Hello, my name is Roy. For many years, I drove a 1976 Ford estate car around Sydney. The car had belonged to my grandpa. It was passed down to me when I had just passed my driving test at the age of 18. That was in 1986 and the car was already in a pretty bad condition then. Fast forward to 2006 and I was now aged 38 and still driving the same car around. Sometimes the car wouldn't start, white smoke came out of the exhaust and the gearbox made a terrible sound. I did my best to patch it up, but eventually, I had to scrap the car and buy a new one. I decided to start a blog to encourage others to service their cars.
Going out camping with your very own caravan in tow is a great way to experience the beauty of nature in various holiday parks and camping destinations across Australia. However, it is important for you as a caravan owner to keep in mind that your caravan can break down just like your tow vehicle. Though preventative maintenance won't prevent every problem that may arise out of normal use of your caravan, it is a great way to minimise repair issues.
Continue reading on below to get acquainted with the various benefits that you stand to gain by ensuring your caravan is routinely maintained.
It reduces the need for repair service.
As already mentioned, preventative maintenance is geared towards minimising repair issues that may result from normal operation of your caravan. It involves checking the various working fluids and parts of your caravan to ensure they are all in top working shape. This helps keep your caravan in top operating shape all the time so you can head out to the roads knowing your mobile home is good to go. The best part is that repair issues are unlikely to occur during your trips, meaning you will be able to minimise repair bills while maximising on fun.
It increases chances of success when you're making caravan insurance repair claims.
No caravan is completely immune to breakdown, regardless of how well it is maintained. One of the things that your caravan insurer will probably look into when reviewing your insurance repair claim is whether your policy covers the repairs you need paid for. In addition, they will also consider if you have fulfilled all conditions included in the policy. For the most part, caravan insurers expect caravan owners to ensure their caravans are well-maintained. If your caravan breaks down as a result of lack of proper maintenance, your insurer may not foot your repair bills.
It increases the lifespan of your caravan.
Routine maintenance of your caravan will not only reduce the need for repair service and increase your chances of making a successful repair claim to your insurer but also help extend the service life of your caravan. Quality caravans cost a significant amount of cash to purchase outright, and you're probably looking to get the most service from your investment. Taking your caravan to the mechanic shop on a regular basis will help identify and remedy problems before they can suck the life out of your caravan!
With these points in mind, you have more good reasons to ensure your caravan is properly maintained.Share
20 December 2017