Top 5 Truck Accessories to Upgrade Your Ride

Around here, we are celebrating Truck Month! Auto Accessories and More is part of the Arrow Ford family and Truck Month is all about celebrating the best-selling pickup for 47 years running, the Ford F-series. While we love our Fords, we really LOVE trucks of all kinds!

Your truck is more than just a vehicle; it’s a workhorse, an adventure companion, and an extension of your personality. Whether you use it for hauling cargo, hitting the off-road trails, or cruising around town, there are a variety of accessories that can enhance its functionality, comfort, and style. Here are the top 5 truck accessories to consider adding to your ride:

1. Bed Liner: Protecting your truck bed is essential, especially if you haul cargo regularly. A bed liner safeguards the metal bed from scratches, dents, and rust caused by tools, equipment, and other materials. There are two main types of bed liners: spray-in and drop-in. Spray-in liners offer a more custom fit and a smoother look, while drop-in liners are typically less expensive and easier to install yourself.

2. Tonneau Cover: A tonneau cover keeps your truck bed’s contents secure and protected from the elements. It also improves fuel efficiency by reducing wind drag. Tonneau covers come in various styles, including hard folding, soft folding, retractable, and roll-up. Our truck accessory experts can help you choose the best bed cover option based on our needs, preferences and budget. If you frequently access your truck bed, a folding or retractable cover might be the best option. If you prioritize security and weatherproofing, a hard cover might be a better choice. We carry the top brands of tonneau covers including BAKFlip, Retrax, Rough Country, and more.

2023 Chevrolet Silverado with Tonneau Cover

3. Assist Steps: Getting into and out of a lifted truck can be challenging, especially for shorter passengers. Assist steps, also known as running boards or side steps, provide a secure and convenient step-up point, making entry and exit easier and safer. They also help to keep the truck’s interior clean by minimizing dirt and mud tracked in from shoes. Assist steps come in various materials like steel, aluminum, and plastic, and they can be chosen to complement the style of your truck. Auto Accessories & More also offers powered running boards that extend for your convenience needed and retract under the vehicle for a sleek look when not in use. Schedule a consultation to discuss step options for your vehicle.

4. WeatherTech Floor Liners: Protecting your truck’s interior from dirt, mud, spills, and wear-and-tear is crucial. WeatherTech floor liners are custom-fit for specific truck models, ensuring a perfect fit and comprehensive coverage. They feature a raised lip and channels that trap liquids and debris, preventing them from reaching the carpeted floor. WeatherTech floor liners are easy to remove and clean, making them a practical and stylish choice for any truck owner.

5. LED Light Bar: If you frequently drive at night or in low-visibility conditions, an LED light bar can significantly improve your visibility and safety. LED light bars are much brighter than traditional halogen lights and use less energy. They come in various sizes and configurations to suit your specific needs. Whether you’re navigating off-road trails or driving on dark country roads, an LED light bar can provide the extra illumination you need.

2022 GMC Sierra Denali with Light Bar

These are just a few of the many truck accessories available to enhance your vehicle’s functionality, comfort, and style. All of these truck accessories (and more!) are available at Auto Accessories & More in Abilene, TX. Remember to consider your individual needs and preferences when choosing accessories, and don’t be afraid to add your personal touch to make your truck truly unique. Stop by our showroom at 3995 S. 1st Street, Abilene, TX to speak with a truck accessory expert and start personalizing your truck today. Happy Truck Month!

Conquering the Cold: Cold Weather Vehicle Accessories

As the icy grip of winter approaches, preparing your vehicle for the changing conditions is crucial for safe and confident driving. With these essential steps and cold weather vehicle accessories, you can transform your car into a winter warrior. Ensure optimal performance and peace of mind even during the harshest Texas winter with Auto Accessories & More.

Tire Traction: Embracing the Grip

The bedrock of winter driving safety lies in proper tire selection. Summer tires, with their hardened rubber compound, lose grip significantly in cold temperatures and snow. Switching to dedicated winter tires is paramount. These tires boast a softer rubber compound that maintains flexibility in the cold, while their aggressive tread patterns bite into snow and ice for superior traction. Investing in winter tires is not a frivolous expense. It is a crucial safety measure.

Auto Accessories & More offers a wide selection of winter and all-season tires from brands including Toyo, Nitto, Yokohama, BFGoodrich and more. Enter your vehicle information at in the Interactive Garage and see a 3-D rendering of your vehicle outfitted with winter tires!

Battery Resilience: Avoiding the Cold Cranking Blues

Cold weather wreaks havoc on car batteries, draining their power and hindering engine starts. Before winter arrives, a thorough battery test is essential. If the battery shows signs of weakness, replacing it is the prudent choice. A dead battery in the middle of a snowstorm can turn into a frustrating and potentially dangerous situation. Proactive battery maintenance eliminates this risk.

Visit the Quick Lane department at Arrow Ford to have your battery tested before it becomes a hassle. You can schedule an appointment here.

Clear Vision: Ensuring Safe Visibility

Worn-out wiper blades become ineffective in winter conditions, leaving drivers squinting through streaks of ice and snow. Replacing them with winter-specific wiper blades designed for optimal performance in snow and sleet is crucial. Additionally, ensuring the windshield wiper fluid reservoir is filled with a winterized blend that won’t freeze at low temperatures guarantees clear visibility, a non-negotiable element of safe winter driving.

Gear Up for Winter Preparedness

While essential maintenance ensures basic winter driving capability, these cold weather vehicle accessories can further enhance your car’s performance and preparedness:

  • Ice scraper and snow brush: A sturdy ice scraper with a built-in brush is a winter driving must-have. This handy tool is great for clearing ice and snow from windows and windshields. Auto Accessories & More has new ice scrapers in-store, just in time for the drop in temps.
Arrow Branded Ice Scraper
  • Portable jump starter: Be the Good Samaritan with a portable jump starter, ready to assist fellow drivers facing dead batteries in the cold. Auto Accessories & More has NOCO Jump Starters, which you can get with your FordPass Points!
NOCO Jump Starter - Ford Accessories
  • Heavy-duty floor mats: Winter boots often track in snow, slush, and salt, which can wreak havoc on your car’s carpets. Investing in durable floor mats specifically designed for winter weather protects your interior. Auto Accessories & More offers WeatherTech floormats, which are molded to your vehicles exact specifications.
A closeup of a black floor liner shows ice and snow accumulated.

Remember, proactive preparation is key to navigating the challenges of winter driving, ensuring both your safety and the longevity of your beloved vehicle. Fickle Texas weather can turn icy in a moments notice, so outfitting your vehicle early is the best way to stay prepared.

Visit Auto Accessories & More and let our experienced staff help you find the cold weather vehicle accessories on your list.

Overlanding Vehicle Accessories

Bronco Sport With Outlanding Vehicle Accessories

Outfit your vehicle and go on an adventure!

Overlanding is a type of travel that involves equipping a truck or SUV with overlanding vehicle accessories and journeying to remote and challenging areas, and conducting self-sustained trips that can last from days to months. This type of adventure travel has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many people seek an escape from the stresses of modern life and look to immerse themselves in the wilderness.

Overlanding is not just a hobby, but a way of living. The overlanding mindset prioritizes self-reliance and resourcefulness, living sustainably, and embracing the unknown. This type of travel allows people to explore new places, meet new people, and learn new skills. Overlanding all provides a sense of freedom and adventure.

The origins of overlanding can be traced back to the early explorers. Adventurers who travelled the world in search of new lands and experiences. Today, overlanding has evolved to encompass both 4×4 vehicles and motorcycles, as well as backpacking and skiing.

Overlanding vehicles typically range from fully equipped 4×4 trucks and SUVs to converted vans and RVs. These vehicles are modified to withstand the rigors of off-road driving.

Popular Overlanding Vehicle Accessories

  1. Rooftop tents. Yakima, Rough Country, and other brands offer rooftop tents for trucks and SUVs to make overlanding easy and comfortable. Auto Accessories & More can install the rooftop tent on your vehicle so you can be ready for your next adventure.
  2. Awnings. Awnings make a great overlanding accessory for your vehicle. Awnings provide refuge from the sun and rain. They also provide a comfortable place to sit under and enjoy the scenery.
  3. Kitchen Essentials. To get the true overlanding experience, many equip their vehicles with outdoor stoves, portable fridge/freezers, and other cooking accessories. Auto Accessories & More offers many Ford Bronco and Jeep accessories to create your kitchen away from home. Additionally, tailgate tables or Molle Grate systems optimize your vehicle’s interior space when you are on the road.
  4. First Aid. Be prepared for emergencies when you are on an adventure by adding a first aid kit to your overland vehicle accessories list. A first aid kit in your vehicle is a smart decision for any trip, but especially when you are planning to spend time away from civilization.

If you’re looking for a thrilling outdoor adventure, overlanding may be the perfect choice for you. Auto Accessories & More can help outfit your vehicle for your overlanding adventure. Book a free consultation with our vehicle accessory experts and start building your overlanding vehicle today.

Window Tint 101

A red Chevrolet sports car is parked in front of a red and orange sunset. The car has dark tinted windows and black custom wheels.

There are many options for window tint in Abilene, TX. From material to percentage to installation, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to selecting the right window tint. Here is a breakdown of what you need to know about window tint:

Texas Regulations

Front Windows: Window tinting on windows to the left and right of the driver must have a light transmittance value of 25% or more.

Back Windows: If the vehicle has side mirrors, there is no restrictions on the darkness of your window tint on the back passenger windows and back windshield of your vehicle. You may have heard of limousine tint – this refers to window tinting that allows only 5% of light into the window.

Brow: Window tint on the windshield must be applied above the AS-1 line. This is the area up to 5 inches below the top of the windshield.

Click here for a full description of Texas Window Tinting Standards.

Auto Accessories & More follows all Texas Window Tinting standards. While it is helpful to understand these regulations, know that we will not install any product that does not follow Texas Administrative Codes.


Auto Accessories & More offers Ceramic tint and Nano Ceramic tint options. But what is the difference?

Ceramic tint blocks additional sunlight and infrared heat than traditional tint. Nano Ceramic tint blocks up to 92% of infrared rays, making for a cooler interior of your vehicle, even on the hottest day. Ceramic tint and Nano Ceramic tint also offer superior visibility over traditional tint. Traditional tint uses carbon dye to block light and distorts the view through the glass.


Our staff can help you determine which window tint is right for you. Once you have selected your ideal window tint, we can schedule the installation. Our in-house expert installer can complete your window tinting in just a few hours. After your window tint is installed, it is important to not roll your windows down for 48 hours. You may see one or two tiny bubbles in your tint when your vehicle is returned to you, but don’t be worried! These bubbles will disappear in the days after installation. Of course, if there are any lingering issues, we back our product and installation fully and will happily address any problems you have.

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Looking for Window Tint in Abilene, TX? Book a consultation with us here.