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Your Car Won't get a TARP Bailout: Keep it Protected with Hitch Covers

You do damage, you pay the price. Seems simple enough. But apparently, the more money you make, the less you are to blame…for anything…ever. Sound fair? Hardly. If only we would vote the CEOs of the banking industry out (although if you vote against that one party, you sort of are). Nevertheless, those of us who live in the real world pay for the damage we cause. And that’s taught us an important lesson: PLAN AHEAD! That’s exactly what hitch covers are. They’ve got you covered just in case you get too close to that shiny new BMW.

First, a word about trailer hitches. A trailer hitch is typically available in two styles: receiver and fixed-drawbar. A receiver hitch mounts directly onto the frame of your truck or SUV and accepts removable ball mounts, trailers, campers, boats and a wide range of other hitch-mounted accessories. In comparison, fixed-drawbar hitches have an “all-in-one” construction and feature a built-in hole for the trailer ball. The downside here is that they’re typically not compatible with aftermarket hitch accessories.

A trailer hitch is rated by class based on weight capacity. Classes I and II accept lighter loads of 3,500 pounds or less. Classes III, IV and V, ranging from simple replacement hitches to top-of-the-line gooseneck hitches, serve those with more serious weight requirements, hauling large or heavy objects that often exceed 10,000 pounds.

But, no matter which type or class you choose, you will occasionally have the hitch mount protruding from the back of your vehicle. And while they’re great for enabling you to take any and all of the toys on the road that your heart desires, they can do a real number on your shins if you accidentally walk into them. Personal injury aside, if they stick out far enough, you may even spear a smaller vehicle if you’re not watching carefully as you back up. For these and other reasons, it’s always best to cover your hitch mount with trailer hitch covers when not in use.

Formed from steel, trailer hitch plugs, like CURT receiver hitch covers, are available in a wide variety of styles, including iconic symbols, Hawaiian themes and college logo hitch covers, as well as over 12 colors that conceal your hitch while adding some personalization to the back of your rig.

A Silverado trailer hitch cover, Ford F150 hitch cover or Dodge Ram hitch cover is also highly effective at preventing dirt and water from infiltrating your hitch’s opening, leading to rust, decay and, at the very least, a messy appearance that’s a real pain to scrub out.

Hitch covers are some of the most affordable truck accessories on the market. They’re tailored vehicle-specific as Chevy accessories, Dodge accessories and a wide assortment of other unique parts, delivering a custom fit that ensures a long life of stylish durability.

Please feel free to call toll-free 800.874.8888 or e-mail with any questions. We are delighted to be of assistance in finding the right auto parts for you, be they car parts, truck parts or SUV parts.

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