RedRock 4×4 Giveaway: $5K for your Truck at AmericanTrucks

Are you ready for Christmas in July? RedRock 4×4 is sponsoring a $5,000 Truck Parts giveaway on AmericanTrucks.com now until 9/30/19. Better yet, participants can enter daily for the best chance to take home the grand prize—no purchase necessary.

Attention all Domestic Truck Owners: here is your chance to win $5,000 in parts and accessories for your pickup from AmericanTrucks (AT), brought to you by RedRock 4×4. RedRock 4×4 is a manufacturer of off-road truck armor including grille guards, side armor, rocker panel guards, truck side steps, taillight guards and other sturdy, functional, and affordable components.

The RedRock 4×4 Giveaway is an “enter-daily” sweepstakes which runs now until September 30th, 2019. For the best chance to win, participants can visit the RedRock 4×4 page on AT’s site and complete the entry form daily—no purchase necessary. A winner will be selected on or around October 7, 2019 to be awarded with a $5,000 shopping spree on AT’s site. Even though this giveaway is sponsored by RedRock 4×4, all brands on AT’s site are up for grabs. See official rules on entry form for exclusions and full details.

F-150 Owners enter here: https://www.americantrucks.com/red-rock-f150-parts.html

F-250 Owners enter here: https://www.americantrucks.com/f250-monthly-sweepstakes.html

RAM Owners enter daily here: https://www.americantrucks.com/redrock-4×4-ram-parts.html

Silverado Owners enter daily here: https://www.americantrucks.com/redrock-4×4-silverado-parts.html

About AmericanTrucks
AmericanTrucks is regarded as one of the best, most reliable online aftermarket retailers providing parts and accessories for F150, F250, Ranger, Silverado, Sierra, and RAM. Catering to the needs and demands of late-model truck owners and enthusiasts, AmericanTrucks provides the best parts with support from genuine truck experts. Located just outside of Philadelphia, AmericanTrucks is dedicated to offering the truck community with the highest quality of parts and customer service. Please visit https://www.americantrucks.com for more information.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

Top Silverado Camping Parts | Get Your Silverado Camping Ready – The Haul

Summer is here and camping season is in full swing! St. Louis Dad is always looking for some of the best camping equipment and in this episode of AmericanTrucks’ “The Haul” YouTube Series, host Joe Dick selects his favorite camping gear for Chevy Silverado owners. Whether you are camping, tailgating, or just trying to have some fun during an off-road excursion, this video offers a few excellent suggestions to make your time with your truck, away from home, an enjoyable one.

Silverado parts included in this video: UnderCover Ultra Flex Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover, Smittybilt High-Performance Air Compressor, Barricade 3 in. Bull Bar, Smittybilt 2 in. Receiver Hitch Rack, ARB 82 Quart Fridge Freezer, Rightline Gear Full Size Truck Tent, Rightline Gear Truck Bed Air Mattress, Husky GearBox Under Seat Storage Box, Rugged Ridge All-Terrain Front & 2nd Row Floor Mats, Covercraft Carhartt SeatSaver Front Seat Covers, & Covercraft Carhartt SeatSaver 2nd Row Seat Cover.

View it here: http://www.americantrucks.com/the-haul-news-july2019-3.html

About AmericanTrucks
AmericanTrucks is regarded as one of the best, most reliable online aftermarket retailers providing parts and accessories for F150, F250, Ranger, Silverado, Sierra, and RAM. Catering to the needs and demands of late-model truck owners and enthusiasts, AmericanTrucks provides the best parts with support from genuine truck experts. Located just outside of Philadelphia, AmericanTrucks is dedicated to offering the truck community with the highest quality of parts and customer service. Please visit https://www.americantrucks.com for more information.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

Tips On Buying Your First Car

For first time drivers, the hard bit is over. They’ve passed their test and can now legally drive on the road.  But now it comes to selecting your first car, and the process can seem a little daunting if you know very little. So whether you’re going car shopping with your children or it’s a car for yourself, here are some tips for buying your first car.

Set A Budget

A budget is very important considering what it can cost to buy a car. Firstly you need to think about the cost of the car itself and then the additional costs that come with owning a car such as road tax and car insurance. With all this in mind, you should have an overall cost estimate in your head of how much you can spend with all of these payments in mind. This might determine what style of car you get and what condition it is in.

Pre-owned or New?

With a pre-owned car, the cost will be significantly less than a new one. This is another decision you’ll need to consider when purchasing your car. Buying a brand new car may be possible with someone who has more disposable income. Whereas a pre-owned car is going to depreciate less, and you’ll have more scope on makes and models that span back years. Pre-owned vehicles are certainly in supply across many makes and models, and if you want something slightly bigger, sprinters are available at a discounted price. Looking for a Mercedes Benz sprinter for sale, salt lake city has plenty of them!

Think About What You Need

There are many vehicles available, and it’s worth knowing exactly what you want when it comes to the car itself. Do you need a manual or automatic? Are you after a car with the latest technology or would you be happy with just a stereo system? These needs are important to note down as a sort of wishlist. That way you can go to a dealership or second-hand car store, with your requirements and know that you’ll be able to pick out something that is going to suit you and your needs.

Go For A Test Drive

It’s all well and good looking at a car that you want to buy, but it could end up being a very different experience when you go behind the wheel. Always take a potential car out for a test drive before signing on the dotted line. Take it on two separate occasions too if you can, so you can get an idea of what’s it like to drive in different weather conditions. It’s very easy to not get the same feelings about the car when you take it on the road. So take advantage of having a test drive, even if they don’t offer it, to begin with and always be in the driving seat.

Hopefully, with these tips, you’ll find perfection with your first car. Happy driving and of course, stay safe on the road!

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

Why We Need To Bring Back Victory Gardens

World War I and World War II took a toll on the country’s budget and led to an increase in the cost of living. With no end in sight for the war, the government was at a tight spot, trying to find food for the marines overseas while also keeping the cost of food in the country at an affordable level.

The solution? A rallying call to all Americans to grow food in their backyards to supplement the nation’s demands. These backyard gardens came to be known as “victory gardens.”

The concept spread like wildfire as citizens heeded the call. Communities came together and put idle land to use. Vegetables were grown in lands owned by churches, schools, and factories. Individuals heeded the call in their own way, growing vegetables at their front or backyards and even in parks.

The rallying call paid off, and food prices remained affordable during the war, which was critical in maintaining the stability of the country.

A New Call for “Victory Gardens”

The wars may be over, and today, the country is self-sufficient and faces no risk of escalating food prices. However, there is a new challenge to be tackled: expensive healthy and organic foods.

Today, Americans are taking processed food more than ever before. Processed ingredients are not as healthy as their organic counterparts. When food is processed, it is exposed to different chemicals to increase its shelf life. These chemicals deplete the ingredients in the plants, meaning we do not end up with the required nutrients for every serving we eat.

The foods that we buy are taking longer to reach the shelves. Moreover, they are being grown under controlled conditions with pesticides, which means they end up having potentially dangerous minerals in our food. Some pesticides have been linked to the development of chronic diseases like cancer.

Is it time to bring the Victory Gardens back? Absolutely yes!

Grow Your Own Food

A Victory Garden, or whatever name you may wish to call it today, allows you to grow your food at home and enjoy the benefits of a fulfilling outdoors activity. Keeping a vegetable garden is an excellent way of reducing your bill and bringing your family and the community together.

You do not need a large tract of land to start gardening. Even the little 10ft x 10ft backyard or front yard enriched with compost will do.

Here are some reasons why you should start a Victory Garden this year.

  1. Reduce your food budget – Starting a Victory Garden is an excellent way of supplementing your food budget. You can drastically reduce your grocery budget when you grow food at home. Moreover, you can determine what foods to grow depending on the quantities you usually need.
  2. Get nutritional value – Homegrown fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients since they are under your control. You won’t have to worry about the plants being subjected to harsh pesticides or herbicides. Moreover, you can ensure that the plants grow organically by engaging in good ‘ol farming techniques.
  3. Engage in outdoors activity – Farming is a great outdoor activity that will keep you and the whole family busy. The activity is not physically laborious, especially if you have a small parcel of backyard garden. You will love the fresh air and bonding with your children while carrying out the gardening tasks.
  4. Reduce carbon footprint – Growing your own vegetables also helps to reduce carbon footprint. With the dangers of the high amount of carbon in the environment, you can play a small part in reducing the footprint by planting your own vegetables.

How to Start Your Victory Garden

Gardening is not as difficult as it may seem. In fact, you may already have a flower garden at home. If this is the case, how about converting it to a vegetable garden? If the garden is in the backyard, you can transform it with the vegetables that frequently feature on your menu. Onions, spinach, carrots, and tomatoes would definitely be in the list.

If you do not already have a backyard garden, the first thing to check is whether you have some space that you can use for gardening. If you are a tenant, find out from the landlord whether you are allowed to keep a garden. If you own the land, nothing should stop you from starting to dig a small portion of the backyard to be the garden.

You may have to carry out some tests to know whether the soil is good enough for growing vegetables. Ask for help from an experienced local farmer or get a soil test kit online and carry out the tests on your own.

If the soil is not suitable for growing vegetables, perhaps you can enrich it by adding compost or look into creating a container garden. After this, you should be ready to plant your first vegetables.