Basic tips for professionals using their car for work

By 21 December, 20164CARLOVERS

Is your car a working tool? If your answer is Yes, you may want to take this advice to the practice, ensuring that your vehicle is in good condition, your clients have a good impression, and that using your car is safe during your workday.

If you are a freelancer, the first thing you should consider is your insurance. Websites like Gocompare provide information about coverage for damages, fines, and public liability.  If the car you use at work is a company vehicle, you do not have to worry about insurance. It is usually the company that deals with it. But remember to always observe speed limits for your own safety and that of others.

Another aspect you should keep in mind is maintenance. It is very important to make sure that all components in your car or van have both the mechanical elements and the bodywork in perfect condition. When your vehicle is your working tool, taking good care it is essential. A breakdown can prevent your from working for days, with subsequent financial losses for your business.

Apart from servicing your vehicle and maintaining the bodywork, it is very important to keep it clean. You will extend the life of its components and you will give a much better impression to your customers. We recommend you to get some advice about the different wash programs and services offered to professionals at car wash facilities and service stations. They do know what type of program your vehicle needs to keep it in perfect condition. And if you have passengers or you transport packages or tools, interior cleaning is another job to be done on a regular basis.

If your car is your working tool, then you are the engine that makes it work, so take care of yourself by sitting in the right driving position. Good ergonomics will prevent lower back and neck pain, as well as discomfort. Here are some tips for drivers who spend long hours behind the wheel.

And make sure the car you use is the right vehicle for your activity: comfortable and easily accessible if you transfer passengers, an elegant-looking vehicle if you are a private driver, etc. Does your vehicle meet these requirements? Think about it. It is important. The same applies to vehicles used in goods transport; they must meet the required standards, have easy-to-move seats, be suitable to transport materials, and have the necessary elements to carry the cargo on the roof or at the back.

What happens if your ‘working tool’ is a motorcycle, a truck or a bus? All of these tips are also applicable. Servicing your vehicle and having the necessary inspections, as well as a thorough clean every so often will improve your comfort and that of your customers. At ISTOBAL we have specifically designed machines. Do you want to see them?

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What about you? What advice do you follow to protect your working tool?