Mercedes-Benz Vans is offering free health checks and extended opening hours as part of its ‘Winter Means Business’ focus.
The campaign was launched to support fleets during potentially harsh motoring conditions and busy trading periods.
Free visual health checks are available for enable any Sprinter, Vito, or Citan customer to visit their local approved Dealer for a free, no-obligation check by a trained Mercedes-Benz specialist.
Steve Bridge, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “Winter Means Business really sums it up for us – it means business for the income surges generated during this period, but also means business thanks to the often harsh weather we experience in the UK.
“We know that this our customers’ busiest time of year and are committed to keeping their businesses moving during the challenging winter months. This isn’t a sales exercise – it’s about our business helping to keep their business moving. That is our role as Mercedes-Benz Vans.”
The health check includes an interior inspection, exterior inspection (including lights and glass), under bonnet and under vehicle inspection, and an all-important brake inspection.
During the winter period, more than a third of Mercedes-Benz Vans Dealers will be working round the clock, 24-hours, with the rest of the network operating extended opening hours in to the evenings and weekends to ensure that the vans stay on the road.
There will also be more than 700 technicians on hand in over 1,100 workshop bays and a fleet of MobiloVan free roadside assistance vans across the UK to keep businesses moving.
Mercedes-Benz Vans is also issuing its popular Driver Safety Guide, which is available from any site across the Dealer Network, or free to download from www.mbvans.co.uk/industryinsight.
The Driver Safety Guide offers guidance and tips on winter maintenance that includes best practice advice from UK fleets about how they manage during this challenging period, with a handy wallet-sized card to keep with a reminder of the MobiloVan free roadside assistance contact numbers in the event of a breakdown or accident.
“Our Winter Means Business campaign will remain active during the next few months, with a variety of free resources available to support businesses of all sizes, and I’d encourage all van drivers, not just Mercedes-Benz Vans customers, to take advantage of the products and services on offer,” Bridge added.