There are studies that show a tonneau cover can reduce airflow in a truck bed and, in turn, reduce drag by as much as 11 percent in comparison to an uncovered truck. This can translate to a substantial amount of money savings by reducing unnecessary fuel consumption.
Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2008
Truck owners should consider a tonneau cover as one of the top ways to shave dollars off driving expenses.
"As gas prices continue to shoot through the roof, many drivers are seeking ways to stretch every gallon they buy," said Bob Moore, BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com's marketing manager. "Truck owners are being hit especially hard at present. Truck bed covers help extend mileage and keep money in the owners' pockets."
"A truck bed cover can increase overall fuel economy by as much as 10 percent," said Moore. "There are studies that show a tonneau cover can reduce airflow in a truck bed and, in turn, reduce drag by as much as 11 percent in comparison to an uncovered truck. This can translate to a substantial amount of money savings by reducing unnecessary fuel consumption."
Pickup truck tonneau covers come in a number of different styles, but each one is designed to save on fuel expenses if installation is handled correctly. "Truck tonneaus are available in such styles as tri-fold, hinged, roll up, seal & peel and snap," Moore said. "Most are quite easy to install and will pay for themselves over time thanks to the increase in fuel economy."
Moore pointed to the Torza Hard Hat tri-fold as an example of an easy truck bed cover to install. "All truck owners need to do to enjoy fuel savings with this type of cover is simply place it on the front of the truck bed and secure front cam-type clamps. The next step is just unfolding the cover and then securing the rear clamps."
Other styles of truck bed covers are also relatively easy to install, he said. "The Lund Genesis Seal & Peel tonneau features a unique snapless system that opens and closes much quicker than traditional snap covers. Pre-marked rails and heavy duty clamps assure perfect, 'no-drill' installation in less than 20 minutes, while superbly engineered cover and rails provide a perfect, no-adjustment fit even in extreme climates."
Truck owners who are fed up with paying too much at the pump can fight back with the right truck bed cover, Moore said. To learn more about the variety of covers available, visit http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.com/categories.cfm/cf-bin/cn.tonneau-covers/gid.101001006/.
BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com is a leading online provider of discount car, SUV and truck accessories. The Clifton, N.J.-based company dedicates itself to topnotch customer service, providing its customers with free same-day shipping and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. The company's product line ranges from chrome truck accessories to cab guards and beyond.