Cold Air Intake Round-Up

February 17, 2011

Fact: Most factory air intakes don’t provide the air flow performance vehicles require. If your car is guzzling gas or lacking in horsepower, you might need a cold air intake system to improve your engine efficiency. A cold air intake is a must-have for any performance vehicle. They provide your engine with unrestricted cool air to increase your horsepower and torque. In some cases, intake systems can even improve your gas mileage. Like most auto upgrades, air intakes come in a variety of sizes, styles, and applications, but with a little help from today’s post, we can help you pick out the air intake system that fits your vehicle the best.

 

S&B Cold Air Intake System:

A favorite among American auto manufactures, the S&B Cold Air Intake provides your vehicle’s engine with unmatched air flow to increase your car’s horsepower. The S&B Cold Air Intake System features a unique “crosslink” design to keep hot air and dirt out of your engine, and comes equipped with a clear top for easy inspection.

 

Volant Air Intake:

Volant’s unique approach to air intake systems has made the company a household name among performance enthusiasts and truck owners. Featuring a unique box design, the Volant Air Intake prevents hot air from getting pushed back into your engine and adds up to 40 lbs. of torque to your vehicle.

 

AEM Brute Force Air Intake:

The AEM Brute Force Air Intake is an auto upgrade that lives up to its name. Made from CNC mandrel-bent 6061 aluminum tubes, the AEM air intake provides unrestricted air flow to increase your vehicle’s horsepower. Plus, it comes with a built-in heat shield to keep your engine temperature under control. If you’re a performance driver, this is the air intake system for you.

 

K&N 63 AirCharger Air Intake:

The K&N cold air intake cools down the temperature of your engine to improve your torque and fuel economy. One of the newest members of the K&N line, the K&N 63 Series Air Intake increases your engine’s performance by 28 hp and installs easily in under 90 minutes.

 

Couldn’t find an intake to match your vehicle? Don’t worry these are just a handful of the cool air intakes we have on the site. To see them all, head over to our air intake page at http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com


Manufacturer Profile: Rugged Ridge Bumpers and Grille Guards

February 15, 2011

The guys at Rugged Ridge have been in the Jeep business for years, and their exhaustive catalog is practically an encyclopedia for Jeep accessories. From roll bar tops, to replacement seats, to grille guards – if  it beefs up the look of your Jeep, odds are it’s a Rugged Ridge part. Today’s post is all about Rugged Ridge and their brawny exterior accents.

 

Rugged Ridge Front Tube Bumper:

Made from heavy duty materials with a cool, rust-proof finish, this tube bumper is built tough to keep your jeep’s front-end protected from dirt, debris, and any obstacle thrown your way. The Rugged Ridge Front Tube Bumper features welded end caps, and is available in multiple styles to suit the look of your Jeep.

 

Rugged Ridge Euro Style Brush & Grille Guard:

If want to add some continental style to your vehicle, check out the Rugged Ridge Euro Style Brush & Grille Guard. This grille guard features a no nonsense design inspired by the old country to shield your front-end from small tree limbs and brush. The Rugged Ridge Euro Style Brush & Grille Guard is available 2 finishes: Stainless Steel and Gloss Black.

 

Rugged Ridge Rear XHD Bumper:

Featuring a classic look that’s long been a favorite of Jeep owners, the Rugged Ridge Rear XHD Bumper oozes off-road style. The XHD features a tough powder coated steel finish and 2 reinforced D-ring attachments to give your Jeep Wrangler a cool look that’s compatible with the XHD Tire Carrier Mount.

 

Rugged Ridge Rear Tube Bumper:

Whether you’re fording through the backwoods, or idling in the carpool line, this rear bumper has a rugged style that looks great. The Rugged Ridge Rear Tube Bumper features a large 17″ opening in the middle to make room for your oversized tires and comes in multiple styles and finishes. For the total Rugged Ridge upgrade, pick up the rear bumper with a hitch to increase your towing capacity.

 

Want more? To see the rest of Rugged Ridge’s fender guards, jeep covers, and jeep front bumpers, head over to http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com


Nerf Bar Round-Up

February 8, 2011

Automobiles, like people, need a good makeover every now and then. So if your truck is starting to look a little dated – like, maybe that suit you wore to your senior prom – we suggest picking up a set of nerf bars and bringing your vehicle into the 21st century. Nerf Bars are a great starting point for any auto makeover and a must-have for all trucks. Check out some of our favorite nerf bars below:

 

Bully LED Step Bars:

Bully Nerf Bar

Bully LED Step Bars are the ultimate exterior accessory for any truck, and among the strongest step bars on the market.  Made from true mandrel bends to provide smooth looks and unparalleled durability, these truck step bars feature a 24″ red LED light strip that stays lit while you drive and flashes when you turn to provide your vehicle with added safety as well as style.

 

Westin Platinum Series Round Step Bars:

Westin Nerf Bars have long been a favorite of truck owners with an eye for quality and craftsmanship. These round step bars are made from corrosion-resistant 304 Stainless Steel and promise to retain their shiny chrome finish for years, regardless of the weather conditions.

 

N-Fab Nerf Bars:

N-Fab Nerf Bars do more than simply provide your vehicle with another brawny ornament. These truck nerf bars strike a balance between the practical and the fashionable to protect the side of your vehicle from dirt and debris. Made from heavy duty materials, N-Fab Nerf Bars are built to last and available in 2 finishes – Black Gloss and Textured Black – as well as a number of styles, including 6-Step and Cab Length nerf bars.

 

Go Rhino OE Style Oval Nerf Bars:

Go Rhino OE Style Oval Nerf Bars were built with budget conscious truck owners in mind. Go Rhino’s OE Nerf Bars are made of wide 4″ oval tubing and equipped non-skid step pads to provide secure footing and a place for you to clean your boots before entering into the cab. These OE nerf bars come in Black or Polished Stainless Steel.

 

Putco Boss Step Bars:

Putco Step Bars have a shiny mirror finish and heavy-duty tread pads to compliment the rugged look of your vehicle. Made of NeveRust Stainless Steel, these nerf bars are available in a variety of styles, including cab length bars and wheel-to-wheel step bars with a Dually kickout.

 

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Don’t worry about it! Those are just a few of the nerf bars we have in stock – click here to see the rest of our nerf bars, running boards, and side step rails.


Shopping Guide: EBC Brakes

January 25, 2011

The guys at EBC Brakes know the world of auto accessories can be a difficult one to navigate. That’s why their brake pads are color-coded to make your life easier. With EBC, instead of memorizing obscure acronyms and part numbers, all you have to do is remember that “Track Use Brake Pads” are “Yellow” and “Every Day Use” means “Green.” Check out our comprehensive buyer’s guide of EBC Brake Pads below and find out what color suits your vehicle the best.

 

Green Stuff Brake Pads:

For every day drivers, there are Green Stuff Brake Pads. These pads are the ideal replacement for your stock pads and feature a center-line slot that vents in cool air to prevent thermal cracking and reduce noise.

 

Red Stuff Brake Pads:

Red Stuff Brake Pads give sports car and European luxury car owners a pad to match the performance of their vehicle. Red Stuff Brake Pads have a high initial brake effect and a higher heat threshold than EBC’s Green Stuff line. Plus, they carry up to 50% less dust than OEM replacement pads, which means cleaner wheels for your Dodge Challenger.

 

Yellow Stuff Brake Pads:

If you plan on hitting the race track any time soon, you may want to think about picking up some EBC Yellow Stuff Brake Pads. Yellow Stuff  Brake Pads are EBC’s highest gripping pads and they’ve been a favorite of race and rally drivers since 2004.

 

Blue Stuff Brake Pads:

EBC Blue Stuff Brake Pads are the world’s first street legal racing brake pads. These pads provide race-level performance without the noise of traditional race pads. Instead of using semi-metallic fibers, Blue Stuff ‘s are naturally-mined to produce a progressive feel that’s far less harsh on your brake rotors. Blue Stuff Brake Pads also feature EBC’s NDX Formula to provide superior bite from cold.

 

Those are just a few of the EBC brake pads we offer at AAG. Check out all of EBC’s brake pads and brake rotors at our website.


AAG’s Car Cover Roundup

January 20, 2011

If you’re like the rest of us, you don’t have the money to let your vehicle’s exterior deteriorate on a snow covered driveway or in a dusty garage. These nasty environments can cause irreversible damage to your paint job. To keep your vehicle’s finish looking great, you need to make sure your car stays protected.

Car Covers are a simple and easy way to shield your car or truck from dirt, debris, and bad weather. Plus, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can pick the one that suits your needs the best. Check some of our favorite custom car covers below:

 

The Coverking Stormproof Car Cover:

For cold weather, the Coverking Stormproof is a no-brainer. This outdoor car cover is made of microscopic yarn that’s tough enough to protect your car from the snow and ice. Plus, it’s equipped with a soft lining that won’t scratch the paint job.

 

Covercraft Form Fit Car Cover:

Perfect for storage units, the flexible Form Fit Car Cover lives up to its name. Made of Lycra and Spandex materials, this car cover hugs the curves of your vehicle to provide total coverage against dirt and dust.

 

Coverking Satin Stretch Car Cover:

If you’re storing your car in the garage, pick up the Coverking Satin Stretch Car Cover. This indoor car cover by Coverking is made of breathable satin to protect your paint job from water damage, heat, and dust. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors so you can pick the one that suits your style the best.

 

Covercraft Noah Car Cover:

The Covercraft Noah Car Cover offers total protection against rainwater and condensation. The Covercraft design team built this water repellent cover with state of the art microscopic holes so trapped moisture can escape without exposing the paint job to the bad weather and dust.

 

These are just a few of the custom car covers we offer. To check out the rest of our outdoor and indoor car covers, head over to the Auto Accessories Garage website.


Shopping Guide: Truck Toolboxes

July 1, 2010

All of our favorite heroes keep their equipment handy at all times: Batman has his handy Utility Belt, MacGyver makes more-than-resourceful use of his Swiss army knife, and even John Popper stays within reach of his full arsenal (I mean harmonicas, not his other arsenal). Don’t be caught stranded without your tools when it’s your time to shine – Keep all your gear ready for action with one of these durable, secure, and great-looking truck toolboxes:

Dee Zee Single Lid Crossover Toolbox
Dee Zee Crossover Truck Toolbox

The Dee Zee Single Lid Toolbox features the classic crossover toolbox design you’ve seen on pickups from the Celtics’ stomping ground to Lakers country and everywhere in between. It’s forged from heavy-duty aluminum with a tough diamond plate Brite-Tread design and a full-length piano hinge even Ben Folds couldn’t bust. The Dee Zee Single Lid Truck Toolbox keeps thieves out with locking stainless paddle handles and prevents water leaks with weathertight foam seals. USA-made Dee Zee Truck Toolboxes keep your gear safe, secure, and ready to get to work.

Deflecta-Shield Low Profile Crossover Toolbox

DeflectaShield Crossover Low Profile Truck Toolbox

Maybe you need some tool storage, but want to keep your pickup truck’s sleek looks for those nights you take it out to the local sushi bar. That’s where Deflecta-Shield (a division of Lund International) comes in, with their Low Profile Truck Toolbox. This truck toolbox gives you plenty of storage for your tools and other gear, while keeping a low-profile design that provides subtle style and gives you a full view out of the back window. It’s got fully welded seams, commercial-grade gas struts, and your choice of a polished Brit or powder-coated Black finish. It’s a tough toolbox but it looks so smooth even Smoove B would be proud.

Deflecta-Shield Challenger Side Mount Truck ToolboxDeflectaShield Side Mount Truck Toolbox

Crossover truck toolboxes may be the most popular design, but they’re not the only way to go. Mount a Deflecta-Shield Challenger Side Mount Truck Toolbox to your bed for easy access to all your tools. Unlike crossover boxes you don’t have to climb into your bed or reach like Stretch Armstrong to get to your gear. The Challenger Side Mount Toolbox is built from heavy-duty diamond tread aluminum with handy and secure quick-release locks and a foam-injected lid that’s strong and quiet. You can even mount a Challenger Side Mount Toolbox in conjunction with a standard crossover truck toolbox for even more storage space.

Count on Auto Accessories Garage to take care of all your truck toolbox needs. With so many designs available at unbeatable prices, you can’t go wrong!


Tonneau Covers: An Overview

May 19, 2010

There’s no better way to enhance the functionality, convenience, and style of your pickup truck than to add a Tonneau Cover. Tonneau Covers (also spelled Tonno Covers) protect your cargo from the weather, hide it from potential thieves, and even improve your truck’s aerodynamics for a little extra fuel economy.

There are several different types of tonneaus to suit a wide range of uses, styles, and budgets. What kind of Tonneau Cover is right for you? Let’s take a look at some popular tonneau styles:

Folding

Bakflip G2 Tonneau

Folding Tonneau Covers provide an excellent combination of convenient access, smooth looks, and impenetrable security. Most Folding Tonno Covers give you full access to your truck bed and lock up with the tailgate, turning your bed into a secure, weathertight trunk. Our most popular Folding Tonneaus are the BakFlip G2 by BAK Industries and the Fold-A-Cover G4.

Soft Top


Maybe you don’t need the expense and weight of a hard-paneled tonneau. That’s where Soft Top Tonneau Covers come in. Soft Top Tonneaus feature a lightweight tarp that quickly rolls up and out of the way to give you complete access to your truck bed. Soft Top Tonno Covers from brands like Lund and TruXedo are durable, protective, and affordable for any budget.

Hard Top


Looking for maximum security, durability, and looks? Then Hard Top Tonneau Covers are for you. Hard Top tonneaus act as one solid lid for your pickup bed, giving you the ultimate in security and protection for your gear. Many can even be painted to match your truck for a totally customized look. Check out the Undercover Tonneau Cover for a great example of a hard top tonneau cover.

Retractable


Retractable Tonneau Covers are the high-tech truck bed option. They operate like a garage door, with a hard top that opens by sliding into a canister. Retractable Tonneaus give you the security of a hard top with the quick, full access of a roll-up. The Pace-Edwards Bedlocker is one of our more popular Retractable Tonneaus.

No matter your truck and no matter what you use it for, there’s a tonneau cover out there for you. We make it easy to show for tonneau covers for your exact vehicle – simply choose your truck from our vehicle selector and we’ll show you all of the custom-fit tonneaus that fit your bed. And if you have any other questions, you can always call us at 1-800-663-1570. Happy Trucking!