Category: Tires

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.

Trying to find a car 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 Truck and Cart, 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? Give us a call at 775.883.0477 or check out our products page to see what we have.

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!

September 30, 2016 12:27 am

Red custom Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Fall is a great time to get on four wheels and explore the Sierras with your custom Jeep. What? You are still driving a stock vehicle? If you live in Carson City or Reno, a custom Jeep is the only way to go. Not only can you rock crawl with precision in the hills, you can customize your Jeep to handle mud, snow, or any type of terrain the Sierras and valleys can dish up.

 

 

Here are a few our favorite custom Jeep add-ons:

Lift Your Jeep

If your buddy is trying to convince you to lift your Jeep yourself, don’t give in. Do not attempt to lift your Jeep yourself. This is something that only an expert should do. Especially with the terrain in Carson City and Reno, it can ruin your custom Jeep if it’s not done right. Jeeps have unique suspension and if they aren’t lifted properly they can succumb to Death Wobble (yes, it’s as bad as it sounds) and other problems. If you had your Jeep lifted by someone who didn’t know what they were doing, we can fix that. You deserve to drive a custom Jeep, with the right lift and suspension, not a hack job. While you are lifting, be sure you have the right tires for your amount of lift. The right tires will make all the difference in your custom Jeep experience.

Give it More Horsepower

Towing and all-terrain driving is easier when you have a few more horses under the hood. Power up your custom Jeep with more horsepower with turbocharger and exhaust upgrades or an upgraded diesel fuel injector. Even some diesel fuel additives will aid the cause of getting more power for your play time. If you are rocking a diesel, you already have a lot of potential in your custom Jeep. Adding on more horsepower is easy and will add more oomph to your experience. Pair that with custom towing accessories and you’ll be able to haul anything.

Make it Shine

After the dirt, mud, and snow, you may still want to shine up your custom Jeep for a night out in Carson City or Reno. Make that baby show and shine with paint protection. Paint protection will help your vehicle clean up nice. Add some custom lighting to the exterior and interior to make your custom Jeep stand out in a crowd.

Get Comfortable

Aftermarket accessories inside your custom Jeep make for a sweet and comfortable ride. Don’t forget seat warmers, because Winter is on its way! You can outfit your Jeep to be or do just about anything you want. Flip through some catalogs for inspiration or hit our web site. Then, leave all the hard work, and expertise, to us. We’ll make your custom Jeep just the way you want it at TSA Custom Car & Truck.

June 12, 2015 3:59 pm

Changing the tires and wheels on your car, truck or jeep to aftermarket selections comes with a number of advantages. The process, however, can be a daunting one. There are a number of factors to consider to ensure your upgrade is the best choice for you. To start, it is important to understand what information is necessary to make the process of purchasing aftermarket wheels.

Considerations for Custom WheelsCustom rim installation.

When thinking about upgrading to custom wheels the first aspect to consider is the purpose for the change. Are you trying to enhance the overall aesthetic of your vehicle, or are you hoping to improve the driving performance? Each of these underlying reasons for changing to aftermarket wheels will help you focus your end selection and make the most appropriate choice for your vehicle needs. In addition to honing in on your best options for custom wheels and tires, there are critical considerations regarding fit. The most important consideration includes your vehicle’s lug bolt pattern, width and diameter, backspacing, offset and pricing.

  • Lug bolt pattern – each vehicle will have a different lug bolt pattern, which is the simply the position andLarge rim wheels number of bolts that attach your wheel to your car, truck or jeep. The owner’s manual provides this information, but TSA has access to an extensive database that stores this information as well. It is necessary to have this information to make sure your custom wheels are a perfect fit.
  • Width/Diameter – the factory width for your vehicle is also available in the owner’s manual, but will depend on the design of your car, truck or jeep’s suspension. If you are buying custom car wheels but keeping your original tires, simply select aftermarket wheels that are the same as the factory width.

Find the Perfect Fit

If you are upgrading to custom Jeep wheels or custom truck wheels as well as custom tires, you will need to know how much extra space is available to ensure a smooth fit. In addition to width, the wheel’s diameter is an important metric to understand. In essence, this measurement tells you just how big your custom tires and wheels can be. Newer cars often have greater diameter measurements, while older vehicles tend to be smaller.

  • Backspacing – the distance between a wheel hub and the inner LRG-wheels-3edge of the wheel is known as backspacing. The majority of cars, trucks and jeeps have excess backspacing which allows for bigger aftermarket tires and aftermarket wheels. Ensure the backspacing on your vehicle is large enough to accommodate your upgrade, especially with custom car wheels.
  • Offset – Measuring offset may be one of the most confusing components of planning for custom wheels and tires. Offset is the distance between the center of the wheel (when looking at it from above) and the section of the wheel that sits against the hub.
  • Pricing – the greatest consideration in shopping for custom tires and wheels for most owners is price. Like other purchases, you get what you pay for with custom car wheels, custom Jeep wheels and custom truck wheels. There are a number of luxury wheels that stay within a tight budget, while other options can be quite pricey. It helps to set a limit for yourself prior to visiting a retailer. Know that custom wheels and tires are an investment in your vehicle.

Benefits of Custom Wheels and Tires

Custom wheels and custom tires make your vehicle stand out from the pack. Custom wheels and tires easily upgrade the overall aesthetic to match your unique preferences or needs. In addition to enhancing appearance, aftermarket wheels and tires can have a major impact on your vehicle’s performance on the road. Often, custom tires are lighter than factory options, which can boost your engine’s performance over the long haul. Similarly, custom wheels are often stronger than factory models, making for a sturdy, durable vehicle.

Whether you are considering a simple upgrade for your vehicle or are seeking out expertise in the luxury wheels market, our experienced team at TSA Custom Car and Truck can assist you with measurements and final selections. Contact us for a consultation, installation or purchase of your custom wheels and tires today!

September 15, 2014 11:50 pm

Frost on the pumpkin is comin’

We can’t wait for the months ahead. There’s nothing like off-roading in the snowy Sierras looking for some fresh powder. We’ve been busy helping Northern Nevada get ready for it by fixing up rides with aftermarket custom car accessories. But if you’re still trying to figure out how to make your ride stand out, we’ve got the greatest selection of custom truck accessories in Carson City. So stop by and see how our team can clean up your whip!custom car accessories

 

Custom car accessories for those chilly drives

The late-summer weather is great, it’s not nearly as hot as it was a few weeks ago. But our mornings are cooling off and they’re only going to get colder. This is a great time to get a remote car starter installed. While you’re getting ready in the morning and looking through your window at all that snow, just press a button to start your car and enjoy a warm ride to work… or school. We’ve got a huge line of remote starters that’ll work with whatever make and model you’ve got.

Let a flat tire be the last thing on your mind

Don’t forget about that commute either. Those tires you’ve been driving on all summer long (and most likely the winter before that), have gone through some serious wear and tear. Make sure you’re getting where you need to go safely, and have TSA install some road grippin’ tires on your vehicle. Whether you’re in the market for a quiet-ride passenger tire or something for your commercial rig, you’ll find it here.

We’ve got the best selection of tires, custom car accessories and truck accessories in Carson City. Not to mention an awesome team of installers and experts that can help with concerns. Wherever your imagination takes you with your car, truck or SUV, let TSA help you get there. Give us a call or stop by our location today, and let’s get your ride ready for winter!

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