A bed cover is generally compatible with bed liners, assuming the bed liners don’t extend over the rails. This brings up more questions of whether your ideal bed cover is compatible with your utility track system or cargo racks.
Newer trucks generally feature a utility track system built onto the bed frame with sliding cargo cleats. Generally, a bed cover will not interfere with the cargo cleats, though some experts assume a bed cover could interfere with its functionality. Ask a dealer or mechanic if a bed cover will impede your utility track system.
Unfortunately, snap covers are the only bed covers that won’t block your tie down rings. On the same note, many truck racks are not compatible with high profile bed covers. Truck racks are usually installed with the same stake hole pockets you use for your bed cover, although some roll up and retractable bed covers will not impede your access to a truck rack. Most truck racks are generally compatible with most tonneau covers.
If you have a tool box installed in your cargo bed than you should use a roll-up or folding bed cover that can be positioned behind the tool box. Of course, you can always buy a low profile toolbox that will fit comfortably under the bed cover without damaging or scratching the material underneath.
Silverado Truck Cover Assembly: A multiple section liner and single piece cover is typically installed using multiple fasteners to secure the cover along the bed frame. Install the front panels of a multi-piece bed cover first, followed by the side panels and then the bottom panels. Line up the bottom panels over the bed of your truck. If any gaps persist then you might have purchased an ill-sized tonneau cover.
Install single and multi-piece liners by attaching fasteners into the top bed rails with a a pair of pliers. Attach the liner to the joints of every panel and then secure the last panel with bolts. Assembly is fairly straightforward and professional assistance isn’t necessary.