Showing posts with label pickup truck covers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pickup truck covers. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the Right Tonneau Cover for Your Budget

There are various types of tonneau covers available to choose from, which can make trying to choose one daunting--especially if you have a budget and want to get the best bang for your buck. Within this article, I will help you through the process by going through each tonneau cover type from the cheapest to the most expensive, and with the pros and cons of each.

Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $329.99 - $727.65)

Access Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Soft roll up tonneau covers like the Access Original and TruXedo TruXport are some of the most popular and cost-effective truck bed covers available. These covers are designed to roll up to the front of your truck bed to provide full truck bed access when not in use. Even when they are rolled up all the way, they do not cover the back window and take up very little space. These covers are made of high quality vinyl and hardware components to provide lasting coverage. They look great and can even reduce gas mileage by reducing wind drag. The main down side is that despite their locking features, the vinyl construction can be penetrated.

Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $399.99 – $673.65)

Extang eMAX Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Some of our most popular soft tri-fold tonneau covers include the Extang Trifecta and eMAX. These are made of vinyl, similar to soft roll-up covers, but they fold open rather than roll. Tri-fold tonneaus contain a frame, which help the cover hold shape and allow it to fold in the tri-fold style. A benefit to having a metal or aluminum frame is that these tonneau covers can generally hold more weight such as heavy snowfall. They fold all the way open, but when propped in the open position, your back window will often be covered.
Vinyl covers are the least expensive tri-fold tonneau covers available, but they are still packed with features that would compliment and add to any pickup truck. The only setback with a vinyl tonneau cover, like the roll-up cover, is the lack of security compared to a hard cover, since vinyl can be easily punctured or cut if someone really wants in.

Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $899.99 - $2,294.84)

BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard tri-fold covers are the most popular and least expensive of the hard tonneau cover family. Models like the BAKFlip G2 and UnderCover Flex provide incredible truck bed security with locking fibreglass and aluminum panels. They are stronger and more durable than vinyl covers, and can withstand a lot more weight. The only disadvantage of a tri-fold tonneau cover is that it obstructs the back window when propped open all the way.

Hard Roll-Up Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $1,099.99 - $1,489.99)

BAK Roll-X Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard roll-up tonneau covers such as the BAK Roll-X provide all the benefits of a roll-up tonneau cover and hard cover in one. These covers offer incredible security and strength, and the cover rolls all the way open to provide full truck bed access. These covers often have panels that lock individually, letting you lock your cover in any partially opened position, and providing even more security for your truck bed. The only flaw with these covers is that they partially block your back window when rolled all the way open and take up more space then soft roll-up tonneau covers.

Hard One-Piece Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $1,219.99 - $1,999.99)

UnderCover Classic Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard One-Piece covers like the UnderCover Classic or LUX are made of durable ABS or fibreglass materials and provide the most security of any other type of tonneau cover. Due to their one-piece solid construction, these covers are also the strongest, and can handle the most weight. If you’re goal with a tonneau cover is truck bed security, this is the choice for you, although you should be aware of one issue. Because these covers are one piece, they cannot be locked in any partially opened position, nor do they provide full truck bed access. In order to gain access to your entire truck bed, the cover must be removed.

Retractable Tonneau Covers (Price Range: $1,599.99 - $3,299.99

Pace Edwards Electric Bedlocker Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Retractable tonneau covers provide incredible truck bed security, while at the same time offering all the benefits of a roll-up tonneau cover. They are made of thin panels that roll into a canister at the front of the truck bed. These covers are extremely simple to use and can lock in any position. They are durable and secure, and some covers even operate via remote control, such as the Pace Edwards Bedlocker. One flaw with these covers is that the canister takes up a bit of the front of the truck bed, which can be problematic for some people.
There are various tonneau cover choices available, and for different budgets. Every type of tonneau cover has its own set of unique benefits and disadvantages. In the end, the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference, so choose a tonneau cover that’s right for you!

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
info@autotruckdepot.ca

Monday, August 7, 2017

Why You Want a Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

There's no denying that a tonneau cover is one of the most essential accessories for your pickup truck. By adding a tonneau cover to your truck, you add various benefits such as truck bed security and style. There are various types of tonneau covers, such as hard or soft, roll up or retractable, but in this article, I'm going to walk through some of the benefits of a Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover.

1. Security

BAK BAKFlip G2 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard tri-fold tonneau covers like the BAKFlip G2 provide reliable security for your truck bed. By the nature of the locking hard panels and latch system, you can feel confident your gear is safe when the tailgate is locked. Soft tonneau covers, both roll-up and tri-fold, offer many great benefits, but their vinyl construction does not offer the same security as a hard cover, since they can be easily punctured or cut into by potential thieves. 

2. Versatility

BAK BAKFlip MX4 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Hard folding tonneau covers are extremely versatile and easy to use. The folding panel design lets you fold and secure each panel separately so you can use the cover in partially opened positions. This is great if you only want part of your bed covered. Hard tri-fold tonneau covers like the UnderCover Flex can be propped and secured against the back of the cab to provide 100% truck bed access without having to remove the entire cover. This is ideal if you often carry large or over-sized items in your truck bed. 

3. Increased Fuel Efficiency

BAK BAKFlip MX4 Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Nearly all tonneau covers increase the fuel efficiency of your pickup! There are many tri-fold tonneau covers that have a flush, no-profile design like the new BAKFlip MX4. Covers like these increase the aerodynamics of your truck and reduce wind drag, and as a result, you save more money on fuel.

4. Easy to use

UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot
Tri-fold tonneau covers are extremely easy to install and use. They have a quick and easy clamp-on system that requires no drilling whatsoever. Every tri-fold cover includes easy to use latches or handles that let you release and lift the front panel. The panels fold easily on top on each other to provide full truck bed access, and easily back down to secure your truck bed. 
Tonneau covers are a must have accessory for your pickup truck--especially tri-fold covers. These covers are robust, durable, secure, easy to use and add a whole new level of versatility to your pickup! We carry a wide range of Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers so you can find one suited to your truck.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
info@autotruckdepot.ca

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Overview: Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers

Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers are a "best-of-both-worlds" cover. They are available in hard or soft folding styles, so you can get a cover that more accurately fits your needs. What is most unique about this style of tonneau cover is its fold-up 3-panel design. Because of the panel system, these covers are better sealed against weather and harder to break into than some other cover styles, as they have fewer weak points. 
The UnderCover Flex is one of the more popular tonneau covers on the market and is well known for its strength. Each panel is made of a high quality FRP composite material, which is stronger, lighter and more durable than aluminum.
UnderCover Flex Tonneau Cover | Auto Truck Depot | Calgary, AB Canada
Another unique feature of the UnderCover Flex is its water tight seal and drain tubes that funnel water away from and out of your truck bed. Its design makes it one of the most waterproof covers available, so you know your cargo will be protected. 
Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers generally have 3 locking positions: full coverage, 3/4 bed access and full bed access. Some covers, like the UnderCover Flex, can opened by one person from either end of the vehicle to provide easy access to the front or back of the truck box.
The panels automatically latch, ensuring full security and simple operation. To open or close most Tri-Fold Tonneau Covers, a latch or handle releases the locks for easy access, and once your tailgate is locked, your truck bed is secure.
For more information on a specific Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover, check out this list of popular models carried by Auto Truck Depot.
Call or visit us today for more information:

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330
info@autotruckdepot.ca

Friday, January 18, 2013

On the Go? Pick Up Truck Covers Are a Must Have

This is your life. You get up in the morning. If you’re lucky, you have time to grab some breakfast. Then It’s off to the grocery store, the hardware store, and everywhere else in between.  The only problem is that, undoubtedly, you stop somewhere along the way. Maybe your groceries are in the car and you run into the fast food restaurant to pick up lunch. Maybe you go to pick up your kids and leave their Christmas goodies behind. Whatever you’re doing, if you ever leave your vehicle unattended, no matter for how long, you’re making yourself vulnerable to thieves,

The only way to remedy this problem is through the use of pickup truck covers. Pickup truck covers keep your car safe from thieves, weather, vandals, and everything in between. If you’re tired of worrying every time you hit park, these covers are for you Fortunately, if you shop auto truck depot, you can find a  cover at a reasonable price. Just brose through the wide selection until you find the one that’s a perfect match for your truck and for your budget as well.

Many drivers swear by tonneau covers, which can be purchased in different styles and made from different materials. When you want a truly heavy-duty cover, aluminum covers are the way to go. These covers can stand up to just about anything and, despite their tough construction, they’re also surprisingly lightweight and easy to transport. Choose covers that can easily be removed or covers that are a more permanent addition to your vehicle. Whatever you want, you can find it at the Depot!

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Advantages of Owning a Pickup


There are many wonderful things about owning a pickup truck. First of all, you’ll never have to wonder “How am I going to get that home?” ever again. If you see a piece of furniture you want, a large appliance, or anything else, you can rest assured that you’ll have a way of getting it back to your home. Your truck can also come in handy for helping with your friends and family members too. Anytime someone moves or needs an object transported, you’ve got it covered! Some people have even used their pickup trucks for financial gain, by charging to haul objects from one place to another. For those who regularly carry goods, pickup truck covers are a must since they’ll protect the cargo from weather, accidents, sun damage, and more.

Another great thing about pickup trucks is that they tend to be some of the safest vehicles on the road today. Most are built incredibly strong, using the toughest possible materials. Furthermore, they tend to sit higher up than most vehicles, which not only lets you feel more in control, but also makes you more aware of and better able to see what’s happening around you. This can enable you to avoid accidents.

Pickup trucks, with their hefty tires, are also great for tough weather conditions. No matter how much snow and sleet are on the ground, your truck will likely be able to power through with ease and safety. Just make sure you’ve got all of the right truck accessories, including those pickup truck covers we mentioned earlier, to help you make the most of your truck. In addition to pick up covers, you can find many other accessories at Auto TruckDepot.

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