Most Popular Winter Truck Accessories

Pick-up trucks can be great vehicles for getting around in the snow, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still outfit your truck with some accessories to help get you through the winter.

Whether you use your truck for work, play or both, here are seven winter accessories that you might want to consider before the snow flies.

  1. Winter Tires – One of the most common upgrades truck owners like to make to their vehicle for winter are winter tires. Winter tires are made from a softer rubber that won’t harden like regular tires will when the weather turns frigid. This means you’ll have a great degree of safety and control while driving on ice and snow.
  1. Snow Plows – sure, you can use a hand plow or even a shovel to dig out of your driveway, but why would you when your pick-up truck is so handy. With a snow plow mounted to the front of your vehicle, you can clear your driveway in a matter of minutes. This is also a great accessory if you own a business and need to clear a parking lot.
  1. Winch – Most of us have helped a neighbour or even a member of our own family out of a sticky situation when their vehicle got stuck in the snow. A winch is an essential winter truck accessory for anyone who lives in an area that gets a lot of snow and who loves to be a good citizen.
  1. Portable Jump Starter – Of course, you can’t help others to get moving in the winter if you can’t even get moving. A portable jump starter is a good tool to get your trucking moving on a cold winter day without the need for jumper cables or another vehicle to give you a boost.
  1. Portable Car Heaters – Hopefully you won’t get stranded this winter but if you do, it is good to have a portable car heater on hand. These devices help to keep your vehicle warm and toasty while you wait for help.
  1. Tonneau Cover – Truck beds are great transporting a lot of equipment or materials, but one thing you don’t want to have piled up in your truck bed is snow. Snow in your truck bed is going to weigh you down unnecessarily and it can be dangerous if it is flying out into other vehicles behind you. But shovelling snow out of your truck bed can be a figurative and literal pain in the backside. Adding a Tonneau Cover will not only help to keep your vehicle free from snow, but it will also protect whatever you are transporting from the elements.
  1. BACKRACK™ Truck Racks – Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t include BACKRACK Truck Racks on our list. While not strictly and accessory for winter, BACKRACK™ Truck Racks are great additions for securing items – snowmobiles perhaps? – inside your truck bed.

So what are you waiting for? The time to start preparing your vehicle for winter is now. And to outfit your vehicle with a BACKRACK™ Truck rack, contact us today.