When you engage a garage mechanic to perform maintenance or repairs on your car, you want someone you can trust; you trust them to complete the work promptly, to hand you back a vehicle which will prove safe and reliable, and to do it all for a fair price. Fortunately, the motor industry is tightly regulated due to the safety issues involved, and if a repairer is performing a substandard service they are likely to be found out pretty quickly. If your car is returned to you in an unsafe condition, this will likely come to light at your next MOT inspection.
However, the same is not always true of the caravan industry. While the law requires caravans to be roadworthy, the reliability and safety of the accommodation features of your van may not always be considered. And since the majority of caravans spend most of the year sat idle on driveways and in gardens, it sometimes takes a long time for problems of any sort to come to light. It is of additional importance, then, that you use trusted caravan repairers for all the maintenance work on your van.
How can you go about finding trusted caravan repairers to complete work on your van? The first, most obvious strategy is to find a company you are happy with and stick with them. Over time, you can build a personal relationship with mechanics who provide such services, and hopefully develop a mutual trust. But what if you are new to caravanning, or the repairers who used to do the work for you have let you down? When searching for a new company of trusted caravan repairers, here are a few things to consider:
How long has the company been active? Everyone has to start somewhere, but when a business has been trading under the same name in the same area for many years, it is a good recommendation of their reliability and trustworthiness.
What do their customers say? It’s only good business to publicise the virtues of your company, but testimony from other customers in your area can give you a rounded-out view of whether the business are trusted caravan repairers.
Take a look at their work. Examine photographs of the repairs the company has made in the past. If you would be happy with the same standard of repairs on your van, you have found your trusted caravan repairers!
MPD Caravans have been among Derbyshire’s most trusted caravan repairers for almost three decades. During that time, we have developed an excellent relationship with our customers, many of whom come back to us year after year for routine maintenance on their vans. Our goal is for our customers to feel like they can trust us in the same way they trust their preferred car mechanic. Therefore, we will always finish our work to the highest standard, and be completely up-front with you about costs and other repairs which may be required.
To find out more about trusted caravan repairers, contact MPD Caravans.