Maintaining a van is hard work. It can be costly and can take up a lot of time.

However, what is the exact cost of maintaining a used van? In this article, we will be giving you a rundown on the costs of maintaining a van. Hopefully, this will clear up any questions you have regarding this topic.

What Exactly Is Included In Van Maintenance?

Well, there are a lot of factors involved in maintaining a van.

First of all, you have tax. Tax prices can, of course, vary depending on many factors. How old the van is, how often it's used and what emission groups they are classed in can all change the amount of tax you must pay.

You must also think about the tolls that you have to pay if you are travelling certain distances with your van. Another factor involved is, of course, MOT and maintenance. MOT costs for a van are the same as they are for cars, fortunately.

However, of course, the more that you use your van the more you will usually pay for maintenance. This could be broken bulbs, fuel costs, tyre pressure and several other instances. SWB (short wheel base) and LWB (long wheel base) can also change the price of what you are paying for maintenance. LWB would be ideal for longer objects, and SWB is more ideal for shorter heavier objects. The size of the roof can also vary, meaning that prices could differ.

How Much Could This All Cost?

Of course, depending on the above factors, prices will vary. However, it is possible to give rough estimates.

For a Diesel vehicle with an engine of 2000cc or more, it's around £1.29 per litre. Depreciation can also be a factor, depending on how long you keep the van and when you plan on selling it.

Working out the insurances such as breakdown cover can also vary. Be sure to read the small print when insuring your van, as many cheap policies may not cover vans that have done less than a certain amount of miles.

This may vary from £99 a year to £300+ a year, so choose wisely.


So overall it is hard to tell exactly how much it will cost to maintain a used van, but looking at the specific factors can make it a lot easier.

There are a lot of websites that allow you to filter quotes to meet your specifications regarding all the above factors.

If you want to make sure you get the best value for your money contact us.

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