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August Specials at Carlson Truck Outfitters

August Specials at Carlson Truck Outfitters

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Carlson Truck Outfitters is pleased to offer customers in Winnipeg and across Manitoba specials on our truck accessories from leading manufacturers.

Currently we are offering mud flaps for $150 (4 installed) and we invite you to call for more details.

Contact us today 204-669-5249 and chat with our specialist to get; a great deal, purchase guidance, professional installation, and complete purchase satisfaction. Visit us at 155 Fennel St, Monday – Friday 8:30-5:30pm.

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.

Rear Fenderwell Protection – Covering your Pickup’s Most Vulnerable Surface

In Manitoba, it can rain or snow on any given day of the year.  It sits on top of our trucks, and works into the nooks and crannies.  Moisture then sits on our roads and driveways, and attacks our vehicles from underneath.  This is why cars and trucks tend to rust from the bottom up.  To compound the problem, we use chemicals like salt and calcium chloride to melt snow and ice, which speeds up the corrosion process.

Pickup trucks are particularly susceptible to damage.   The carrying capacity of your truck depends on a large clearance between the top of the tires and the body of the truck, which makes the problem worse.   The rear wheels are always drive wheels, and in bad weather they slop more stuff up against the underside of the vehicle than the front ones do.  The material they throw is particularly bad for the truck, featuring a triple threat of stones and other debris that can chip the paint and leave the metal unprotected,  abrasive grit to sand off the paint, and wet, corrosive sludge that will attack the metal and make it rust.

There are things you can do to stop the attack on the underside of your truck before it gets too far ahead.  The addition of mud flaps or splash guards will catch a lot of the stuff the wheels are throwing up, and keep it from hitting the quarter panels and the underside of the box.   Frequent washing will remove corrosion causing materials before they can cause harm.  Coverage from above will stop the water from seeping between panels, where it can expand when frozen, opening up the seams and leaving the body open to more damage.  A tonneau cover and bed liner, like the Full Metal Jacket spray on coating will help.

Come see what Carlson Truck Outfitters has to help protect your whole truck, including your fender wells.  It will thank you for it.

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.

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.

Join us at World of Wheels in Winnipeg

As the winter months start to fade away, Winnipeggers emerge from their near-hibernation to re-join the active world, just in time for show season.

Tucked into our calendars just before the start of gala season in mid-spring, venues like the Winnipeg Convention Centre open their doors wide to the public for unique events based around relaxation and innovation. Melding the world of tradeshows and consumer expos, these events draw huge crowds with guests from local, national and even international businesses.

Arguably, the most popular of these events is the World of Wheels show, taking place just a couple weeks from now. Running from March 16 to 18, World of Wheels draws car guys and gals to see hot rods, celebrities like Billy the Exterminator and the latest innovations in the car and truck-buying market.

This year, Carlson Truck Outfitters is pleased to announce that we will be at World of Wheels. While we’re not just ready to divulge our secret plans for the show just yet, we can tell you that we’ll be there in a big way.

Stay tuned to the Carlson Truck Outfitter blog for more information on the coming days, but in the interim pick up your tickets for World of Wheels by visiting the show website here.

All about mudflaps

Your truck works.  It’s on call 24/7/365, regardless of what’s falling from the Winnipeg sky or splashing up from underneath.

Mudflaps perform a number of valuable tasks as your truck rolls through less-than-pleasant weather.

First, they protect the wheel wells, which are prone to rust.  The more water, salt, grit and mud we can keep out of these sensitive areas, the better.  They defend the painted surfaces of the rocker panels (beneath the doors) and the sides of the box where it’s most susceptible to rust, right behind the rear wheels.  By keeping stones and debris from chipping the paint and exposing the metal underneath to corrosion, mudflaps make trucks last longer.

They also protect other drivers; you won’t create nearly as much visibility-hampering spray, and the amount of gravel and other debris that gets kicked up as you drive will be greatly reduced.

Towing trailers and other objects presents specific needs, as they’ll follow your truck much more closely than other drivers.  Oversized mud flaps and special hitch-mounted guards are available.  If you tow anything you’d like to keep, this type of protection is a must.

Regardless of the season, it’s always time to be thinking about your truck.  Mudflaps are an essential tool in the preservation of your trucks appearance and value.

In recognition of their importance, Carlson Truck Outfitters in now offering a sale on not one brand, but our entire selection of Mudflaps.  Any pair for $74.99 including installation.  Because we love your truck almost as much as you do.

Truck Bed Accessories

Accessorizing any of your possessions multiplies their functionality by many times while improving the look of the thing over all. Talking of trucks, the truck bed is the most important part for a truck owner because of the purpose it serves. And to meet this purpose in a much more effective and efficient way, accessorizing can be the word for a prudent truck owner.

There can be a number of ways to accessorize a truck bed with Carlson Truck Outfitters in Winnipeg. Following are some of the options that can be opted for.

Bed Covers – Is there any use having a wide spaced truck bed when the cargo in it is not safe and can be tampered with or be damaged by weather? Bed covers make the cargo at home by working on its safety while protecting the truck bed from unfriendly external and environmental elements. We, at Carlson Truck Outfitters, deal in different sorts of bed covers such as Tonneaus, retractables, soft toppers, undercover Tonneaus, and backflips.

Bed Caps – The edges of a truck bed are most prone to wear and tear and once rusting starts from there, it can creep up to the whole bed. Bed caps are often used to guard the edges from high level damage. Carlson Truck Outfitters suggests its customers to use bed caps because a stitch in time saves nine!

Cargo Helpers – A number of items can become a cargo handler’s friend in need. Things such as bed slides, extenders, cargo nets, cargo bards, hitch racks and spare tire wheelers come in handy the most when not expected at all!

Miscellaneous – there are hundreds of other things that can add to the utility of your truck. The ones that you need to get depend on individual needs. Those who travel frequently to far flung areas in their trucks could do with an air mattress, whereas anyone could do with truck accessories such as mud flaps, spare tire wheeler, license plate frames, and towing mirrors.