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How To Ensure Your Coaches Are Summer Tour Ready

As the summer touring season approaches, it's important to make sure that your coaches are fully prepared and ready to go. Preparing for a successful tour requires proper planning, the right tools, and ensuring the safety of your coaches and passengers. In this blog post, we'll discuss the essential steps you should take to ensure that your coaches are ready for the upcoming summer touring season. From cleaning essentials to wheel trims, we'll walk you through how to best prepare your coaches for their next adventure.


The Importance of Making a Lasting Impression

When it comes to summer tours, the first impression is everything. Your coach is not only your mode of transportation but also a representation of your company. A clean, well-maintained coach ensures the safety of your passengers whilst setting the tone for the entire trip and influencing the perception of your company.

A well-maintained coach also demonstrates a commitment to safety. Passengers will appreciate knowing that they are travelling in a vehicle that is up to date on maintenance and repairs. This can help alleviate any fears or concerns they may have about travelling long distances.

In addition to safety and cleanliness, a well-presented coach also boosts the confidence of the driver and tour operator. When everything looks and runs smoothly, it sets a positive tone for the rest of the trip, allowing drivers to focus on the journey ahead.

In short, making a lasting impression starts with a clean, well-maintained coach. It's an investment in your company's reputation and can make all the difference in the success of your summer tours.


Get Your Coaches Ready To Shine

The peak season of Summer is fast approaching, and as a tour operator, you want your coaches to stand out from the rest. To ensure that your coaches are ready to shine, it's essential to prioritise both interior and exterior cleaning.

Investing in professional cleaning solutions such as Vikan cleaning tools is crucial. These tools are designed to tackle every aspect of coach maintenance and enhance the overall appearance of your fleet.

When it comes to cleaning the exterior of coaches, Vikan exterior cleaning tools are the go-to choice for professionals. If you're interested in preparing your coach for summer tours with Vikan products, a great place to start is their starter kits. These kits contain essential cleaning tools that provide a convenient and comprehensive solution to get your coaches looking their best.

Interior cleaning is just as important as the exterior, if not more so. Passengers will spend most of their time inside the coach, so it's vital to create a comfortable and pristine environment for them to enjoy. The Vikan Hand Brush is a perfect tool for cleaning upholstery and preparing coach interiors. Its stiff bristles effectively lift dirt, dust, and debris, ensuring a thorough cleaning.

Explore Parma’s full Vikan range to set your coaches apart from the rest.



Protect and Impress with Expert Wheel Trims

Your coaches are not just vehicles; they are a representation of your business and the quality of service you provide.

Investing in Parma’s specialist range of stainless-steel wheel trims for coaches is one of the best ways to achieve a smart and polished finish. These wheel trims are not just aesthetically pleasing, but they are also built to withstand the rigours of daily use. We understand that coaches endure constant wear and tear, and that's why our trims are designed with durability in mind.

All our wheel trims are supplied complete with all fixings and fitting tools, making the installation process quick and hassle-free. With just a few simple steps, your coaches can become a shining symbol of your commitment to quality and excellence in the summer touring season and beyond.



Be Prepared and Prioritise Safety

The final and most crucial step in ensuring your coaches are ready for the summer touring season is to prioritise safety and be prepared for any emergencies that may arise. Safety should never be left to chance, so it's important to equip your coaches with all the necessary safety equipment.

Our fire extinguishers provide the peace of mind you need in case the worst ever happens. With trusted and reliable fire extinguishers on board, you can protect what matters most and have the necessary tools to tackle a fire if it does break out.

An emergency escape safety hammer is a necessary and legally required tool which helps both passengers and drivers feel safe and confident. They are designed to assist in a quick and safe exit from the coach in case of an emergency. However, there are cheaper versions out there which have spectacularly failed to break the glass when tested! So don’t compromise on quality. Our range includes the original Lifehammer® plus another UK-approved model. Both have an effective seat belt cutter for speedier evacuation.

Finally, you should always have a fully compliant First Aid Kit on board. Our kits meet all the minimum requirements for passenger-carrying vehicles and are designed to ensure you're fully prepared for the unexpected. By prioritising safety and being fully prepared for any emergencies that may arise, you can create a sense of confidence for passengers and ensure that your coaches are ready to hit the road for a successful summer touring season.


Make every journey safer and smarter for this summer's adventures!