If your transportation is an essential part of your job or company, you depend on it to get the job done. That is why commercial vehicle maintenance is essential for any company or individual who requires one to get around. These cars, trucks, buses and vans take on more wear and tear than their regular counterparts, so they require some extra tender love and care. The first and best course of action is to perform regularly scheduled maintenance on your transport. Depending on the make and model of your commercial vehicle, you may or may not need to go above and beyond the manufacturers suggested maintenance timelines. Since not all modes of transport are designed for the heavy-duty use that business cars and trucks undergo, they can require more attention. However, if you use a bus, truck or van designed to be used for business purposes, then you a likely to be safe following the manufacture's guidelines. You should also consider what the purpose of your commercial vehicle is. For those who work in the construction, furniture, moving or similar industry that requires hauling heavy loads, make sure that parts such as your brakes and shocks are in good working order. Daily inspections of these components should become standard operating procedure. Also be aware of any debris or scrap that may be left behind by materials you have carried. Even little messes can turn into big ones and should be dealt with promptly. However, if you use your commercial vehicle for transporting people, visiting work sites or carrying delicate goods you should use a different set of standards for maintaining the interior of your car or van. You want to make sure that your clients or their goods travel in comfort and keeping the interior tidy plays an important role in this. Try to clean after each trip by removing any trash, vacuuming up crumbs and if a smell has been left behind for some reason, spray a fabric freshener through out. While keeping the interior clean and comfortable is perhaps the most obvious task, you should also take care of the exterior of your commercial vehicle. Dirt and dust can accumulate on the exterior, which is not only an eyesore but can also damage the paint or migrate into the interior or engine areas. For cars or trucks that frequently travel in rural or dusty conditions, an undercarriage wash may be in order for this very reason.