Get Guaranteed Protection of Your Cargo with Tonneau Covers

Tonneau covers are truck bed covers that are fitted to either protect your cargo or to give your truck a new look. ‘Tonneau’ or ‘tonno’ is a French word that means container or barrel, installing a tonneau cover on your truck turns it into a container. In this article, we will look at the security aspect of tonneau covers but before we do so, we will look at the history behind them.
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The World Before Tonneau Covers

Tonneau covers have evolved over the years to what they are and thus no one person can claim to have invented them. Adding accessories to the truck bed box has been happening for years and in the 70's and 80's, most drivers opted to add caps. This phenomenon has quietly vanished and these days, installing tonneau covers is the trend for truck owners. Today, there are over 100 manufacturers of different tonneau covers on the market. Choosing one cover may seem difficult but the best advice is to always go with what you know and have used before. If you are not sure what cover to choose, there are many reviews online that can guide you on the best one for your truck.

Security of Tonneau Covers

Tonneau covers have different degrees of security that they add to your truck. There are those that offer out-of-sight security while others have visible security features. The one to choose depends on the level of security you need for your cargo.

Soft Truck Bed Covers

Soft tonneau covers are made using anodized aluminium frame and poly vinyl coated fabric cover. Most soft tonneau covers have out-of-sight security while some have built in locks to lock down the cover itself. Soft tonneau covers require a tailgate lock if they are to safely lock the truck’s tailgate. Soft truck bed covers come in many styles that include roll-up, tri-fold, hinged, snap and snap-less designs.
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Hard Truck Bed Covers

Hard tonneau covers are made using fibreglass, aluminium and ABS. They usually come with in-built locks that will completely turn your truck bed into an impenetrable vault. Hard tonneau covers have different security features, some are able to lock the tailgate by themselves but for others, you will have to buy a tailgate lock. Hard tonneau covers are available in retractable, hinged, tri fold and multi-panel designs.

By: James Langston
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