Keeping your van on the road

With van maintenance, it can sometimes seem like one problem after another, but there are a few things you can do to make sure you spend more time on the road and less time in the garage. Read on to find out more…

Tyre maintenance

Keeping on top of the maintenance of your tyres will save you money in the long run. It is easy to forget that they are the only part of your car to come into contact with the road, so naturally, they need careful attention. Check for bulges, cuts and general wear regularly as well as checking the treads with either a gauge or the 20 pence piece method.

Getting under the bonnet

Obviously, some things are best left to the professionals, but there are some things under the bonnet that you can check yourself. Firstly, you want to keep a lookout for any leaks or spills coming from your vehicle. Then, you can get under the hood. Checking your fluid levels can make sure your vehicle runs more smoothly and makes for a safer drive.

Doors and lights

Doors get slammed and lights only have so much power in them. Checking both of these for faults, damage and defects is a must. Regular checks can result in a longer van-life and it will also retain more value when you come to sell it.

Exterior and interior care

Come rain, wind or shine, your van will experience it all. Wash your van at least once a month to make sure there is no lasting damage caused by the elements. As well as taking care of the outside, it is important to keep on top of things inside the cabin too. A clean and tidy van not only maintains the reputation of your business but it will keep you organised and in check too.

There are a few tips to keeping your van on the road for longer. If you are looking for a used van in Cumbria, head to Eden Commercials.