Truck covers improve the aerodynamics of your truck, increasing performance and lowering gas mileage. They also protect the tools, equipment, and personal items that you have in your bed, creating both a storage space and a way to easily transport things in bad weather. Though both soft and hard truck covers are available, hard covers are usually more versatile and safer overall. Here are some of the major advantages of using a hard truck cover vs. a soft truck cover.
Hard truck covers do not deform in the wind and are designed to be aerodynamic rather than producing more drag. A well-maintained hard truck cover is going to improve the gas mileage of your vehicle, in addition to improving handling when the weather conditions are particularly windy.
Safer and More Secure
A hard truck cover can be locked, protecting expensive equipment within. Cloth truck covers can simply be sliced through and a lot of people know exactly which trucks to target for good equipment and tools. By investing in a hard truck cover, you can increase the amount of storage space you have and keep everything you need conveniently within your vehicle.
Painted or Paint Ready
Most people don't want to slap a cloth truck cover on a well-designed and customized truck. Hard truck covers give a driver yet another way to customize their vehicle. Hard truck covers are sold either painted or paint-ready so that they can be matched directly to your vehicle for a seamless appearance. They can also be painted in contrasting colors, designs, or patterns, to further customize your truck.
Easier to Open and Close
A hard truck cover is hinged and will open and close with ease, whereas a cloth cover generally has to be rolled up or pulled off. When you're trying to get heavy tools or big equipment out of your vehicle, a hard truck cover is simply easier to manage. It can be propped up or removed as needed.
Finally, though a hard truck cover is more of an investment, it will also last longer. It's less likely to snag or tear, whereas a cloth cover will often need to be replaced multiple times.
Hard covers are available in a variety of materials, fiberglass material and hard plastic. So even though they can be a bit more expensive than softer covers, there are still quite a lot of options available. If you're looking to purchase or install a hard cover system, contact the experts at Bodacious Diesel.