Monthly Archives: December 2012

Any Season is Right for a Bed Liner Install

The business end of your pickup truck is right there, behind you.

The whole reason we overwhelmingly choose pickup trucks as the go-to work and play vehicle here on the Prairies is the functionality of the bed.

Sure it’s nice to have a pretty paint job, a nice interior, and a shiny grill, but if the pickup truck didn’t carry stuff like it does, most of us would probably choose a different vehicle. We go to great lengths to care for our vehicles, inside and outside, but wouldn’t it make a lot of sense to put some extra thought into protection for the bed?

This is where Full Metal Jacket, the market’s best spray-in polyurea bedliner comes in.
Unlike a slide in plastic bedliner, the Full Metal Jacket actually bonds to the metal of your pickup’s bed, becoming part of the truck.  It’s waterproof, highly scratch and impact resistant, and provides an awesome layer of corrosion protection to the business end of your truck.  Manufactured by Specialty Products Incorporated, the Full Metal Jacket Spray-in-bedliner won’t chip, crack, warp, peel or tear.  You’ll protect your truck’s box with a non-slip, textured finish, and you won’t lose any of your cargo-carrying capacity.
You’ll only have your truck’s bed sprayed once.  Make sure you choose Full Metal Jacket, and have it done right.

Carlson Truck Outfitters is located at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.  We can revitalize and protect your pickup truck with the Full Metal Jacket polyurea bedliner.  Call (204) 669-5249, or visit online for a free quote.

Get Ready for The Holidays with Carlson Truck Outfitters and The Road Trip

The holiday gift season is upon us, and for the truck owner in your life that means it’s time for you to do a little searching for just the right gift.

And to get you ready for the holiday season, we’re dishing out some advice on AM 680 CJOB.

This week, Michael Clark from The Road Trip stopped into Carlson Truck Outfitters on Regent to chat with David Conlin about the latest in truckbed liners and truck accessories.

So if you’re looking for some advice for what go buy for the truck driver in your life (or for yourself), be sure to tune into The Road Trip this Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00pm on CJOB either on your radio or online.

Keep Your Truck Breathing Easy

Your truck’s grill serves several important functions in the daily operation of your vehicle.  Not only is it the first part of your truck that people see, it serves as the air intake and the source of cooling air for you engine.

Three things are needed for combustion – fuel, ignition source (spark), and air.  Vehicles powered by internal combustion have air intakes located at the front, so that increased speed will result in the increased availability of air.  If your truck’s engine can’t “breathe” it won’t work properly.  Performance and fuel mileage will suffer, and components can be damaged.

It is the movement of air across the truck’s radiator that cools the engine.  If you grill gets clogged with leaves, litter, and other debris, this important system gets thrown out of balance.  Your truck’s engine will run too hot, and can actually overheat. Today’s engines, which are often made of several different metals, can be easily damaged if this happens.  You can warp your cylinder heads or intake manifold, leading to thousands of dollars in repair costs.

Another good reason to ensure that your truck’s grill is free of debris is the fact that material like leaves stuck to your vehicle promote corrosion, damaging metal and plastic surfaces so that they become ugly or structurally compromised.

Fortunately, this type of damage can be easily prevented.  Regular removal of debris from your grill (don’t forget the back side – you’ll have to open the hood for access) or installation of accessories like grill inserts, brush bars, or a truck bra (mask) can protect this area and keep leaves and other undesirable stuff from penetrating too deeply into the grill area.

For a full line of pickup truck accessories, visit Carlson Truck Outfitters.  We can help you protect your truck form the ravages of Manitoba winters.