Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Posted by Shaun Stille |
"Alarms The last thing you want to happen is to make a stopover and come back to an empty trailer. Keep your ATV safe by purchasing an extra alarm. You’ve spent a lot of money to acquire an ATV, you should treat it like an investment, especially when towing it from your home to the trail and back. If you need to purchase E-track accessories and other safety gear, be sure to only deal with reputable suppliers like Global Parts, Inc."
http://blog.gpartsinc.com/info-articles/sturdy-e-track-accessories-and-other-ways-to-securely-transport-an-atv

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Posted by Shaun Stille |
"GPS Adding a GPS to your truck can help you find the shortest route to your destination, effectively reducing the amount of gas your truck needs to use. A GPS also comes in handy when driving in unfamiliar territory, as it saves you the trouble of having to go around in circles trying to find your way back into the interstate. When purchasing new semi-trailer parts online, be sure to deal only with reputable companies, such as Global Parts, Inc. This guarantees the quality of the parts you order, and that you’ll be reaping the benefits sooner rather than later."
http://blog.gpartsinc.com/industry-news/installing-new-semi-truck-parts-can-greatly-improve-fuel-efficiency

Saturday, May 17, 2014

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When people talk about a vehicle’s exhaust system, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the muffler since it is external and thus very visible. However, the muffler is only the end point of the exhaust system, and harmful gases like carbon monoxide must first pass through components like the exhaust elbow.
As the name suggests, exhaust elbows were designed to link two exhaust pipes. Like any car part though, your exhaust elbow will wear out over time and need replacement. When this time comes, do you know how to find a suitable replacement?
To begin with, find out your exhaust system’s diameter so you can get a new elbow that fits like a glove. Then, look at the parts that the elbow will connect. How far apart are they? After determining the distance, you also have to figure out the correct angle. If you’re unsure about these specifications, you can always bring your vehicle to a mechanic or ask a car parts dealer for the best replacement option.

One note, though: some car owners use a flexible tubing to bridge the gap between two exhaust pipes. While these tubes do bend to the desired shape and angle, an exhaust elbow is still the best option because it is stationary and thus more stable.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Posted by Shaun Stille |
"Some lighting manufacturers have been successful with their LED systems and are now being tapped to do custom fixtures for a number of truck manufacturers like Volvo. The new lights’ housings are essentially the same as the OEM units, except for the LED light arrangement and the associated circuitry. A stock headlamp may have a single halogen bulb with beam angle support, while an LED headlamp might sport several LEDs of lower voltage but have better luminescence when combined. The LED array for a truck does not necessarily have to be limited to the front. Aside from the trailer lights, you may add new LED marker lights to the trailer. However, you can consider enlisting an auto electrician to reconcile the voltage issues and heat shrink, as well as to properly link the lighting and brakes with the truck."
http://blog.gpartsinc.com/info-articles/upgrade-your-trucks-with-led-trailer-lights-for-energy-efficiency

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Posted by Shaun Stille |
"Some truck buyers turn to late-model low-mileage used trucks, which are cheaper than new ones, as temporary units. Others can upgrade their current trucks with better engines and quality flexible exhaust tubing from truck parts retailers like Global Parts Inc. To ensure compliance with emission laws, truck owners should look at which devices need replacing. In older trucks, the engine is often linked to the catalytic converter, the muffler, and the exhaust port. New regulations require installing particulate filters between the engine and the muffler."
http://blog.gpartsinc.com/industry-news/using-quality-flexible-exhaust-tubing-to-lower-emissions-from-trucks

Monday, May 12, 2014

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Off-roading is an exhilarating adventure for adrenaline junkies who want to push the limits of what their four-wheel drive vehicles can do. Some do it to enjoy the natural scenery, while some take pride in overcoming the challenges presented by unpaved grounds. Off-roading, no matter where it's done, is an exciting pastime as long as you're prepared and equipped for utmost safety.

Off-roaders usually engage their four-wheel drive jeeps and pick-up trucks in the natural terrain, where several bumps and humps show themselves off the beaten path. Whether on the trail, sand, or mud, always check and prepare your vehicle for surprising elements. Don't attempt to rush into steep climbs, descents or water crossings when your vehicle is not fully equipped with the proper gear, or risk damaging your precious adventure carrier.

Never forget to inspect your engine: it should be mechanically sound and easy to operate. Listen to it carefully and look out for any abnormal sounds of distress. If you're going to do dirt hill climbs and some downed trees for fun, don't forget to equip your vehicle with sturdy off-road wheels and to bring spare tires. Make sure that you attach a strong front skid plate to prevent damage on the underside of your vehicle.


Lastly, find a local 4x4 club who have members to help you set up your vehicle in great shape for more adventures. You can meet and learn more from people who share your interest and passion for extreme adrenaline rush and adventure.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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One factor that makes the E-track system one of the most versatile cargo management systems is the wide range of accessories available for it. Listed below are but a few E-track accessories and how they are used:
Rings
Rings are the most basic accessory for the E-track system, and most commonly come in either O-ring or D-ring configurations. They allow you to set an anchor point anywhere along the E-track rail. This anchor point can then be used to tie down objects to a floor or wall using ordinary rope, or as a hooking point for a strap equipped with a hook on one end.

Friday, May 2, 2014

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Technology has indeed gone a long way, especially insofar as making things more efficient and economical are concerned. In the tractor-trailer sector industry, one such example of improvement in would be the LED trailer lights. Trailer truck operators and parts suppliers are certified fans, and who can blame them? After all, there are numerous advantages these LED lights bring.

Here are a few that are continuously shaping and changing the way lights are are being made.