You’ve probably seen tonneau covers, but are they worth your money? Over the past decades, tonneau covers have increased in popularity as they not only improve functionality and enhance appearance but also increase protection and provide a weather-tight seal. In fact, many truck drivers don’t know that choosing the right tonneau cover for their pickup trucks can also improve fuel efficiency! Read on to discover more benefits of tonneau covers in Canada and which option is suitable for you and your needs!
Benefits of Tonneau Covers in Canada
Weather Proof Luggage or Equipment
There’s nothing more frustrating than having to park on the side of the road or seek immediate shelter as soon as the weather starts to snow or rain as you hurriedly move luggage and equipment into the backseat of your truck. Installing tonneau covers are almost a necessity in Canada, as you never know what the weather is going to be like. Tonneau covers in Canada can help protect your equipment and luggage all year round from snow, wind, rain or any other extreme weather that can damage your haul.
Improve gas mileage
As your truck cruises down the road, your uncovered truck bed generates a lot of air drag that makes your engine work harder than average and, as a result, increases your gas mileage. Installing a tonneau cover onto your truck bed will improve your gas mileage as its aerodynamic design will generate less air drag. If you’re looking for better fuel economy, tonneau covers can improve your gas mileage by 5%, while others can save you up to 10% on gas mileage compared to uncovered truck beds.
Installing a tonneau cover will ensure that your cargo is out of sight and in a secure place. Wherever you are, you can rest assured that your equipment and luggage are protected from any potential theft as they’re completely covered by the tonneau cover and securely locked away. There are a variety of tonneau covers that already come with a locking mechanism to ensure that your cargo is safely concealed.
Types of Tonneau Covers
Retractable (Hard Flush Mount) Tonneau Cover:
The mechanism of retractable tonneau covers makes them quite popular with drivers as they can electronically or manually retract the back of their truck’s bed. Installing retractable tonneau covers are also easy to install and only requires an additional rail system. If you’re looking for extra protection, many retractable tonneau covers offer a key lock mechanism.
Tri-Fold (Hard Fold/Soft Fold) Tonneau Cover
Hard or soft fold tri-fold tonneau covers are very popular amongst truck drivers as they can be easily installed and removed. While both hard and soft covers have the exact mechanism of a retractable or spring-loaded clamp that locks or snaps into a bed frame, hard tri-fold tonneau covers are more common as they are more durable and aren’t as easily damaged as soft tri-fold tonneau covers.
Roll Up (Soft or Hard) Tonneau Cover
Roll-up tonneau covers are also quite popular as they allow near full bed access. The covers can either be soft, hard or hybrid, giving truck drivers the option to choose the material according to their needs. Similar to retractable tonneau covers, roll-up covers also require an additional rail system during installation.
Install Your Tonneau Cover at Canada Custom Autoworks!
At Canada Custom Autoworks, we’re proud to offer a variety of tonneau covers in Canada, suitable to your unique truck requirements! With several tire shops available across Canada, our team of tire filaments are ready to help you find the right tonneau cover for your truck wherever you are!
Contact us today to learn more!