Conversion Van Travel: Is Your Van Ready as You Are?
Everyone that owns a conversion van knows that they are the perfect vehicle to take on a long road trip. A conversion van allows you to take a large family on a long vacation with enough room so everyone remains comfortable throughout the entire trip. They also get decent gas mileage, so you will not be spending a lot more money on fuel costs. While conversion vans are built for long road trips, there are still several things you need to inspect before leaving.
The first thing you should do before leaving on your trip is to inspect the tires because they are the most likely to fail. Not only do you want to make sure they are inflated to the proper pressure, but you also need to check the tread. Worn tires will drastically raise your risk of having an accident, so you may need to replace them if they are too bad.
Another quick and easy check you should make on your conversion van before leaving is the oil level. It only takes a few seconds to see if you are low on oil. You will also be able to see if the oil is dirty at the same time, which would require a complete oil change. Everyone knows that their oil should be change after driving a certain amount of miles, but you may also be forced to change the oil if your conversion van has been sitting for a long time.
The headlights and wind shield wipers are one of the most commonly overlooked items when inspecting a vehicle for problems, but they are extremely important on a long road trip. Conversion vans are not the easiest vehicle to drive in perfect conditions, but it is going to get much worse if you can’t see.
There are also several things on your conversion van you should get checked out by a trained technician. Your transmission, cooling system, suspension and brakes can all get checked by a mechanic in a few hours before leaving. If any of these four things fail during your trip, then you would likely be stranded for a few days while you wait for the costly repairs.
Car emergencies and accidents can happen at any time, so it is always a good idea to be prepared for anything. Some of the best things to have on your long road trip include a first aid kit, flashlight, blankets, snacks, water, jumper cables and small tools. These items will allow you to fix any minor car problems and keep everyone comfortable for an extended period of time if you become stranded without taking up much room in the conversion van.