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Truck Customization Ideas for Snowy Weather

Truck Customization Ideas for Snowy Weather
February 8, 2017 Truck Colors Blog
Truck Customization

Global warming doesn’t mean that we will all be living in the tropics within the next few years. Instead, harsher winter weather is likely on the way. Snow isn’t going anywhere for now, so it’s good to ask: is your truck prepped for winter?

If not, here are six excellent truck customization ideas to keep your commute safe and smooth this winter.

1)   Battery Check

By now, you should know that the cold can take a toll on your truck’s battery. The last thing you want is to remain strained on the side of the road because your battery died on you.

Do your due diligence and test and charge your battery at an optimal level. Make sure to keep some jumper cables around anyway – winter can always take you by surprise. Better be safe than sorry.

2)   Emergency Kit

Having an emergency kit in your truck is crucial regardless of the season. As much as you’re trying to keep your vehicle in top shape, uncomfortable situations can still arise, especially during winter. So keep your trunk full of essential survival and emergency items. The absolute must-haves for every truck include a snow shovel, a thermal blanket, snow boots, a charged-up battery booster, a flashlight, extra batteries, backup jumper cables, a tow rope and some food and water supplies.

3)   Husky Liners Floor Mats

We here at Pacific Truck Colors love snow. What we don’t like is the salt and mud dripping from our boots, creating a mess in our trucks. Most drivers simply throw down a floor mat to fix this problem. But, as we’ve learned the hard way, not all floor mats are created equal.

Husky Liners mats are designed from a cutting-edge elastomeric material that contains spills better than most floor mats on the market. Durable, affordable, and reliable, they are a great item for your winter truck customization project.

4)   Winter Front and Bug Screens

You want your truck to be up and running smoothly at all times. Maintaining a proper temperature can become a challenge when the weather gets rough and cold. A winter front can give your engine a helping hand by promoting faster engine warm-up. Your fuel economy will also improve significantly.

A bug screen is a summer version of a winter front. Its primary purpose is, you guessed it, to protect the radiator and grill from bugs – or in this case, ice and salt.        

5)   Mud Flaps

Mud might not be the first thing on your mind when worrying about winter driving. After all, keeping your truck squeaky clean is probably not your winter priority. But the truth is mud comes with other downsides than appearance. It can bring along the risk of corrosion and chipped paint. That is where mud flaps can come into help and keep your truck safe and clean during winter. They are easy to install and very inexpensive.

6)   Snow Plows

Although they are entirely optional, snow plows have to make the list of best winter truck customization ideas for their effectiveness. Whether you are tired of waiting for a snow removal service to clean your driveway or you’re a business responsible for cleaning the snow from the sidewalk of your property, installing a snow plow on your truck could bring plenty of benefits. But, before you dive head in and buy one, make sure you know how to pick the right one for your needs.

If commuting during winter feels like a challenge, you can always count on us for support and some good truck care advice. Head over to our request a quote page to see how you can transform your old truck into the ultimate winter vehicle.