Successfully completing your next construction job often comes down to having the right gear. Whether you’re a construction worker, a general contractor, or just an at-home handyman, you’re not going to get very far without the right tools and accessories at your disposal. And that doesn’t just mean what you have in your toolbox. The success of your next construction project also hinges on what accessories you have in your vehicle. If your car, truck, SUV, or work van is fully outfitted, your next project will be a breeze. Take a look at the top auto accessories for making your next construction project easier.
They say you should always expect the unexpected and when it comes to a construction project unexpected messes are almost guaranteed. It’s important to keep your eye on the prize and your mind focused on the task at hand, not on keeping your car interior clean. With form-fitting floor mats, you keep everything from sawdust to chemicals off the floor of your vehicle even when you run from the job site to the hardware store. Once the job is completed you can just remove your floor mats, hose them off, and put them back in your car as good as new.
Another proactive step you can take is protecting your OE upholstery with custom-made seat covers. Durable seat covers will not only look great and offer a more comfortable seat, they can also be made from durable waterproof material like neoprene. With custom seat covers in your vehicle, you’ll be able to preserve the integrity of your original upholstery and the seat covers will be easier to remove for machine washing. You never know what will end up on your clothing during your construction project. Seat covers will ensure that the mess doesn’t become a permanent stain in your vehicle.
If you drive a pickup truck, covering your cargo with a tonneau cover is essential. If you’re loading up your truck bed with bags of concrete or expensive power tools, a heavy rainstorm could be detrimental unless you have your cargo covered. Truck bed covers are also great for keeping your cargo safe and secure even when your truck is unattended. As an added bonus, a tonneau cover will also reduce drag from wind resistance while you drive, so you might even notice improved fuel efficiency with a tonneau cover installed.
Whether it’s your first construction project or your thousandth, you’ve probably noticed you never have enough space in your vehicle to haul all the tools and supplies that you need. But your rooftop space is full of untapped potential. With roof racks or cargo baskets you can store more by storing it above your cab. For truck drivers, ladder racks will allow you to haul racks and other long cargo like lumber that might not otherwise lie flat in your truck bed.
We hope this list will help you find what you need to ensure your next construction project will go off without a hitch. With a fully outfitted vehicle, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.