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Torklift Central Blogs

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  1. Three things that will break on your trailer and how to fix them

    If you use your trailer on a regular basis, or even if you don’t, certain parts of it will eventually break, wear down and need to be repaired or placed.  Here are three things you can expect to go wrong with your trailer and how Torklift Central can correct them:Visit our trailer center today! Wheel bearings Avoid trailer wheel bearing failureYour trailer...
  2. Protect your metal parts with a high-impact powder coat and custom metal work

    Our powder coat facility in actionWithout a high-impact powder coat finish, metal is extremely susceptible to rust and corrosion.  It doesn’t make a lot of sense to invest your hard-earned money in any metal product if the metal is not properly protected with a high-quality protective finish.  The examples of what rust and corrosion can do to your belongings are...
  3. Come see us at the Good Guys Car Show!

    If you’re a fan of custom and classic cars you owe it to yourself to attend the Goodguys 28th Wesco Autobody Supply Pacific Northwest Nationals, July 24-26 at Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.  The Goodguys Car Show is a spectacular display of hotrods, restored classics and custom cars and trucks from just about every decade of automotive history.Torklift...
  4. What our high-impact powder coat and custom metal work can do for you

    We’ve all seen the pickup truck driving down the road with a trailer hitch hanging down below the bumper that’s so rusty you feel like you need a tetanus shot just from looking at it.  When trailer hitches and other metal parts such as this aren’t finished with a quality powder coat they’re much more likely to age terribly with...
  5. Cargo trays – things to consider and what you need to know

    Cargo trays are one of those no-brainer products that make everything better when you go on a trip.  Buy now!  Looking for more vehicle luggage storagethat won’t suck your gas tank dry?   Here’s how cargo trays make life even more enjoyable on the road:  There’s only so much stuff you can fit on top of your car.  Regardless of what...
  6. What it means to be made in the USA

    When Fourth of July comes around each year we have the privilege to reflect on what it means to be American.  When Torklift Central founder Jon Kay opened Torklift Central as a one bay shop in 1976, he laid the foundation for how he believed an American business should conduct itself.  Nearly 40 years later, we are grateful to be...
  7. 2016 Honda HRV EcoHitch now available!

    2016 Honda HRV EcoHitch now available!
    What do you get when you take the Honda CRV, keep everything that makes it an icon of family crossovers and shrink it down into a smaller package?  The answer is the all new 2016 Honda HR-V; a compact crossover that’s designed for folks who want as much utility as possible from their vehicle with the smallest footprint possible.  For...
  8. Trailer brakes, tires and alignment tips

    Do you need trailer repair? Your trailer is a relatively simple tool compared to your tow vehicle, but it does share a number of crucial maintenance needs that are necessary for safe travel.  If you haven’t taken a good look at your trailer brakes, trailer tires or trailer axle alignment this travel season, read on.  Now is the time to...
  9. The top ranked bike racks of 2015

    The top ranked bike racks of 2015
    All of the bike racks on this list mount into a trailer hitch.  The reason for this is that hitch-mounted bike racks are much more desirable for a number of reasons you can read about here. If you want the most convenient, safest and efficient method of hauling your bikes, opt for a hitch-mounted bike rack.  Here are the top...
  10. Proportional versus progressive dinghy tow braking systems

    You have two main choices when setting up your motorhome dinghy tow auxiliary braking system:  progressive and proportional.  Here are the differences between the two systems and the clear choice you should make:  Progressive braking systems Progressive auxiliary braking systems are set to apply your towed vehicle’s brakes to a maximum pressure.  However, the braking pressure in the towed vehicle...