You can never really tell when one of the tires will blow out, when the radiator will leak, or when engine parts will fail. To fix these car troubles, you have to pack your own repair kit. Having a tool box can be especially helpful when times call for you to play the repair doctor or auto DIYer.
To help you choose one that's suitable for your storage needs, here are some things to consider:
The best tool boxes provide you with more than a few storage options. They have compartments where you can neatly arrange different sets of tools so that your stuff won't be scattered all over the box like a needle in a haystack. By having a tool box with several compartments, you're able to use the space wisely.
Some containers are big enough to house trailer accessories while others provide just enough space to pack small tools. Tool boxes are available in a wide range of sizes, varying in width, height, and length or cubic feet capacity. To find the right size, you have to be very specific with your storage needs. What kinds of stuff will you be packing inside the box? Where will you be keeping the tool box.inside the garage for occasional car repair or in the trunk of your vehicle in case of emergency? If it will be stored in a garage, a massive, multi-purpose container for your tools and other equipment can be a good option. But if the box will be carried in your vehicle, a handy, compact container can be the perfect choice.
The maximum weight capacity of the box will determine the number of tools you can pack inside it. For instance, some tool boxes can carry as much as 100 lbs. of tools. You have to check the load capacity so that you can find a box that can accommodate the stuff you want to store all in one container.
You'd want your tools and other equipment to be stored in a safe place, where dirt, moisture, and water can't easily seep in. You also want a tool box that will not easily crack open while holding differently shaped tools with varied sizes and weights. Instead, you'd want it to have a very sturdy base with well-designed corners and spaces. The most reliable tool boxes are manufactured from high-strength materials like heavy-duty steel or heavy-gauge aluminum. They can resist corrosion and rust and other harmful elements like heat, grease, grime, and moisture. For superior protection and enhanced visual appeal, these tool boxes may be powder coated and may come with a glossy finish.
You don't just expect the box to simply be sturdy enough to hold all the tools. You'd also want it to be easy to use. It would be nice to have a tool box that can be locked (complete with keys) and can provide access to tools through lids with integrated air springs, hinged top lifts, or quick release twist caps.