When Should You Service A Campervan?

Campervans are a great way explore the world by road without the hassle of pitching tents or booking hotels. Many families choose to purchase a campervan with the intention of using it for holidays during the summer and school holidays. The nature of this type of travel means that they aren’t always used as much as a standard car is. With this in mind, we thought it would be useful to create a guide to how often you should service a campervan.

Service Before The Season Starts

If you regularly use your campervan for fair weather travels, it makes good sense to schedule a service pre-season. A Campervan service around early March will set you up nicely for any good weather that may occur around Easter, and also ensure you’re prepared for the summer holidays.

It could be argued that it’s more important to service a campervan than it is a family car. You’re more likely to travel further, which puts more stress on the mechanical components of the van. Servicing ensures that everything is tuned-up and any potential problems are spotted before they can cause major issues.

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Habitation Checks

While not important from a mechanical point of view, it is advised that you carry out habitation checks on your motorhome. Ideally, this will be done before each journey to prevent any snags. You can do these yourself. Simply check that you have enough water and gas, that your sanitation equipment is working and topped up, and that the electrics are working. As well as that, you should seek a professional check every couple of years to catch any potential issues. Their trained eyes and equipment can discover problems with the leisure battery, damp or other components. Remember that any professional who handles the gas system must be a registered gas engineer.

For Campervan Servicing, Choose PARC

If you want to make sure you’re ready for summer travelling, choose PARC to service your caravan. We can ensure that all the mechanical components are up to scratch and ready for their next adventure, no matter where you choose to go.

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