Showing posts with label Tonneau Covers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tonneau Covers. Show all posts

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Solid Fold 2.0 Spring Sale

A new month means new deals at Auto Truck Depot! It's been a cold, snowy April so far this year, and it doesn't look like it's planning to let up. Once it does, snow will turn into rain, and either way it doesn't bode well for your truck bed and cargo. Protect your truck and cargo from rust this spring and save money! The Solid Fold 2.0, Extang's latest and greatest, is now on sale for 35% off! By the cover before April 30th for $1,116.70, and put quality accessory on your truck.

One of the best ways to increase the versatility, life span, and resale value of your truck is to install a tonneau cover. By sealing your truck bed, you're performing a number of tasks. First, and most importantly, you are protecting your cargo from damage. If you're travelling with cardboard boxes, fragile material, or anything that doesn't combine well with water, the cover will make sure the two never meet.

They also prevent want or snow from pooling in your truck bed Long term build up of snow or rainwater can encourage and speed up the formation of rust, and thus the rate at which your truck breaks down. But all tonneau covers do this, so what makes the Solid Fold 2.0 so special?

Extang Solid Fold 2.0

Engineered for maximum durability and versatility, the Solid Fold 2.0 is a hard top Tri-Fold tonneau cover. Its TPO dent-resistant panels are build to withstand extreme temperatures, and guards your truck bed from not just the elements but thieves as well. The Solid Fold 2.0 installs in minutes, and features one of the best weather seals on the market. Finished with a textured black matte, the Solid Fold 2.0 is the perfect combination of functionality and style.

To find out more, or to order your tonneau cover today, follow the link above, give us a call, or stop by our Calgary location!

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
Local: 403-253-4330

Friday, March 30, 2018

Protect Your Soft Tonneau Cover

Soft tonneau covers are a great, inexpensive entry into protecting your truck bed. From Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers to Soft Tri-Fold Covers, you can find quality protection for your truck and cargo on a budget. But if you're trying to save money, it's a good idea to take care of the products you buy.

Extang Tonno Tonic

Nearly all soft tonneau covers are constructed from on etype of vinyl or another. This material is rugged, long-lasting, and designed to be tear resistant. It isn't invulnerable, however; nothing can stand up to the power of the sun without incurring some kind of damage or wear.

A major weakness in vinyl is UV damage caused by excessive exposure to open sunlight, and your truck spends a lot of time outside. Some components of UV damage is cracking, colour fading, and a weakened structural integrity.Don't let your affordable tonneau cover become an expense; take care of it and it will work for you for a long time.

Tonno Tonic is a product manufactured by the same people who make high quality tonneau covers. Extang knows what goes into making tonneau covers intimately, so you know you can trust them to make a product that will protect those same covers. Tonno Tonic is a cleaner and a protectant all in one. Not only does a dirty cover look bad, but leaving it covered in dirt, mud, road salt, and other grime can speed up the degradation of your cover.

Tonno Tonic leaves your cover looking brand new, creating a shiny layer of protection over top. This protection gives the cover a sleek, shiny look, and is also designed to guard against UV radiation, keeping your cover black and intact.

Using the product is simple; just spray it on and then rub it into the vinyl with a rag. In a very short time, you can completely cover your tonneau. But there are many other uses. Extang's Tonno Tonic is approved for use on various surfaces, like plastic, rubber, leather, and fibreglass. Available in 16 ounce spray bottles, you can use Tonno Tonic on yard furniture and many other outdoors items to help make them last and look great.

Tonno Tonic is the only approved tonneau cover cleaner and protectant approved for Extang tonneau covers, and right now you can save 34% on your next purchase! For more information, or to purchase a bottle of Tonno Tonic now, check out our website, give us a call, or stop by our Calgary location.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42nd Ave SW, Calgary Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
Local: 1-403-253-4330

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day Gift Guide | Auto Truck Depot
With Valentines Day coming, you might be thinking about what to get your loved one. If that special someone is a truck owner and enthusiast, you have come to the right place. Take a look at some of our recommended items and get the best deals for that special someone.

DU-HA Humpstor Truck Bed Storage Case

DU-HA Humpstor Truck Bed Storage Cases | Auto Truck Depot
The DU-HA Humpstor is an all-in-one storage unit, tool box, and gun case that fits in the normally unused space above the wheel well in full size pickup truck beds.
It gives you extra storage in your truck bed, while leaving the valuable bed floor space readily available. The Humpstor installs easily using included brackets that clamp to the lip of the bed rail.
The brackets can be adjusted up or down to your height preference and to fit underneath tonneau covers and roll up covers. Holds 2 shotguns, or 1 rifle with scope in an upright position. Includes organizer/gun rack set. Lockable latches help protect your belongings from theft.

Backup Camera

Backup safely with a backup camera. We have a large selection of cameras to our inventory, so you can find one suited to your specific needs. Here are a couple of our top products that we recommend.

Backup Camera System for Pickup Trucks

Backup Camera for Pickup Trucks | Auto Truck Depot
This backup camera is designed for pickup trucks and comes with a 7" Digital Fit TFL LCD monitor that attaches conveniently to the rear view mirror inside your vehicle. The 3 channel multiplexer lets you connect up to 3 cameras or video players and switches automatically between them. The camera has a 170° view, IP68 rating and a 10G impact rating for maximum durability.

Backup Camera System with Replacement Mirror Display

Backup Camera System with Replacement Mirror Display | Auto Truck Depot
This camera system comes with a replacement rear view mirror monitor with mirror image capability and distance grid lines. The backup camera has a 170° view, night vision capability, and with the universal license plate mount, you can easily use this camera system in any vehicle.
We carry a large selection of backup cameras, dash cameras and more. View our selection here.

Tonneau Cover

No truck is complete without a tonneau cover. Tonneau covers add style, increase security, protect your cargo, and can even save you gas mileage. If you love your truck, it deserves a tonneau cover, and I will suggest a couple for you to check out.

Access Original Tonneau Cover

Access Original Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
The Access Original Roll-Up Cover is the original and #1 selling roll-up tonneau in North America!
The Access Roll-Up cover is compatible with bed rails, bed caps, tailgate protectors, as well as drop-in, under-the-rail and spray-on bed liners, and it installs quickly with a clamp-on design. With a sleek design that tapers towards the tailgate, this cover goes to work protecting your cargo from the elements and enhancing the look of your truck.
Check out this video overview showing the features of the Access Original Tonneau Cover:

UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover

UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
The UnderCover Flex is one of the most robust tonneau covers on the market. Each panel is made of high quality FRP composite materials that are stronger, lighter and more durable than aluminum. The cover sits flush on the rails for a smooth profile, and the bed rail mounting system is equipped with rubber seals and drain tubes that direct water away and out of your truck bed, making this one of the most water tight and durable covers available.
The cover opens with ease from either side of your truck bed and automatically latch to mounting rails. The cover can be securely propped in one of three riding positions: full bed coverage, 3/4 bed access, and full bed access for your specific needs. The UnderCover Flex ensures that your cargo will remain dry and secure.

WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Liners

WeatherTech Digital Fit Floor Liners | Auto Truck Depot
WeatherTech DigitalFit FloorLiners provide full carpet coverage for absolute protection. These mats are designed with digital laser measurements to ensure a perfect fit for every vehicle. They are made of High Density Tri-Extruded material for extreme strength and durablity, and their deep surface channels prevent liquids from moving. They are easy to clean and will protect the resale value of your vehicle. Check out this informative product video to see for yourself.

Come pay us a visit or give us a call for more information.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Friday, December 22, 2017

Toyota Cab Style Guide

Just like all other truck brands, Toyota has their own classification system for naming their cab styles. It's important that you know what cab you have when purchasing tonneau covers or accessories so that you get one that will fit properly. In this article, we will walk you through the details of each Toyota cab so you can effectively identify your own.

Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck Cab Styles

1. Regular Cab

Toyota Tundra Regular Cab
A regular cab has two doors (one on the passenger side and one on the drivers side). There are no back seats.

2. Double Cab

Toyota Tundra Double Cab
All four doors open in the same direction. The back doors is often smaller than the front doors and the handle is positioned differently, often towards the back of the door.

3. CrewMax Cab

Toyota Tundra Crew Max
All four doors open in the same direction and have handles the look identical.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Friday, December 15, 2017

Why You Want a Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers are a unique style of tonneau cover that feature three folding panels. They are one of the most popular styles of tonneau cover for several reasons. They are available in both hard and soft styles, and each has several benefits. I walk through each of these in detail to help you come to a decision that you be happy with.
Pricing is always a key factor when purchasing a tonneau cover. Everyone has a budget, and everyone has expenses and it is important to know what is available to your for the purchase. Tri-Fold Tonneau covers vary in price, starting as low as $799.99 for the Lund Hard Tri-Fold Cover, reaching up to $2,799.99 for the BAKFlip CS-F1 Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover and Rack Combo. It is this wide range in pricing and options that really make the Tri-Fold Tonneau cover popular. It means, even a low budget purchase can still buy into the style. The wide variety in pricing also means a wide variety in options and features, which allow a wide range of versatility in your choice based on your specific needs.
Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers are some of the most weatherproof tonneau covers available. This is partially because of their three folding panels. While retractable covers have to slide along rails and roll up covers are lightweight and velcro into place, there are a lot more possible places for leaks to occur. Likewise, due to their impermanent and compact nature, they do not have as effective of water shedding systems.
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover panels have weight to them, and when they fold over they make a consistent, firm seal. This ensures that the edges of the cover are well protected against even small streams of water. Likewise, because of their larger profile and more permanent panel fixture, they are able to have built in water drainage passageways and tubes. This helps ensure watershed is quickly funneled off the top of the cover and away from your truck bed.
Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers, most specifically the Hard Tri-Fold, are the most secure covers you can buy. This is because rather than just a soft roll top or a retractable cover with tonnes of joints, there are only three or four breaks in the surface of the top. Many of the hard tri-folds are also designed with extra security at the joints. The hinges feature elbows and interlinked connections so that a thief with a knife can't simply push straight through and pry the panel open. Many of them also come standard with key lock features, and the quick keyless entry latches are always located behind the tailgate, so that you can secure them that way.
Tri-Fold covers often offer multiple locking positions so that you can haul a wide variety of cargo. If everything you're carrying is small and needs protection, you can simply lock the cover in a fully closed position. They can also be secured at one or two other partially open positions. This allows you to store small fragile cargo at the front of your truck bed covered, and still be able to carry large items at the back of your bed. The covers can also be quickly removed if you need to haul all large gear, like quads or large furniture loads. Some covers will even secure against the back of your cab to offer you a tonne of space without having to remove the cover.
Durable, weatherproof, versatile and long-lasting, the Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover style is very popular. They are easy to clean and care for and they are available in wide variety of price ranges, so that you can find the perfect cover for your budget and application! 

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chevrolet and GMC Cab Style Guide

Chevrolet and GMC have a larger number of Cab Styles than most other brand of truck. This gives you more options when purchasing a truck, but makes getting the right accessories more difficult. In this article, we will help you navigate the cab types so you can correctly identify your vehicle and get the right accessories the first time.

Chevrolet/GMC Pickup Truck Cab Styles

1. Regular Cab

Chevrolet Pickup Truck with Regular Cab
A regular cab has two doors (one on the passenger side and one on the drivers side). There are no back seats.

2. Double Cab

Chevrolet Double Cab
A double cab has 4 full doors that all open in the same direction. Each door has a handle located on the outside of the truck. The back doors are noticeably smaller in width than the front doors.

3. Extended Cab

Chevrolet Extended Cab
An extended cab has 4 doors. The front doors have to be open in order to open the back doors, and the handles are usually located on the inside of the door and not visible from the outside.

 4. Crew Cab

Chevrolet Crew Cab
A crew cab has 4 full doors that all open in the same direction. The door handles are all located on the outside of the truck, and both the front and back doors are the same width.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Thursday, October 26, 2017

How to Install Your Tonneau Cover

Tonneau covers are a great addition to any pickup truck. Perhaps you’re thinking about purchasing a tonneau cover for your vehicle and want to be sure of the installation procedure prior to making the investment, or maybe you already have one that you’re preparing to install yourself. Either way, let me share some knowledge about how to install your cover!
Tonneau covers are usually installed with a simple clamping system that attaches the cover to your bed rails. There is no drilling or modification necessary, so even if your truck is leased, you have no worries about voiding any warranties or causing any unnecessary damage.
Installing an UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
It is important that the rails are straight, since the cover will fold open and rest on these rails. If the rails are uneven, the cover might not close or seal properly. Soft Roll-Up covers often roll out and seal along the rails with Velcro, and Hard Tri-Fold tonneau covers often include latches that secure the cover to the rails. If the rails are not positioned accurately, you risk jeopardising the security of your truck bed.
Once the rails are installed, the rest is a breeze. The cover will generally latch or secure on starting at the cab end of your truck bed and roll or fold forward. The average installation time of a cover ranges from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on your skill level, the tools you have, and the type of cover you're installing. Some covers can be removed from the rails easily after the installation, allowing you to take the top on and off at will without having to do the full installation again.
Access Original Roll-Up Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Most tonneau cover installations are similar, but there are slight variations between different covers, so you might want to check the installation guide for your specific cover before attempting to install it yourself. All of the tonneau covers we sell on our website include installation guides and videos, which can be found in the product descriptions. If you plan on purchasing a tonneau cover, you may want to check out the installation guide for that specific cover. If you’re planning on buying a tonneau cover, but haven’t picked one out yet, take a look at these different tonneau cover categories.
Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers Hard Roll-Up Tonneau Covers Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers Hard One-Piece Tonneau Covers Retractable Tonneau Covers Tool Box Tonneau Covers Tonneau Cover Accessories

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Friday, October 20, 2017

How To Choose the Right Tonneau Cover

A tonneau cover is one of the most important accessories you can get for your pickup truck. These truck bed covers aren't only stylish, but they serve a multitude of purposes, such as protection against weather, security for your cargo, and they can even save you gas mileage, just to name a few.
An open pickup is constantly exposed to the elements, which can damage your cargo, increase wear to your truck, and not to mention the damage of lingering water in your truck bed. With the right tonneau cover, you can prolong the life of your truck and increase the value it provides.
The question then becomes, how do I choose the right tonneau cover?
One major aspect to consider is weather. What conditions are you most likely to encounter, and how can your tonneau cover help? Every cover provides UV protection and prevents debris from entering your truck bed, but if moisture getting into your truck bed is an issue, you may want a cover with good weather seals or advanced drainage tubes that lead water out of the bed like the UnderCover Flex.
UnderCover Flex | Auto Truck DepotUnderCover Flex | Auto Truck Depot
If you have to deal with heavy wet snow routinely, you are more likely going to want a hard tonneau cover that can stand up to the weight. 
If security is your priority, a hard locking tonneau cover like the BAK Revolver X2 Roll-Up tonneau cover may be an option for you. The Revolver X2 hard aluminum roll-up tonneau cover provides unprecedented strength, security, and simplicity for your truck bed, and with its no-profile design, it looks better than ever. This tonneau cover is made up of secure, automatic, rotational locking rails that secure the entire length of your truck bed on each side. The Revolver X2 can be easily rolled up with one hand to provide 100% truck bed access, and without blocking your rear view window or restricting access to stake pocket holes.
BAK Revolver X2 Roll-Up Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot

Tonneau covers have been proven to save gas mileage by increasing airflow and reducing drag. The more aerodynamic the tonneau cover, the more gas you will save in the long run, so if this is a consideration, you may want to look at tonneau covers with a low-profile design like the Roll-N-Lock M-Series, where the cover runs along a track flush with the truck bed.
Some of the most important points to bring up are style and functionality. There are so many styles to choose from, and it is all based on your own personal preference and what you think will look good and function well with your truck. Try to choose a cover that works with your lifestyle. Do you need full truck bed access often, or ever? What kind of cargo will you be hauling regularly? How secure does it have to be? These are all elements that are important to consider when looking at tonneau covers. At Auto Truck Depot, we carry the highest quality brands, so once you pick one you'll have it for a long time. Let us help you make the right choice the first time.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Tonneau Cover

Tonneau covers are one of the most popular accessories you can add to your pickup truck, and for good reason. They provide security for your truck bed, protect your cargo from moisture, and can even save you gas mileage! There’s no doubt a tonneau cover can be a great investment, but there are a few questions you should consider before making a final decision.
Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. What are your reasons for wanting a tonneau cover?

Are you looking to add more security to your truck bed, enhance the look of your truck, or add some versatility? There are various styles of tonneau covers to choose from, such as Soft Roll-UpHard Tri-Fold, Retractable or Hard One-Piece, and they all have their own set of pros and cons. Decide what you want out of a tonneau cover, because that will help your initial decision.
  1. How will you be using your truck bed?

BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
How do you use your truck and how often will you need access to your truck bed? All tonneau covers provide tailgate access, but some can pose limitations if you routinely need full truck bed access to haul larger items. Soft Roll-Up Covers are the most versatile, and can easily be rolled all the way to the cab to provide full truck bed access, but they offer less security than a hard tonneau cover. Most Hard Tri-Fold Covers like the BAKFlip G2 can fold against the back window of the cab to provide a full truck bed, but this also reduces visibility in the back window. If you’re building a show truck and don’t plan on hauling large items often, a Hard One-Piece Tonneau can provide a clean, finished look.
  1. What styles of tonneau covers do you like the best?

This is something that will be on your truck for a long time, so you should like the way it looks. Decide what tonneau cover styles you like the look of the best.
  1. What is your budget?

There is a wide price range when it comes to tonneau covers. With prices starting at $269, Soft Tonneau Covers are the least expensive, and Hard Covers are bit more expensive, with prices that start at $663.
  1. Do you want a tonneau cover on your truck at all times?

Some covers are easier to remove than others. If you only want a tonneau cover to use occasionally, you should review the installation instructions to be sure of the process involved. We provide installation guides on all our tonneau cover product pages.
  1. How tall is your truck?

The height of your truck can also play a role in decide. Folding the panels of a Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau might be difficult if you already have a hard time reaching your truck bed. Retractable tonneau covers like the Pace Edwards Switchblade slide easily with little effort, and may be better suited to those with lifted trucks.
  1. Are you planning on using your tonneau cover with a rack or other truck bed accessories?

Some tonneau covers might not be compatible with other truck bed accessories, so be sure to find out before making a purchase. If you plan on getting a truck bed rack with your cover, check out the BAKFlip CS or CS-F1 Tonneau Cover/Rack Combo.
BAKFlip CS Rack/Tonneau Cover Combo | Auto Truck Depot
  1. What’s more important: versatility or security?

This may be the question that determines whether you want a hard or soft tonneau cover. Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers like the Access Original Roll-Up Tonneau Cover tend to be the most versatile, but you can’t beat the security of a Hard Tri-Fold or One-Piece Cover.
Access Original Roll-Up Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. How easy is the cover to use?

Would you rather access your truck bed by rolling your cover back, folding panels open, letting it slide or pressing a button? Some covers are easier than others to use, and some retractable covers like the Pace Edwards Bedlocker can even be opened via remote!
Pace Edwards Bedlocker Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
  1. How difficult is the cover to install?

If you’ll be installing the tonneau cover yourself, you should review the instructions to make sure you have everything you need before buying it. Some covers are easier than others, and some require great accuracy to ensure it operates smoothly and remains water tight. This should also be a consideration if you plan on putting on and removing your cover frequently.
Now that you’ve asked yourself these 10 important questions, you’re ready to choose a tonneau cover! To help you out, here are some tonneau cover categories you might be interested in.

Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers Hard Roll-Up Tonneau Covers Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers Hard One-Piece Tonneau Covers Retractable Tonneau Covers Tool Box Tonneau Covers Tonneau Cover Accessories

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330