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3 Things to Look For in Ute Bed Lids

If you want to add a lid to your ute bed, then you should investigate suitable products and find one with the best features for your needs. While any lid that fits does some kind of a job, you'll get a lot more out of the lid if it does everything you need.

Which features are good to have?

1. A Seamless Fit

While a generic bed lid might fit your ute, it might not be exactly the right size to give you a seamless fit. This has some cosmetic and practical disadvantages.

On the other hand, a good lid will fit over your ute tray precisely; it matches your measurements. You should also be able to find a close colour match with your ute's paintwork unless you prefer a contrasting colour.

A seamless fit also helps weatherproof the space under the lid. If a lid has any gaps or open areas, then rain will get into your tray. This could damage the things you carry. It's also worth looking for lids that have additional weatherproofing features such as a design that allows water to run off the lid rather than pool on it. High-quality seals are also good to have.

2. Easy Installation and Removal

If you don't want to keep a lid on your ute all the time, then you should look at products that are quick and easy to put on and take off. You don't want to have to spend a lot of time doing this job. You also don't want to have to buy or carry a lot of tools to undo and redo fittings.

If you will take your lid on and off, then look for products that meet high-quality standards. You don't want a lid's fittings to break or wear just because you use them regularly.

3. Central Locking Options

You probably already realise that a lid with a strong and secure lock is a worthwhile investment. You need a cover that can hold its own against opportunistic thieves.

However, you can buy ute lids that connect to your vehicle's central locking system as well. You can lock and unlock these lids with the same remote you use to control access to your ute. This is a great option if you don't want to have to carry around a key for the lid,

Remember that you'll get more life out of a well-made lid. So, contact a local ute accessory dealer to learn more about products such as HSP ute bed lids.