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Maintaining your van

Maintaining your van

Maintaining the resale value of your van is easy with a little time and investment. We have outlined 5 easy steps you can take to keep your van in top shape and to keep yourself safe!

1. Ply lining:

Why should you get ply lining for your vehicle?

Increase your vehicles durability and usability by installing ply lining. Ply lining your vehicle has many benefits:

*  By fitting a ply lining kit you protect your investment, and will improve your vehicles resale value. When you resell you may wish to remove the kit, leaving the bodywork in almost new condition.

*  Ply lining your vehicle will stop internal damage, such as scratches, caused by shifting loads.

*  Ply lining gives your vehicle a professional, finished look. In addition, you can add load securing rings or a cargo rail to your vehicle. This will secure your loads when travelling.

Why should you choose Vehicle Accessories Ltd?

Here at Vehicle Accessories we design, manufacture and install all types of ply lining kits and custom racking. We only use ethically sourced, fine quality plywood. Using the best plywood will ensure the kit stands up to the test of time; so your goods and tools remain safe and protected. Components are manufactured by our expert CNC machine operator to the highest standards.

Custom designs are available to suit you and your vehicle. All joining panels are sealed with a sealant, to give a professional and durable finish. Cosmetic Aluminium trim plate is used to finish door edges to enhance the look of the vehicle.

If you want excellent quality, great service and a competitive price look no further than Vehicle Accessories Limited.

Call 03332007244 or email sales@vehicle-accessories.net today for your ply lining quote!

2. Bulk heads:

Commercial vans are often responsible for carrying plenty of heavy equipment in the cargo area. It is important to make sure that this cargo is a safe distance from the driver and passengers in the event of sudden braking or a crash. Steel and wooden bulkheads are available, and they each have their own unique advantages.

A van bulkhead is a vital component of any commercial van that currently has no barrier between the cargo and passenger area. If the van comes to a sudden stop or is involved in a wreck, these items in the back can fly toward the front, causing injury or even death. Whatever bulkhead suits your needs best, the top priority is the safety of your passengers.

Have your Bulkhead supplied and installed (anywhere nationwide): http://www.mobile-commercial-solutions.co.uk/Bulkheads 

3. Oil:

Dark, clean oil is the sign of a healthy engine; any discrepancy in the colour or gradient of the oil should be addressed immediately to keep your van healthy.

4. Coolant:

This protects your van against heating and rupturing the engine and other components under the hood. Check for indication of low levels and immediately top it up as needed. This will help you to avoid overheating the engine.

5. Tyres:

Maintaining the tyres of your vehicle is essential for optimal functioning.

Low tyre pressure results in increased fuel consumption. Tread on the tyres should be checked regularly. Tyres without the correct tread could result in a fine as they are dangerous.

Follow these simple steps and regularly check your vehicle to maintain the resale value and keep yourself, and your van, safe.

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Paul Randall
Paul Randall
First Class! Dave and the team are fantastic. The fit on our first Mobile Bike Service and Repair Van could not be any better. From the very beginning, through the design process, all the way to completion I cannot fault a single thing. As I write this, our second van is being fitted to exactly the same specification and the third van is on the way. Long may this partnership continue!
Tim Lees
Tim Lees
Very helpful and patient with an older guy who was a bit nervous ordering from a company I didn't know. The product I wanted wasn't on their website but I thought it worth asking and they had it at a good price. It came the next day and worked perfectly.
Richard Shepherd
Richard Shepherd
I highly recommend Lee, Dave and the Team at Vehicle Accessories after they did a fantastic job for a one off bespoke van fit for my business. I approached them with a rather radical high concept idea, Dave did a great job taking notes from my extensive brief. He made a great effort to listen and take notes along the way making sure he understood and made suggestions for materials which really led to a much better end product. A particular highlight was a suggestion for them to fabricate a wall mounted Steal Mesh cage system for my equipment which far exceeded my expectations of quality and engineering. During the planning stage and construction suggestions were made to change materials and systems for what they thought would work better for the project as it developed. The end product was perfect and done to a very high standard, it really turned out better than I ever hoped for. Communication throughout was excellent with regular updates, fast responses and easy dialogue when confirming details or discussing changes. Changes were managed quickly and efficiently throughout the build with a great deal of flexibility and professionalism. Even though I was just having just one bespoke build being done for myself I felt highly valued as a customer and treated with the same level of respect and attentiveness as someone ordering a fleet. The quality of work and customer service will certainly mean I’ll be coming back for my next van project.
Philip Taylor Ashby
Philip Taylor Ashby
Lee and his helpful staff sorted my lock problem that made it easy to break in or steal and at there Christmas closing time🙏, friendly helpful and reasonable thank you all.
Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
Great choice of equipment to fit and all done efficiently. They have designed and fitted racking to 75 vehicle for us in the last year.
Ross Thomson
Ross Thomson
I can’t recommend Lee and his team of wizards enough. They fitted the gas with all the safety requirements and modified / adapted several parts of the electrics. They went above and beyond my expectations - I won’t hesitate to use them again.
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
What can say.... the order process was simple, prices competitive and when it was realised that I had ordered 2 incompatible parts I got a call to check and recify the order. Collection was easy and the install team did a quick, neat job. Job done....until next time thank you
Annie Meadows
Annie Meadows
Dave, Lee and the team at VA moved crates from my old van to a new one. Easy to communicate with, quick turn around, met all my requests, made good suggestions (such as putting in a waterproof floor) and did an excellent job. Highly recommend.
miles leech
miles leech
Big thanks to Dave and the rest of the Vehicle Accessories team. They've done a great job fitting security locks and a floor in my new van. They also moved over my racking and interior lights from my previous van while going out of there way to make it all fit. Excellent service, very efficient and professional. Highly recommended and nice people to deal with. Thanks Miles Ashton Gas

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