Covering up a truck to protect the paint is no new science. It may seem like a simple concept but there are some factors to take into consideration when shopping for a cover. The major benefits of putting a cover on your truck are to keep dust, sunlight, and minor contact from tearing through the paint. Outdoors, it seems pretty obvious to keep a cover on your Tacoma but even in a clean, climate-controlled garage, the use of a cover is just as important.
Indoor: When a truck is stored in a garage, the dangers of outdoor storage may not be present but there are still plenty of things within to be leery of. Dust is a major issue in any shop, especially one that sees the occasional weekend projects. A layer of dust piling up on top of the paint can easily lead to tiny scratches accumulating all over the surface area of the truck.
Busted pipes and slow drips can leave behind calcium deposits and other buildups that are a pain to get rid of. It’s also worth throwing a cover on considering you, or someone else in the garage will occasionally bump up against the truck and can leave behind light scratch marks. The use of the right cover is a surefire way to prevent most of these issues from happening.
Outdoor: Using a cover on a truck stored outdoors is an obvious measure to be taken when trying to protect the vehicle. You have plenty of dust and water issues to be concerned with along with a few other even more hardcore hazards that are present.
Birds, acidic rain, foliage, and kids running through the yard are all minions of the dark lord sent forth with the sole task of destroying the finish on your truck. The outdoors can be absolutely unpredictable, but popping a cover on the paint is a measure you can take to nearly disarm all enemies on the front lines.