Here’s why it’s so important to get your van serviced
At Intack Self Drive we know that getting your van serviced ensures safe driving. We make sure to regularly service all of our vans, cars and minibuses to ensure they’re in top condition for our daily hire and flexi hire services!
Not only does it help to prevent breakdowns and costly repairs, but it also ensures that your van is running efficiently. Regular maintenance, like oil changes, tyre rotations, and brake checks, can extend the life of your van and keep you safe on the road. Plus, it gives you peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is in good condition and the likelihood of any unforeseen van troubles is significantly lowered. So if your van is due its yearly service, it's time to schedule a service appointment and here's why.
Peace of mind while driving
The RAC states that you should service your vehicle once a year or every 12,000 miles. It's important to service your van regularly to identify any potential problems before they become a hindrance or potentially dangerous. Sometimes, problems with your van (or any vehicle) can go unnoticed, especially if everything feels normal while driving and there are no apparent signs of any damage. However, as you clock up miles while driving, general wear and tear will start to take a toll on parts such as your brakes or suspension, so it's vital to your van's health and overall safety to get it checked as suggested, even if it's just for peace of mind while driving.
Save money on repairs
Choosing not to service your car because of the cost is dangerous and counterproductive in the long run. Although you may feel like you're saving a few pounds in the short term, it can lead to you spending significantly more on repairs that would have most likely been quick fixes if they had been caught earlier. Skipping a service will also make your van less efficient. For example, if your van needs a new oil pump or air filters, not having them fitted will cause your car to be less fuel efficient, and as a result, you'll burn through fuel quicker - so it's always worth it!
Longevity and value
Regular services will absolutely contribute to the health and longevity of your vehicle. Much like a person, if you want your van to be healthy and last as long as possible, it needs regular check-ups to ensure everything is working as it should be or so you can fix any blips as they arise. This leads us to your van's overall value. If you know that there’s a possibility that you may sell the van in the future, then you want to keep it in tip-top condition, which means getting it serviced regularly. Letting your van deteriorate from wear and tear will affect more than just the overall value of the vehicle; it’ll impact everything from how it feels to drive to how likely it is to break down. So it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
A service will only take a couple of hours to complete, so it’s always the best course of action to set some time aside to get your van seen. Or, if you don’t want to deal with the hassle, you can hire a van from us at Intack Self Drive for daily hire or flexi hire, and we’ll take care of everything! We have more than 50 years of experience helping our customers get to where they need to be, so no matter where you need to go, we have got you covered!