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The holidays are approaching, carrying blankets of snow with it. While off-road trips are often taken when the skies are clear, going off the beaten path during winter is just as exciting. And even if you’re not a fan of driving off-road, you may be forced to do so when you have to visit loved ones or retreat to your cozy winter cottage.

Your vehicle may be equipped to take on the roughest roads and the toughest of winters, but you may still need to add, adjust, or maintain a few things to make your drive comfortable and safe.

Safely Suspended

One of the best things about getting a vehicle from a trusted lifted truck seller is that you’re guaranteed to have great clearance and suspension while off-roading. If you use your vehicle every day and use it to lift heavy loads, you may want to ensure that its suspension is in tip-top shape. You [...]

The United States is infatuated, no, in love with pickup trucks. Along with SUVs, it’s a staple vehicle in American media, from TV shows like Dukes of Hazard to classic films like No Country for Old Men.

And in a recent report by news outlet CNBC, 2017’s most popular vehicle for Americans earning $200,000 or more annually wasn’t a Ferrari, a Lambo, or a Mercedes. It was a Ford. The Ford F-150, to be exact.

CNN crowned the model as the most important vehicle in America. It’s not hard to see why. More than 32 million Americans bought the model, even with its hefty $53,000 price tag. The F-150 made up over a third of the company’s sales that year.

So what makes the pickup truck so desirable that it zoomed past its luxury-brand competitors?


It’s a Great Tool

Pickup trucks, before they became the suburban stars that they are today, were initially made to be utility [...]

The breathtaking views, the stillness of the landscapes, the thrill of exploring the unknown — everybody loves a great road trip in Arizona. The state is blessed with terrain that’s equal parts beautiful and untamed, providing the most adventurous drivers with unique experiences on every stretch of road.

To fully enjoy the off-road adventures in Arizona, however, you need a reliable vehicle that would still look attractive even if it’s covered in mud and muck from the drive. If off-road adventures are your thing, Canyon State Trucks and SUVs recommends our trusty lifted trucks; they’re the king of the Phoenix off-roading. With a high ground clearance and better gears, these vehicles enable you to brave the wilderness in style.

Better Field of Vision

A big part of the fun of going off-road is the scenery, and a lifted truck offers a better vantage point to enjoy these sights. Because the truck is higher, you have a [...]

There’s a truckload of advantages to going secondhand when it comes to your truck.

For one, they are definitely cheaper than getting them brand new, and they are actually sturdier than Sedans or smaller vehicles, often still with a good few years on them if well cared for.

Of course, as a pre-owned automobile, used trucks will also lug with them their fair share of problems, but finding a diamond in the rough isn’t as hard as it seems if you have a keen eye to spot the following telltale signs as to whether or not your secondhand truck is a treasure worth keeping.

Car Body

Inspect a used truck for rusting first. While rust is inevitable and can be only just a cosmetic issue, rust in certain parts of a vehicle could be a sign of serious damage, as in rust in the floor pans, frame rails, wheels, muffler, and exhaust pipes. Check also [...]

Apart from the deep canyons, awe-inspiring rock formations, and majestic deserts, Arizona is known for its hot and arid weather. With temperatures rising above 100°F in the summer, it’s important to know how to keep yourself cool. Most people drink plenty of water, wear light and loose clothing, and take a bath multiple times.

But, as important as it is to keep your body temperature at a normal level, it’s also vital to keep your vehicles cool. Whether you bought a used truck for sale or your ride is new, the high AZ temperatures can lead to serious and pricey problems if your truck isn’t well-maintained.

If you haven’t already started, now is the best time to get your truck ready for summer by following these essential car care tips:

Monitor all fluid levels

If you need to stay hydrated during the hot summer months, so does your truck. It needs enough oil, and transmission, [...]

When you’re looking into buying a truck, you have to take several factors into consideration. One is whether your vehicle’s height should remain at an OEM level or if it should be lifted. While some might choose to spend their money on bigger sound systems or other fancy accessories, lifting your truck is a worthier investment because of the benefits it can bring. From increased stability to easier towing, making this adjustment is well worth your time.

Your local lifted truck dealer, Canyon State Auto, has locations in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa to best serve our Arizona customers. Come to us with any questions you have after reading these reasons to lift your truck! We carry lifted trucks to save you from having to do it yourself with a kit.


Lifted trucks have a higher center of gravity, which can assist you with stability while driving. This is particularly beneficial when you’re towing heavy [...]

When you’re in the market for a truck, you’re probably taking your budget into account and trying to determine exactly what you can afford. If you restrict yourself to models that are fresh off the lot, you may not have many choices in that regard. It would be a shame to have worked so hard to save cash and end up with a truck you’re not that excited about.

On the other hand, you could look into buying a used truck instead. Used trucks are still new to you and they can be found in like-new condition in many cases! We’ve taken the time to list our reasons for buying a used truck below. If you have further questions, visit Canyon State Auto, your Phoenix used truck dealer.

Lower Price

First off, your most immediate benefit will be the price tag. You’ll save thousands of dollars right off the bat because a used truck always [...]

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