As a leading provider of mobile repair services for fleets in the Placer and Nevada County areas, Placer Fleet Services has extensive experience working with vans.

There are several reasons why companies may choose to build their fleets using vans rather than trucks. One reason is fuel efficiency. Vans tend to be significantly lighter than pickup trucks, meaning companies may save money on fuel costs over time. Additionally, vans also allow you to store cargo in an enclosed space, whereas in a pickup truck, your cargo is out in the open.

Light-Duty Van Manufacturers

There are several manufacturers of light-duty vans, each with their own unique features and benefits. Some popular options include:

/ 01 Ford Transit 

The Ford Transit is a popular choice for businesses due to its versatility and range of configurations. It is available in three body lengths and two roof heights and can be equipped with a variety of engines.

/ 02 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 

The Sprinter is known for its high fuel efficiency and spacious interior, making it a great choice for businesses that need to transport large amounts of cargo or passengers. It is available in a range of body styles, including cargo van, passenger van, and chassis cab.

/ 03 Ram ProMaster 

The ProMaster is a top choice for businesses in need of a heavy-duty van, as it can handle large loads and has a high payload capacity. It is available in three roof heights and two wheelbases and has several different engine options to choose from.

Industries That Use Light-Duty Vans

Light-duty vans are used in a variety of industries due to their versatility and reliability.  Delivery companies often opt for light-duty vans due to their fuel efficiency and ability to transport large amounts of cargo while still maintaining easy navigation through urban city streets. 

Companies that transport passengers such as shuttles and tour buses often build their fleets using light and medium-duty vans because they have spacious interiors and desirable fuel efficiency. You can also often find vans used by trades such as construction, plumbers and electricians because they easily transport tools and supplies to job sites. 

Key Maintenance Requirements for Light-Duty Vans

Proper maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your light-duty van. Some key maintenance tasks to keep in mind include:

  • Regular Oil Changes: It is important to change the oil in your van regularly to keep the engine running smoothly and prevent the build-up of contaminants.
  • Fuel System Maintenance: The fuel system of a van should be kept clean and free of debris to ensure proper functioning. This may involve replacing fuel filters and cleaning the fuel tank.
  • Regular Tire Service: Proper tire maintenance, including regular tire rotations and ensuring proper tire pressure, is important for the overall health of your van.
  • Regular Brake Maintenance: Ensuring that your brakes are in good working order is crucial for the safety of your vehicle and those around you. This may involve replacing brake pads or rotors as needed.

Placer Fleet Services offers complete preventive maintenance programs for fleet managers to ensure that you stay up to date on all your van’s repair requirements.  

Contact Us

At Placer Fleet Services, we have the expertise and resources to handle all of your light-duty van maintenance and repair needs. Our team of highly trained technicians can provide onsite service for fleets in the Placer and Nevada County areas, ensuring that your vehicles are kept in top condition. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service for your light-duty van, don't hesitate to contact us. Our team is always ready to help!

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