Can You Use an Automatic Car Wash With a Truck Bed Cover?

Trucks are widely used for all kinds of purposes, from carrying merchandise to getting around town. As a result, many people have a truck bed cover installed to protect their cargo and provide them with an extra layer of security.

But when it comes to using an automatic car wash with a truck bed cover, the answer is not so simple.

The first and most important factor to consider is the type of truck bed cover you have installed. Some soft tonneau covers are designed to be resistant to water and can be safely washed without any damage.

However, other types of hard bed covers may not be suitable for automatic car washes due to their susceptibility to water damage or warping from the high pressure of the sprayers.


One advantage of washing your truck with a bed cover in an automatic car wash is that it can help keep your vehicle clean and free from dirt, dust, and debris. This helps protect your paint job from scratches and chips caused by debris flying up into your truck bed.


On the other hand, there are some potential drawbacks associated with using an automatic car wash with a truck bed cover. For example, if you have a hard tonneau cover installed on your truck, the high pressure of the sprayers could potentially cause damage or warp the material over time. Additionally, automatic car washes may not get into all areas of your truck’s exterior due to the presence of the cover.


Ultimately, whether or not you can use an automatic car wash with a truck bed cover depends on several factors such as the type of cover you have installed and its resistance to water damage. If you’re unsure about whether or not it’s safe for your specific model, it’s best to consult with a professional before taking your vehicle through an automated wash.

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James Gardner