Customizing Your Company Van With the Right Accessories

September 13, 2010

Company vans are a worthwhile investment for any business, and customizing them with accessories can help increase the van’s safety, value, utility, and appearance in the long run. A few examples of accessories you can buy include power inverters, lift gates, seat covers, and back-up cameras.

The most important aspects of your van are its safety and security features. For the safety of those around you, especially in pedestrian-heavy urban areas, you will want to consider back-up equipment, including mirrors, back-up alarms, sensors, and cameras. Vans usually only come standard with a few mirrors; the side and rear view mirrors are the most common. However, you can purchase convex angled mirrors to help you see the blind spots that the factory mirrors do not cover.

A back-up sensor can let you know from within the vehicle if there is an obstacle behind you. It is designed to scan the blind spot and alert you to anything in that blind zone. The back-up camera can let you see your blind spots where your mirrors cannot reach, and the back-up alarm can alert pedestrians when you switch your van's gears into reverse.

 Another alarm you might want to install in your vans is an anti-theft alarm. Combined with cargo locks, chains, slam locks, and steering wheel locks, you can protect your van and valuable equipment.

For companies that deliver heavy equipment regularly, an aluminum ramp or lift gate can help. This can reduce strain on employees by allowing them to wheel hand carts and dollies straight into the vehicle instead of loading and unloading boxes one at a time.

If you use a lot of electronics on the road, you can purchase a power inverter to charge your electronics on the go. The compact versions utilize power from the cigarette lighter in the vehicle, whereas the larger heavy-duty ones draw power from the vehicle's battery. A computer mount is another important accessory for people who do business from their company vehicles. Many of these computer mounts are custom fitted for specific makes and models, but others will fit in a variety of vehicles.

To get the most out of your company van, it is a good idea to customize it with the latest accessories on the market. Some of these accessories are for safety and security, while others are simply for the passengers' convenience.

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