Designed by Mercedes Benz, the Sprinter Van is a trusted car for drivers around the world. Typically used for business and delivery, the Sprinter is a common choice for business owners looking for a reliable transport. Some owners even convert these vans into mobile homes.
Sprinters are usually fairly durable vehicles. However, they still require consistent maintenance to keep them in their best shape. Fortunately, these vans provide convenient notification systems to let you know when they require a checkup.
If you own a Sprinter, it’s important to get familiar with the service lists for these vehicles and keep up with regular cleaning and maintenance. This article goes over the various tasks that you should perform on the regular to keep your Sprinter on the road and making you money.
Service A & B Lists
Your Sprinter van provides you with two sets of check lights. The first is for Service “A” and the second is for Service “B.” It’s usually best to perform each service every 10,000 miles that you travel. For example, do service A at 10,000 miles and Service B at 20,000 miles, etc.
Typical best practice repairs and services for Service A include:
- Oil changes
- Tire pressure checks
- Brake pad inspection
- Cabin air filter change
- Engine air filter change
- Checking fluid levels of coolant, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, service light reset
Best practice repairs and services for Service B include:
- Oil changes
- Changing the fuel filter
- Tire pressure checks
- All jobs from Service A
Additional Tips for Sprinter Van Maintenance
One more thing that you should check regularly on your vehicle is your Sprinter’s lights. If your lights break or malfunction, it can be hazardous for yourself and other drivers on the road or get you a ticket.
Be sure to clean your lights regularly as well to prevent dust or dirt buildup from covering them. This is vital to avoid potential accidents while driving. You want to keep your van in the best shape possible for a good image for your business. Taking steps to avoid accidents is an important precaution to take.
In addition to your lights, keeping your van itself clean is a good idea as well. Not only will this improve the van’s value upon resale, but it gives your business a good look. Regularly clean the inside and outside of your Sprinter and utilize covers to protect from dirt and debris buildup.
Service And Maintenance
It’s important to visit a repair shop consistently to check your van’s condition and performance. A licensed technician will be able to diagnose issues and perform the services to repair them. In addition, they can also give you some lessons on upkeep and maintenance practices to help you care for your Sprinter.
As an investment to your business, the Sprinter van is an important part of what you do. With consistent quality care, you can keep your Sprinter running for years to come. Though safety is the most important thing, your livelihood is likely the second. Take care of it well.
Hayes European for Your Sprinter
Located in Santa Cruz, California, Hayes European is CA’s best European auto repair shop. We service the entire Santa Cruz area, including Aptos, Soquel, and Capitola, CA.
If you own a Sprinter van for either business or personal purposes, it’s likely that you want to get a return on your investment for an extended period of time. You can ensure that you get the most value out of your Sprinter by taking it in for service at Hayes European.
Our ASE certified technicians are experts on European vehicles including the Sprinter. They are familiar with the Service A and B lists and can accurately diagnose and repair problems in your Sprinter as well as perform general upkeep tasks.
In addition to performing the service list tasks, Hayes European can help with the following actions for your Sprinter van:
- Brake repair and services
- Check engine light diagnosis and repairs
- Diagnostic inspections
- Emergency repair services
- Engine repair and replacement
- Factory recommended service plans
- Suspension services
- Tires and wheel repair and maintenance
Next time you hit another 10,000 miles in your van or notice a check light illuminated, head over to Hayes European to get your Sprinter back on the road in no time.
* Mercedes-Benz Sprinter image credit goes to: DarthArt.