Thursday, August 3, 2017

How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Tonneau Cover

Access Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck DepotA tonneau cover is one of the most popular accessories you can get for your truck, and for good reason. They provide security for your truck bed and protection for your cargo against the elements. Having a tonneau cover can even increase gas mileage. Tonneau covers are a great investment, but they can be pricey, so you want to be sure to take care of it so it lasts as long as possible.
Here are some tips to help you make your vinyl tonneau cover last:
  1. Keep the fabric tight

Don’t let your tonneau cover become loose. This will cause the fabric to flap in the wind, resulting in unnecessary stress to the fabric and premature wear. Most fabric tonneau covers, such as the Access Original Roll Up, have built in tension adjusters that can be used to keep the fabric on your cover tight and looking good.
  1. Keep the cover closed when not in use

Avoid keeping your cover stored in the rolled up position for long periods of time. This can cause the fabric to lose elasticity, and exposes the interior components to UV rays that can cause premature wear.
  1. Keep your cover clean

Your tonneau cover can accumulate dust and debris that can result in premature wear over time, but the good news is that this can be prevented with a little bit of cleaning.
Washing Your Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck DepotYour tonneau cover can be hand washed or safely cleaned in any car wash with mild soap and water. Never use petroleum or citrus-based cleaners or silicone protectants when washing your cover, as these can damage the materials.
When washing your tonneau cover, it is ideal to park in a shaded or enclosed area and spray the cover so that it can soak completely. Prepare cleaning solution in a warm bucket of water. Dip a scrub brush in the solution and wash from the inside of the cover to the outside with a smooth side motion. Once complete, rinse the cover completely to remove all soap residue, and finish by covering your tonneau cover with a protective spray like Extang Tonno Tonic, which can help prolong the life of the fabric.
Completing these steps will ensure you keep your fabric tonneau cover looking great and lasting long.

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