Make sure that you check your car is ok to drive

Most of us go out and hop into our cars to drive off without really considering if everything is ok with the vehicle. It is extremely important to give the car a good once over every so often and do some basic checks before you set off on any journey. Simply just looking at the tyres every morning may be enough to avoid an accident happening or finding that you have a flat when you have left your home.

All cars over the age of three years have to undergo an MOT examination to check certain components on the vehicle but this is only done every 12 months and therefore issues could arise in between MOT’s. You should always carry out checks on your car yourself ideally on a daily or weekly basis to ensure that optimum safety is met.

Checking your fluid levels again is an easy check to do and may help look after your engine and ensure you have screen wash to clear the screen should you need to. This doesn’t need to be checked every journey but ideally every couple of weeks. Lights are another item to check. You may find it hard to check some lights on your own so you will either need to get someone to help you or reverse right up to a garage door for example so you can see in your mirrors if your brake lights and indicators are working.

The Ford Transit Connect – Built for Business

There are many vans over the year that have made a name as a reliable vehicle, but the Ford Transit is one that continues to exceed many peoples’ expectations, especially contractor businesses owners.

The transit connect is not your type of van for large scale projects, and many will use it as a van to deliver products and goods quickly. You also get the advantage of ample seating, which is not always the case for many vans, and this model will comfortable seat 7.

The car is designed to be customizable, and if you merely want to use it for deliveries then seating will not be necessary, but the car can be finished in different colours, depending a business’s needs. The exterior has been thoughtfully designed, making it easier to incorporate graphics on the side, while van performs like all transits. It can be handled easily; it’s smooth and it nippy when it needs to be.

The Mercedes Benz Vito Sport-X

The Vito Sport-X is probably one of the best looking vans on the market, and I will certainly turn a few heads along the way. Imaging all that you would want in a sports car and put it in a van; that’s what you get with this quick powerful motor.

With the Vito Sport-X, you get a beast of an engine; a huge 3.0 litre V6 diesel, so you’ll certainly have the firepower to keep up with the majority of sports cars on roads today. Magma red, white and metallic are the only colour options, but they suit the style, while the 18 inch alloy wheels also add a touch of class.

Inside you also get plenty of conveniences such as the superb sounds system, and multi function steering wheel while navigation system is cleverly built in to the stereo. It’s a van for the brave and it is certainly going to be one of the most popular vans on the market.

The BMW 2 Series

BMW is a manufacturer that has plenty of impressive Carson the marketing, from powerful petrol motors to fuel efficient hybrids. So what’s the 2 series all about?

The BMW 2 series is one of the most sensible BMW’s but it still aims to be ‘exciting and dynamic’. The coupe version has 3 doors, and it’s one of the cheapest new BMWs on the market.

The car also benefits from 8-speed automatic transmission and you’ll barely notice you’ve flown through the gears, while eh style of the car itself is superb. It has aerodynamic curves, stunning alloys and it still has that original BMW appeal too. If you’re a BMW fan then this could be the car for you, but it’s certainly not a family car.

The Volkswagen Camper Van

If you’re a keen traveller and you love to take a journey in style then you should certainly consider a Volkswagen Camper Van. These are perfect for general camping, gigs, long journey and adventures, and though the top speed won’t be very fast, it will not mater, because you won’t be in any hurry to reach your destination.

The original Volkswagen Camper Van became popular among hippies, and that’s actually the case today, and it’s recognised as a van of ‘peace’ and it can be the perfect vehicle for a memorable journey with family and friends.

These Volkswagen camper vans do come at a price however, and they’re now seen as a classic, while the camper vans in mint condition are seen as a rarity and the price represents this. If you want a unique van that will offer you plenty of fun road trips then make sure you consider a VW Camper van.