As a tradesman, your tools are essential to your ability to get the job done well every day. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your equipment is properly protected. For many contractors and tradespeople, the thought of losing your most valuable tools to damage or theft is enough to get your stomach churning. Yet, every day in Australia, wear and tear, as well as common theft, leads to more problems for hardworking Ute owners.
The good news is that there are options available for Tradies who need to protect their tools and keep their investments out of harm’s way. Defending your business starts with simply making sure that you’re getting the most out of your Ute. At CVS, we can help you to do just that.
When you buy high-quality work tools, the chances are that you buy them to last you for as long as possible. After all, no Tradie wants to pay out extra cash to constantly replace damaged equipment. Unfortunately, exposing your tools to constant wear and tear can reduce their lifespan over time, meaning that you end up paying more than you should for your equipment.
Though leaving your tools in the back of your Ute might seem like a good idea, the truth is that they have no protection to keep them safe, and in good condition. Without a tub liner or the best Ute canopies to keep your tools protected, they can simply slide around the back of your van, accumulating scrapes, and bumps.
At the same time, if you don’t have at least a canopy available to protect your tools, then you could end up finding that they become corroded by exposure to wind, rain, and UV rays.
Of course, it’s not just wear and tear that modern Tradies need to worry about when taking their tools out on the open road. Theft from jealous individuals who want what you have can be a serious problem for contractors who are simply trying to make an honest wage. While you’re working, and not watching over your tools, malicious individuals can come along and snatch your investments, without you even realizing it.
The good news is that a service body or canopy can protect your tools from theft, simply by making it more difficult for thieves to get their hands on your goods. After all, a lot of theft is often performed on an opportunity basis. If your tools seem harder to get to, then most thieves simply won’t make the effort to steal from you.
Keeping your tools out of sight can be another great way to protect them, either when your Ute is parked outside of your home at night, or parked outside of a client’s building. If thieves can see what you have to steal, then they’re far less likely to break in. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to make sure that your tools are sealed away in locked drawers within the best Ute canopies
You could also consider getting tinted windows to make sure that people can’t peer into your Ute and look for anything that might be worth stealing.
When it comes to protecting your investments on the road, it’s important to take steps to keep your Ute secure. However, it’s also worth noting that investing extra time into defending your tools can be useful too.
CVS can help you design the perfect canopy, service body, or Ute solution for peace of mind. Call us at 1300 467 106 today!