Sunday, April 28, 2019

CURT | Towing Confidence for Travel Trailers, RVs and Life


CURT, a CURT Group brand, offers a complete line of towing products and is the leading manufacturer of custom-fit trailer hitches. We offer the broadest selection of custom-fit receiver hitches for nearly every vehicle on the road today.

We also offer gooseneck, 5th wheel, weight distribution hitches, and RV hitches as well as electrical components, ball mounts, trailer balls, cargo carriers, bike racks and other towing accessories.

For everything from passenger cars and vans to full-size pickups and RVs, CURT is 'The First Name in Towing Products®.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

SUVs Dominate at New York Auto Show


Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts, most of them SUVs.

Monday, April 22, 2019

First Car for your Teen | Consumer Reports


Buying your first car is one of the most exciting times for a teenager—and one of the most nerve-racking for a parent. Here’s what to look for when shopping for that first vehicle.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Air Lift - Dick Devers - Featuring SmartAir™ II


After a major health scare, Dick Devers was given the choice of losing his life or his leg. Ultimately, he decided to go with the leg. Despite this setback, Dick refused to let his passion for motorcycles go to waste in his beautiful state of West Virginia. He now loads up his F-150 with his trike in the bed of the truck. Fortunately, Air Lift's SmartAir II system and RideControl air springs offer a safe and comfortable ride as he travels through the state.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

WARN 16.5ti Winch Lineup


The 16.5ti and 16.5ti-s feature the full diagnostic ability of WARN thermometric technology, plus the extreme sealing, durability, and reliability that the WARN ti winches are known for.

+ Massive 16,500 lb. (7484 kg) capacity

+ Thermometric indicator (ti) provides motor temperature feedback via LED on remote control

+ Extreme-duty sealing helps protect the winch from the outside elements

+ Metal control box for added protection for the electronics

+ Contactor control for the ultimate in durability and reliability

+ Class-leading cone brake holds the winch’s full-rated load

+ Chip-resistant powder-coated finish with primer undercoating for superior corrosion resistance

+ Industry-leading warranty: Limited lifetime (mechanical components); seven year (electrical components)

+ Available with lightweight, easy-to-handle, Spydura Pro rope and Epic Hook or durable steel rope and standard hook

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Yakima [] BoatLoader EVO Load-Assist Accessory [] Product Tour & Installation


An easy way to make load up less of a chore, the BoatLoader EVO telescopes out 28" from your roof rack to help get canoes, kayaks, and boards up to the roof. When not in use, it stows neatly inside your RoundBar or CoreBar crossbar, ready and waiting for the next trip to the water. It's easier on your back, your boat and your car's paint job.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Precision - Inside the Hellwig Suspension Products Factory


Take a look inside the Hellwig Products factory at the modern manufacturing techniques employed in the production of its precision CNC mandrel bent tubular sway bars and plasma-cut brackets. Precision is the key to ensuring proper fitment and consistent quality, which is why Hellwig proudly manufacturers its suspension in Visalia, California.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

CURT Goosneck Hitches Introduction


CURT gooseneck hitches can be broken into two main categories: under-bed and over-bed.

Under-bed hitches include the Double Lock EZr, OEM-style, original Double Lock, Quick Goose II, and the Under-bed Folding Ball gooseneck Hitches. The over-bed goosenecks include the Fixed Ball, and the Over-bed Folding Ball Gooseneck hitches. All hitches are tested to SAE J2638 standards for safety.

CURT also offers OEM Gooseneck Ball and Safety Chain Anchor Kits for Ford, GM, Nissan, and Ram, as well as the X5 Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel adapter plates, and gooseneck hitches that are compatible with already installed 5th wheel rails.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Bolt Lock Family


If you drive a truck, haul gear or pull a trailer, then the BOLT Series of locks is for you. The BOLT Series of locks lets you set all your truck, trailer and equipment locks to work with one key – your ignition key!

Simply insert the truck’s ignition key into the BOLT lock, turn it once and the lock mechanically and permanently learns the key code.

Whether you are a truck pro or a weekend warrior, you can’t beat the convenience of BOLT locks. Why carry all those extra keys?

Monday, April 1, 2019

Most Pickups Need Better Passenger-Side Protection


Most pickups need better passenger-side protection

ARLINGTON, Va. — The majority of pickups recently put through the passenger-side small overlap front test struggled to maintain their structure, but two trucks — the Ford F-150 and the Nissan Titan — earn a good rating.

The F-150 and the Titan join the Ram 1500, whose good rating in the test was released late last year.

The Honda Ridgeline, which earns an acceptable rating in the passenger-side test, is the only pickup so far to qualify for the 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK award, thanks to available good-rated headlights, which the other models all lack, and available superior-rated front crash prevention. The Ridgeline qualifies for the award only when equipped with those features.

The Toyota Tacoma also earns an acceptable rating in the passenger-side test, but it falls short of an award because of headlights.

In total, IIHS has rated 11 crew cab pickups in the passenger-side test — four small and seven large. The Toyota Tundra, a large pickup, earns the only poor rating, while five of the trucks rate marginal.