Cleaning Tips for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter COMAND ScreensChristopher Wibbe
If you’ve recently purchased a new Mercedes-Benz sprinter, whether for personal or business purposes, you’ve made a great choice. These top-of-the-line vehicles from one of the globe’s premier auto companies are second to none, with elite qualities and durable materials meant to keep you on the road for years.
At Warner Vans of Utah, we’re proud to offer Mercedes sprinters for sale among our wide range of sprinter van options. One of the many high-level features in newer Mercedes-Benz models is the COMAND screen system, a responsive video touch screen that assists with several basic areas of operation and comfort within your sprinter. In today’s blog, we’ll go over the basics of the COMAND system, plus some simple tips on how to clean and maintain the screen to keep it working and displaying properly.
COMAND System Basics
The Mercedes-Benz COMAND system is one found in many of the company’s vehicles, not only sprinters. It’s a screen system found on the front console of any vehicle it’s present in, serving as the vehicle’s foundational hub for navigation, audio control, general entertainment and possibly several other areas.
From a technical perspective, the COMAND screen is made as a Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display (TFT LCD). It has some of the same qualities as a laptop screen, for a simple comparison point, using micro-technology with coating that helps limit glare or other visual issues. During any cleaning, maintenance or even just daily use, you want to be sure not to damage the coating or screen technology.
One very general tip for cleaning the COMAND screen or nearby areas: While you may be tempted to do so, never use standard window or household cleaners on these areas. These materials risk some damage to the screen itself, which could be permanent in some cases.
Instead, you want to purchase a cleaner generally used to clean laptop and computer screens. You can find these at most office supply or electronics stores. Look for alcohol-free, anti-static, ammonia-free products, a combination that will not risk any damage to the screen and will also be free of any negative odors.
COMAND System Cleaning Tips
When cleaning your COMAND system, take care never to directly spray the screen itself with your cleaning product, even approved products like those we just described. Instead, spray your clean cloth or towel with the liquid, then rub it in as needed to protect against dust and remove any existing stains or blemishes. Perform this basic task roughly once every couple weeks, or more often if your screen regularly becomes dusty or dirty.
For more on cleaning the COMAND screen on your Mercedes-Benz sprinter, or to learn about any of our custom sprinter options, speak to the staff at Warner Vans of Utah today.