Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Great Truck Wish List for 2014

In the 2014 holiday season, there are a number of clever ways in which you could soup-up your truck to increase its performance and overall efficiency. These are very interesting and will give your truck the extra spark that you may have been looking for.

In order for you to achieve this, there are several things that could come in handy and should definitely be on your 2014 holiday wish list. Some of this things you could install them manually to your truck but consultation of professionals here at Carlson Truck Outfitters will give you the best results.

When you decide to soup-up your truck, it is very likely that you will want to do something for its performance and speed. To do this if your truck has been on the road for quite some time, a manual overhaul of the transmission system is the best option for you whether you have a manual or automatic machine. However, if it is in a good condition, then you could just add a few things that could make it much more powerful.

For example, incorporating spark plugs that have a much greater heat value is a fine way of boosting performance since your vehicle will be able to completely burn the fuel. You can also replace the cleaner and the air intake with an open element filter and find some additives of gasoline which will increase the fuel octane level. Replacing spark plug wires and ignition coils with higher performance models will also get you the top notch performance you seek.

All these accessories can be obtained at Carlson Truck Outfitters at 155 Fennell,  so find yourself sometime and get a great deal from us.

The Warning Signs of a Failing Trailer Hitch

Many times, trailers tend to go out of control if the driver decides to push it way beyond the maximum speed that it can handle on the road. Even the best of drivers out there in Winnipeg could very easily lose control of the vehicle especially if the road is a little rough. In addition, overloading is also among the major causes of failure since a good number of drivers have the tendency to push their trailer too far in terms of what load it is meant to handle.

Apart from these, there are a few other causes of failure of the trailer hitch that we at Carlson Truck Outfitters would like you to have information about so that you as a driver could avoid hitch related accidents.

Your trailer hitch will give you a few warning signs before it eventually fails and these include:
•    Improper positioning of the safety chains of the hitch
•    If the holding pin of the ball mount of the hitch of the trailer is not properly intact, this is a warning sign of eventual failure.
•    If the electric plug whose function is to maintain the connection of current is not working, this is a sign of imminent failure of your trailer hitch.
•    Failure could also be caused as a result of loose spring bar hinges that are found on the hitches that are used in the weight distribution and equalization. This could be as a result of the wear and tear effect or inaccurate assembly.

Before you set off for your awaiting journey, be sure to check all of this and solve the problem before it causes an accident. One of the strict policies here at Carlson Truck Outfitters is, “better safe than sorry!”