Five reasons why you need a habitation check
Habitation checks are an inspection of the living part of your motorhome, caravan or leisure vehicle.
Like an MOT for your living area, it uses a standard checklist to identify problems such as damp, electric, gas, water or ventilation issues and checks the window and door security of your motorhome or caravan.
Put simply, not only does a habitation check or caravan service provide insight into its condition, it also tells you whether your vehicle is safe to travel and stay in.
If you’re new to the motorhome and caravan world or purchased your vehicle second-hand, it may be hard to understand just how important habitation checks are.
To make things clearer, we’ve put together our top five reasons for why you need a habitation check:
Fundamentally, habitation checks ensure that your vehicle is safe to live in.
Your motorhome should be treated the same way as you would treat your home. You wouldn’t let your family or loved ones live in an unsafe house, so why do the same with your motorhome?
A habitation check ensures the safety of your vehicle, giving you much-needed peace of mind.
For your warranty
Most new vehicles will need a habitation check once a year to keep the warranty valid.
Many manufacturers will insist on an annual habitation check as part of the terms of their warranty, so a habitation check is an excellent way to protect your long-term investment. By keeping your warranty valid, habitation checks are also a great way to keep you and your vehicle protected in case anything goes wrong.
To check your vehicle’s condition.
By inspecting your vehicle, habitation checks are an insightful and useful way to see what condition your motorhome is in. This is a particularly useful document to have if you’re thinking of selling your motorhome and can ensure that you receive the best possible price.
It’s cost effective.
A habitation check identifies any potential problems in your motorhome. With a detailed list of the condition of your vehicle, you can get any issues fixed before they cause expensive damage, saving you money in the long-term.
No one likes thinking about worst case scenarios. Most of us would prefer to stick our heads in the sand and imagine that it will never happen to us. Unfortunately, we never know what’s around the corner.
Habitation checks are an annual way to avoid disaster, protecting yourself, your family and loved ones from a worst-case scenario.
Book your habitation check
Habitation checks are essential safety checks that you can’t be without.
At HabCheck, we offer an independent, impartial, mobile habitation checking service that gives your vehicle a quick and easy service at a time and place to suit you. Because we don’t carry out any of the work ourselves, we provide completely impartial advice that you can trust.
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