Have You Thought About Which Tonneau Cover is Best For You?

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How Do You Choose a Tonneau Cover?

The cargo bed is arguably the critical defining element of the pickup truck platform. Many truck owners are happy to keep the bed open so they can easily toss items over the side and just as easily retrieve them. However, nearly as many people want to keep the cargo bed closed up, but also don’t want to deal with a cap. That’s where tonneau covers come into play. A tonneau cover can be made of several different kinds of materials, serve a variety of needs and can be as affordable or expensive as a truck owner requires. Let’s take a look at some factors that might help you choose your first, or next, tonneau cover.

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What Does a Tonneau Cover Do?

Regardless of what kind of tonneau cover a person chooses, they all serve the same basic function of covering the contents of the cargo bed and protecting it from the elements. The key differences among the various types of tonneau covers come in how each one accomplishes its goals. There are six primary types of tonneau covers, including:

  • Soft roll-up
  • Hard roll-up
  • Soft folding
  • Hard folding
  • Retractable
  • One-piece solid

Things to Consider When Choosing a Tonneau Cover

Picking out the best tonneau cover for your needs means balancing several factors. The first thing you’ll want to think about is, what are you trying to accomplish. Are you simply looking to prevent items from potentially flying out of the bed? Do you you need additional security to protect items in the cargo bed? If you’re just looking keep items in place, a soft roll-up might be perfect for you. If you want to make sure valuables are kept as secure as possible, a one-piece solid cover could be the solution you’re looking for.

The Davis Chev Parts Department can help you find the perfect tonneau cover to meet your needs. Once you’ve picked one out, our team can place the order for you and even install it, if you need the help.