For many people commercial vans and trucks are just for work, with this in mind many people that own a small commercial van will not spend any time cleaning their vehicle. They are already spending enough time tidying and sorting out their own private car at weekends without having to do the same to something they use entirely for work.
There are numerous reasons for making sure that your van is clean and tidy, one of the main reasons for ensuring that your work vehicle is clean is that you may one day want to sell it. Of course this may not be the case for many years but making sure that it is kept in a reasonable state can give you the option of getting a better deal and a larger amount of money or trade in price when looking to sell.
It has been proven that having a clean, uncluttered and organised working space within your vehicle can ensure that your day to day operations go a lot smoother. Knowing that the paperwork you will need at some point isn’t buried underneath a month’s supply of fast food wrappers can give you great peace of mind which in turn causes less stress in an already stressful occupation.
Here are a few tips on making a start on cleaning and tidying your work van:
Carpets and upholstery within the crew cab of your van can pickup all sorts of smells, dirt and dust over their working time. To get these in good condition firstly use normal fabric stain remover to get any bulk visible stains out and then use some carpet shampoo to finish it off. Carpets are very much the same and should also be hung up and aired outside for the best benefit.
Engines can become very greasy and dirty over time; an unclean engine can cause unnecessary smells and can even help towards overheating. A simple procedure that should be carried out regularly is to spray Engine degreaser over the engine and chassis and let it rest and soak for around five minutes. This can then be removed by either a rag or by spraying water over the engine, should there be any tight spots use a paintbrush or garden water sprayer to get into them.
Along with cleaning and tidying your van you can also help with protective and preventative measures. You can use a rubber or plastic protector solution on both the exterior and interior of your van. Begin on your tyres and any other seals on the outside and use sparingly on any internal window seals and the dashboard for the best effect.