Category: Custom

November 4, 2019 6:34 pm

One of the best truck accessories you can buy for your vehicle is a camper shell or truck bed cover. They are ideal components to add to your truck if you’re looking for extra security and protection and can provide more utility to your vehicle. At TSA Custom Cars and Trucks, we have the best selection of camper shells and truck bed covers in Reno. See for yourself how a truck bed cover can enhance your vehicle and protect the items you leave stored in it. 

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Camper Shells

Camper shells, also called truck caps, are a great way to add utility to your truck and get the extra security you need to keep your important belongings safe. Not only do camper shells provide coverage for your valuables, but they also protect your truck’s bed from damage caused by poor weather conditions. And luckily, they are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and materials to properly fit your truck’s specific make and model. 

While camper shells give trucks an SUV look, they don’t take away from the usability of your truck’s bed. Camper shells can be extremely useful for avid and novice campers as they provide a covered area for sleeping that goes beyond tent camping because it better protects from wind and rain. These shells are also great for those who like to travel with their pets but don’t want them ruining the interior of the truck’s cab. A camper shell keeps animals, such as dogs, perfectly safe while driving, and keeps your truck’s interior clean. And if you store tools for work in your truck bed, a camper shell protects and secures these items from inclement weather and out of sight from potential burglars. 

Flat Truck Bed Covers 

Flat truck bed covers, also called tonneau covers, are covers that lay flat over the top of your truck’s bed. These covers are generally used in trucks where the height of their cargo fits into the existing bed space. Another reason you would opt for the tonneau cover is if you often carry items that would be too tall for a camper shell. Because tonneau covers are simple and easy to remove they are a great option for those who often haul tall or large items. Tonneau covers also come in a variety of different styles and materials making them very versatile. See below to determine which cover would work best for you and your truck.  

Folding Covers

Folding tonneau covers are popular because of their easy use and effectiveness for keeping belongings guarded and the truck bed safe from poor weather conditions. These covers usually have either two or three panels which can be folded back in order to gain access to the bed of the truck. And because tonneau covers fold all the way back, removal isn’t necessary for carrying taller items in the bed. 

Another benefit of folding covers is that they come in soft or hard materials, each having their own benefits. Soft folding covers allow easy access to the truck bed and can be fully removed with ease. Likewise, hardcovers are also easy to use, but they add an extra element of security when paired with a truck bed equipped with a locking tailgate. Soft and hard folding tonneau covers sit almost seamlessly above the truck bed for a smooth finished look. 

Roll-Up Covers

Roll-up covers function just as their name implies. They roll-up from the back of the truck bed to the front in order to access the bed of the truck. These tonneau covers provide adequate protection for the truck bed and easy access for carrying taller items. Installation is also easy and non-damaging to your vehicle. The frame of this cover clamps to the truck bed without drilling and can be removed with ease. 

Retractable Covers

Retractable tonneau covers are able to retract into the front of the truck bed, which is the area closest to the cab of the truck. These covers are able to fully retract and leave the truck bed completely open which means there’s no need to remove the cover to gain access to the bed. Some retractable tonneau covers can even be motorized and are controlled using a remote for effortless operation. Like most tonneau covers, the retractable covers also come in various materials such as vinyl or aluminum. Another type of retractable cover is made from a  polycarbonate surface which is placed over a retractable reinforcing structure. These covers sit flat over the truck’s bed to provide a clean appearance and make the cover practically unnoticeable. 

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Hinged Covers

Hinged covers are used by lifting up the cover in order to gain access to the bed. They can be made with either soft or hard materials ranging from fiberglass and hard plastic to soft vinyl or cloth. The hardcovers can also be painted to perfectly match the color of your truck making them a seamless addition to your vehicle. Another benefit of hinged covers is that they offer complete weather protection and keep the bed of your truck free of damage caused by rain and snow. These covers provide extra security with a lock that protects the truck bed and prevents the tailgate from being opened. And if you need to remove the cover to fit large items in the truck bed, it’s easy to remove, and easy to re-install.   

Truck Bed Covers Reno

TSA Custom Cars and Trucks has a large selection of camper shells and truck bed covers in Reno. Their team can help you find the perfect cover for your truck based on your budget, style preferences, and the ease of operation. If you’re looking for added security and protection, a truck bed cover could be the solution you need. Take a look at our camper shell and truck bed cover options today!

August 26, 2019 11:00 pm

Adding custom car accessories to your vehicle has many benefits. They can improve the overall performance of your car, increase its resale value, and some can even protect your car’s interior or exterior. If you want a new custom look for your car, then check out these accessories.

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Paint Protection

One of the easiest ways to upgrade your car can be accomplished with paint protection. Paint protection film is an invisible shield made from thermoplastic urethane that protects you car’s paint. It’s no surprise that through inclement weather and constant use of your car, it’s going to suffer some paint deterioration. The paint protection helps prevent against:

  • Scratches
  • Small abrasions
  • Bugs and insects
  • Winter sand and salts
  • Stone chips and other small road debris 

Adding paint protection to your vehicle is simple and effective. It leaves your car looking great, and even adds to the resale value of your vehicle.

Custom Wheels And Tires

If you really want to give your car a makeover, but want to do it simply and cost effective to you, then consider getting new wheels and tires put on. They can improve the look and feel of your car and are completely customizable. And while enhancing the look of your vehicle is the number one reason for installing new wheels and tires, there are other benefits too. New wheels and tires can provide better performance as well. And if you’re planning on selling your car, they can also increase its value. So, whether you want improved performance, luxury, or style, wheels and tires are a great way to achieve this. TSA has over 20 brands of wheels and tires, check them out today. 

Leather Car Seat Upholstery

You can enhance the interior of your vehicle by changing out those cloth seats or old leather seats with brand new leather car seat upholstery. At TSA, we’re able to give your car the look and feel of a luxury vehicle, without the price of purchasing one. Our leather car seat upholstery services are tailor-made and custom fit exclusively for your vehicle. All leather comes from Katzkin, who makes luxury leather for vehicle upholstery. 

Leather not only looks and feels great, but Katzkin leather is also durable and super easy to clean. They protect your seats from spills and stains, and clean up is very simple. Another bonus to having leather car seats is that it’ll help regulate your body temperature, which is good in cases of severe hot or cold weather.

Check out the Design Selector from Katzkin to find the custom luxury leather perfect for you!

Remote Car Starter

As far as custom car accessories go, remote car starters have become a must have. The luxury of being able to start your car from the warmth of your home on a frigid and frosty morning really makes this addition worth it. No one enjoys rushing out to start their car early in the morning just to run back inside for another 10 minutes, which is why having a remote car starter is so nice.

TSA has chosen Compustar as its leading provider for remote car starters. These remote starters are compatible with just about every vehicle, even those with manual engines. 

Cold Air Intakes

While most engine modifications are costly and ineffective, cold air intakes are different. This engine accessory is fairly inexpensive and easy to install. Cold air intakes move the air filter outside the engine so that cooler air can enter the engine to combust. This makes your car more powerful because colder air is more dense, which means better combustion. This ultimately results in more power coming out of your engine, making your car’s performance much better. 

TSA Custom Car and Truck Accessories Reno

TSA Custom Car and Truck has some of the best custom car and truck accessories available in Reno, Carson City, and Tahoe. Whether you’re interested in new leather upholstery seats, custom wheels and tires, or want to install a remote car starter, we can help. Do you drive a truck? We have a vast selection of custom Reno accessories for trucks. Connect with us today and see how we can help you get your car looking and feeling like new. Call us at 775.883.0477.

December 1, 2017 10:52 pm

While your car or truck may be great, there is always something about it that can be upgraded to make your vehicle even greater. TSA Custom Car and Truck has custom accessories for your truck and car!

Trying to find a Reno car or truck accessory in particular? Give us a call at 775.883.0477

 

Paint Protection – Keep Your Car Looking Good

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Of all the car accessories, the easiest and most effective way you can upgrade your car is with paint protection. Paint protection film is an invisible shield that prevents your car’s paint job from degrading. Brands like Llumar and XPEL provide incredible paint protection films that protect against:

-abrasions

-scratches

-small road debris

-bugs and insects

-winter sand and salts

Not only do paint protection films keep your car looking great, but they also enhance your car’s resale value!

 

Cold Air Intakes – Better Air, Better Performance

Many engine modifications are expensive, time-consuming, and not really worth it. Cold air intake may just be the most undervalued car accessory you can put on your engine. Fairly inexpensive and easy to install, cold air intakes make your engine more powerful. Cold air intakes move the air filter outside the engine so that cooler air can enter the engine to combust. Colder air is more dense, which means better combustion, which means more power coming out of your engine. Sounds pretty good, right?

 

Performance Exhausts -Making Your Car Breath Better

Where cold air intakes improve your vehicle’s “inhale”, performance exhausts improve your vehicle’s “exhale”. Factory exhaust systems, typically referred to as “crush-bend” systems, contain a crinkled area of the pipe that slows down the escape of gas. Less gas that can escape means that your car won’t be able to perform as well as it should. One solution comes in the form of an aftermarket exhaust product referred to as a “mandrel bend”. A mandrel bend keeps the diameter of the pipe consistent throughout the whole pipe. This consistency allows for more air and gas to exit the pipe. Performance exhausts make some of the perfect car accessories.

 

Performance Suspension

When you think of suspension, you probably automatically think of off-roading. However, your car can benefit from a suspension upgrade even if your car is just used for cruising. Car accessories that upgrade suspension with sway bars and coil springs will make your car more grounded and stable. A more grounded car will have an easier time accelerating and turning.

Of course, if you live in Nevada, then off-roading is probably why you are looking for suspension. According to TSA Custom Car and Truck, replacing your shocks, struts, sleeves, springs, and mounts will make your car ready for the dirt trails. Your shocks and struts will make your car capable of taking on rocky and uneven roads. Upgraded sleeves make your car’s struts rebound better when taking a hit while also reducing the nose dive your car does when braking. Lastly, new motor mounts will lessen engine rocking and give it more pull when you accelerate.

 

Wheels and Tires

Nothing improves the look and feel of your car like a new set of wheels. Whether it be for performance, luxury, or just to raise your truck even higher, TSA’s has the perfect aftermarket tire and wheel packages to satisfy your needs. TSA’s selection ranges from classic brands such as Firestone and Bridgestone to more advanced products from the likes of American Eagle Wheel and Mickey Thompson.

See our selection of over 20 tire and wheel brands

off road tires

Got any great ideas for your next upgrade? TSA Custom Car and Truck also provides custom accessories for trucks and cars. Give us a call at 775.883.0477 or check out our products page to see what car and truck accessories we have to offer the Reno, Tahoe, and Carson City area. 

November 17, 2017 7:03 pm

You may be overwhelmed by the number of camper shells out there. With all the kinds of models out there, trying to whittle down the options is time-consuming and difficult. If you are interested in custom accessories for trucks, TSA Custom Car and Truck has compiled a list of different A.R.E. camper shells and their distinct features. 

CALL US TODAY: 775-883-0477

 

Want more space? The TW series is the option for you.

tw camper shell

The TW series offers the most capacity out of any kind of simple shell. The extra space provided by the TW series creates the perfect space for storage and hauling. Speaking of hauling, the TW’s aerodynamically-sloped roof directs airflow over any trailer, camper, or boat, which reduces drag and makes hauling easier.

 

The ToolMaster camper shells are the ultimate tool for the job

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Complete with a fiberglass shell, the ToolMaster Series is the perfect companion for any job. The shell’s side cabinets keep finding that perfect socket wrench from becoming harder than the job itself. Furthermore, the heavy-duty cabinet doors will keep your tools protected from the weathering and dust of your travels. The ToolMaster Series also features a stylish commercial-grade ladder rack that’ll support you just as much as the ladder itself.

 

Durability and security – the DCU Series

dcu camper shell

The ultimate combination of durability and security, the DCU series features 3 different thicknesses of of aluminum skin (.035, .063, and .063 diamond-plated). Also, DCU Series shells are built around a welded construction frame that creates a rugged, yet durable camper. And unlike other camper shells, the DCU Series are locked with BOLT One-Key technology, giving you the safest way to store your belongings.

You may be looking for more convenience out of your camper shell. Why not? After all, more convenience is always better. Unique to the DCU Series, the Diamond Edition DCU features full-length side doors that easily allow you to load and unload anything you want from your truck.

dcu camper shell

Check out TSA’s full line product line of A.R.E. Camper Shells here. TSA also offers other custom accessories for trucks as well. 

Contact us today!

September 18, 2017 9:08 pm

reno truck accessoriesThere is no doubt that Americans love to customize their trucks. When it comes to Reno truck accessories like wheel splash guards, bed liners, and custom wheels are only the beginning. Drivers here love custom accessories for trucks so that they can match their personalities or are more suited to the environment.

No matter what type of custom accessories for trucks you are looking for, TSA Custom Car & Truck of Reno, NV has just what you need. Here are 10 of our top-selling Reno truck accessories for your consideration.

1. Custom Wheels

For most truck owners in Reno, truck accessories like custom wheels and tires are among the first modifications they make. At TSA Custom Car & Truck, we carry several lines for you to choose from including Wheel Pros, American Eagle Wheel Corporation, Large Rim Group, Fuel, Mickey Thompson, and ProComp.

2. Tire Selection

What good is a set of our custom wheels if you don’t have tires to match. We have Nitto, Toyo, BF Goodrich, Firestone, and Dunlop Tires in stock and ready to go. Plus, we can mount and balance them on your new wheels.

3. Bed Liners

A bed liner is the best possible way to protect the bed of your truck. Whether you are interested in a spray-in bed liner, a bed mat, or a custom molded Bed Rug, we have one that will fit your truck perfectly.

4. Wheel Splash Guards

Wheel splash or mud guards are not just a good way to display fun messages, they protect your paint and keep rocks and gravel from hitting other vehicles behind you. Whether you have a lift kit and monster mudders under your truck, or stock tires and wheels, adding a set of splash guards is a good addition.

5. Running Boards

From standard running boards designed to help you get in your truck, to custom automatic folding mode, nerf bars, steps, and more- adding a set of them to your truck can make life a little easier. No matter what style you are looking for, Reno truck accessories like these are always in stock.

6. Custom Floor Mat

Whether you use your truck for work or pleasure, it probably came with nice carpet. Keeping it that way should be high on your priority list. A good set of custom floor mats should do the job. Of all the items we sell in Reno, truck accessories like these are among the most popular.

7. Driving/Fog Lamps

While we might not get a lot of fog here in Reno, the nights can be pretty dark and if you go up into the mountains, visibility can be an issue. A good set of driving/fog lights can make a huge difference. Let us install them for you and ensure they are aimed properly. You will be amazed at how much better you can see at night.

8. Tow Hitches

Reno truck accessories like a good heavy-duty tow hitch are vital. Whether you are planning to haul your ATVs, motorcycles, or sand rails out into the desert, or your boat out to the lake, the right tow hitch, electric brakes, and wiring can make the job much easier.

9. Air Intake Systems

Upgrading the air intake is often one of the first modifications truck owners in the Reno area do. Not only does this help your engine to breathe better, but a system from a company like K&N can improve fuel economy and power.

10. Exhaust Systems

At the other end of the equation is the exhaust system. Your stock exhaust was built to ensure your truck ran quietly and met all EPA standards. But, in Reno, custom accessories for trucks like an aftermarket exhaust system are high on the priority list. This type of exhaust will help your engine develop more power, breathe more easily, and of course give your truck that nice deep rumble.

When it comes to living in Reno, custom accessories for truck accessories like these can help you to change the look and feel of your truck. Some, like the intake and exhaust upgrades, can help improve overall performance and fuel economy. To learn more about the hottest selling Reno truck accessories and more, contact TSA Custom Car & Truck at 775.883.0477 or visit us online. We install what we sell and more, come in and see us today!