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Towing Safety Tips: Navigating Nighttime Adventures with Confidence

April 24, 2024

Are you planning to tow a vehicle at night or in low-visibility conditions? It can be challenging, but fear not! Hitch City is here to lend a helping hand. This blog will provide essential tips to ensure your nighttime towing journey through Canada's diverse terrain remains safe and secure in any season.

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Front-Wheel-Drive vs. Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicles. Choose Wisely with Hitch City

April 12, 2024

Choosing the right vehicle for towing in Canada is no joke! With our wild weather swings and diverse road conditions, finding the ideal towing vehicle is as pretty much like understanding Canadian tax laws. No fear! Hitch City is here to steer you through these twists and turns, ensuring you're ready to conquer Canada's landscapes and adventures with confidence. Let's buckle up and dive into the ongoing debate: Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) or Rear-Wheel-Drive (RWD) for towing.

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Towing Fuel Efficiency Tips with Hitch City for Affordable Journeys

March 28, 2024

Embarking on a towing adventure across Canada's picturesque landscapes can be an exciting experience, but fuel costs can quickly add up and dampen your journey. That's why Hitch City, your reliable towing equipment provider in Toronto, is here to make your towing experience both exciting and affordable. With fuel prices fluctuating like the tide, it's important to find ways to save on gas while towing. We've put together some practical gas-saving tips tailored to Canada's unique driving dynamics.

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Tow with Confidence: Navigating Canada's Roads in Electric Cars

March 5, 2024

As Canadians, we have a deep love for hitting the open road and embarking on epic road trips. Whether it's loading up our gear for a weekend getaway to Whistler's ski hills or towing a boat to Algonquin Park for a fishing expedition, towing is a reality for many drivers nationwide. However, with the rising popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), some may wonder if towing with an electric car is feasible. The answer? Yes, it is! But, as with any new endeavor, there are important considerations to keep in mind when towing with an EV. Hitch City is here to provide valuable advice on this topic through our blog.

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How to install a snowplow on your truck

February 23, 2024

If you own a full-frame pickup truck or SUV, installing a snowplow can be a game-changer. It makes clearing your driveway a breeze, and you can become a community saviour whenever the snow flies. Best of all, installing a hitch-mount snowplow is a straightforward DIY task. Here’s a seven-step guide:

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Snowplow vs. snowblower: which is suitable for your needs?

February 2, 2024

When it comes to clearing snow from driveways and walkways, two popular options stand out: snowplows and snowblowers. Deciding between the two can be challenging, and there are several factors to consider. Here are some of the pros and cons of snowplows and snowblowers to help you decide which snow-clearing option aligns best with your needs.

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6 cargo management solutions for pickup trucks

January 23, 2024

Pickup trucks are renowned for their versatility, and one key aspect that enhances their utility is practical cargo management. Whether hauling tools, equipmentor recreational gear, cargo management solutions can make a difference. Here are six different truck accessories designed to optimize the space in your pickup truck bed.

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5 benefits of using a headache rack on your truck

January 5, 2024

Investing in truck accessories can enhance your vehicle’s functionality and look. One such add-on is a headache rack, a valuable accessory offering a range of benefits. Here’s what a headache rack is and how it can transform your truck into a safer, more efficient and stylish vehicle.

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DIY vs. professional snow removal: pros and cons

December 21, 2023

When it comes to clearing snow, you can either hire a professional or do it yourself. Each approach has pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know.

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5 ways small businesses should prepare for winter storms

December 2, 2023

As winter approaches, small businesses must gear up to face the challenges of winter storms. Heavy snowfall and blizzards can disrupt operations, affect customer traffic and lead to lost revenue. Here are five ways to prepare for winter storms to ensure the resilience of your small business.

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Why cargo nets are better than bungee cords

November 22, 2023

When it comes to securing cargo on your vehicle’s roof basket or cargo carrier, the choice between cargo nets and bungee cords can significantly impact the safety and effectiveness of your load. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, and understanding these differences is crucial for making an informed decision.

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Winter chainsaw maintenance tips

November 6, 2023

Cold temperatures can be harsh on your outdoor power equipment, and neglecting chainsaw maintenance can lead to decreased performance and potential safety hazards. Follow these winter maintenance tips to keep your chainsaw running smoothly and safely in chilly weather.

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8 must-have snow blower accessories

October 25, 2023

When it comes to your snow blower, there are several essential accessories that can enhance your snow-clearing experience and make it more efficient. Here are eight must-have snow blower accessories to help you battle the elements and keep your property free of snow and ice.

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Benefits of commercial truck caps

October 10, 2023

Commercial truck caps, also known as truck toppers or camper shells, are valuable additions to any business that relies on trucks for transportation and hauling. These versatile enclosures offer a range of benefits that can enhance productivity and safety. Here are five key advantages of using commercial truck caps.

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How upfitting your commercial fleet benefits your business

September 25, 2023

Are you looking for ways to improve the efficiency of your fleet? Upfitting your commercial vehicles can improve your operations and create happier employees and customers. Here are some of the many benefits of commercial fleet upfitting.

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5 reasons why you should invest in high-quality car mats

September 8, 2023

Car mats may seem like a small accessory, but they play a crucial role in protecting your vehicle’s interior and ensuring your comfort and safety while driving. Here are five compelling reasons why you should consider investing in high-quality car mats.

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Should you rake or mulch your leaves?

August 17, 2023

As the vibrant colours of autumn take over, homeowners are faced with a decision: should you rake or mulch the leaves that fall on the lawn? Here’s why you should remove leaves from your lawn in the fall and why mulching is better than traditional raking.

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7 reasons to install a truck bed liner

August 8, 2023

Trucks are designed to haul cargo, but all that gear can put your truck bed at risk. The bed of a truck is constantly exposed to the weather and the stress of loading and unloading heavy items. A truck bed liner can help protect the bed from wear and tear. Here are seven reasons why you need a bed liner for your truck:

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5 innovative uses for a leaf blower

July 19, 2023

Leaf blowers have more functions than just blowing leaves. These versatile wind machines have a variety of practical uses that can make your life easier and more efficient all year long. Here are five innovative uses for a leaf blower.

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6 signs your lawn needs aeration

July 7, 2023

Aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil from your lawn with a lawn aerator, creating holes that allow water, air and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. Every lawn should get aerated at least once a year. However, if you notice these six signs, you should consider doing it more often. Here’s what to look for.

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Roof vs. hitch bike carriers: Which is right for you?

June 23, 2023

If you're a cyclist who loves to hit the open road and tackle wild trails, you know that transporting your bike can be a challenge. Roof racks and hitch racks are two popular options, but which one is right for you? Here are some pros and cons of roof and hitch racks to help you decide.

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How to use a dethatcher on your lawn

June 12, 2023

A vital aspect of lawn maintenance is dethatching, which involves removing the layer of dead grass and debris that accumulates on the surface over time. If you’re like many homeowners, you’ve probably never used a dethatcher. So, if you’re considering dethatching your lawn, here’s a simple guide.

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Dos and don’ts for DIY tree care

May 22, 2023

Trees need a little help now and then to ensure they’re healthy and attractive. You can do some simple tasks yourself with the right tools. However, DIY tree care comes with risks and there are situations where you need to call a professional arborist. Here are some dos and don’ts for DIY tree care.

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6 lawn mowing mistakes to avoid

May 10, 2023

Are you having trouble getting a green, lush lawn? You may be committing some lawn mowing sins that are putting unnecessary stress on your grass, preventing it from becoming the beautiful emerald carpet you’re looking for. Here are six lawn-mowing mistakes to avoid this summer.

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How to hitch a trailer by yourself

April 04, 2023

Hitching and unhitching a trailer alone can be challenging. It’s a good idea to have at least one other person to assist, but that’s not always possible. While some vehicles have backup cameras that make lining up your trailer a lot easier, many do not. Follow this guide if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to hitch a trailer to your vehicle without any help.

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Grass seed vs. sod: what’s better?

April 03, 2023

As winter snow gives way to spring growth, your newly exposed landscaping may look a little worse for wear. Whether you need to repair your existing grass cover or establish a new one, you may wonder whether planting grass seed or laying sod is the better option. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of each.

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How to choose a grille guard for your truck

March 06, 2023

A grille guard provides esthetic and practical benefits for your truck. With so many styles and models on the market, choosing the best grille guard for your needs can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you decide.

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Understanding weight distribution

March 02, 2023

When towing a heavy load, like a camper, horse trailer or boat, it’s important to understand weight distribution. Improper weight distribution can lead to accidents and injuries. Here’s what you need to know about weight distribution to stay safe while towing.

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Why you should install mud flaps on your truck or SUV

Febrary 07, 2023

Running boards and step bars are practical exterior truck accessories that make getting in and out of your truck or SUV easier. Whether a running board or step bar is better for your needs depends on your vehicle and how you use it. Here’s what you need to know about this helpful truck accessory.

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Choosing a step bar or running board for your truck

Febrary 06, 2023

Running boards and step bars are practical exterior truck accessories that make getting in and out of your truck or SUV easier. Whether a running board or step bar is better for your needs depends on your vehicle and how you use it. Here’s what you need to know about this helpful truck accessory.

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How to deal with different types of snowfall

January 06, 2023

Snow removal can be a tough job, even under ideal conditions. Therefore, you must use the right tools and equipment to handle every type of snowfall. Whether you're clearing a massive commercial parking lot with no time to lose or a small residential driveway, your equipment needs vary significantly. Here's an overview of what you need to know about different snow types and the best clearing equipment to use.

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How to plow snow with a truck

January 02, 2023

Did you recently purchase a front-mounted snow plow for your pickup truck? By following a few best practices, you can make the most of your investment and possibly prolong its serviceable lifespan. Here are a few tips for effectively clearing snow this winter.

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Why you need a suspension enhancement system

December 08, 2022

Hauling heavy loads is hard on your truck. Moreover, tow sway, body roll and suspension sag can make it difficult to control your vehicle. The good news is you don’t have to replace your entire suspension to improve your ride and ease the stress on your truck. Here’s why you should consider installing a suspension enhancement system (SES).

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6 reasons why seat covers are essential for your truck

December 05, 2022

As a truck owner, you do everything you can to protect the engine, chassis and body from damage, corrosion and wear. But what are you doing to safeguard your vehicle’s upholstery? Here are six reasons why seat covers are an essential interior truck accessory.

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7 tips for towing your trailer this winter

November 22, 2022

If you use your camper or trailer in winter, you know the unique challenges of towing in the cold season. To move your fifth wheel on winter roads or haul your snowmobile or ATV to snowy trails, you need to know how to avoid the hazards. Here are seven tips for safe winter towing.

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How to stay safe while using a snowblower

November 17, 2022

Nothing beats a quality snowblower for clearing snow from driveways and sidewalks. However, snowblowers are powerful machines with many moving parts, capable of causing harm if you’re not careful. Here’s a guide to safe snowblower operation.

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Tips for choosing the best commercial truck caps

September 13, 2022

Customized commercial truck caps are an economical way to increase the efficiency and versatility of your existing fleet. Truck caps offer many of the same benefits as full-service truck bodies but at a fraction of the cost. Here’s what you need to know when choosing the best truck caps for your business.

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6 tips for making snow blowing your driveway easier

October 20, 2022

A snowblower makes clearing your driveway easier in the winter. Nevertheless, even with the extra help, moving all that snow still requires a lot of work. A little strategy can make blowing snow less arduous, so you don’t have to dread the next snowstorm. Here are five tips to make snow clearing a breeze.

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How to start a snowblower that’s been sitting idle for a long time

October 7, 2022

When the weather forecast calls for the season’s first snowfall, you don’t want to be caught off guard. If your snowblower has been stored in your garage all summer, starting it up before the snow flies will ensure you’re ready for the snowy season to come. Here’s how to start a snowblower that’s been sitting idle since last winter.

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Grass trimmer vs. brush cutter: what’s the best choice?

September 16, 2022

Brush cutters and grass trimmers are two valuable pieces of turf equipment that can help beautify and maintain your yard. However, you may not need both tools in your shed. Knowing the differences between a grass trimmer and a brush cutter can help you decide which machine is best for you. Here’s an overview.

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How to change RV lights to LEDs

August 25, 2022

LED lights in your trailer, fifth wheel or RV will reduce battery usage while making your living space brighter and more inviting. If your unit still has incandescent or fluorescent bulbs, there are several easy ways to change them to LED lighting. Here’s what you need to know about LED lighting in your RV.

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5 benefits of custom van shelving for your commercial fleet

August 11, 2022

If you manage a fleet and want to improve production and efficiency, consider installing custom shelving in your vans. Shelving has many benefits beyond just decluttering your vehicles. Here are some of the advantages that custom van shelving offers.

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5 questions to ask yourself before buying a robotic mower

July 19, 2022

Robotic lawn mowers offer a convenient, quiet and safe way to maintain your lawn. Here are five questions to ask yourself before buying one.

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What to look for when buying a power lawn edger

July 6, 2022

A power lawn edger allows you to sculpt and manicure your property where your grass meets the sidewalk, driveway, curb, patio, flowerbeds and more. This tool is for you if you want a professional and polished lawn. Here are five critical features of a power lawn edger.

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