Welcome to Trucks and Moore online. For over 15 years we have been proud to serve the CSRA in the automotive service and accessory field. We look forward to future opportunities to serve your needs anywhere from a basic oil change to completely revamping the look of your vehicle. We hope you find this site insightful into any automotive related questions you may have. We want to be your one stop shop for all things automotive, and look forward to seeing you down the road.
Trucks & Moore FAQ
Are tonneau covers completely waterproof?
No. OK, you probably didn't want to hear that, but some are more water resistant than others, and some truck bed designs are more suitable than others for being more water resistant. The tonneau itself is watertight, but the bed design may allow water [very small amounts in all cases] to seep in. We'll be up front with you in all cases, but other than saying it'll be about 99%, saying any more would be misleading.
What do the numbers on a tire mean?
Very good question. An example of a common tire would be 225/60/16. The first number is the width in millimeters. The second number is the percentage of the width that corresponds to the height, called the aspect ratio. The last number is the diameter of the rim on which the tire is to be installed.
- There is also a performance number on most tires. An example would be 400AA. The numeric value is the hardness of the tread compound. The first letter is the traction rating. The second letter is the temperature rating.
- A lower numeric rating is usually found on performance tires. And while they will have great grip for traction, they usually dont last too long. On the other end of the spectrum, a high treadwear rating might give you a long lasting tire, but not give the proper amount of traction. Again, our guys know what to recommend for the best balance of value, safety, and performance.
- One other little note. Truck tires, especially ton and 1 ton trucks, require a 10 ply tire, and is found on the sidewall as a sidewall rating, such as E. Each progressive letter indicates the number of plies in the sidewall x 2. E is the 5th letter, x 2, equals 10, indicating the plies.
What are the major differences between spray in and drop in liners?
We've been answering this one for over 15 years. Slipping and sliding cargo are the biggest pain for a truck owner. Sprayed liners offer far superior skid resistance to drop in liners. Same for protection from moisture, chemicals, looks, and resale value. Drop in liners do have two advantages over Spray in liners. Cost, and impact resistance.
How can I get better fuel economy?
With fuel prices as they are, I understand this one. YOU, have the most impact on your fuel economy with your driving habits. Going fast cost money. There is no getting around that. Proper inflation in tires, a properly maintained car, you've heard all of that before, and it's true.
What else can you do?
- Nitrogen in tires maintains a consistent pressure for optimum rolling resistance.
- Replace the stock air filter with a K&N or another free flow filter, or better yet, with a Cold Air Intake. The cooler the air, the denser the air, resulting in a better fuel burn.
- Change to synthetic fluids throughout your car or truck. High quality synthetics not only protect better under extreme conditions, they reduce friction, which results in better fuel economy, in addition to reduced engine wear.
- Changing wheels. What? Yes, a lighter wheel reduces the rotating mass and requires less power to turn the wheels. Choose carefully. The lighter wheels are usually costly, but there is the bonus of increased performance and fuel economy, in addition to good looks.