Tonneau Truck Covers Review

Tonneau Truck Covers Review

Tonneau Truck Covers Review

Tonneau truck covers, sometimes referred to as a truck bed tonneau cover, are any kind of pliable or hard plastic topper that cloaks or hides the truck bed of a vehicle. They are designed, or intended, to provide unequalled aerodynamics whilst producing a blanketed storage space within the pickup’s truck bed. Many

models are available both locally and online. A lot of tonneau truck covers include solid tops outfitted with hinged covers that can be operated from the tailgate end or from either side affording the user quick and easy truck bed entry.

Some additional hard truck tonneau covers can be lifted using gas shocks while still other folding tops can be accessed from either end and remove easily for quick storage, such as the BakFlip tonneau from BAK Industries. Many are hard retractable tops, whereby slats move smoothly back and forth allowing users to stow or withdraw merchandise from the storage box. Pace-Edwards is the undeniable leader when it comes to retractable truck covers. Quite a few retracting or rolling type hoods are constructed of soft fabrics not unlike an industrial fabric and easily roll up whenever anyone have the urge to gain entry to the truck bed.

Tonneau truck covers reduce the pickup truck’s wind resistance, improving the truck’s acceleration while economizing on fuel. Since truck bed tonneau covers seal the truck cargo area, air does not infiltrate the truck bed, meeting undetectable opposition at the tailgate of the pickup bed. At one time, pickup truck owners had the advantage of changing the factory metal pick-up truck tailgate employing a kind of fabric or rubber cargo net to decrease any limitations caused by drag. The primary player developed and marketed a product called

“Cargo Net”.

While such tailgate “nets” do reduce drag by allowing any force of air to pass right through, they don’t contribute as much to safeguard items in the tail gate end of the pick-up like a tonneau truck cover. A net-like barrier isn’t as structurally sound as the standard metal tailgate and it is liable to come apart quicker. Nets also

have a tendency to detach, potentially sending one’s belongings out of any pick-up truck bed, especially if the vehicle is motoring along at highway speeds. Most tailgate alternatives cheapen a pick-up’s image, causing it to look damaged or trashy. Truck bed tonneau covers provide much more protection, while affording your truck a veritable sleek appearance.

With heavy focus on both security and good looks, a tonneau truck cover will prove to be a beneficial asset for any vehicle owner.

2005 Acura Tl Review

2005 Acura Tl Review

2005 Acura Tl Review


The zenith of front-wheel-drive, high-performance luxury.

What’s new for the 2005 Acura TL: Both front airbags get an upgrade: the driver’s now deploys with less force if the driver’s seat is too far forward, and the passenger’s won’t deploy at all if the occupant weighs less than 65 pounds.

Ever since its early days as the Acura Vigor, the TL has always been a slightly slicker variation on Honda’s Accord. While basically still true, the differences have become more substantial over the years. The TL’s features are of a higher caliber (leather, heated seats, 5.1 DVD audio, xenon lights), it looks far more purposeful, and believe it or not, it’s much smaller now.

Setting it apart most of all is its emphasis on performance. At the start, the TL came with an outrageously powerful 270-horsepower V6 (later re-rated at 258), a firm suspension, and mean 17-inch wheels. Along with its obviously fast performance, the TL had quick, stiff steering and agile handling (and was available with a stick) — qualities even more abundant in the Type S model of 2007. Also impressive was the TL’s luxurious interior, especially given its bright, stylish presentation and the excellent tunes coming from its 5.1 surround sound DVD Audio system (the first in any automobile). No surprise that the TL has been Acura’s strongest seller for years.

But while the TL’s appeal hasn’t faded, its competition has been catching up on all sides. With the horsepower war in full swing, the TL’s advantage in speed has vanished. More substantially, the TL never had the natural-feeling handling that went with a rear-wheel-drive powertrain; it also lacks the now-common option of all-wheel-drive. The TL might still be one of the roomier cars, but there, too, the margin is shrinking. While we’re on the subject, its back seat could be better shaped.

Honestly, there ain’t much here that the Infiniti G35 can’t do better. But if for some odd reason you actually prefer front-wheel-drive, the TL is easily a more interesting car (and a better deal) than its main competitor, the Lexus ES350.