If you want your roll-up tonneau cover to last longer, look nicer, and stay clean longer, a little care goes a long way. Follow these four maintenance tips from ACI, the makers of the Access® cover, the first soft roll-up cover ever made, and you will be well on your way to maximizing the life of your tonneau cover.
(1) Keep the cover tight. The cover vinyl should sound drum-like when tapped on. If you see the vinyl flap in the wind as you drive down the highway, the tension needs tightening. Periodically check the tightness of the cover, and readjust the tension of the cover as necessary.
(2) Secure your contents. Always tie down cargo so it cannot shift and damage the cover or its parts. And don’t allow cargo to rub against the cover while transporting, whether in open or closed position.
(3) Shine it up. Periodically clean the cover with a water-based product. Avoid using petroleum or citrus-based cleaners, as they may dry out and damage the vinyl. ACI recommends using Access™ Cover Care™ tonneau cleaner and protectant to clean the cover and protect the vinyl from UV damage.
(4) Latch and seal the cover. Make sure the cover is properly latched, and always seal cover edges with hook and loop sealing system the full length of cover on both sides. Avoid storing the cover in its rolled-up position for long periods of time. A cover can only improve gas mileage and protect your truck bed when closed!
In 1991 ACI invented the ACCESS® Original, the 1st roll up tonneau cover ever made. Other roll up covers have entered the market since then, but none of them have been tested, trusted, and guaranteed longer than the ACCESS® cover. Our focus on precision fitment, top quality materials, and lasting performance is the reason for our very low warranty claim rate and exceptionally high repeat customer rate.
ACCESS® Roll Up covers have been tested across North America in both extreme cold and hot climates and trusted by truck owners for more than 20 years, and they are guaranteed to be free of defects in material and workmanship for long as you own your truck.
Don’t just take our word for it. Hear from the thousands of satisfied customers, like Jim H. from Maine, who trust us to cover their truck beds, and you’ll begin to understand why the ACCESS® roll up cover is superior.
“One of the best endorsements of a product is when it comes time to replace an item, the new one is the same make and model as the old one. I recently replaced my 05 Tacoma with an almost identical 2012 model. I had installed an Access tonneau cover on the 05 and it performed flawlessly for years. The first item I added to the 2012 was an identical Access tonneau. Installation was as simple as I remember and quality is still top notch. What more can I say.”; Jim H. – ME
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