Taking a full maintenance agreement with your new school minibus protects you by ensuring that your minibus always had legal tread depth tyres and is serviced regularly. All you have to do is make one call to have it all arranged for you, after that is arranged on your behalf
In addition to this, its worth having a weekly safety checks for the vehicle, carried out by someone who understands what it is that they are checking, the Vanlease UK list is below
Start with the engine and check engine oil, windscreen wash and coolant levels. Check your windscreen wipers for damage and washer bottle level. In winter, make the screen wash mix stronger so that it doesn’t freeze
Check the tyres for damage on the side walls and check all tyres for pressures including the spare.
Make sure that all of your lights are working and buy a spare bulb pack, keep it with a first aid kit, a warning triangle and a fire extinguisher
Check all doors open and close properly. Check any wheel chair lifts operate properly and lubricate as required. At the same time, check any roof racks that are fitted for loosening at both the fastening points and check the body of the rack as well.
Make sure all the mirrors are clean, free from marks and correctly positioned
If you have a tachograph, ensure that it is dated and timed correctly. If it is a printer, confirm that the paper supply is sufficient. Check the tax disc for being current.
Check all seat belts for operation and make sure that none of them have cuts in the webbing, any that do must not be used until they are replaced
Make sure you have a record of all helplines, insurance, AA etc on board the school minibus.
Leasing your new school minibus means that it will arrive at your school, brand new and ready to use, its easy to keep it that way.