Whether your van is the lifeblood of your business or what you look forward to jumping in on the weekends, keeping it well maintained with a regular service is a must. Servicing your van helps to maintain its efficiency, avoid breakdowns and fix issues before they can become problems. All this helps to keep your motor running smoothly and increase its lifespan.
Van servicing is widely available at most garages in the UK, although there are also lots of specialist van technicians. So whether you have a prized VW camper, a trusty paint-splattered sprinter, or anything in between, comparing van service quotes in your area just got a whole lot easier with Quote Goat. Get started now, and get your van back on the road in no time.
How much does a van service cost?
The price of a van service depends on several factors. It’ll vary based on your van model and age, condition, number of miles driven, and of course your location. Each garage will have their own labour costs on top of the cost of parts, and some van models can use more expensive oil or parts than others. Typically, though, a full van service cost can start at around £150+.
Every van will have come with a handbook that details the recommended service intervals. Usually, this is every 12,000 miles or every 12 months, whichever comes first. However, if you use your van daily, or you have a high annual mileage, an interim service could be a good idea as well as your yearly full service to ensure your van stays healthy.
Whether you visit a specialist van garage is completely up to you. Lots of van owners like to book with specialist garages to ensure their van is maintained with guaranteed genuine parts. This can also be a bonus on the van’s service history if and when you come to sell the van.
However, there’s no major reason to solely go to specialist garages. All the quotes we source for you are from trusted independent and franchised garages. Plus when comparing your quotes, you’ll be able to see transparent reviews and ratings from recent customers, to make it as easy as possible to find the right service for your van.
Camper van servicing
Booking a converted camper van service doesn’t need to vary from a standard van service, and any garage you book through us will be able to carry out the usual checks and maintenance as with a non-camper van service.
If the living area in your van has water, gas, electric and heating systems, however, it’s well worth also booking a habitation service. These are typically done by specialist campervan garages. They include checks for damp, electrical and gas safety checks, and water, mountings and appliance inspections. Like a normal service, it’s not a legal requirement, but it helps to spot any potential issues before they arise, which is especially helpful if you think you’ll be looking to sell your camper van at some point in the future.
Fridge vans can also be serviced as normal by independent or franchised garages. They’ll perform the usual van service checks and maintenance included in a van service. It’s also a good idea to book in a specialist check for the fridge workings in your van. This is usually completed via a fridge van specialist, but it’s worth checking with your chosen garage to see if they can complete these checks for you. If not, there are lots of mobile fridge van specialists who can come to you.
What does a van service include?
Interim Service – £
What’s included: Checks to: bodywork, lights, brakes, tyres, steering, suspension and fluid levels
Can also include: Oil change, Oil filter replacement, Drive belt inspection
When to book: Every 6 months or 6,000 miles. Typically for vans with high annual mileage. If you use your van for work or on a daily basis, an interim service is recommended.
Full Service – ££
What’s included: Everything included in an interim service plus: Air cleaner replacement, Parking brake shoes inspection, Fuel filter replacement (diesel vans), Remove and rotate road wheels, Alternator hose and vacuum hose inspection
When to book: Every 12 months or 12,000 miles. The most common type of service. Garages will also look out for problems that can occur with specific models, such as wheel arch rusting or alternator wear.
Major Service – £££
What’s included: Everything included in a full service plus: Odour and allergy filter replacement, Spark plugs replacement, Brake fluid change, Battery testing, Automatic transmission oil level check
When to book: After 24 months or 24,000 miles. Sometimes recommended if a van hasn’t been serviced in a while, has just been bought, or has unusually high annual mileage.
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