Pros and Cons of Adding a Tonneau Cover

As a proud truck owner, you are probably always looking out for ways to both improve the functionality as well as the look of your truck. One of the simplest ways is to add a tonneau cover in Aurora! Here at The Truck Shop, we are experts in all that tonneau covers have to offer, so we have taken the time to consolidate a list of pros and cons for you. If you have any additional questions, please give us a call!


Protection from Weather.

Especially here in Aurora and the rest of the Chicagoland area, one of the biggest pros of tonneau covers is the added protection from weather. Anything in your truck bed will be protected from snow, sleet, rain, mud and other dirt and debris.

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Theft Prevention.

Additionally, by covering your truck bed, the items stored there are at lower risk of being stolen. Passersby are no longer able to snoop into what is stored in your truck bed, and the added risks involved with finding out what you have stored there aren’t worth the risk for many petty thieves. Plus, you can even add a second layer of protection by purchasing a tonneau cover with a lock system!

Visual Improvements.

No longer will the clutter of items stored in your truck bed bring down the appearance of your truck. Tonneau covers make your truck look sleeker and help it stay cleaner too. The streamlined appearance brought by a tonneau cover makes anyone’s truck look neater.



The biggest con for most looking to add a tonneau cover is the price tag. Depending on the brand and type of tonneau cover you choose, the cost could range anywhere from $200 to over $1,000. Due to the price tag, it is important to make sure you do your research to find a tonneau cover that will work for you long-term.

Incompatible with Other Truck Accessories.

Depending on the type of tonneau cover you purchase, you run the risk of it being incompatible with some other truck accessories. If you have or plan on adding truck tool boxes or bed rails, then the best bet would be to talk to our professionals to find a tonneau cover that is compatible with all truck accessories you want to add or already have. Our professionals can provide expert suggestions on what will work best for you and your truck.

Requires Professional Installation.

Tonneau covers are not something that should be installed by just anyone. If they are not attached correctly, you run the risk of the tonneau cover not working, or even worse – damaging your truck. However, when you work with The Truck Shop, we provide professional installation so that this doesn’t have to be a con!

So, are you ready to pick out the tonneau cover of your dreams in Aurora or the rest of the Chicagoland area? Call The Truck Shop today at 847-455-2233 or contact us!