Truck Covers, Cab Covers, And
Cab Coolers: 3 Choices In Truck Care
Truck covers may be even more
important for our pickup trucks than for the family car. Unlike cars, most people
tend to leave their truck outdoors all year long, exposing it to hot summer days,
rain and snow in winter, and plenty of finish-damaging elements in between. Truck
covers are often an after-thought, perhaps because our trucks seem 'tougher'.
But their paint and interiors need as much protection as any car.
Considering the prices
of many trucks, covering them with protective fabric is just as important as for
any car. Truck covers are a great way to protect against UV radiation and the
fine dirt particles that continually grind away at the expensive finish. They
are easy to use, and fold conveniently away in minutes.
covers are available in many of the same fabrics as for cars. And depending on
where you park your vehicle, the selection criteria are the same.
fabrics offer different levels of protection performance, and some focus on protecting
from a specific element, like intense sun exposure or dust.
Of Truck Covers
There are three distinct
types of covers, ranging from simple poly truck tarps to more advanced cotton/vinyl
blends. Unlike cars, the design of truck coverings give you a choice in how much
of the vehicle you wish to shelter.
Body Truck Covers: Universal and semi-custom
truck covers, providing complete bumper to bumper protection, are available
in the same fabric choices as for cars. Outdoor covers provide rain, dirt, and
sun protection, in a durable and breathable fabric. In more severe weather, consider
one of the 3 or 4 layered fabrics for maximum protection. For indoors, a cotton
flannel cover on your truck will keep it clean and help avoid dings and scratches.
- Custom Truck Cab Covers:
covers are designed to completely enclose the cab area, hood and front
bumper, while leaving the truck bed uncovered. You get very dependable protection
of the interior from damaging UV rays and excessive heat build-up. Plus you still
have easy access to the bed. Sizes are available for small to full-size pickups,
with standard or extended cabs.
Cab Coolers: If you don't have a need to protect the outside of your truck,
Coolers are an excellent way to shelter the interior of the vehicle
against the heat and UV rays of summer, as well as frost and snow during the winter.
They are easy to install, and are held in place with hook & loop straps, usually
at the door handles and under the mirrors.
a selection of truck covers for almost any weather condition and storage situation,
there's no reason to let your vehicle bear the elements. Whether you store it
outside in the elements, or indoors in a climate-controlled garage, a cover is
a necessity if you want to keep your finish pristine for years to come.
the long run, the cost of even the best truck covers is minimal compared to the
maintenance cost of what you are protecting.
of the biggest selections of full-body truck
covers is available at AutoAnything. They have over a dozen
different fabrics, and offer top quality covers from Covercraft at excellent prices.
Another very good choice, high quality at slight less prices, are CoverKing fabrics
supplied by Drivewerks.
If you're shopping
covers or cab coolers
the one source most likely to carry the right fit AutoBarn. Depending on size,
prices are as low as $100 for pickup cab covers, and about $75 for cab coolers.
Plus, you'll often find them offering free shipping !!
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& Truck Bras - Consider truck bras and hood deflectors from
Covercraft for protection from damage while traveling..