van recovery

How To Prepare Your Van For Recovery

Van recovery can sometimes be necessary if you find yourself stranded at the side of the road. With your van often being such an important vehicle for work, you’re probably wondering how you can prepare yourself for an efficient process. Fortunately, we’ve put together this guide on how to do this, so you can rest easy knowing your van is ready to tow.

Remove Items From Your Van

First of all, we advise removing any personal belongings from the van that you may need. During van recovery, transit and repair, you may not have immediate access to your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to collect any belongings such as phones, wallets, identification and anything else that may be useful to you in the coming days. Additionally, if you have any valuable items in the van such as power tools, it may be wise to remove those and find a safe place to store them in the meantime.

Set Up A Safe Area

Once your belongings have been removed, it’s time to set up a safe area for your vehicle. Depending on how dangerous of a position you find yourself during van recovery, it may be wiser to just find a safe space for yourself and any other passengers. However, if it is appropriate, try and set up your van with a roadside assistance kit. This usually contains a small hazard sign, and various other items to warn other road users of a stranded vehicle.

Contact Your Local Van Recovery

After this, it’s time to get in contact with your local van recovery contractors. Alternatively, you may have breakdown cover already. If this is the case, contact your provider and they’ll organise van recovery on your behalf. It’s important that the chosen tow company is fast and competent to guarantee a swift and safe exit from the roadside. As a result, we advise having a towing company in mind at all times to ensure this. Millbrook Recovery prides itself on these very qualities and more, so if you’re stranded at the roadside, give us a call.

Prepare Your Van For Towing

Finally, before the tow truck arrives, there are a few preparations you can make in anticipation. The first consideration is removing any steering lock and ensuring your wheels are straight. Only carry this out if your vehicle is safe and secure, these preparations aren’t worth the risk to your safety. Secondly, you can remove any modifications to the vehicle to avoid any damage in transit.

Choose Millbrook Recovery For Van Recovery

At Millbrook Recovery, we pride ourselves on fast, efficient and safe van recovery. If you’re stranded at the roadside and need assistance, give us a call today to find out more.

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