Added on: 21st June, 2017 by Caroline_9383
Keeping on top of van maintenance during the Summer months is essential, as the heat can take its toll on both the driver and the vehicle, a Liverpool business has warned.
Volkswagen Van Centre Liverpool has issued a summer safety alert urging van drivers and fleet operators to check that their vehicles are ready for the Summer weather.
David Cowan, Head of Business at Volkswagen Van Centre Liverpool, said: “Keeping employees safe and productive while on the road is a key responsibility for any employer and, during hot summers, drivers can struggle to keep focused while driving.
“Feeling sleepy or irritable in a hot vehicle makes it harder to drive safely. While the only real cure for fatigue is sleep, efficient air conditioning can help keep drivers fresh and alert and help to provide a more comfortable working environment.
“A rise in temperature can also have an effect on other areas of a vehicle. Worn brake components or fluid that’s too old or has sunk below the minimum level can affect how quickly a van stops - a spongy brake pedal could indicate a problem here. Changing the fluid will help a vehicle brake more efficiently.”
David added: “It’s important these areas are checked at least every two years to make sure they’re working properly and to maintain the safety of the vehicle. We would urge people to keep on top of their vehicle maintenance.”
For more information call on Volkswagen Van Centre Liverpool on 0151 559 3298