Making the Most out of Your Conversion Van: Maintenance Guidelines
Loving the freedom and adventure your new Conversion Van allows you? To ensure maximum mileage with the least amount of time spent in the repair shop, it is important to know some basic maintenance guidelines. Minor repair issues are bound to occur in all cars. The key is to remain one step ahead to eliminate a small problem from getting out of hand.
Change Your Oil!
Clean oil is a key factor in keeping your beloved conversion van running like new. Fresh oil keeps all of your vans internal moving parts from grinding against each other. The hydrodynamic layer coats each part and is essential to a smooth inner mechanism.
Oil is also responsible for dispensing of combustion-by-products. Clean oil keeps these substances from attacking the motors internal parts.
Don’t forget with all of the fun and exciting trips your taking in your Conversion van to change that oil every 6,000 miles.
Pretty common sense rule: If your hearing squeaking or grinding while breaking it is best you take your Conversion Van in for a brake check.
It’s very common for dust to gather in your vehicles break drums. This will cause a squeaking or grinding noise and likely means your brakes have been worn down.
Having your conversion van inspected by a licensed mechanic at the first sign of a problem will ensure your vehicle is maintained efficiently and no further damage can occur.
With all of those adventurous trips you’ll be taking, quality tires will be an important component. Frequently checking your tires tread depth to make sure their grooves aren’t too worn down will keep you and your passengers riding safely and smoothly.
Make sure to look for ‘cupping’, which is a series of flat spots on the edge of the tread. Check all tires to ensure even wear and make sure to take note of any bulges in the tires sidewall that can mean an internal issue.
A safe and smooth road trip in your Conversion van is most always a good one. Having a yearly membership to AAA, travelers or any other roadside assistance company can really come in handy. If you feel unsure or have any questions about maintenance issues call a licensed mechanic at the first sign of trouble. Happy road trip adventures!