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Schedule a Visit to Carlson Truck Outfitters on Saturday

It can be hard to find the right accessories for your pickup truck, especially here on the Prairies, where there isn’t exactly a truck outfitter on every streetcorner.

You can always order from the Internet.  The only problem is that, since you can’t actually see the accessory you are ordering, or look the seller in the eye and gauge their honesty, you might find you don’t get what you want or pay for.

That’s why Carlson Truck Outfitters in Winnipeg has Saturday appointments available.  If you live a little further afield, somewhere like Steinbach or Winkler, it might not be easy to get here during the week.  If you call ahead, you can be sure that someone will be here on Saturday to help you choose from our wide array of truck accessories, give you advice and arrange installation service.

Don’t forget the Full Metal Jacket Spray-In bedliner – it’s a must for hardworking trucks, and it’s a product you simply can’t get from an online retailer.

Experience first hand Carlson Truck Outfitters full line of add-ons for your truck – everything from mud flaps to floor mats to head and taillight lenses.  Our staff is extremely knowledgeable, and our installation crew knows their stuff.  There’s a reason that Carlson Truck Outfitters is Winnipeg’s most reputable source of truck accessories.

Note that we are at a new location – 155 Fennell St. in Winnipeg.  To make an appointment to see us on Saturday call (204) 669-5249.

Getting Through the Deep Freeze in Winnipeg

Winnipeggers are potentially seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this harsh winter.

Yes folks, relief may soon be in sight, but we’re not out of the woods just yet. While temperatures are rising over the next couple days to more Winnipeg winter season levels (rather than Mars winter season levels), we’re not clear just yet.

According to almanac.com, we’re still due for below-normal temperatures in mid-February, which means that Valentine’s Day may be a bit more snuggly.

What that means for your truck is that it’s still going to be going through some rough temperatures overnight, and if you’re at all concerned about the health of your battery, breaks or any other parts, you’re best served to get the work done while there is a break in the weather over the next few days.

So whether your mudflaps snapped or your rails were damaged by the ice barrage, head down to Carlson Truck Outfitters at our new location – 155 Fennell near McGillivray – and talk with our truck accessory experts. We’ll provide you with the best advice for your ride’s needs to finish winter in style.

Summer’s Winding Down – Line Your Truckbed Now!

We had a summer?

Okay, it’s the usual joke in Winnipeg, but there is a measure of truth – this summer is going by too quickly. It seems like we’re destined for an early snowfall with everyone’s favourite Halloween costume, once again, being a parka.

This means that we’re headed for, in all likelihood, a rainy fall and a slushy winter. The salts kicked up, once laid down, can do major damage to your truck bed, let alone an unprotected bed can be subject to rusting.

Don’t leave your truck bed to chance with potentially bad weather conditions. Count on Carlson Truck Outfitters to give your truck the extra protection it needs as we head into September. Book your appointment now for our Full Metal Jacket treatment. Our work is guaranteed and you will not be disappointed.

To learn more, contact Carlson Truck Outfitters today!

GM Redefines the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups for 2014

General Motors is very careful to preserve the loyalty of their large customer customer base.  That’s one of the reasons that the company tends to move cautiously when updating their trucks – the philosophy of “if it ain’t broke…” has proven successful for the company in the past.

2014 is shaping up to be a watershed year for GM trucks.  After several years of design tweaks and subtle cosmetic improvements, both the Chevrolet Silverado and its sister the GMC Sierra are receiving a complete ground-up redesign.

While they will look different than their predecessors, the trucks will retain some of their trademark features – the Silverado will keep its stacked headlights, and the GMC Grill will still be instantly recognizable.  Bodylines, however, are going to be much stronger than those of the current generation.  The hoods of both trucks are being reshaped with dual “power domes”, making the trucks look more aggressive from the front.  Fender flares and wrap around bumpers will carry this look to the sides and rear.  The boxes are redesigned, with more convenient tie-down points and steps built in to the corners of the rear bumpers that will make it easier to access cargo.

Mechanically, both the Chevrolet and GMC trucks will have entirely new, all-aluminum power plants. Available in various displacements, all incorporate Active Fuel Management systems, which will “turn off” some of the engine cylinders when power isn’t needed, Variable Valve Timing to utilize the engine’s power most efficiently at all RPMs, and Direct Injection of gasoline into the combustion chambers, increasing compression ratios, performance, and fuel economy.

Carlson Truck outfitters can help you outfit your brand new ride with aftermarket accessories that are often far cheaper (and more unique) than the ones you can order from the dealer.  Bring your new truck by to see us, at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.  Telephone (204) 669-5249.

Save Trips and Fuel – Make an Appointment with Carlson Truck Outfitters Today

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we know that the capability and capacity of a pickup truck in Manitoba does come at a cost.  With fuel prices as high as they are, it makes sense to minimize the number of miles you put on your truck.

If you’re coming to us from further afield, it’s just smart to combine your trip to your favourite Truck Outfitter with some other errands you may need to take care of in Winnipeg.

We’ve noticed that a lot of people across Manitoba choose to come in on Thursday and Friday.  While any day is good for us, we’ve taken special measures to make sure we’re ready to accommodate people near the weekend.  You can rest assured that we’ll have the products and people you need on hand to take care of your truck, especially if you call us ahead of time to let us know you’re coming.
We’re a choice Manitoba truck outfitter, selling truck bed covers by the leading manufacturers, the Full Metal Jacket spray-in polyurea bed liner, and a full range of accessories like mud flaps, splash guards, and seat covers for all makes of trucks.
Drive-ins are always welcome, and you can come see us anytime, but if you let us know when you’re coming we can be extra sure to make your truck accessory shopping experience a pleasure.  We’re open Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:30, and by appointment on Saturday.

Carlson Truck Outfitters is located at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.  Our telephone number is (204) 669-5249.

Trucks Built “Like a Rock” – We Stock Accessories for Chevrolet/GMC Trucks

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we know pickup trucks. We know them because we like them, and because we see more of them than almost anyone else. And what we’ve been seeing lately is evidence that many people in Manitoba are choosing Chevrolet and GMC as their go-to trucks.

As a result, we’ve become very knowledgeable about the products and services available to GM owners. We can fit you with a bed cover, mud flaps, seat covers or just about any other accessory you might want, and we know how to find and install the ones with the best fit to complement your specific truck.

Whether it’s a Silverado or a Colorado, a Canyon, Avalanche or Sierra, Carlson Truck Outfitters can protect your investment in your vehicle with a Full Metal Jacket spray-in bed liner, a one-step polyurea treatment which bonds to the metal box of your truck and forms a layer of protection that is impervious to moisture, inhibits rust and acts as a barrier against the physical damage that pickup trucks are sure to sustain.

No matter what brand of truck you choose to drive, we understand why you drive it and what you use it for. We can provide a full line of accessories and services that can help you maintain its value and reduce troubles down the road, while making it look and perform at its peak today. At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we know what Winnipeg wants when it comes to truck accessories.

Why Do You Need Seat Covers in Your Truck?

The part of your truck that you have most contact with, day in and day out is the front seat.

Your truck’s seats do more than give you a place to put your posterior; they are an integral part its safety system and one of the best indicators of the quality of a truck on the resale market.

We’re all guilty of it.  We jump into our trucks after a long day at work, when our clothes are dirty, our hands are greasy and there’s a chance we have tools on our belts or in our pockets.  The result, if we don’t make sure to take some kind of protective measure, is a front seat that looks ten years older than the rest of the truck.

The passenger seats, too, are susceptible to damage.  Very often, we’ll use them as a kind of auxiliary tool storage.  We don’t clean up until the job is finished, and by then, the damage can be done.  If you do any of these things, or have children or dogs that occupy the passenger compartment of your truck regularly, you need seat covers.

A good set of seat covers will look fantastic when they’re on your truck, and they’ll make sure that the upholstery in your truck is protected, which means that it will last longer and preserve your vehicle’s value.

Carlson Truck Outfitters has one of Winnipeg’s best selections of seat covers for all makes of pickups, in a wide array of colours.  Come on down and let us help you keep your vehicle looking good while it works hard for you.

To learn more, call us today at (204) 669-5249 or visit us at 1392c Regent Ave.

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we love trucks.

“The passenger seats, too, are susceptible to damage. Very often, we’ll use them as a kind of auxiliary tool storage.”

World of Wheels exclusive special!

Did you get your ticket yet for the World of Wheels in Winnipeg? If not, we’re going to give you a little more incentive to come see us this weekend at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

This year, Carlson Truck Outfitters is going to be rolling out show-special discounts for your truck. While we won’t give away the discounts here, we can tell you that we will have exclusive savings for anyone who comes to see us.

The promotions kick off with our Full Metal Jacket™ spray-in bedliner, and grows from there to include some of the top truck accessories available in Winnipeg, including:

  • Truxedo bed covers
  • U-Guard Side Steps
  • Bug Deflectors

These savings are going to be phenomenal and definitely are going to create buzz on the show floor.

All you have to do is swing by the Carlson Truck Accessories booth, say hi to one of our employees and receive our special discount flyer.

Of course, our experts will be on-hand all weekend long to answer your questions about how Carlson Truck Outfitters can provide you with the best protection available for your truck.

We look forward to seeing you at World of Wheels this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Protecting Your Truck’s Resale Value

A commonly held belief in the used vehicle industry is that trucks tend to hold their value.

When compared to cars, this is true.  But what makes on pickup truck worth more than another on the resale market?  Regardless of make, model or factory options, trucks that have been taken care of are far more valuable than those that haven’t.

To preserve its value, maintain your truck. Change the oil, lubricate the chassis and wash it regularly; and certainly, protect it with the right accessories.

For even a casually worked truck, bed protection is a must. Spray in types like Full Metal Jacket polyurea bedliners can protect the inside of the box, and look so good they enhance the appeal of the truck.

Protection for the bed rails is essential, as are mudflaps.  Both prevent damage your trucks paint, which in turn protects your truck.  A hard or soft bed cover from industry innovators like Truxedo, Bak Flip, or Retrax keeps the elements out and your tools and valuables in the bed of your truck, where they belong.  A good cargo tie-down system, like the polished stainless steps and boxrails package from U-Guard adds beauty to your pickup while keeping your cargo from sliding around and inflicting damage.

To protect the investment you’ve made in your truck, visit Carlson Truck Accessories.  We have the right accessories to add appeal to your truck, increasing its resale value and making it easier to sell when the time comes, as well as adding to your enjoyment of the time that you have it.

Your truck will look and serve you better, which might just make it harder for you to part with it.

Outfit your truck fleet in Winnipeg

Whether your business has two trucks or 20, Carlson Truck Outfitters can help you equip them for the service your company provides.

Work vehicles are like mobile billboards, and the image that they project can go a long way in your efforts to attract new customers.  A neat, well-equipped pickup with accessories that say “We Mean Business” is far more attractive than an ancient and unwashed rustbucket.

Bed covers by Truxedo, Bak Flip and Retrax can really tidy up your trucks, keeping your tools and materials safe and secure while allowing your employees quick access to the equipment they need. A step and boxrail package from U-Guard can make it safer to get in and out of your truck, and can help you secure your cargo. Mudflaps keep trucks cleaner and provide courtesy to other vehicles on the road by reducing spray and debris.

A Full Metal Jacket spray-on polyuria box liner will help keep the bed of your truck looking fresh and businesslike while protecting the usefulness and value of your businesses investment.

Make sure that your business is projecting the image you want by equipping your most visible asset appropriately.  Well cared for vehicles last longer, have better resale value, and increase the productivity of the people who use them.  The overall cost of ownership can be dramatically decreased by making the right choices in protective gear that enhances usability.

Visit Carlson Truck Outfitters today at 1392 Regent Avenue, Unit C, or call 204-669-5249.  Let us make it easier to take care of your fleet.