Avoiding Common Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Care Mistakes
When it comes to caring for your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, the pros at Warner Vans of Utah are here to help. As the first Sprinter-exclusive dealership in the entire country, we only employ high-quality technicians who help with every area of repair or maintenance required for your luxury Sprinter van.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen a number of mistakes made in this area over the years by Sprinter owners who didn’t utilize our high-quality services. Let’s go over some of the important errors to avoid when caring for your Sprinter.
Don’t Cut Corners
In some cases, Sprinter owners aren’t as diligent with maintenance because they assume their vehicle is simply more durable and doesn’t need it. And while it’s true that Sprinters are strong, durable vehicles meant to last for decades, that doesn’t mean they’ll do so on their own and without any upkeep.
We fully understand that certain care areas here may seem expensive, but we’re here to offer one big tip: If you don’t perform these tasks, the results will be far pricier down the line. Low-cost areas like oil changes, tire rotations and others prevent much higher-cost repairs in the future, so it’s important to always stay on the ball. Our next few sections will look at some specific areas to stay alert on.
Proper Oil and Filters
When changing the oil on your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, something you might be qualified to do on your own, it’s important to always stick to original oil from the same manufacturer. This oil is specifically designed by Mercedes-Benz for the Sprinter’s diesel engine – using other types will leave the potential for sludge buildup, which will accumulate and eventually have a significant impact on performance. It can lead to sticking flaps eventually, which will stop the engine from functioning altogether.
On top of the oil you choose, you should also be using a fuel filter that’s designed for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis areas. The fuel filter is vital for all Sprinters, as diesel fuel is a bit dirtier and requires better filtration capabilities.
Steering Wheel Vibrations
If you notice vibrations in the steering wheel at any point while driving, do not ignore these for even a day. These are often caused by tires with significant wear issues that could quickly become dangerous, or tires that need to be inflated to a better level.
Avoiding Aftermarket Brakes and Rotors
Another area to be careful in is if considering any aftermarket brakes, rotors or similar parts for your Sprinter. These products tend to lead to more overheating, noise and visible dust in the brakes, plus faster wear to tires and the chassis of the vehicle entirely. In fact, these kinds of parts are often the source of steering wheel vibrations we discussed above. We recommend only using full-market Mercedes-Benz parts wherever possible.
For more on avoiding common mistakes with Sprinter care, or to learn about any of our custom Sprinter van options, speak to the staff at Warner Vans of Utah today.