In Canada, data revealed that many residents are in love with their pickup trucks. In fact, 2016 figure shows that almost two million cars were sold new to consumers. Around 360,000 of these sold new cars are pickups including F-150, Rams and Silverados. In estimate, 1 in every 5 cars that were sold actually has an open box. This data supports the claim that sales of tonneau covers are also rising because of the demand.
The open box is suitable to carry various types of cargo regardless of the size of the bed. This is why it is convenient if you know someone who owns a pickup truck because you can transport a cargo just about anywhere without a problem. These vehicles are also useful when moving from one home to another.
The main problem with pickup trucks is the fact that the bed is basically open. You can place your cargo at the back of your truck but you might have to watch out for it because it can be attractive to thieves or it can be damaged by wind, snow or rain. This is where tonneau covers come in. This invention has been in the market for many years and its main purpose is to cover the truck bed. This will protect the back of the vehicle from theft as well s bad weather.
Before buying, you must ask the essential questions in order to pick out the right cover for your vehicle. Ask about the different types of tonneau cover. Basically there are two types – the hard and soft covers. There are hard covers that can be folded into three parts which gives the driver the option to open a part of the bed if the cargo is taller than the bed. For soft covers, there are the same ones that fold into three parts but the material used is fabric. The advantage of soft covers is that they are cheaper compared to hard covers. Another kind of soft cover is one that can be stretched over the bed of the truck and rolled when no longer needed.
When choosing among different tonneau covers, make sure you know about the level of complication during the installation process especially if you are not good with tools and assembling.