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Superior Truck Accessories at Carlson Truck Outfitters

trafficDo you want maximum road visibility for your truck this winter season?



As a member of the Winnipeg community, we at Carlson Truck Outfitters will do a thorough job in lighting your way for the winter. We make sure we give you exemplary innovative products such as the light bulbs for your truck. The safety of our clientele is among our most valuable concerns in the daily business that we undertake. Be sure to make an appointment and give us the specifications of your truck.

We offer services to all the members of the Winnipeg community but even if you are not from within, you are still welcome. All you need to do is make an appointment and all our crew members will be at your beck and call.

Time to Replace Your Headlight Bulbs?

Most of us treat headlight bulbs just like the lamp in the front hall – when the bulb burns out, it’s time to replace it.

Truck headlights from Carlson Truck OutfittersAutomotive lights, however, don’t work like that.  Before an actual burnout occurs, headlight bulbs will begin to wear out, which means that they will produce less light and your night-time visibility will be compromised.

Those of us who live in Manitoba know that not every highway has streetlamps, and there’s plenty of wildlife out there after dark.  In short, we need to be as safe as possible, and seeing well at night requires that our headlights produce not only enough light to see by, but also the right type of light.

Types of Lights
Most vehicles use a standard halogen light bulb – it’s located in a plastic housing, and is easily replaced from the back side.  Newer vehicles might use High Intensity Discharge lights, HID for short.  In some cases, you can use HID bulbs as an upgrade, but you need to ensure that your truck’s wiring can handle the increased current draw.

Not All Bulbs are Equal
Like anything, with automotive lighting you tend to get what you pay for.  High quality, brand name bulbs will be brighter, produce a more even light, and last longer than bargain brands.

In addition to making sure your bulbs are good, you need to check your lenses (dirty, damaged or “fogged” lenses will reduce the total light output of your headlights).  It’s also imperative that you check the aim of your lights – incorrectly aimed lights can reduce visibility and actually create a road hazard by blinding other drivers.

For a full line of pickup truck accessories, including headlights and lenses, visit Carlson Truck Outfitters.  Our new location is at 155 Fennell St. in Winnipeg or call us at (204) 669-5249.

Perfect Stocking Stuffers!

Is there a pickup truck owner on your Christmas list this year?

If there is, we’d suggest a present for both the owner and the truck – we love trucks, and we know how much people appreciate the opportunity to make them better by personalizing them with the best in protective equipment and accessories.

The problem is that you might now know which items in our very wide selection make the perfect holiday gift.

By choosing a gift certificate, you’re saying: “I care about you and your truck, but I know you want to make it your own.”

Discerning truck owners will be delighted that you chose Carlson.  We offer the exclusive “Full Metal Jacket” spray-in polyuria bedliner, the toughest bed protection in the industry.  We’ve also got a full line of the best names in accessories for trucks – floor mats, bed covers, fuel door caps, stainless door handles, step bars, and a ton of other items that will make your favourite pickup owner really happy to choose from.  When it comes to outfitting your pickup truck, there are a lot of personal preferences at play – some people love Euro style tail lights, and others prefer a chromed tail light cover. When you give a gift certificate, you leave the options open.

Another advantage that Carlson Truck Outfitters gift certificates have is the access they give you to our expert staff.  Unlike people who work in big box hardware stores, pickup trucks are all we do, and we feel very passionate about helping our customers make the most of their rides.

So when you’re looking for the right thing to put under the tree of a truck lover, visit us at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.  Gift certificates are available in any denomination you choose.