Have you ever thought that there might be something missing from your van? Fear not – we are here to reveal ALL of the best van accessories. Trust me, you'll want to get your hands on these! Vanarama's Laura Day reports.
Accessories for vans come in all shapes and sizes, whether it's fashion or function – there's plenty out there and something to suit every van driver's needs.
Let's have a look at some of the top aftermarket extras you can get.
If you're a messy van driver, (and you know if that's you or not), then it might be worth buying some seat covers. These will protect your seats from any dirt and ensure that you minimise any damage, if you'll be handing your van back at the end of a lease.
Floor mats are equally as useful and great at catching excess dirt from your shoes. Be sure to get the correctly fitted mats though, so you don't run the risk of them slipping out of place and becoming a liability under foot when you're driving.
Rear parking sensors are another clever extra to add to your van because they take the guesswork out of reversing into a parking space – and we could probably all do with a little bit of help in this area!
You want your van to look good on the outside as well as the inside too, don't you? After all, it's your mobile office and the first thing your potential clients will see when you arrive at your latest job.
How about getting a flashy set of alloy wheels fitted? As well as looking the business, these could also help reduce unsprung weight, making your van that little bit easier to drive. But remember, if you do decide to go ahead with this, we'd recommend adding locking wheel nuts to make sure your wheels stay attached to your van!
Optimising the use of your van's space is important. If you carry lots of small bits and bobs, then shelving with storage boxes could be very useful to keep them off the floor.
Metal racking is another great option for interior storage – whether it's to store small, medium or large tools, it's a brilliant way to keep your van organised and ready for the next job.
Alternatively, if you carry long, bulky items like metal pipes, then fitting roof racks and bars could be useful. But, remember to take into consideration the maximum weight that's permitted on the roof of your van, before you pile too much stuff on – this will be in your manual.
Whatever van you've got, security will inevitably be your number one priority, because that van and its contents are your livelihood.
If you drive a van with rear windows, it might be useful to get window grilles. These fit in place behind the windows, so if the pane is smashed the thief is less likely to get the contents of the van inside.
A GPS tracking device is another great tool to track your vehicle if it ever gets stolen. This just requires a simple monthly subscription – and as they say: you can't put a price on peace of mind.
And, you don't just have to add things to make your van more secure – even parking your van off the road and on your drive instead, will minimise the risk of it getting broken into.
There's an abundance of security features that you could have fitted to your vehicle. If you want to find out more about the van security options that we can fit, saving you all the hassle of having to organise it yourself, click here.
The pick of the bunch
Choosing the right racking, shelving, protection and security for your van all play a primary part in ensuring your van is kept in tip-top condition.
There's an abundance of options out there, so whether it's fashion or function, there's an accessory suitable for every van driver's need.
Looking to lease a new van? Call us on 01442 838195 – we've got experts who can answer all your burning questions.