Most mechanics' tool kits start off modestly, with a few tools purchased to do the occasional mechanical repair. But as the mechanic becomes more proficient, and the number of tools owned increases, the need for a tool box, or a bigger box, grows.
Tool boxes cost from a few dollars to many thousands. Depending on your budget, most mechanics will purchase the biggest box they can, and the choices are endless. However, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when looking for a new tool box.