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Truck Gear: More than Audio

Updated: Jan 12



Upgrading Your Truck in San Diego

Car audio is awesome! We all know that. There’s not a day that goes by at the shop that we’re not geeking out about wattage, bass, or the latest in receiver tech. We’re a crew of audiophiles, but we’re also fans of vehicles in general. In this industry, the two go hand-in-hand.

If you are one of the many millions of Americans that owns a truck, there are a ton of aftermarket audio upgrade options available for you including window tinting, bed covers, liners, and several custom lighting options. Whether you use a super heavy-duty truck like the Ford F-250 or an everyday commuter pickup truck, the team at Stereo Depot can find the right sound system for you. Aftermarket audio options such as stereos, speakers, and subwoofers install seamlessly into most makes and models of trucks.

We also can install a number of customizations and upgrades that are specific to trucks to help your ride stand out from the rest.

Truck Bed (Tonneau) Covers


With plenty of hard and soft options, below are your most popular cover choices for privacy, protection, and added security.

Roll Up: Easy to use with both hard or soft options available. When you want to access the truck bed, simply roll up the cover towards the cab.

Folding: Folding covers offer versatility and added protection. Available in both hard and soft options, simply fold the cover towards the truck’s cab when you want to access the truck bed.

Retractable: This product is similar to roll up, but more rugged and secure with cleaner operation. It even has a powered version available so that you can control it via remote.

One-Piece Hard Lid: Out of all the covers, the one-piece lid is the easiest to open and close.

Heavy-Duty: The most rugged out of all truck bed covers. The heavy-duty variety can withstand anything.

Nerf Bars & Running Boards


Located on either side of the vehicle, custom aftermarket Nerf bars and running boards can be installed onto your truck to offer better footing and grip for when you enter/exit your truck.


Running Boards

Running boards provide a flatter and wider surface to place your feet, usually running wheel-to-wheel. Go with this option to maximize surface area for stepping.

Nerf Bars

Compared to running boards, Nerf bars feature a rounder and narrower surface for stepping. Go with this option if you want something low profile.

Retractable/Powered Option

A higher end variant, powered bars are motorized to “hide” or tuck themselves up under the cab when not in use.

Protection & Safety


Rain Guards & Wind Deflectors: Open your windows and enjoy fresh air, even when it’s raining! With these guards installed onto the passenger windows of your truck, you’ll be able to enjoy the great outdoors without any of it coming into the cab of your truck.

Bug Shields: Installed at the front of your hood, bug shields provide excellent protection against stone chips and bug stains.

Floor Mats: Nothing preserves upholstery better than properly fitted floor mats and liners. Cleaning up spills and messes has never been easier! This is a must-have for those that need to protect their flooring from muddy boots.

Grille Guards: Protecting front bumpers during off-road adventuring or heavily trafficked commutes. Grille guards are a fantastic way to upgrade the overall safety of your truck.

Custom Lighting


Light Bars: With mountable options for your truck’s roof, front bumper, or rear tailgate, light bars can be installed almost anywhere!

Fog Lights: Going off-road or driving in bad weather? Improve visibility and reduce the chance of an accident with fog lights!

Wheel Lights: The ultimate show lighting for the tricked-out truck. Wheel lights can be installed in virtually any color with several custom options available.

Spot Lights: Maneuverable, super bright off-road lights.

Cargo Lights: Anyone who has ever loaded/unloaded their truck in low light or darkness can appreciate these lights!

Underbody Lights: Nothing expresses pride in your ride like these show lights. Available in several colors with customization options available.

Truck Bed Accessories


Bed Mats and Liners:

Molded drop-in truck bed liners protect against the harshest cargo denting and scraping the floor and walls of your truck bed while allowing water to drain away. Mats come in various materials and protect the bed floor from objects sliding around and scratching.

Tool Boxes:

Storage and security all in one beautiful diamond plate gloriousness! We’ll find the perfect fit for your truck with plenty of customization options that make it unique to your ride and usage.

Wheels & Rims:

Whether it’s the ultimate murdered-out look with machine metal matte black or classically cool chrome you’re going for, there is a set of rims and matching tires waiting for you. There are limitless combinations available.

Window Tinting:

Window tinting filters out harmful UV rays which protects you and the interior of the truck. It also provides privacy and additional security by concealing any valuable items you may keep in the truck’s cab. Window tinting is available in several styles and darkness levels.

Remote Start:

Add a little convenience to getting your truck cooled down on hot days by upgrading to remote start. This is the perfect accessory for when you want to give the A/C a chance to decrease the internal temps of the truck before you step into it.

Lift & Level Kits


Designed to give your machine that sleek, aggressive stance, lift kits also provide a firmer and sportier ride. Not only do lifts and levels allow room for larger tires, but they can greatly increase off-road performance due to the elevated ground clearance.


Upgrade Your Truck Today at Stereo Depot


As we’ve laid out, there are plenty of functional and stylistic upgrade options available for your truck. So whether you’re needing something as simple as new window tinting installed or a full-on flood lighting system, our team at Stereo Depot has you covered. Every truck is unique, so no matter what solution you need, we’ll find the perfect speakers, lighting, or lift kit that’s right for you.


The best way to see all our latest in truck upgrades is by stopping by one of the Stereo Depot locations in either San Diego or El Cajon. Both locations are open seven days a week and have experts on hand that can assist you with your truck upgrades.


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