How To Achieve a Well-Managed Van Fleet

Servicing Van

There are several easy ways that you can make sure your van fleet is managed well. Firstly, you need to look at how you can monitor the use and service needs of each vehicle. Vehicle records must be kept and updated after every use.

The system needs to be simple, for example, having the driver record the odometer reading after each trip. This makes it easy to determine whether or not the vehicle is due for a service. Using these records, you can adjust the fleet service schedules according to how much the vehicles are used.

Any special maintenance or checks needed can be noted and passed on to the garage when the van goes for a service.

Drivers should be encouraged to record and report even minor problems so that they can be looked at and addressed before they become a problem. If a serious issue is found it can be dealt with immediately and other minor issues noted for inclusion in the next service. Taking the vehicle in for checks should be a separately rostered task so that reporting an issue does not automatically mean extra work for the driver.

Consider fleet management software if you have a large fleet. This will make life a lot easier for the fleet manager and gives the following key benefits:

  • Easy record keeping for every vehicle.
  • Schedule management – servicing and maintenance schedules can be adjusted according to the amount of use.
  • Immediate access to the vehicle’s history.
  • Timely alerts making you aware that maintenance is due.
  • Cost monitoring: You can see how much each vehicle is costing and/or contributing to your business.
  • Optimises routing – this reduces the overall mileage travelled and fuel consumption costs.
  • Identification of poorly performing vehicles and drivers.
  • Integration option for vehicle trackers so that issues like poor driving, route deviation and excessive idling can be highlighted and addressed.

We know that you want a high-quality fleet and at Volksmaster Van Service Centre Manchester  we are proud to provide the highest quality maintenance. We help maintain a number of commercial van fleets, providing the care and attention that are essential to keep them running efficiently.

You can learn more about what we can do for your business by visiting our van fleet servicing information page. Alternatively you can contact us or call 0161 628 5270 and we will contact you to discuss how we can help you get the maximum from your vans.

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  • Great service, explained everything. Even washed the van. Recommended *****

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    Gary Mc
    01/06/2021

    Great to see the VW experts to work on my Winnebago Rialta which is half VW half Winnebago. First visit source a cambelt from overseas as it was very rare. Today they carried out a full service, MOT, and fitted the broken seat belt. ( Which was a bit of a job). And to top it all cleaned up months of lockdown storage moss. Thank you to the great team.

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    Tim Harrison
    22/04/2021

    Great service. They advised they could book me in on a Thursday after my Audi Q7 had a suspension failure. I dropped the car off on a Tuesday because it was virtually un driveable and by Wednesday they had given me a price and repaired the car.

    I'll be dropping the car off for a full service in the future. Natalie and Nathan were great!

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    Frank Griffin
    17/03/2021
  • Top service, very knowledgeable staff. Definitely go back next time the van needs a service.

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    John Nichol
    17/03/2021

    I would highly recommend Volksmaster , very knowledgeable and fairly priced, I like the fact that time is taken to explain what any faults are and keep the defective parts to sow you,and that no unnecessary work is carried out without talking to the customer firs.
    Great bunch of lads
    Thanks Volksmaster.

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    stephen cooper
    05/03/2021

    Excellent service from the team especially Nathan who kept me up to date with my GTI and also car mini valleted in the lockdown period.

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    Mohammed Imran
    03/03/2021
  • Got my CAM and crank correlation faults repaired. Supplied and fitted inlet manifold gasket, valves, magnets, housing and gaskets. Great service and done the job really quick. I had the car back in half a day. Highly recommended top technition Dave & Nathan.

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    U J
    02/03/2021

    Fantastic service by Nathan and the team. Solved the problems other garages couldn't. Great communication, prompt, conscientious, and pleasant. Don't go anywhere else, whatever make and model your vehicle is.

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    Urban Haus
    24/02/2021

    Nathan’s expertise and customer service is second to none! The team are fast and don’t mess about with getting your car safely back on the road.

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    Marcus m
    22/02/2021
  • I can not recommend Nathan @ Volksmaster van centre Oldham enough, bloody excellent service.

    Excellent customer service, amazing knowledge, shares what he knows to help me understandable make an informed decision.
    He understands that if my truck is off the road I am not earning so he fits my sporadic availability in to suit me not him.. this is so helpful.

    If there were more stars they would get them..

    I would advise anyone to completely dismiss VW Manchester van centre and go for Volksmaster, they are just better all round and totally honest with you unlike VW Manchester.

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    Andy Carson
    05/10/2020

    Great service everytime, very helpful and friendly, well recommended 👍

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    Tom Ford
    27/08/2020

    Great service everytime, very helpful and friendly, well recommended 👍

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    A Google User
    27/08/2020
  • It was not easy to find a garage I could trust. To know what they are doing and be honest about what needs to be done. I know a fair amount about car mechanics, so Im not easily fooled and can identify a con-merchant. If the garage takes the time to fully explain what is wrong with your car and how they will fix it, and does not mind you asking questions, then its a fair sign that they can be trusted. I have been taking both my VW van and Golf there for almost 2 years. I am very happy with their work.

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    Rula Safi
    03/07/2020

    It was not easy to find a garage I could trust. To know what they are doing and be honest about what needs to be done. I know a fair amount about car mechanics, so Im not easily fooled and can identify a con-merchant. If the garage takes the time to fully explain what is wrong with your car and how they will fix it, and does not mind you asking questions, then its a fair sign that they can be trusted. I have been taking both my VW van and Golf there for almost 2 years. I am very happy with their work.

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    A Google User
    03/07/2020

    Always a pleasure booking the car in highly recommend nathan and the lads do an amazing job the receptionist is lovely always willing to go the extra mile for there customers. I really wouldn't go anywhere else thanks again. Always on time very professional

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    A Google User
    30/06/2020
  • Always a pleasure booking the car in highly recommend nathan and the lads do an amazing job the receptionist is lovely always willing to go the extra mile for there customers. I really wouldn't go anywhere else thanks again. Always on time very professional

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    Jordan Clancy
    30/06/2020

    Hi this garage was the best find I have ever had,I own a 2005 VW td5 Caravelle which I use daily as I have mobility problems so this van is my legs and has to be in good order. Nathan at Volksmaster helped me greatly with a problem the van had with loss of coolant that wasn't leaking to the outside of the car .They found water in the oil and diagnosed a water pump problem and after several oil and filter changes the replacement water pump had worked a treat.After a test drive wheel bearings and drop links also replaced and a noise that I had thought had been rattling side bars was sorted. Nathan & Callum helped me with there knowledge and advice and it was a pleasure to do business with them I have now decided after this top drawer service to keep my Caravelle at Volksmaster.Thank you Volksmaster

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    Fraser Bardsley
    09/06/2020

    positive review great friendly service, will recommend to all 👍

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    Tom Ford
    04/03/2020
  • Volksmaster have looked after my Touareg for the past three years and have done a great job servicing and MOT'ing it - their work is always to a high standard and at a great price. Recommend them to anyone.

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    Anthony Boggiano
    03/03/2020

    positive review Always got me out of the sh#t when my T4s been sick x

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    Eric van der Steen
    02/03/2020

    Took my Audi in for airbag ECU coding . Quick sound lads had a good chat couldnt recomend them enough will be back. Cheers lads

    Marc Ellis Avatar
    Marc Ellis
    08/02/2020
  • Having had a long recurring issue with my VW California i was recommend to Volksmaster Van Centre Oldham.
    Fantastic, professional service from start to finish.
    From booking in and being kept up to date by Stacy, to the explanation of the issue and how they resolved it by Nathan.
    Would highly recommend all the team at Volksmaster.

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    Andy Entwistle
    06/02/2020

    I had quite a bad central locking fault on my Caddy, which was a real pain for me. Volksmaster did a cracking job to find and fix the fault and went above and beyond in all their service. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff also. Cracking job and service from Volksmaster, would highly recommend.

    Steven Drew Avatar
    Steven Drew
    14/01/2020

    Friendly and quick service. They did my cam belt change no problem. Have used this place before and they are 100% reliable. Car was also cleaned inside and out.Thanks very much guys!

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    Clare Hirst
    23/11/2019
  • All good, efficient and professional as usual

    Mark Stockton Avatar
    Mark Stockton
    20/11/2019

    Great job and good guys. Excellent.

    Phil Popland Avatar
    Phil Popland
    13/04/2019

    Really impressed with the service, fixed my window and were really good at keeping me in the loop with all work done. Van came back cleaned inside and out. Mega! Thanks guys.

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    David Eckersall
    05/04/2019
  • Really impressed with the service, fixed my window and were really good at keeping me in the loop with all work done. Van came back cleaned inside and out. Mega! Thanks guys.

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    David Eckersall
    05/04/2019

    Great garage good lads know what they're doing when it comes to volkswagen's

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    Sum Nxt Manc
    18/03/2019

    Great garage good lads know what they're doing when it comes to volkswagen's

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    A Google User
    18/03/2019

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