Church vehicles can fall into disrepair without anyone noticing, especially if they’re seldom used or if no one is specifically responsible for maintaining them.
Even if vehicles are inspected regularly, normal maintenance may be missed when other budgetary needs are crying out for attention. However, a routine inspection and maintenance program can help keep your vehicles dependable for the people who rely on them.
If your vans and buses spend more time in the parking lot than on the road, they may need attention.
Additionally, if your church bus weighs more than 10,000 pounds or is designed to transport more than 16 passengers, it must follow federal Department of Transportation regulations. These include obtaining documented annual inspections from a qualified mechanic and conducting pre- and post-trip inspections.
Remember that not all maintenance costs money. Seemingly little things, like making sure tires are properly inflated, can reduce the likelihood of a tire blowout or fatal crash, especially in rollover-prone vehicles such as 15-passenger vans.
Over time, routine maintenance provides vehicles that run better, last longer, and are safer to operate.
Thank you for your interest in Brotherhood Mutual. We appreciate the opportunity to provide your church or other ministry with an insurance quote and will reply to your request as soon as possible.
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