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Tips to properly care for your work vehicles

Every tradesperson knows how important it is to care for your work vehicle properly. It's one of the essential assets your business has. It gets to you to job sites, gives you free advertising, and lets you carry on your day-to-day tasks such as collecting materials and providing quotes to clients. Without caring for your vehicle, you could lose a lot of customers and business opportunities due to breakdowns and poor maintenance.


It is vital to maintain your vehicle and keep it running at its best. Every tradesperson is busy and often is unable to find time to have their car serviced. Relying on a Fully Qualified Mechanic is essential if you want to keep doing what you do best. If time is an issue, and you are unable to leave your car at a mechanics for a day or so, why not try a mobile mechanic. They offer convenience and can come and service your trade vehicle at the worksite or from the comfort of your home.

If you are mechanically minded, you could also service the car yourself. Some important things to check on your trade vehicle can include:
• Oil levels
• Coolant Levels and Radiator System
• Battery Condition
• Transmission and power steering fluid levels
• Headlamps, Brake lights and indicators


Keeping your car clean and respectable is a must. Often most tradespeople will have their logo and contact information on their car, so its necessary to maintain a good image to the public in the area you are working. Not many people will want to call up and hire someone if they see a work car that is not clean and professional looking.

Make sure all necessary tools are stored away neatly and securely. This can help protect against thieves as some tools can be very expensive. It also makes it much easier to find what you need right away saving valuable time.

We recommend having the car washed and vacuumed once a week. Every few months, its also worthwhile having the car polished and detailed by a professional. This will not only protect the car's paint from dust and grime but also add value to your car. Getting your car polished can also increase the resale value significantly.


Having car insurance on your trade vehicle is a legal requirement and, with the appropriate level of cover, presents financial assurance in the case of your vehicle being damaged. If the accident is big enough, it could mean that your car will be out of action for some time. With insurance, a replacement vehicle to carry on your work would be a lifesaver.

It will also give cover for injuries to other drivers, such as work colleagues, pedestrians, and their property. Accidents, unfortunately, do happen, so it's comforting to know that you're covered financially if you're involved in one.

Trading in old vehicles

Sometimes it is worth to trade in your vehicle for a new one. Tradesmen vehicles are used very often and can get worn out much quicker than normal vehicles. After a while, it is best to get a new one than spend more money maintaining the old one. Before you go out and buy a new vehicle for your business, you should consider what you are going to do with the vehicle you are replacing. The two easiest ways are to sell it to the dealership when you buy your new car, or sell it to a private individual.

The most significant advantage to trading in your car is saving time and the annoyance of selling your vehicle on your own. There may also be tax advantages for trading in your car. In most states of Australia, when you trade-in your car when buying another vehicle, you only pay sales tax on the difference between the trade-in price and the value of the new vehicle.
2020-02-01 10:50:58, views: 215, Comments: 0

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