Maintaining Your Volkswagen Van Fleet

VW Van Service

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f you have a fleet of Volkswagen vans I’m sure they are extremely important to the operation of your business. If you have maintenance issues, it can cause a great loss in your profitability.

You must be sure to have periodic checks and maintenance schedules to keep down your operating costs and prevent downtime. To keep your vans in great condition you must have regular maintenance with your Volkswagen specialist garage such as the Volksmaster Van Centre.

As you might know, Volkswagen has a range of van models for business. Their list of models is quite impressive, you are sure to find one that will meet your needs. Some of the latest models include:

  • Amarok
  • Caddy Kombi
  • Transporter Kombi
  • Caddy Panel Van
  • Transporter Panel Van
  • Crafter Panel Van
  • Single Cab Transporter
  • Transporter Shuttle
  • Caravelle
  • California

Whether you have one or two of the latest models or older vans, you know that regular maintenance is very important. Because of high duty cycles, commercial vehicles will need a lot more attention to maintenance than personal vehicles. We’ve provided some tips to help you keep your fleet running properly:

Read Your Owner’s Manual

Your owner’s manual is loaded with valuable information regarding your van and also includes DIY check and maintenance requirements. It will also provide information about minor problems that you can probably fix yourself.

Check The Engine Oil

The engine oil must be changed in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendation at periodic times. Use oil by the given specifications. You will avoid unnecessary wear and tear down the road.

Check The Air Filter

This includes how to check and replace the filter but frequent checks include if you drive through dusty areas you must check the air filter at least every month. If it’s dirty, it might be time to replace it.

Check The Transmission Fluid Levels

Gear problems are usually caused by low transmission fluid. This will happen if the fluid is not being topped up or has lost fluid due to a leakage problem. Check the level by removing the dip stick. If it’s low, but your van has gone through regular maintenance services, it could be a leak. You should go to your garage and get it checked out as soon as possible.

Check The Battery

Evaporation and Electrolysis can cause a drop in the electrolyte levels. If the battery in your van needs topping up, check it every week. Make sure you only use distilled water to top up the battery. While checking the battery, look for silt deposits or signs of erosion on the terminal. You should clean any deposits forming on the terminal.

Keep An Eye Out For Brake Problems

If you experience squealing sounds when coming to a stop or see smoke or a burning smell near the wheels after stopping, these are problems you must address regarding the breaking system and do it as soon as possible. If you notice any of these problems or deterioration in breaking performance, do not continue to use the van until it can be checked by a professional mechanic.

Always Check The Tyers

Tyres on commercial vehicles have a tendency to wear out more often than on private vehicles. This is often caused by frequent usage conditions. Keep in mind, using a vehicle with worn out tyres can be dangerous. Check the treads from time to time and look for any uneven wear. Have the tyres rotated as recommended in your tyre manual and get the wheel alignment checked when you get your van inspected.

Keep The Exterior In Good Condition

The appearance of your vans are critical for commercial vehicles. Keep in mind, your van is important advertising for your business. You don’t want to send a bad message. Make sure you wash your vans with water at lease once a month, more often if possible. You need to remove marks, dirt, bird droppings and leaves regularly.

When washing the van, look for any signs of scratches and areas where there might be paint damage. Damaged paint can lead to rust causing larger issuers which will be costly. Wax the van once a month to keep it attractive. Be careful not to polish plastic parts as it will leave a film. Waxing in dusty conditions can easily damage the paint. Us a glass cleaner to take care of your windscreens and windows from inside and out.

The best way to keep your Volkswagen van in good running condition, get it serviced regularly by a specialist garage. If you are in the Manchester area, we will be happy to service your VW van.

You can learn more about our service and view our Volkswagen van service prices. We will guarantee to keep your Volkswagen van in top condition. Our customers are very important to us, we want you to get the most out of your investment.

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 to discuss how we can help you get the maximum from your VW vans.

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  • Andy Carson Avatar
    Andy Carson
    05/10/2020 - Google

    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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    Tom Ford
    27/08/2020 - Google

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

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    27/08/2020 - Google

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

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    Rula Safi
    03/07/2020 - Google

    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 - Google

    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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    Jordan Clancy
    30/06/2020 - Google

    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 - Google

    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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    Fraser Bardsley
    09/06/2020 - Google

    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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    Tom Ford
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    04/03/2020 - Facebook

    great friendly service, will recommend to all 👍

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    Anthony Boggiano
    03/03/2020 - Google

    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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    Eric van der Steen
    positive review 
    02/03/2020 - Facebook

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

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    Marc Ellis
    08/02/2020 - Google

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

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    Andy Entwistle
    06/02/2020 - Google

    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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    Steven Drew
    14/01/2020 - Google

    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.

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    Clare Hirst
    23/11/2019 - Google

    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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    Mark Stockton
    20/11/2019 - Google

    All good, efficient and professional as usual

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    Phil Popland
    13/04/2019 - Google

    Great job and good guys. Excellent.

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    David Eckersall
    05/04/2019 - Google

    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 - Google

    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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    Sum Nxt Man
    18/03/2019 - Google

    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 - Google

    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 - Google

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

    Gregory Jones Avatar
    Gregory Jones
    03/01/2019 - Google

    Took my 2009 T5 in to Volksmaster yesterday morning, losing power and producing a black exhaust.They quickly diagnosed an inter-cooler problem. Parts delivered, repair completed, vehicle tested, picked up at 10:00 this morning. They are a friendly team with a strong customer focus. Their work is exceptional and charges are highly competitive. I will not go anywhere else for my vehicle repairs.

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    Robin Durkan
    positive review 
    12/11/2018 - Facebook

    Great customer service, friendly and helpful. Fast response to all enquires and very accommodating. 👍

  • Joseph shaw Avatar
    Joseph shaw
    26/09/2018 - Google

    Major engine problems while travelling down south for a holiday. Seen by Nathan and the team the following morning. Excellent service. Van still driving beautifully over 2 months later. Highly recommended.

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    Truck Talk Videos
    15/12/2017 - Google

    Great lads,great job.fixed my car when no one else could

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    15/12/2017 - Google

    Great lads,great job.fixed my car when no one else could

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