The Crucial Things You Should Carry in your Custom Ute

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There are plenty of great ways that you can make your Custom Ute a little safer. For instance, with CVS, you can install a service body that helps to protect the inside of your tub, and the equipment you carry from damage. Alternatively, you could upgrade your service body or canopy with safety fit-outs, like extra lighting, or rear cameras that help you to park perfectly every time.

However, even with the best accessories around, it’s worth remembering that there are a few things you should always keep with you in your Ute when you’re heading out on the open roads of Australia. It doesn’t matter whether you’re going on a weekend drive with your family, or visiting clients, it’s important to keep these things close to hand for when you need them most.

1.     First Aid Kit

Stored in your custom Ute alongside your handwashing station, a first aid kit means that you’re always prepared to offer basic medical assistance in an emergency. This could include treating bumps, bruises, scratches, cuts, and grazes. You can keep your first aid kit safely stored in an aluminium drawer, so you know when to find it in a pinch.

2.     Flashlight

Even if you have extra lighting installed on the interior and exterior of your custom Ute, you might still need to carry a flashlight in case you happen to break down at night. A flashlight can help you to see important parts of your Ute to make repairs, fit a wheel, or do whatever else might be necessary to get yourself going again.

3.     A Smart Phone

Today, most of us – fleet driver or otherwise, wouldn’t even think about going out on the open roads without a smartphone to keep us company. Your smartphone will let you call for help when you need it most, and it should be kept with a spare phone charger on your vehicle whenever you’re out travelling. You should also consider investing in a phone cradle to permit safe, legal usage when you’re driving.

4.     Maps

Having a map or directory on hand means that you can find where you’re going when your phone GPS isn’t working. Additionally, if your custom Ute broke down and you had to direct someone to your location, your map would let you know where you should be sending them too. Just make sure that you have a roadside assistance membership too if you want to get access to instant help.

5.     A Spare Tyre

A spare tyre that isn’t ready to be used is no good to anyone. If you end up with a flat on the side of the roads of Australia, you need to make sure that you’re prepared with a back-up, just in case. Make sure that your spare tyre is road-worthy, with the minimum tread depth, and a good amount of inflation. That way, when disaster strikes, you can be ready to hit the road again in no time.

6.     Tyre Changing Equipment

Of course, it’s no good having a spare tyre on board if you have no way of switching it out. Make sure that you have an inflation kit with you, that you can either use to improve the state of your spare tyre in a hurry or re-inflate a flat tyre when you’re in trouble. You should also include other tire-changing equipment in your kits, such as a wheel brace and jack to remove the flat tyre, and a reflective safety triangle to set out on the road.

7.     Spares and Tools

Finally, if you’re a Tradie, then the chances are that you’ll be carrying spare equipment and tools in the back of your Custom Ute anyway. However, either way, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have a few basic items that can help you out of a tough spot, such as jumper cables, coolant, an emergency fuel can, and fuses.

If you’re ready to upgrade your custom Ute, why not let CVS help? Get in touch with us today to find out how we can optimise your Ute.

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