sorting through car accessories

sorting through car accessories

Buying a Truck Cap: How to Choose

by Tracy Kennedy

If you've decided that the time is right to invest in a cap for your truck, you may have already measured and calculated the dimensions that you need. That's a great start, but there's a lot more to consider along the way. Here are a few key features that you should think about as you evaluate your truck cap options before you buy one.


One decision you need to make is whether you want a solid truck cap or if you want one with windows. Windows are great for ensuring airflow through the truck bed. This is ideal to combat odors and regulate temperature. However, sometimes privacy is a greater consideration than airflow. In those cases, you should consider a solid truck cap without windows.


Will you be storing things in your newly enclosed truck bed? If so, it's important to consider the security of the truck cap as well. You'll want a cap that can easily be locked and cannot easily be breached or removed. Look for a cap that bolts on securely with locking bolts and has a hatch that can be secured easily. This reduces the likelihood of a breach.


The next important consideration is the color of the cap that you select. The good news is that you can find truck caps in a wide variety of colors. That means you're sure to be able to match the color of your truck if that's important. If you prefer a different color for contrast, that's always an option as well. You'll want to talk with your truck cap supplier about the color options available, including any customization that may be considered.


Another factor that many people don't think about when they buy a truck cap is the weight of the cap itself. You might not think that's very important, but you'd be surprised. While it may not drastically affect the way that your truck handles, you might want to consider a cap that's light enough for you to remove from the truck by yourself. Otherwise, you will need to get help from someone else any time you want to remove the cap for any purpose, such as to haul a larger object.

These are a few of the things that it's important to consider when it comes to buying a cap for your truck. Talk with a local truck cap retailer such as Leer Truck Accessory Center today to see what your options are and to find the right one for your truck bed.


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sorting through car accessories

There are a wide variety of auto accessories for you to consider for your car. Some accessories are made simply to make your car look nicer, some are made to improve performance and some are made to create a safer ride. This blog will show you a number of different accessories for you to consider. You will find some in each category and several ideas that will help you to decide if the accessories that you are considering will do anything more than make your car look nicer or maybe increase the resale value of it for when you are ready to sell.