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Sunday Night Cruise Night in Winnipeg

MAACEventGuide2015Sunday Night Cruise Night – A Winnipeg tradition for car enthusiasts every Sunday evening.

There are city folk from all parts of the city who visit Portage Ave with their lawn chairs and watch the car collections drive up and down the streets of Winnipeg.  Starting in the 1950′s the enthusiasts continue to hang out at ice cream parlors or burger joints and a more modern location these days is the Pony Corral on Grant Ave.

Visit the Pony Corral location on Grant Avenue and check out the Carlson Truck Outfitters activities and promotions.

Check out the event guide and Auto Club Directory from the Manitoba Association of Auto Clubs for all the local events and activities.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas at Carlson Truck Outfitters

Stampede Bug Deflector

Looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift, then we think you found the right place for that perfect idea.  In Winnipeg we know summer only lasts for a few months and dad wants to be cool.  Here are some suggestions to get dad that perfect gift to help him keep cool.

1)    Tonneau Covers – Dad can keep his valuables safe and secure with these durable truck bed covers.  This is a major part of how your dad’s truck will look, and more importantly how he will use the truck.

2)    Window Tint – one of the best things you can do to increase the comfort level provided by your vehicle is to tint the windows.  Not only will the tint keep the interior cooler, even when the vehicle is unoccupied, but it will reduce the level of harmful UV rays that come into the vehicle, sparing your skin sunburn and extending the life of your upholstery.

3)    Accessories – Not only can good accessories keep your ride looking cool, but they can keep it feeling that way too.  Summer comfort can be enhanced with vent visors, which will allow you to keep the windows cracked no matter what the weather. or a hidden trailer hitch can help him tow the boat to the lake so he can take you for water ski or tube ride.

For a full line of pickup truck accessories visit Carlson Truck Outfitters.  Our new location is at 155 Fennell St. in Winnipeg, telephone (204) 669-5249.

Spring Cleaning for Your Truck


Now that spring has arrived in Winnipeg, you should consider some maintenance items for your truck.   A visit to Carlson Truck Outfitters can help keep you and your truck comfortable and cool this summer. Continue reading

Show Off Your Truck this Summer!

Come Show Off Your Truck!

Carlson Truck Outfitters will be proudly sponsoring Sunday Cruise Nights in Winnipeg this summer.  Bring your truck down to the Grant Park Shopping Centre, 400 Wilton Street, for an evening of fun and camaraderie with classic car and truck owners from all over.   Weather permitting, the show’s on every Sunday now through September 28th.

While all makes and models are welcome, club nights are ruling the summer, including back-to-back Fabulous 50′s Ford Club of Manitoba nights through the remainder of July (20th and 27th’).

So shine up your baby, and bring her down.  Grab some grub from our Co-Sponsors at Pony Corral Restaurant and Bar, and have a look at some fabulous cars.

While you’re there, you might bet some ideas for improvements for your own truck.  Whenever you’re looking for accessories to make your truck more beautiful and functional, remember Carlson Truck Outfitters, 155 Fennell St. in Winnipeg.

Of course we’ll be at the show, because we love your truck almost as much as you do!

Getting Your Truck Ready for the Open Road

Pickup trucks are great all-round vehicles.  Today’s trucks have great towing and cargo capacity coupled with comfortable interiors and a whole slate of creature comforts.  They’re ideal in the country, and great around town, but they really shine on the open road.  If you’re hitting the highway for some summer fun, there are a few things you should do before heading out to make sure your truck’s up to the task:

1) Fluids – Oil, transmission fluid and coolant are the automotive equivalents of blood.  Make sure that your fluids are in good shape (change whatever the manufacturer recommends) and that they’re full before setting out.

2) Tires – check that there’s plenty of tread remaining, and ensure your tires are inflated to the correct pressure.  You need to check them when they’re cold.  Refer to your owner’s manual, or the chart inside the driver’s door. Don’t forget the spare!

3) Battery – Make sure it’s not too old (you should get about five years from a quality battery) and it’s been correctly maintained.

4) Wipers – check to make sure they’re working correctly.  Replace them if they’re getting worn.

5) Add-ons and accessories – Walk around your vehicle and make sure any accessories you’ve added are correctly fastened and working properly. It might be nice to add some bed rails or cargo hold-downs if you’re planning to take a lot of stuff with you on your trip.

6) Safety kit – Make sure you’ve got a first aid kit, some food, water, and blankets on hand in case you get stranded and have to wait for help. A printed map and a working cellphone can be lifesavers out there on the road!

For help readying your ride for the trip of a lifetime (or a trip downtown), come see us at Carlson Truck Outfitters, 155 Fennell St. in Winnipeg, telephone (204) 669-5249.