Care and Upkeep for Mobility Assistance Sprinter VansChristopher Wibbe
At Warner Vans of Utah, we’re proud to not only provide numerous luxury and custom sprinter van options, but also help you keep these vehicles on the road and providing the purpose you bought them for. Our sprinter fleet service options are second to none, with experienced technicians who understand exactly what your sprinter needs to stay in tip-top shape.
In many cases, sprinters are used to aid those who struggle with mobility issues or a handicap. Sprinters can be outfitted with a number of quality convenience areas here, including ramps, specialized doors and several interior comfort considerations that help make traveling easier for those who require some assistance. Here are some general tips we can offer on upkeep for mobility sprinter van conversions, including areas where our team will help if you require it.
General Cleaning and Inspection
One of the simplest ways to avoid buildups or issues that may threaten longevity of a mobility van is to simply clean and inspect it regularly. This doesn’t take much special effort – do a standard deep cleaning about once a month, one where you comb the corners of the van and vacuum, dust and perform other basic cleaning services.
In addition, inspect the areas you’re comfortable with regularly as well. If you aren’t sure about areas like the door track or ramp, our fleet service professionals are happy to help guide you in the right direction. Just this basic attention to your sprinter will add years of life to the vehicle.
Door Track Concerns
For sprinters that have ramps for ease of access, an important area to maintain will be the door track. This is the area on the ramp side of the van, the one that opens up and allows the ramp to fold out.
The door track should receive special attention. At least once a week, you should check it and make sure there’s no debris or other buildup forming. Some of the most common issues with these vehicles are stuck or broken door tracks due to falling debris or other blockages.
In addition, the ramp area is important to maintain. For starters, you should regularly spray ramp hinges with a silicon-based lubricant – do this at least once every six months, and more if the ramp is used multiple times per day. Also remember to lubricate both hinges, plus those in the corners of in-floor ramps.
In addition, maintain the surface of the ramp and its cleanliness. The last thing you want is slipping or other basic concerns limiting the safety qualities of the van.
Battery Usage and Monitoring
Sprinters may have a variety of electronics or other related amenities installed in them, meaning it’s vital to keep track of how much electricity is being used and how the battery is being affected. Make sure you power the vehicle down fully when it’s not in use, including turning all lights and devices off.
For more on caring for sprinter vans being used for mobility purposes, or to learn about any of our luxury sprinter van options, speak to the staff at Warner Vans of Utah today.