If you’ve owned a tonneau cover for a while, you’re familiar with the benefits it adds to your truck bed such as increased security and protection from the elements for your cargo. What you might not know is how to wash and condition your cover. In this article, you’ll learn how to keep your cover looking great all year long with some simple cleaning and maintenance tips.
Vinyl-Lined Tonneau Covers
Soft truck bed covers are the most common covers on the road today. There are even hard tonneau covers that use a top layer of vinyl or canvas. If your bed cover has a vinyl or fabric top, the easiest way to keep it clean is by using a combination cleaner/protectant such as Extang Tonno Tonic or TruXedo Pro-Tex Tonneau Cleaner. These cleaners are formulated specifically for soft tonneau covers, making them more effective than visiting a car wash or using regular car soap. Directions vary slightly from one cleaner to another, but the following instructions will give you great results.