A guide to van accessories
Baffled by bulkheads and stumped by suspension? This guide will help you through the world of van accessories. From mod cons to work tools,
getting the right spec on your van is not only crucial for doing the job, but also for re-sale. Here we look at the choice of accessories available for your
Types of van accessories
There are a huge number of accessories to choose from:
* Factory or dealer-fitted accessories - these can be limited in scope depending on the company.
* Aftermarket kit - these cover anything and everything you can think ofâ€¦ and more!
It's up to you what accessories you need, want and can afford for your van, but here are a few pieces of kit worth having. Just make sure your van
insurance covers them all.
Now common in most vans, it's become something of an essential rather than a luxury.
Sat-nav has made the leap from cars to vans. Most manufacturer systems are wired into the dash, which is good for security, but more expensive as a
result. If your dealer can offer you a portable sat-nav system, it's the way to go.
Most van drivers make and receive calls on the move, so choosing this often inexpensive option is a must. Most modern phones have this facility, and
although it's not perfect, it does mean you and your drivers will be legal on the road.
This all depends on whether you trust yourself (or your drivers) to behave. Fit one and you're guaranteed not to go over the motorway limit. However, it
won't stop you sailing through a 30mph speed camera at 45mph.
The right van
It's just as important to have the right equipment in your van, as it is to have the right van to suit your work needs. Once you've found the van for you,
kit it out with some of the following. Remember, if you don't have the right equipment for the job, it's going to cost you time. On the other hand, loading
your van with too much kit is going to make it equally useless.
You can get racking to suit whatever y