Category: Tips of the Trade

September 18, 2017 9:08 pm

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

No matter what type of custom accessories you are looking for, TSA Custom Car & Truck of Reno, NV has just what you need. Here are 10 of our top-selling 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, truck accessories like these can help you to customize 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!

December 5, 2013 11:27 pm

What will work best for your vehicle this winter?

It’s that time of the season: snow is falling, creating a beautiful scene of glistening white; a lovely sight to see, but a potential nightmare on the road. Important precautions can keep you in control of your vehicle, taking away the stress from your daily commute. Whether you are traveling to work or a family gathering, TSA is here to make sure you are prepared for whatever the winter brings you.

Here is our input on the ultimate debate… Snow tires or snow chains? Each has a purpose and a time; we are here to help you decide which is right for you and your vehicle.

Snow Tires

The tread designs of snow tires allow your vehicle to securely grip the road, even when you encounter ice. There are several advantages to having a 4-wheel drive with snow tires. Mechanics at TSA can install the proper size and type of tires onto your vehicle, taking out the guesswork on your end. In addition to this, snow tires have a versatile, everyday use; they can be used on dry or wet roads, without fear of damage to the road or your vehicle, and without the need to change them out. In fact, these tires can be used during all seasons of the year with virtually no downsides.

Snow Chains

Snow chains can be applied upon need in a matter of minutes. They too reduce traction, and increase safety, making them an inexpensive and effective alternative to snow tires. It is useful to have snow chains always stored in your vehicle during the winter months, available upon need. However, there are several downsides to snow chains. Installation may only take a few minutes, but this allotment can eat away at your time, especially if you’re on a tight schedule. In addition to this, snow chains are often required by law enforcement on top of freezing summits in blizzard-like conditions- making application highly uncomfortable.

Snow Tires or Snow Chains? Our Consensus?

Snow tires are a solid investment for anyone that lives in a region like Reno/ Sparks that is prone to abrupt weather changes. Tire installation enables drivers to avoid spending time and energy applying snow chains, and then stopping to remove them. Recent advances in tire technology have created the ideal tire that is useful anytime and anywhere. Always follow proper tire care, such as monitoring air pressure, alignment and rotation, and you should be delighted to find the long-term value in your investment.

For anymore information regarding chains or snow tires give us a call, 775.883.0477.

August 20, 2012 1:41 pm

The roads in Northern Nevada can be–and usually are–treacherous for the life of your car’s paint. It doesn’t seem to matter where you go there is always something. Road-construction projects between Reno and Carson City this summer saw enough gravel trucks slinging pebbles out the back of their beds to scratch and ding more than a few paint jobs. Those select cars with a paint protection film were lucky enough to avoid any costly damage.

Invisible paint protection film is a product that has been used for years by the military and NASCAR. It’s designed to place a urethane plastic film between your paint and anything that comes flying your car’s direction. With options of up to 8 millimeters in thickness, invisible paint protection film can fend off many of the hazards found on our local highways. Even salted Lake Tahoe roads pose no danger to your paint because our products are guaranteed to withstand the elements without cracking, peeling or turning yellow for seven years; that’s longer than most people keep their cars.

At TSA Custom Car and Truck we know that when you’re shopping for car and truck accessories, you want the options that fit your needs the best … and you want it done right the first time. This is why we offer two different brands to choose from:

  • Our LLumar product has industry leading optical clarity and can be applied to a variety of surfaces, such as: hoods, mirrors, fenders, door handles, bumpers, you name it.
  • With its signature self-healing technology, Xpel is another great option in providing protection for leading edge surfaces.

Both of these manufacturers use computer-generated, precision-cut film that will match your vehicle’s intricate features exactly, eliminating any error in the way the film fits onto the surfaces. Plus, with our expert team on the job, you can be sure that your vehicle is in the best hands for this type of project.

Whether it be the brand new car you bought or the custom paint job you just had done, invisible paint protection film provides the ultimate shield against the elements. It will give your paint a high gloss shine that will look completely natural, molding to the paint surface so smoothly you won’t even be able to tell it’s there. As a Northern Nevada business, serving Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sparks, Minden, GardnerVille and more, we know all about the fun little surprises Northern Nevada highways have in store for motorists. This is why we offer this product, as we believe it is the best way to protect your investment for years to come.

Resources:
LLumar. Solutian Inc., 2012. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.

XPEL. XPEL Technologies Corp, 2012. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.

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