Buying a ute tray? Consider these four things

So, you’re in the market for a ute tray. First step: conduct your due diligence because ute trays are not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing.

To ensure you get the best product for your needs, ask yourself the following four questions.

Is it compatible with my ute?

Like any good relationship, compatibility is critical to success. If your ute tray doesn’t physically fit your vehicle, well, it’s next to useless. Make sure the ute tray you have your eye on is built with your ute’s make and model in mind. And if you’re not sure, give us a yell. We’d be happy to provide you with a personalised recommendation based on your ute and needs.

When it comes to compatibility, it’s not all about size, either. Weight is an important factor, too. Keep in mind that the heavier your ute tray is, the more it will add to your ute’s GVM (gross vehicle mass).

Does it serve its intended purpose?

Ute trays transport gear from point A to point B, but it isn’t always that simple. Your ute tray might need to be big enough to haul your tools between job sites during the week and robust enough to carry and protect your sporting, camping, and fishing must-haves on your weekend warrior adventures.

So, take stock of all the stuff you want your ute tray to carry – this should give you a rough idea of how much storage space you need. Also, keep your future needs in mind. If you want to squeeze maximum value out of your ute tray, you need something that can adapt and evolve alongside your lifestyle.

Do I need additional accessories?

Your ute is a blank canvas, and it’s up to you to decide what to do with it. There are a ton of practical ute accessories available that’ll make your life easier, whether you’re on the job or off-roading. Here are a couple of popular add-ons worth your consideration:

  • Protect your load from the nasty thieves and unforgiving weather with a robust cover.
  • Storage solutions. Maximise your ute’s capacity with built-for-purpose storage tubs, above-ute toolboxes, and drawer systems.
  • Ladder racks. Add functionality to your ute tray with a no-nonsense ladder rack that’s durable enough to stand up to even the toughest of jobs.

If you’re ready to buy ute tray accessories, check out our top-quality range.

Do I need professional fitting?

With the right accessories, you can transform your ute from a stock-standard vehicle to a fully customised, super-charged powerhouse that ticks all the boxes. The thing is, properly fitting a truckload (no pun intended) of quality accessories takes experience and attention to detail.

So, if you plan on mixing and matching your ute tray with other add-ons, we recommend opting for a professional fitment service. Our fitment specialists have seen it all, from basic fittings to complex projects that look like something out of a sci-fi movie. So, let us know what you need, and we can engineer a one-of-a-kind ute configuration. The best bit? We only use premium products, so you can drive easy – whatever the road throws your way.

Published at: 29-11-2021
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