Top 4 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Truck Bed Cover
Whether you use your truck for work or pleasure, your selection of accessories is what makes the biggest difference in terms of how useful your vehicle ends up being (and if people come knocking on your door when they need a hand on moving day… you know what we mean).
Also known as a tonneau, these truck bed covers can be extremely useful. However, there are a few traps to watch out for when making a purchase. Here are the top 4 things to consider when shopping for a truck bed cover:
- Structure: You can get either a retractable bed cover or a hard bed cover. Both are great, depending on what you do with your truck. Our 2 cents: If you carry hard, expensive and valuable loads, we recommend going for a hard bed cover for both safety and theft protection. If you’re loading campaign gear, sports equipment and the such, you might want to stick with the retractable one, mainly for price purposes.
- Installation & Removal: Is the product easily installed? Can you remove it just as easily, if need be? How complicated is the system to use? Can your partner or your employees use it without getting hurt or having to call you every single time? Definitely important points to consider before making your purchase.
- Cleaning: This point pairs perfectly with installation and removal concerns. Can this bed cover go through a car wash? Does it need to be entirely removed before thorough cleaning? In our experience, the hard bed covers are easier to clean, as they present less risk for damage when using a simple hose or going through a car wash.
- Price: As always, we end with price. We can’t repeat it enough folks: research, research, research. Our sponsors offer some fantastic savings opportunities. Take a look before going in-store for purchase. It’ll help with your negotiations, for sure!