A Toyota Tacoma has a very lovable aspect to it that Americans love. It just works, as a truck should.
Where other big automakers have failed, Toyota has gained many hearts. So it makes sense you’d want to keep it looking fresh!
There are plenty of good choices for shielding your Tacoma from the elements, with both universal fits and custom. We featured each in this guide.
So let’s take a look at the 4 Best Weatherproof Car Covers for Toyota Tacomas:
1. Leader Accessories Xtreme Guard 5 Layers Pick up Truck Car Cover Waterproof Breathable Outdoor Indoor
Leader Accessories is the best selling cover maker for a reason, and if you want to get over the exhausting process of scouring reviews until you’re blue in the face than you can stop here.
In our opinion, this is the best value for a universal cover. Although if you’re looking for a custom fit, our #4 and #5 option are worth a look.
With that out of the way, this is a fully waterproof design. It has five layers and should keep your truck looking beautiful even after the unveiling. Like most of these options, it stays snug by elastic hemming. This is hemmed all the way around which really helps it stay put.
They’ve added layers specifically to stop UV rays and water. And when you’re not using it you get a storage bag to put it away with. A buckle clip is also included to keep it snug during windy times.
Overall, we think this is a great choice at this price point!
2. BDK Multi-Layer Heavy Duty Waterproof Truck Cover for Toyota Tacoma
BDK has an elastic hemmed cover for Tacomas. It’s not as tight as a custom fit, but it will stay on a little loosely.
That’s because the elastic is only on the front and rear portion of the fabric, and not all the way around.
With that caveat out of the way, it sits in the same price range of this category as most options. It’s weatherproof as well, and you’ll be able to leave it in the rain. The soft inner lining won’t scratch your paint so you can rest easy on that front.
Some polyester covers are great at protecting cars from the elements, but the rough fabric has to be accounted for. If it isn’t scratches occur.
3. TONBUX Truck Car Cover 6 Layers - Waterproof All Weather Car Covers for Pickup Truck Fits up to 246''
The TONBUX car cover has more layers than you may know what to do with, at 6! But, is more always better?
Nope, and we all know that. But, in this case they’ve made a great product and aren’t proclaiming their layers as a measuring stick of superiority.
Each layer serves a purpose, from repelling rain to repelling the suns rays and keeping your paint shielded from scratches.
If you live in a windy area, one of the main complaints people have is their covers blowing off. This includes straps and buckles to keep it securely in place. They also offer a 1-year money back guarantee.
There are a couple of reflective strips on this as well.
4. Motor Trend T-850 Weatherproof for 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma - Regular Cab Custom Fit Truck Cover (Outdoor Use UV Protection Waterproof)
Now we will move on to the custom fits for Tacomas with this model.
Universal options are great, but if you have a Regular Cab Tacoma between 2005-2014, this cover is specifically made for you.
Usually that comes at a higher price, but Motor Trend’s weatherproof design is one of the most affordable on the list.
It also includes a bag! The main benefit of this option is that it’s going to fit your truck like a glove.
There are a few things lacking, notably there are no tie downs for windy environments which can be a deal-breaker for some. But at this price, this is an awesome buy if you fit the sizing criteria.
How do I keep my truck safe in the sun?
When you finally have to take your cover off and go for a drive, you may want to look into products to keep your paint looking great. In recent years, synthetic wax coats have become the favorite of detailers and car owners across the country.
We have a guide on the best car waxes for uv protection here that you can take a look at.
What size car cover do I need for my Toyota Tacoma?
A Tacoma can range widely in length depending on your model and options. The easiest way to find out exactly how long your truck is, is simply to google it! For example google the model plus year, and you’ll get the length. “2014 Toyota Tacoma Length”.
Your truck is going to range between 190 inches and 220 inches most likely. This is important for getting the sizing right on your universal cover before ordering.
Do truck covers last a long time?
That depends on use. Some people have had theirs deteriorate very quickly when they’ve left them flapping around in the wind. If you’re going to have your cover on all the time, you can expect it to last for a shorter period.
The truth is that polyester is still susceptible to UV rays, and weather beats down anything over time. Especially fabric. So being realistic in the amount of time your cover will last is a good perspective to have.
Hopefully, this guide helped you see what the options are for your Tacoma. We think Leader Accessories is a great overall value. And if you wanted a custom fit, there are options out there like the Motor Trend cover.
Whatever you choose make sure to come back and let us know how it held up and worked out! We love hearing from our readers and do add input.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck on your search!
I'm the owner of Beast Auto. I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I love anything automotive related, and taking road trips all across my beautiful state.