Reviewing the state of your school’s minibus

What’s involved when it comes to reviewing
the state of your school’s minibus?

The summer holidays presents the perfect opportunity to review the state of your school’s minibus and carry out a thorough check to ensure that all is in working order.

Things that you will need to check, among just a few, are:

√  oil

√  windscreen wash

  windscreen wipers

  brake fluid


  tyre pressure

  depth of the tyre tread

  spare wheel

√  lights


√  reflectors

  instruments on the dashboard


  seat belts

  head restraints



Now is also a good time to review the various arrangements that your school has with minibus dealers and garages to ensure that you are getting the best deal and to see if there is anything more that you can do to reduce the costs of the minibus.

Of course, if you are looking to update the arrangement that you have for your school’s minibus, or indeed, acquire a new school minibus, you might want to have a look into minibus leasing.

Leasing a minibus with Benchmark can often work out cheaper than buying a minibus outright (especially if one takes into account the re-sale value of a school bus at the end of its working life), or indeed hiring a coach each time.

It is an arrangement which makes it possible for schools to fund the minibus through a small payment each month, which has the added benefit of improved budgeting and cash flow.

What’s more, a full maintenance programme is included, so no matter the outcome of the vehicle’s services and MOTs, the cost of repairs won’t affect the monthly payment that you make.

For more information about leasing a minibus with Benchmark Leasing you can go to our website, call us on 01753 859944 or email

Benchmark Leasing Ltd
11 High Street

Tel: 01753 859944

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