When it comes to looking after your vehicle this is really important to a lot of people however, there is something about a works vehicle that means you need to care for it that bit more. It controls your livelihood, helps you get to and from jobs and makes sure you can carry everything to do your job. So looking after your work vehicle is important. It is not too dissimilar to looking after a normal vehicle, just more time and care are needed. If you are unsure how to look after your work vehicle and you want to make sure you can then hopefully, these few tips will help you to understand how to do just that.
Make sure to keep it moving
Sometimes with a work vehicle, you will not use it every day, you may have a car that you use for everyday life. Especially if you take some time off of work, with vehicles when they are not run the batteries can go flat and you will not be able to tell if there is anything wrong with your vehicle until it is too late, so try and take the vehicle out when you can to keep it running well and make sure there are no issues. This is particularly important in the colder months as it can really affect older cars and cause more issues.
Make sure to secure your vehicle
Making sure your vehicle is secure is really important, it is a work vehicle and is likely to have the tools and equipment you need. With this in mind, you should try and have some sort of security in place, whether that be van locks & security alarms for your van or maybe even a camera installed. This will help to deter burglars and make sure you have your vehicle as secure as possible. As well as securing the vehicle itself, try and keep it in a safe place, like a garage or gated driveway that way it makes it harder still for people to steal it or break-in.
Keep it serviced
Like any vehicle, you need to make sure you keep your servicing up to date. By servicing your vehicle you can make sure it is running well and that nothing needs repairing. If it is your own works vehicle then you need to sort this yourself with your garage but if your employer has supplied it then usually they will have a contract to have it serviced so you can do it through them. Make sure when you are getting your vehicle repaired and services that you keep all receipts as that will be tax-deductible for your business, the same goes even if you are employed as they will want proof you are doing it.
If you are looking to make sure your work vehicle is looked after and maintained, but you are unsure where to start or how to do this best. Then hopefully, these tips will help you to look after your vehicle better and make sure it is maintained well.