an owner of three antique vehicles, I often run into problems sourcing original automotive accessories. I have to talk with car club communities or arrange part runs with suitable suppliers to find the pieces I need. Although I could fit a different part, it's important to keep my vehicles as original as possible. I want to use this site to help other people find the auto accessories they need for their car builds. I may discuss the process of manufacturing the parts in detail from time to time. I may also cover purchase options and methods you can use to find the best deal on these parts. I hope you will come by again soon to learn more. Thanks.


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Bought A New Truck And No Garage? 2 Tips On How To Keep It Protected

If you purchased a new truck and you do not have a garage to keep it in, you are likely worried about keeping it in good condition. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect your truck, two of which are listed below so you can get started.

Truck Cap

To protect the bed of your truck, you can put a truck cap on it. This also customizes your truck, and there are many types you can choose from. Truck caps not only protect the bed of your truck, but they also give you a place to keep your luggage and other cargo while traveling. This will protect these things against the rain, sun, and other weather conditions. The truck caps lock so you can keep your things secure. Truck caps also give you more room to store your things.

Truck caps are generally made of fiberglass and are made to fit a specific year, model, and make of trucks. The professional making the truck cap will determine the color code for your truck to ensure the truck cap matches perfectly.

You can choose a truck cap that is different heights. What you choose depends on what you plan to store in it. Look at the different manufacturers to determine the types of truck caps they can offer you to help you make your choice. You can install a truck cap on your own, or you can hire a professional to do this for you. To learn more about your options, contact a company like J & C Campers.

Metal Carport

You should consider a metal carport to place your truck under. These carports are not attached to your home so they are much easier to install, and you can place them anywhere. You could purchase an A-frame metal carport, which works well if you have heavy snow or high winds. This is because an A-frame has a sloped roof so snow will not build up on it and it also channels the wind.

There are metal carports that have low, arched roofs, which is the most common option. This carport has horizontal roof panels to keep snow and rain out, and it can withstand high winds. You could also choose a pergola carport that has open roof panels to allow heat to escape and prevent precipitation building up on your truck.

Some metal carports have a soft-top roof that is made of a coated canvas. Soft-top roofs are lightweight, so they are easier to work with, and they still have a solid metal frame and sides. This type of roof keeps the interior of your truck cooler when the weather is hot when compared to a steel roof.

If you follow these two tips, you can keep your truck looking new for a longer period of time.