3 Tips for Choosing the Right Truck Bed Cover

Truck bed covers-also known as tonneau covers or pickup bed covers, are recommended for all types of climates, from warm to humid or for winter season.

Aside from weather protection, these covers help secure your belongings so they do not get stolen. They also reduce the aerodynamic drag on your pick-up truck, so you do not waste gas unnecessarily.

So how do you know which cover is the best one for your pick up? Here are some practical ways to help you really decide the right one for you:

 

Type of material

You have a lot options, for example fiberglass, vinyl, ABS polymer, and canvas (the harder ones are ideal if you want to increase your security and protect valuable items from outside elements) while the softer ones-such as vinyl, can allow for easy access to your tools.

 

Type of truck bed cover  

Consider the types of truck bed covers you can choose from. Tyger Auto carries high quality

1) Rolling (Soft) Covers. This type of tonneau cover uses softer materials that look like cloth. You can easily access your truck bed by rolling up the material. This type of cover can easily be installed in less than ten minutes, and with no tools required.

2) Hard Folding Covers. Ideal for those who value security and protection, these durable, hard-shells can usually be folded section by section to reveal a part of the truck bed. They can support a great deal of weight (even up to 400 pounds for the good ones).

 

The investment you want to make

Tonneau covers have a price range between $200 to $2,500 so they’re not cheap. Generally, the softer ones are less expensive than the hard ones, but that’s not always the case. The prices can vary, and may even be similar even if you’re buying those with soft or hard materials.

Please note, other factors will really determine how much you’ll spend on a truck bed cover.

These may include how long the cover is and how it’s operated (manual, electric or remote-controlled). Other important ones to consider are the car brand’s popularity, car model’s popularity (or rarity) in the market, and date of manufacture.

Now that you already have the information you need, it’s time to make a decision. Just remember, having a truck bed cover has a lot of benefits, and it’s always good to invest in a high-quality cover so it will last a long time. Tyger Auto is here to help, feel free to call us at 1-866-340-3038