Customizing a Service Vehicle

Whether you own a business or manage a fleet of vehicles, it can be challenging to customize your service vehicle for your specific profession. For one thing, the costs can skyrocket depending upon what you need done. For another, if the work is done poorly, it can affect your vehicle’s performance. If you’re just starting out in a new business, it’s important to watch those expenses. On the other hand, having to redo work or not getting all the benefits you need out of your service vehicle can hamper your ability to get your job done each day.

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How to Begin

Begin with good solid plan. Make a list of the specific alterations that you’ll need done to your pick-up truck, panel van or SUV. Will you need a van racking system, roll-out drawers, or shelving? Sometimes, it can be beneficial to install a level floor in the back of your van or truck so that racking and drawer systems will sit level. Rolacase offers custom cargo management solutions for specific industries. This way, you can get all the racks and shelving necessary, along with the accessories. This is a more simple and cost effective solution than trying to do it yourself.

The Rolacase racking and shelving systems come complete and they can really save a lot of time and work during your customization process. These packages are available for:

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC
  • Locksmith
  • General service package

Wheels, Tire and Suspension

Since you’ll be adding quite a bit of weight to the vehicle, it may be necessary to change the tire and wheel sizes. This will also trigger a need to upgrade your suspension. A reputable tire shop can make recommendations about this. A 4 or 6 inch full suspension upgrade can accommodate 35 to 37-inch tire diameters. Different strut and shock upgrades should also be added for enhanced performance and a sharp appearance.

Remember that most service vehicles are on the road 6 days a week, 365 days per year, so be sure to install a high performance suspension system. If your budget is able to bear it, then select a suspension system engineered to improve handling and ride quality. This is not an area where you want to scrimp. If you can get products with longer warranties, then this may be a good investment too. Don’t lose your warranty paperwork!

Tips for Success

If you are customizing a service vehicle for a well-known industry, such as plumbing and electricity, be sure to check out all the information available online. If possible, speak to someone in this field and discuss what has worked for them in the past. Of course, the easiest and most efficient method may be to hire a shop that specializes in customizing vehicles for specific industries. At Rolacase, you’ll not only find a wealthy of information but also the experience, equipment, tools and resources to get the work done correctly. Our website is your own specialty customizing shop full of tools and ideas.

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