Here at Sound Depot and Performance in Gainesville, we love trucks. Everything about them. Years ago, a truck was more utilitarian, designed only for work purposes. These days, trucks are the most popular vehicles on the road and a great platform for our clients to customize for their needs. Every day, we see multiple Chevy, Ford, Dodge and Toyota vehicles come through our install bays. Here are our suggestions for the five first truck upgrades to make your truck uniquely yours.
1. Sound System Upgrades
Since our name begins with the word “sound,” it is only natural that our clients love to improve the quality of the stereo systems in their trucks. For us, it usually begins with bass. If you have ever been to a live concert and felt like you were immersed in the music, it was the bass. Did you know a truck is one of the best places to get accurate, incredible bass? It’s true. Our JL Audio Stealthboxes are custom-fitted for each application, giving you beautiful cosmetics coupled with wonderful sound. We also have a wide selection of compact enclosures that can tuck nicely underneath or behind your seat.
2. Bed Covers Improve a Truck’s Versatility
One of the reasons we all buy pickups is for the bed space, and one of the best ways to maximize the usefulness of your cargo area is with a bed cover. Our team has spent hundreds of hours on researching and testing products to find the best-performing, most-reliable units on the market. We offer soft and hard covers in one piece, folding and roll-up designs, so you can rest assured that Sound Depot and Performance has you covered.
3. WeatherTech Floor Liners and Accessories
Many of our clients begin their upgrades by adding one or more products from WeatherTech. Their floor liners can hold up to a gallon of water, road grime or mud, so they do a great job of protecting the carpet in your truck. We have solutions for both rows of seating in multiple color options. Other popular options include side window deflectors that allow fresh air in during inclement weather and mud flaps that protect the side of your pickup from stuff kicked up by your tires.
4. Window Tinting Makes the Florida Heat More Bearable
Another popular upgrade for a truck is window tinting. Have you ever walked out to your vehicle on a hot Florida day and felt a rush of hot escaping air when you opened the door? Our 3M Crystalline film is the highest-technology tint on the market, giving you over a 60% reduction in heat, making the summer a lot more bearable. When you factor in the 99% reduction in the sun’s harmful UV rays, the end result is a better-looking truck coupled with beautiful cosmetics.
5. Step Bars, Bull Bars and Brush Guards Improve Looks and Functionality
The first time you step into your pickup may be when your realize how helpful a set of truck steps will be. Our solutions include the Amp Research Power Steps, which retract up out of the way, to a full selection of tube-type steps in multiple styles and finishes. Bull bars and brush guards make a bold impression on the front of your truck and can hold auxiliary lighting to let you see better on those dark Florida nights.
Once you have decided on the first round of upgrades for your vehicle, many of these items have to be professionally installed. The good news is that our install team is made up of technicians who use reference-standard methods that meet or exceed those of a truck manufacturer. Everything we do is designed to give you a finished product designed to last for years and years.
Experience Our Truck Upgrades for Yourself
We invite you to stop by Sound Depot and Performance with your truck and experience us for yourself. Let us show you around our state-of-the-art showroom and look over your vehicle with you. One of our staff will help you find the best solution for your unique needs. Every year, more and more people around Gainesville choose us for their truck upgrades and we would be honored to count you with them as a client. You can also contact us about any of our products and services by clicking HERE.