So, you finally broke down and bought that new pick-up you’ve been dreaming of for several years. You’ve had to put up with many of your friends telling you all there is to know about their new truck and the upgrades they have made. Ugh! But now it’s your turn – and you’re going to show them how to do a pick-up!
You’re a smart guy, mechanically competent, and now with a healthy truck payment to come up with every month, you’re also financially, uh, responsible. You’re thinking you’re bound to be able to save, oh, probably upwards of 40% on the upgrades by purchasing your accessories online and doing the install yourself. After all, how hard can it be?
So, you fire up your device and you know exactly where to go to learn about what product is best for you. You even know the proper word and spelling for what you are going to add first to your new ride. “Truck Tonneau Cover” Bingo! There’s your answer! Wrong! Instead, you are slammed with more than 17 million results. Not 17, not 17 hundred, not even 1.7 million. Seventeen million! You think “how am I gonna find which is the best product? At the best price? And who can get it to me by this weekend so I can show off my touch Monday at work? Well, you think to yourself, I know the first page of my results are just products by manufacturers who chose to buy their top billing. You now realize the information you need is buried somewhere among the MILLIONS of options on the WORLD WIDE WEB.
Well, frustrated, you decide to drop by your local truck accessory retailer just to see what tonneau covers they stock.
1) You can see, touch, and operate products available for your truck, all the while getting expert advice and accurate answers from truck accessory professionals. What is sailcloth? What is a rotary latch? HFC? How much weight will the cover hold? Explain the warranty. What are the different types of “Tri-Folds”? What does “easily removable” look like? These and all the other essential questions can be answered inside the walls of your truck accessory retailer and not very likely on a computer screen. Truck accessory professionals can interpret all the vague and confusing language and claims you see on truck accessory websites. Expert advice is so much more than answering your questions. Your local truck accessory professional deals with truck tonneau covers every day- the good and the bad. They not only know the features, but also the advantages and how you, the consumer, will benefit from the choices you have to make. There are things as a consumer that you are completely unaware of regarding truck accessories. Your truck accessory professional has the answers to questions you don’t even know exist. Don’t spend your money until you are certain you know what you are buying is what you want and what you think it is.
2) Manufacturers of truck accessories have come to recognize the true value of brick and mortar stores. Pricing, which is still the only real advantage online retailers have over traditional retailers, is now more competitive. To protect all the parties involved, manufacturers have instituted new pricing guidelines for online retailers and adjusted the prices brick and mortars now pay to strengthen their pricing positions. These adjustments ultimately ensure that the purchaser of truck accessory products get real value for what they are spending for an extended period. A healthier industry insures a better experience for the consumer.
3) Expert installation is not something you can expect to achieve the one and only time you attempt to install your truck accessory. Truck accessory techs are constantly learning new and better techniques every day that enable the product to better serve the customer. For example, no two tonneaus are exactly alike and the installation methods vary with each model. If you want the very best installation on your truck, leave it to the pros.