Frequently Asked Questions

We’re proud to be Australia’s leading manufacturer of tonneau covers. If you have a question and we haven’t answered it below, please feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll be only too happy to help.
Tonneau Covers
  • Are they easy to install?

    You bet! If your Tuff Tonneau is purchased as a replacement, you’ll have it installed in minutes. If your Ute has no fittings on it, most Tuff Tonneaus come with a complete fitting kit, including support bars and easy to use instructions. You should be able to fit your new Tuff Tonneau cover to your Ute within an hour.

  • Is it easy to remove the Tuff Tonneau cover if I have to?

    It’s very easy. With the TonnolockTM anti-theft system, all you need to do is unlock the padlock that secures the Tuff Tonneau to your Ute to remove it within seconds.

  • Are Tuff Tonneaus compatible with Ute liners?

    In most cases they are. Tuff Tonneaus Bunji covers are compatible with both over-rail and under-rail Ute liners. However slight modifications may need to be made to the front section of the Ute liner so that the aluminium sail track can be attached directly to the vehicle. Our Clip-On covers however are only compatible with under-rail Ute liners. 

  • Are Tuff Tonneaus durable?

    Absolutely. Tuff Tonneaus are extremely durable. We use a vinyl that has a polyester weave backing which gives it very high tear resistance and tensile strength. Our tonneau covers are also weatherproof, abrasion and rot resistant. In fact, they are so durable, they come with a five-year no fuss warranty.

  • What is the best thing to clean my Tuff Tonneau cover with?

    The best cleaning agent for a Tuff Tonneau is 303 Protectant. Not only does it renew, beautify and preserve your investment, it’s non-greasy, so it will not attract dust like other cleaning agents. 303 Protectant is available from all good auto stores or from our online spare parts shop.

Hard Lids
  • Are they waterproof?

    No tonneau cover is waterproof. We use a rubber seal which is weather tight. You can get water into the bed of your Ute if you use a high-pressure washer or hose and angle it to force the water directly up into the bottom of the lid. However, it is possible to get water into any lid. We state that our tonneau covers are weather proof. If it is raining, water should not leak in if your tonneau has been properly installed. We've also tried to get water into it via a car wash. So far, the Tuff Lid has not leaked water in any car wash that we've been through!

  • Are they easy to install?

    Absolutely. You should be able to install a Tuff Lid in less than two hours using simple hand tools. We can install one in about 45 minutes. Your installation time will be a little longer if you've never installed one before, and you will need two people to help handle it.

  • Is it easy to remove the Tuff Lid if I have to?

    Very easy. The Tuff Lid is designed to be removed in less than a minute. It only requires a screwdriver to release the gas struts, then you remove the safety key rings from the front hinges and simply tilt up the lid and slide it out of the hinges.

  • Does your paint match my Ute?

    All our paint is colour matched to the OEM specification (paint code) on the Ute. However because of variations in paint by the manufacturer, it is impossible to guarantee a perfect colour match, but in our experience less than 1% of complaints are due to variations in paint colour. We use the same paint code as the manufacturer consequently paint match is rarely a problem.

  • How does a Tuff Lid pop up lock operate?

    Our Tuff Lid locks with a key in the centre of the cover near the tailgate. The key turns levers that slide under lock brackets mounted to the side of the tub as well as locking under the lock bracket that is mounted in the centre of the tailgate. Watch it in action.

  • Are Tuff Lids compatible with Ute liners?

    Sure are! Tuff Lids are compatible with both over-rail and under-rail Ute liners. However slight modifications may need to be made to the front of the liner so that the lid hinges can attach directly to the vehicle.

  • Will a Tuff Lid lock my tailgate?

    Yes. If your Ute has a tailgate handle on the outside, the Tuff Lid comes with a special locking pin that fits into the tailgate locking bracket, preventing the tailgate from being opened.

Ute Liners
  • Why should I buy a Tuff Liner for my Ute?

    Our Tuff Liners are made of high-density polyethylene. They are designed to protect your Ute from deep dents and gouges, spills from paint, oil, acids etc, and dirt. Remember, dented and rusted Ute tubs are a great way to lose money on your trade-in.

  • Are they easy to install?

    Absolutely. You should be able to install a Tuff Liner in less than one hour using simple hand tools. We can install one in about 45 minutes. Your installation time will be a little longer if you've never installed one before, and you will need two people to help you handle it.

  • Will water get in between my Tuff Liner and the floor of my Ute?

    The ribbed floor design of all Tuff Liners promotes air flow between the liner and the floor of your Ute which prevents moisture accumulation.

Delivery Enquiries
  • What are your delivery charges?
  • How will my item be sent?

    All our products are sent via courier and can be delivered to your work or home address.

  • Do I have to pay extra to have my item insured in transit?

    No. All our products are covered in transit against loss or damage.

  • How long after I order my product will it arrive?

    Most of our products are shipped out the next day, however hard lids have a longer lead time as each lid is made to order. Please send us a message if you would like to know the specific lead time for these items. Generally, the lead time will be around seven to ten days from the date of your order for hard lids, and two to three days for all other products. The table below will give you a guide to the standard lead time for each product group.

    PRODUCT STANDARD LEAD TIME
    TONNEAU COVERS 1 DAY
    TRAY TONNEAU COVERS 2 DAYS
    EZ TOP COVERS 4 DAYS
    UTE AND VAN MATS 4 DAYS
    TUFF LIDS 4 DAYS
    FIBREGLASS LIDS 10 DAYS
    UTE LINERS 1 DAY
    SPORT GUARD UTE LINERS 3 DAYS
    ACCESSORIES 1 DAY