VW van servicing: Everything you need to know

VW van servicing: Everything you need to know

Whether you’re a business owner and rely on your transit van to get you from job to job, or you’ve purchased a second-hand transit van to convert into a camper for weekends away, you’ll obviously want to do everything you can to keep it in good nick.

Servicing your transit van frequently is just one of the things you can do to protect your investment, and although it’s not legally required to keep up with regular servicing, it comes highly recommended by professionals.

Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran van driver and want to find out more about van servicing – specifically VW van servicing – our expert mechanics here at CJ Auto Service reveal everything we think you should know in this article.

Why is regular VW transit van servicing so important?

Having your transit van serviced  regularly is important for a number of different reasons.

Not only does it help prevent costly repairs and replacements, but it’s also essential for keeping yourself, your passengers, and other road users safe.

Of course, wear and tear are inevitable with any vehicle, but servicing your transit van regularly will avoid the need for constant checkups and reduce the risk of any damage causing long-term effects on your transit van.

What are the benefits of regular van servicing?

As it’s not legally required, it can be tempting to skip a service to save yourself time, money, and inconvenience.

However, there are many benefits of servicing your VW transit van regularly, including:

  • Increased vehicle reliability

Routine services ensure that your vehicle is safe and reliable to drive on UK roads. During a service, a professional will flag any potential issues before they create hazards, preventing the likelihood of breakdowns.

  • Positive brand image

If you use your van for work – as a courier/delivery driver, a painter/decorator or a mobile dog groomer, for example – maintaining your vehicle is important.

Your image can make or break your business, and keeping your vehicle in good condition by servicing it regularly helps contribute to a positive brand image, showcasing to your customers that you’re reputable, responsible, and trustworthy.

  • Reduced costs

Keeping up with regular servicing is always money well spent, as it reduces the need for much more costly repairs as part of your MOT down the line.

  • Improved fuel efficiency

Regular servicing can also save van drivers a significant amount of money on fuel, too! During a van service, your oil and air filters will be checked to ensure they’re both working properly.

Other issues, such as underinflated tyres, will also be addressed to boost fuel economy as much as possible.

How often should I service my VW transit van?

As a minimum, professionals recommend booking your VW transit van for a full service at least once a year – or once every 12,000 miles depending on which comes first. Mechanics will perform everything from electrical safety to full brake system checks, and replace any old oil and filters.

If you use your van daily for work, or you simply want the peace of mind that everything is still functioning as it should be, an interim service is recommended every 6 months or 6,000 miles.

An interim service covers all of the same, basic checks as a full service, but is considered more of a spring clean for your transit to ensure it’s still in excellent, road-worthy condition in between full services.

Is it expensive to service my VW transit van?

The cost to service your VW transit van depends on a range of different factors, including the model you have as well as its age and engine size.

Typically, the older your van and the bigger the engine size, the more your annual service will cost you.

You’ll also pay more for a full service than you will an interim service, as a full, annual service takes longer and includes more in-depth checks.

Here at CJ Auto Service, we’re proud to offer some of the most competitive prices for transit van servicing in Warrington, and would be more than happy to offer a personalised quote!

Specialist VW transit van servicing Warrington

There’s no denying the importance of regular VW van servicing.

Whether your van is well overdue a service and you’d like to book your next one with us or would like to find out more about VW van servicing, our experts are here and more than happy to help.

We’ve been performing transit van servicing in Warrington for many years, and have built an enviable reputation for ourselves in the community. And with a 4.8-star average customer rating and hundreds of positive testimonials, it’s easy to see why working with us is so great.

Get in touch with us today by calling 01925 589 066 or emailing reception@cjautoservice.co.uk and we’ll respond to your enquiry as soon as we can!


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