5 tips for choosing the right toolbox for your UTE

Ute tool boxes offer separate storage space for all of your equipment. Almost every driver likes to keep their tools and equipment organised, safe and dry. Ute trays designed with heavy-duty aluminium tool boxes are the best choice to be confident that all your equipment is safe and secure against extremes of weather and vandalism.


The availability of options for Ute tool boxes is quite overwhelming. They can be found in all sizes, shapes and configurations. You can have a full door open configuration or a design with a 3/4 open door. You can even order a tool box with a drawer. Additionally, there are options in the market for easy to access, low profile tool boxes, custom Ute canopies and storage drawers that are configured under the Ute trays. The best thing is, you can now get custom Ute tool boxes in Brisbane and the Gold Coast to ensure that all your needs are catered for. To make the right choice, you need to consider a few important things:


  1. Material: Ute tool boxes should be sturdy and provide maximum protection against harsh weather conditions. Preference should be given to aluminium over steel because aluminium surfaces never corrode and the robustness remains forever. Be sure to choose a product that is made from marine-grade aluminium as it offers a higher level of corrosion resistance. Powder-coated tool boxes that compliment custom Ute trays should also be considered for their durability advantages.


  1. Size configuration: The obvious role of a tool box is to offer you storage solutions, so determine your storage needs and consider the size configurations of the variety of Ute tool boxes available in Brisbane. The vast availability of configurations to be chosen from include various tray positions. For ample storage needs, you can consider looking for options offering one drawer, multiple drawers, gull-wing drawers or space-saving discreet under tray tool boxes.


  1. Protective locks and seals: Apart from the material and size configuration, the primary concerns are features such as door position, welded seams, locks and weather protection seals. Ute tool boxes with T-bar locks offer a competitive advantage due to the assurance of safety and streamlined look. Additionally, you should search for a supplier who deals in tool boxes with real rubber seals to offer the highest protection against dust and water.


  1. Appearance: A clean look is always sought after by Ute owners. The configurations for custom tool boxes in Brisbane include flush fitted doors and hidden piano hinges. Apart from the sharp look, the colour options are generally limited to silver finish, black or white powder coatings. Powder coatings involve added surface treatments so it totally depends on your budget when choosing the best option for you. 


  1. Cost: There is no one size fits all approach when considering the budget for Ute tool boxes. Your investment depends on the type of tool box you choose, linked closely to the sort of Ute you own and the type of recreational or work activity you need the tool box for.


Custom Ute trays and tool boxes cost slightly more but are well worth the investment.

Customisation ensures your ute tray is designed to meet your personal specifications. By being in control of the design, you ensure your ute tray meets all your expectations.

4WD Accessories Direct are a specialist supplier of customized ute trays and tool boxes in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. If you live in the area, now is the perfect time to speak to them about your ideas for a customised ute tray or tool box.