Parents' Guide to

Trick My Truck

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Big-rig rehab show has heart but falls flat.

TV CMT Reality TV 2006
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

A show for truck buffs and teaches about how to fix a truck and teaches about painting a vehicle

If you have a small truck lover in your family, this is a good show for anybody any age. When each episode opens, they give the viewer a few seconds of riding in the "customer's" truck. The humor is there to help make the show sell. The Chrome Shop Mafia which were a part of the first three seasons are willing to share to the audience some dos and don'ts on restoring a truck. If the engine is repairable, what they will do is steam clean the engine getting all the road grime off the engine parts. Amazon really should have both the first and second seasons available to everybody as well as the other three. Everybody who is reading should write to Amazon to let the viewers view all 5 seasons of the show.
age 9+

These guys are amazing!

How are these dudes able to take off the old parts of a truck and put on new parts without ruining the truck?! That's what makes this show amazing! If you ever get a chance to watch an episode on CMT, you would probably be impressed if you like trucks or fixing cars!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Though Trick My Truck's crew has the familiar tattooed look of many car-rehab show "characters," this group has a decidedly different perspective than those on the other series (which are mostly based in Los Angeles). The Chrome Shop Mafia folks are patriotic, blue collar, and down to earth.

Unfortunately, their dialogue feels scripted and their delivery is lifeless, making for less-appealing characters than some of the other, more personality-driven shows. Some of the jokes included to lighten things up fall flat or just seem corny. But on the plus side, the show is only 30 minutes, which means the work goes fast and viewers get to see big changes without getting weighed down in the details.

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