Much like car covers, a high quality custom fitted truck cover
can protect your pick up truck from a whole cluster of nasty
insults to your truck’s body. Even if you park your truck in a
garage and give it regular washes and polishes, your finish can
soon diminish and your truck quickly show its age without the
added benefit of using a truck cover. Let’s take a look at some
of the advantages of owning a truck cover and what you need to
look for when considering purchasing a high quality product.
When you choose your truck cover, you will soon discover that
even just one manufacturer can make several assorted covers for
the same truck model. Simple covers offer partial protection
from the elements while first-rate truck covers offer
The following are some of the key features found in a high
quality truck cover:
Provides protection from harmful and penetrating rays of the
Resists moisture, including rain, snow, sleet, hail, and ice.
Diverts airborne rubbish and/or small impacts on the truck’s
body including dings, scratches, and unsightly marks.
Limits the ability of pollution, dust, and dirt from marring
Completely withstands bird excrement, tree sap, bug nesting,
feral cats, etc.
Keeps the prying eyes of strangers away from your truck who can
rub up against your finish and/or look inside your truck to see
what they can steal from it.
The highest quality truck covers generally come equipped with
mirror pockets to give your truck a truly snug fit. Most covers
are made of 1 to 4 layers of durable polypropylene [a
thermoplastic polymer that is highly resistant to acid and
chemical solvents]; so the more layers you have means superior
protection for your truck from each of the listed hazards.
Garaged pick up trucks, while not subject to the same hazards as
one always left outside, are still vulnerable to seeing its
finish marred by indoor pollution and dust. Many motorists, in
the interest of preserving their finish will garage their trucks
and then cover them over with a truck cover to ensure maximum
Prices for truck covers vary, however you can save yourself some
cash by purchasing one through a wholesaler who gets their
supply directly from the manufacturer. You avoid third party
markups and if you shop via an online retailer, you can avoid
additional mark ups in price and in some cases get your cover
shipped to you for free.
More often than not, your truck cover will come with a warranty.
You can expect your high quality truck cover to provide great
protection for a reasonable amount of money. A worthy