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5 Tips For Keeping Your Van Well Maintained

Transit tipper
March 8th, 2022

When it comes to your commercial fleet, maintenance is very important. If you rely on your vans every day you can’t afford to run into regular issues but there are a few things that you can do to minimise these problems.

Here are five top tips for maintaining your vehicle once you buy a van.

How to keep your transit van or small van in good shape

Van maintenance isn’t difficult but it is essential. As a business owner, it pays to keep your vans in good shape so your team can remain productive and get from A to B in a reliable vehicle.

Check the tyre pressure

If you’ve ever experienced a flat tyre then you’ll know how time-consuming it can be getting back up and running. More often than not, this can be avoided by checking the tyre pressure regularly.

Keep up with vehicle servicing

Vehicle servicing is not a legal requirement unlike an MOT, but it is recommended at least once a year. Set out by the vehicle’s manufacturer, a service involves inspecting key elements of the vehicles to ensure that they are working properly and safely. Keeping up with these annual checks is a great way of reducing underlying problems, especially with vans that cover many miles.

Clean it regularly

When you buy a van you’ll probably keep it clean for the first few months. However, regularly cleaning your vehicle can avoid debris building up and finding its way into car parts. As a result, you can avoid damage and keep your van well maintained.

Practice a good driving technique

Did you know that a poor driving technique can damage your vehicle? For example, shifting from drive to reverse without stopping can cause wear and tear or continuously driving at high speeds in a gear that’s too low will also place a strain on the motor.

Don’t ignore signs of repair

From low loader vans to panel vans, your vehicle will usually give you a warning when something isn’t quite right. When lights appear on the dashboard, you hear unusual noises or you’ve noticed a change in the way your vehicle is driving, always take note of these changes and get an expert opinion.

At Van Sales UK, we stock a wide range of vehicles to suit all requirements. Whether you’re looking for a panel van or a transit tipper, we offer incredible deals so you can grow a fleet that works for you. With hundreds of brand new vans, electric vans and quality used vans in stock, there is plenty to choose from at our Bristol van showroom. Get in touch with us today on 0117 428 7721.

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