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Stampede Bug Deflectors at Carlson Truck Outfitters Winnipeg

Stampede Bug Deflector

Shoo fly don’t bother me!  There’s nothing worse than dried on bugs glued to the hood of your vehicle.  Look no further than Carlson Truck Outfitters in Winnipeg, they supply Stampede bug deflectors that come in any make and model and look very stylish. Continue reading

Carlson Truck Outfitters Welcomes Don Unger

Carlson Truck Outfitters is pleased to announce that Dan Unger has joined our team, working in Sales.

Don brings with him 45 years in the automotive business, working in areas from fleet to retail.

Welcome aboard Don! We look forward to everything you bring to Carlson Truck!

Ordering From Out of Town

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we love trucks. And we know how frustrating it can be to be unable to find that perfect accessory, the one that says, “This truck is mine.”

If you live in rural Manitoba, you might find that your options for pickup truck accessories are somewhat limited.  We love the traditional “parts and tires” stores too, but they’re selling everything from antifreeze to road salt, and likely don’t have a staff with the same specialized knowledge that a dedicated truck outfitter like Carlson does.

We know we have the best products and the most knowledgeable staff, because truck outfitting is all we do.  Unlike an online store, our staff is made up of real people who are passionate about the products we sell, and the trucks we install them on.

That’s why we do our best to make it easier for truck owners from outside of town to experience the difference a specialty retailer can make in personalizing your truck.  We have Saturday appointments available, and have moved our shop to the south end of the city, making it easier to access from the highway and from communities out that way.

Our website allows you to have a look at the variety of accessories that we sell, keeps you up-to-date with regard to our specials, and puts you in contact with our knowledgeable staff, who are always willing to talk to you about your truck.

Whether you call, email, or just drop in at our new location, – 155 Fennell St. in Winnipeg, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Carlson Truck Outfitters.  If you tell us what you need, we’ll do our best to make sure you get it.

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.

We’re Up and Running on Fennell!

Carlson Truck Outfitters new spray-in bedliner boothIf you’ve been wondering when Carlson Truck Outfitters would be starting our spray-in bedliner service from our new location at 155 Fennell St. in Winnipeg, the answer is we’re way ahead of you!

We’re happy to say that we’re already back up and running with expert truckbed lining services at our new location. As you can see to the left, we’ve got Winnipeg trucks already coming into our shop (as well as a few from outside the perimeter!).

We thank all of our loyal customers who have followed us to our new location and would like to take this opportunity to welcome those who are visiting us for the first time.

We’ll have more updates for you in the coming weeks!

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.

Trick out a Truck for Christmas!

Jolly old Santa would love some mud flaps and maybe a set of off-road lights for the sleigh.
Are you shopping for the perfect gift for a truck lover this holiday season?  Carlson Truck Outfitters has an excellent selection of quality built truck accessories, and Winnipeg’s most knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.

Carlson stocks everything a pickup aficionado wants to find under the tree – toolboxes, grill guards, floor mats, and a whole host of other accessories that can be used to personalize their prized possession.

We offer the industry’s best spray-in bedliner, the Full Metal Jacket polyurea coating, which will beautify and protect a pickup’s bed, adding years of life to the part of the truck most susceptible to damage.

We’ve also got rearview mirrors, roll pans, license plate covers, bed rail covers, and a variety of rack and tie-down systems that can be used to carry just about anything.
Can’t decide?  We have gift certificates in any denomination you want, so you can allow the recipient of your gift to make their own choice.

This holiday, find just the right present for the truck lover in your life.  Visit us at 1392c Regent Avenue – you’ll love our friendly staff and the knowledgeable, hassle and pressure-free shopping experience you’ll have at Carlson Truck Outfitters.

Is It Time for a New Truck?

As truck owners, we get very attached to our vehicles.

Much more than car owners, you’re more likely to get a truck owner having more of that almost indescribable connection with their four wheels. They’ll spend more time adding accessories and invest more dollars in protection (such as a truck bed lining).

There’s good reason for this – a truck is more than just driving to and from work or taking kids to hockey practice. Your truck often is your office, gets called upon when neighbours need help with a project

That’s why it’s hard to let go of your truck, when you know it’s time to trade it in. Maybe that rust spot on your bumper is growing or your brakes need to be replaced again, but eventually you’ll know when it’s time to replace… unlike our dear friend from Arlen…

(Apologies for the poor video quality, it’s the best we could find on YouTube.)

Saying goodbye to your truck can definitely be hard, we won’t deny that – but think of the new adventures that await you with your new ride – A whole new set of tires to get dirty, a body that’s screaming for some highway dominance and a bed that’s ready to haul anything you throw at it.

If you’re investing in a new truck this year, Carlson Truck Outfitters is ready to start your new cycle off with a bang. Call us today to book an appointment. If nothing else, we’d like to see your new pride and joy.

Sunblock For Your Truck in Manitoba

When the weather starts to look bad, Winnipeg’s pickup truck owners start thinking about snow tires, all-season wiper blades, and block heaters.

Now that summer’s on the way, it’s time to consider preparing your vehicle for protection from a different kind of threat from the sky – the sun’s harsh rays.  Less immediately threatening but equally damaging to your truck, ultraviolet rays fade your paint and heat up your truck, damaging your interior and cargo.  Heat inside your cab can make life very uncomfortable for you and your passengers.

There are some maintenance items you need to take care of when the mercury starts to climb:  A good coating of UV protective wax can help save your paint, and ensuring that you have adequate airflow through your grill and coolant in your radiator will help you stay on the road, not stranded beside it.  It’s imperative that you check your AC for good operation early in the season, before you really need it.

A visit to Carlson Truck Outfitters can help keep you and your truck comfortable and cool even in the dog days.  We’ve got visors and vent covers to keep the sun out of your eyes and let you keep the windows cracked open for comfort, seat covers to keep the harsh rays of the sun off your interior, and bed covers to keep your cargo from getting cooked.

We’ve also got lots of other fair-weather accessories – mesh covers to keep the mosquitoes and other nasties out of your radiator fins, hood protectors to deflect bugs and road debris, and plenty of other items to make summer a great season

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we’re experts in Winnipeg weather – not just the stuff that makes the roads slippery.  Visit us at1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg, or telephone us at (204)669-5249 to find out more.

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.