Four considerations when looking at Used Vans for Sale:
- Pricing. Make sure you do your research before going to look at a van to ensure that the price they are asking for meets the average sale cost for the van’s age and mileage. You don’t want to be paying any more than you should and be wary of anything lower than the average as there will probably be a good reason.
- Wish List. It is a good idea to write down all the features you would like from your Used Commercial Vans. Air conditioning, power assisted steering, electric windows, mirrors, CD Player etc. This way you can have a better idea when looking at a van whether it’s going to be right for you.
- Mileage, brakes, engine, gearbox and tyres are then the most important parts to look at when you go to see the van. Whilst testing driving (which is a must) check the mileage. Look at the log book to match up the mileage and if you think the clock has been tampered with steer clear. Brake discs should be checked to see what wear they have had. If they look like they need replacing then a negotiation on price could be agreed. Similarly, if the tyres look worn or even bald then this will be an additional cost on top of the sale price of the van. The gears should move smoothly from one to the next, always check how easy it is to get into reverse too.
- Engine: Check the oil levels, look for any leaking and make sure there is anti freeze in it. Also, if possible test drive the van when it is cold, that way it will really show any flaws it might have.