Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Tonneau Cover
How to Maintain Your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Tonneau Cover in Four Simple Ways
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD tonneau cover makes your truck even more useful by making it possible for you to securely transport even delicate luggage with peace of mind, knowing that it is well protected even if it's stored on the truck bed. Not only does it provide protection for the stuff placed on the bed, the tonneau cover also enhances the appearance of your truck. While tonneau covers look nice as they rolled off the production area, their protective coating wears off over time. So if you want to keep your tonneau cover looking and working like new, it has to be maintained just like the other components of your Silverado.
- Regularly check your tonneau cover for damage.
It is always a good idea to regularly inspect your tonneau cover for any sign of damage including nicks, dents, debris in between crevices, loose hardware, or corrosion. Pay attention to other things that seem unusual. As soon as you notice any abnormalities in the tonneau cover's appearance and functions, provide it with the necessary fix to prevent the problem from getting worse and causing further damage.
- Ensure that all the mounting hardware are properly tightened and positioned securely in place.
Also, make it a point that all the clamps, bolts, and mounting hardware are securely in place. You see, loose mounting hardware can prevent the cover from functioning well. It can even be disastrous to other pedestrians as it can cause the tonneau cover to easily fly off at top speeds. The rails should be double-checked, too, to be sure that the cover opens and closes smoothly. If a squeaking noise is produced as you slide the cover open or close or if it doesn't operate smoothly, you can try to add lubricant as it prevents the tonneau from getting stuck on the rails.
- Clean the tonneau cover regularly using mild cleaning solutions.
Be friendly with your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD tonneau cover by washing it using water and mild soap to keep it clean. Unlike detergents and other harsh cleaning solutions, the soap won't harm the materials making up you cover. Vinyl tonneau covers deserve vinyl cleaners as they are designed to keep vinyl looking new and working well. To wipe the cover dry, it is wise to use sponges or soft cotton cloths. Stay away from bleaches, harsh cleaners, dry-cleaning solvents, and any other strong chemicals.
- Don't leave heavy gear or cargo on the tonnau cover for several hours.
This is a big NO as it can cause tonneau cover sagging and damage. If you badly need to place equipment on top of the cover, consult your owner's manual first to know the weight ratings and make sure to distribute the load evenly.