In this article, we will be looking at 5 ways you can avoid undue repairs on your used mini bus. Notice that any bus owner purchasing a used mini bus, or a fleet of used mini buses for that matter, has cost among his/her topmost priorities. Hence the topic ‘Avoiding repairs on your used mini bus’. Age-old adages don’t come into existence without an element of truth behind them, and such owners would do well to heed: Prevention is better than cure.
Let us dive right into it:
- Scrutinize before buying!
The first tip is for prospects who have not yet purchased a used mini bus. You can avoid most of the damages coming your way by simply choosing a bus that has been well-maintained by the previous owner/s. Check the original purchase papers, obtain maintenance records, conduct all sorts of checks (don’t be shy!) to test out the interior and exterior. 15 passenger mini buses are not that hard to check. Seek professional intervention if necessary
- Schedule your repairs!
For used mini bus owners, the important thing is to understand that the original bus manufacturer has a pretty solid idea of what it takes to maintain the bus. Adhere to the maintenance schedule to the dot, and seek out a professional mechanic/inspector. Don’t worry about spending money ‘unnecessarily’ – you will probably spend way more if any potential damage in your used mini bus is realized. Again, remember the philosophy – proactive steps will benefit you more than reactive steps, even where cost is concerned
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- Maintain inventory
The sober reality is that some of your used mini buses, especially since they are used, will eventually be subject to some repairs. However, if you have preemptively identified the parts that may need to be replaced, you can go ahead and purchase that now, so it becomes cheaper for you in the future. You can also take your time sourcing it from the most affordable location
- Invest in yourself!
When is investing in yourself never a great idea? Never. We recommend that you take out the time to learn how to conduct and resolve maintenance issues yourself. Things like checking – burns/tears in drive belts, checking various fluid levels and possible leaks, tyre air pressure, its tread level, etc. are not hard things to learn
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) may visit to inspect your fleet, so unless you fancy being referred to the Traffic Commissioner, always keep maintenance records for the past 15 months. These will cover your service history, safety inspection reports, defect reports, and other parameters
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