Protective tonneau covers come in two primary styles: hard tonneau covers and soft tonneau covers. This week, we will be focusing on the benefits of hard tonneau covers for your pickup truck.
The Differences Between a Hard Tonneau Cover and a Soft Tonneau Cover
- Soft Tonneau Covers: Consisting of vinyl fabric attached to an aluminum frame clamped to the truck bed, soft tonneau covers provide easy access to your cargo while also providing additional security and protection.
- Hard Tonneau Covers: Hard tonneau covers typically consist of a single piece of fiberglass.
The Benefits of Hard Tonneau Covers
- Security: The hard fiberglass shell of a hard tonneau cover offers more security than the vinyl of soft tonneaus.
- Keep your Cargo in Place: A tonneau will keep light items from blowing out on the road and keeps your cargo secure.
- Aesthetics: Hard tonneau covers give your truck a sleeker look. Plus, the fiberglass comes in a wide range of colors to match your truck’s paint.
- Protection from the Elements: Keep wind, rain, snow, dirt and harsh sun from damaging your bed and cargo.
- Improved Fuel Economy: At high speeds, trucks are not very fuel efficient, because of their beds. A hard tonneau cover reduces drag and improves gas mileage by as much as 12%.
- Easy Access: The one-piece designs hinge at the front of the cover offers you easy access to your cargo.
Next week, check back as we discuss the Benefits of Soft Tonneau Covers!
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