I'm looking for a tonneau cover for my Ram Dakota, but I'm a bit confused as to which cover to choose given the wide range of options available in the market. My utmost priority, aside from safety, is easy access to my cargos. Which cover will allow me to secure my belongings while allowing me to gain quick access to my stuff as needed?
When it comes to tonneau covers, the two major options are the soft and the hard covers. If you constantly need quick access to the cargos on your truck bed, then we'd recommend that you go for the roll-up cover. This comes in a soft and hard variety, and it is designed to simply roll up towards the front of the bed when you need to get to your stuff quickly. Folding covers and retractable covers are also good options. They may be a bit bulky than a soft cover, but the combined protection and access that they provide more than make up for this little issue.
I got a set of new mud flaps for my truck. I don't really have any serious automotive experience, but these add-ons look easy enough to install. I just need some tips and guidelines to ensure a seamless and hassle-free installation process. Can you give me some tips?
Most trucks will already have factory-drilled mounting holes for these accessories, and all you will need to do is to line up the flaps to these holes and to fasten them using the factory screws that are secured on the factory holes. Just be sure you have enough wheel well clearance and that the mud flaps are checked to ensure that they are mounted at the correct side (whether for the left or right wheel). If there are no holes yet, you will have to drill the said holes. Remember not to tighten the screws all the way. Check first that the flaps are parallel to the ground before tightening everything.
I'm about to replace the fuel pump in my vehicle, but I was informed I may have to replace other parts and do some sort of thorough system cleanup to ensure that there won't be any particulates left in the system that might damage the new pump. What are the things I need to do to clean up the fuel system in my Ram Dakota before mounting the new fuel pump?
The first thing to remember when installing a fuel pump is to flush the fuel in the tank so that any contamination in the fuel will be removed. If you plan to reuse the said fuel, you can still do so. Just remember to filter the fuel at least twice before you return it to the system. You might also need to replace the filter and strainer in the fuel tank, as well as flush the lines and hoses to remove any contaminant that might have gotten stuck in them. These simple tasks can go a long way in ensuring that the fuel system will remain clean and your new fuel pump will work well for a long time.