An Offical Distributor for WARN Industries

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Choosing The Right Lights For Your Vehicle

If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your truck, atv, or any all-terrain vehicle, it’s always a good idea to know exactly what you need so you don’t get something that isn’t the best fit for your needs. For example, if you’re looking for something to simply help you see better at night, you wouldn’t need something as bright as an off-roading light. Where the lights are positioned is just as important, otherwise it would defeat the purpose of having the lights in the first place. The information that you need to know is certainly not rocket science, but it is necessary in order to make sure everything is working properly.

Daytime Running Lights

Although many cars don’t have them, daytime running lamps have grown quickly since 1995. They are used typically when it’s raining, snowing, or at dawn and dusk when the sun is low. Most vehicles’ daytime running lights are simply their standard driving lamps on low. However, newer models of high-end cars use strips or small groups of LED lights. Motorcycles are required in most states to always have their headlights on while in operation, because they are more difficult to see in blind spots and most motorcycles have a separate light that flashes to get the attention of drivers.

Fog Lights

Although their name makes them sound like they’re something that would be perfect for Seattle, San Francisco, or Maine where the fog really rolls in, they’re actually great for on or off-roading. They have always been popular among rally racers, because when the atmosphere that you’re seeing is highly reflective, your headlights can be blinding to you. This is why they aren’t used in city limits, and are so beneficial for off-roading. However, if you don’t use them for off-roading because you maybe live outside city limits, fog lights typically are low on the front of the vehicle’s bumper. However, all-terrain vehicles that use fog lights for off-roading will have the fog lights mounted on the top of the vehicle on light bars. The important thing is to make sure they’re aligned correctly, because you don’t want to end up in a bad situation while off-roading in the fog because you couldn’t completely see.

Off-Road Lights

All-terrain vehicles sometimes will come with special lights that are designed to extend the driver’s field of vision not only in the dark but also in bad weather. Most of the time these lights will be mounted either on bars or equipment racks on top of the vehicle, and some lights are able to be attached to the body and are easily replaceable. Having the lights on top of the vehicle gives a vantage point, allowing them to light a larger area more clearly. Spotlights can be installed to have a single beam of bright light for signaling, or if you need to stop and make any repairs. The market for spotlights is directed more towards emergency vehicles for search and rescue units or for law enforcement, but if you do a lot of off-roading at night and feel like you would need one for safety, then they are offered from multiple companies.

The Bottom Line

Choosing the right type of light you need is easy, the main focus is purchasing the right quality. Sure, there’s a cheap option at the local superstore, but how durable is it, how long will it last, and how well does it work? Those are the three big questions to ask when buying any lights or mounts for your vehicle. When you get something that is good quality, that is likely a purchase that you won’t have to make again, whereas when you buy something on the cheap end, you get what you pay for and will most likely have to get replacements in the future. Always do thorough research to ensure you get exactly what you need, and that it’s worth the investment.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Handy Winch

Don’t Be Left Behind

Has your automobile ever been stuck in mud, a snowbank, or other unfortunate circumstance? All too many of us know the helpless feeling of being stuck inside of a vehicle that is unable to move. There are many factors that may lead to the inability of a vehicle to properly drive. Unfortunately, many of us are caught unawares and do not carry along the proper tools for pulling a vehicle out of mud, ice, snow, or even up a steep incline.

In order to combat this unpreparedness, enthusiastic off-roading manufacturers have produced winching gear and winch sets that can fit easily inside of a car trunk. These sets have all of the parts needed to properly set up a winching line, so that you are not left worse off than before.

It is EXTREMELY important to have the proper knowledge of your surroundings, winching gear, and required tools before attempting to pull your vehicle out of its unfortunate position.

Icy Conditions

Icy roads are very dangerous. Icy conditions make roads very slippery, leaving your tires unable to produce traction. Without the proper traction, many vehicles can end up in ditches on the side of the road. When something like this happens, a winch system can be a savior. By attaching the line to a solitary object, the vehicle is now able to be pulled out of the ditch and onto the road again. There are various ways of winching in icy conditions. If you live in an area that experiences this type of weather, it is important to familiarize yourself with winching options in icy conditions before attempting a rescue.


There are many of us who love to take our chances off road and into the wild blue yonder. Even if you are not an off roading enthusiast, there are plenty of times when a vehicle can become stuck in a muddy situation. All it takes is a little bit of rain and bad luck. Luckily for you, you are carrying your handy winching accessory kit, right? Not only can a winch system be a life saver when it comes to pulling your own auto out of the mud, but also it is great to have on hand to help a fellow driver.

Off Roading

Off roading winching gear is a whole other level of winch and pulley systems. Off roading enthusiasts push their vehicles, ATV’s, and UTV’s to the limit. What is the key to their success? They use high end, durable, and versatile winches from companies like Warn Industries, the king of winching gear.

Just google the term “off road winching” and you will find hundreds of amazing videos of adventurists pushing their vehicles to the limits. Using a winch for off roading requires a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to strength, angles, and pulling requirements. However, it is one of the most exciting ways to put your winching gear to the test!

No matter what you will be using a winch system for, there is never a reason not to have a winch system on hand. Vehicle winches can be purchased in strengths of 8,000 lbs all the way to 18,000 lbs. It is important to do your research, and talk to a professional about the best type of winching system for you.

Talk To A Winch Distributor

No matter what you will be using a winch system for, there is never a reason not to have a winch system on hand. Vehicle winches can be purchased in strengths of 8,000 lbs all the way to 18,000 lbs. It is important to do your research, and talk to a professional about the best type of winching system for you.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Little About DSI Performance

DSI Distributing in Schertz
DSI Headquarters in Schertz, TX
DSI Performance began in 1989 with a single thought in mind - providing quality gear for off roading adventurists. However, winches, winch accessories, and winching gear is not just for the local adventurist, it is also used in many commercial and industrial vehicles. Because DSI is distributing to clients that need a number one, dependable product, they have been an official WARN Industries distributor for over 20 years. When it comes to the ins and outs of WARN winches, or any winch system for that matter, the DSI team of off roading enthusiasts not only WORK on these winches, they USE them on a regular basis.

WARN Industries provides the TOP winching gear, body armor, and winching accessories that you will find on the market today. It began as a small company in 1948. However, the real change began in 1959, when the famous WARN winch was invented by founders Arthur and Sadie Warn. Ever since then, WARN products have continued to rise in both quantity and quality.

Anyone experienced in off roading, towing, or knows anything about winches will tell you that WARN is where it’s at. It’s no wonder that their slogan is “Go Prepared”. When you purchase your winches and winch accessories from DSI Performance, you are not only receiving a quality product that has been in the making for almost 60 years, you can also visit DSI Performance to fulfill any WARN warranties. In 1992, they became an official WARN warranty and service center in order to complete the circle of providing a complete array of WARN distribution services.

Industrial & Commercial Vehicles

Industrial and commercial vehicles, especially towing and search and rescue teams, use winch systems all the time. Imagine if a search and rescue team didn’t have a quality winch system to use after a devastating earthquake? Whether it is a natural disaster or a building malfunction, the ability to move heavy items like rock, cement, and rebar out of the way via a winch system is an extremely important part of search and rescue.

If you are a towing company, the last thing you want is a loose tow line or inefficient winch system. DSI Performance has a vast array of high end, heavy duty winch systems that can easy be implemented onto your business’ tow trucks.

Go Prepared

Go prepared by always have your WARN winch system ready. Start shopping for your winch system, replacement parts, or accessories by visiting the official DSI Performance WARN winch online store.