Friday, May 27, 2016

A Top Quality Aftermarket Fuel Tank Is What You Need

In the trucking industry, it can be very difficult to find everything that you want for your truck. A major part of you truck is going to be the fuel tank. It can be very difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. Finding a fuel tank that meets your specifications but is still FMCSA approved for use as a side mounted fuel tank  can be extremely difficult, but professionals can build you a fuel tank that actually exceeds manufacturers’ specifications and is FMCSA approved. This article is going to outline why installing an aftermarket fuel tank will be such a huge benefit to you and your trucking company.   
Go Farther 
While an aftermarket fuel tank is not meant to completely replace your stock fuel tank, it is meant to drastically supplement it. Probably the most common reasons for installing an aftermarket fuel tank is to increase the total distance you will be able to travel before stopping to get fuel. When driving a heavy truck and when hauling a very heavy load fuel efficiency can decrease very quickly. To keep you on the road, install an aftermarket fuel tank that can give you a couple hundred extra miles before you have to stop for fuel. If you are looking to increase the size of your SUV’s or pickup truck’s tank, you can usually take the total gallons from 30 to 80.  
Put It Anywhere
Another fantastic characteristic of putting an aftermarket fuel tank on your truck is that they can be placed many different places on your truck. In fact, because there are so many different ways to mount the tanks, they can be placed almost anywhere. Professional outlets specialize in mounting tanks on GM pickups and other semi trucks. After consulting with their professionals you will find a place to install your aftermarket fuel tank that will work for you. 
Your Fuel Tank Will Last
Some individuals are worried that an aftermarket fuel tank will not be as durable as a stock fuel tank. Simply put, an aftermarket fuel tank is more durable than most stock tanks. Professional outlets, such as those from SouthTowns Specialties, LLC, can build your tank from a variety of materials including Steel and Aluminum. They also powder coat most of their fuel tanks to increase the overall durability of the tank. When exposed to different elements such as weather or mud, they will not erode.   

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Looking to "fancy" up your truck? We now offer stainless steel tank wraps!
Our custom cut Tank Wraps are manufactured using 20 gauge type 304 stainless steel with a #8 mirror finish. This stainless has the finest 3M adhesive laminated to the back side of it making installation to any clean, smooth, dry surface very permanent.
Tank Wraps can be applied to either your Steel Tank or Aluminum Tank to give it that "Jewelry Quality Look"

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Are you a Welder? Looking for weld flanges? We carry Stamped Aluminum, Steel and Stainless Steel weld flanges in sizes from 1/8" to 2". We also have machined aluminum weld flanges ranging in size from 1/4" to 1-1/2". Steel Foraged, heavy flanges available from 1/8" to 4" 
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

We manufacture standard/custom aluminum or steel semi-truck diesel fuel tanks for Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, Ford, Sterling, Mack, Volvo, GMC and more. See our website at 
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

3 Reasons To Consider An Aftermarket Fuel Tank

One of the more useful aftermarket parts that you can get for your truck is a fuel tank, mostly because of the many benefits that it can provide. An aftermarket fuel tank is not intended to actually replace your current fuel tank but is instead meant to supplement it. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider an aftermarket fuel tank. 

Driving Range
One of the most annoying aspects of many vehicles is that it can seem like you are constantly having to stop and refuel during a long haul or road trip, especially with high-powered and heavy vehicles like trucks. Sure, your truck is likely to have a very large fuel tank in it already, but that doesn’t really help all that much when you consider just how low the fuel efficiency is on many trucks and SUVs, especially if you have a heavy load in the vehicle or are towing a trailer. In that situation, an aftermarket fuel tank can easily double or triple your driving range due to the sheer size of the tanks that can range in capacity from 30 gallons all the way up to 100 gallons.

Placement Versatility
Another reason to consider an aftermarket fuel tank is that it is really easy to find a spot to place it as there are a number of different sizes and shapes available. For example, there are additional tanks that can fit in the truck bed just behind the cab or on the side of the bed next to or over the wheel wells.
In addition, you can even find tanks that are short enough that you can keep install them in your bed but still take advantage of a tonneau cover. This placement versatility makes it easy to increase your fuel capacity without completely compromising your truck bed space.

Finally, you will want to consider utilizing an aftermarket fuel tank because it is typically going to be very durable. In most cases, a new fuel tank will be made entirely out of steel or comparable materials. In addition, these materials will often be powder coated to make them even more durable by making the tank itself resistant to chipping or corrosion when exposed to the elements.
Contact your local auto parts store or fuel tank supplier today in order to discuss which aftermarket fuel tank would be a good fit for you and your vehicle. These tanks are a good choice if you want a versatile and durable way to greatly increase your fuel capacity and driving range. 
For aftermarket fuel tanks, contact a company such as SouthTowns Specialties, LLC

Monday, May 2, 2016

Does your tank look like the first two pictures?! Call us today to get a free quote for your NEW FMCSA approved fuel tank. Your new tank will look like the last two pictures in NO TIME! Order today!  Southtowns Specialtied, LLC