Sprinter Repair: Turning the Sprint into a Marathon
In It for the Long Haul
You can’t miss the name of your Sprinter vehicle. Obviously, the name conjures up images of transportation that will get you where you need to go quickly. It’s also important, however, to obtain the preventive maintenance services and Sprinter repairs that will keep your van running optimally for a long time. Think of it as running a marathon, not just a sprint. With proper care, a Sprinter can easily last for 300,000 miles. The ASE-certified technicians at Union Line Garage in Pennington, New Jersey, can assist you with this goal. You’ll find us at 1545 Reed Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534 just a short distance from I-295. Schedule an appointment for your Sprinter by calling 609-466-0294 or using our online scheduling link.
Maintenance and Repair Points
As with any automobile, your Sprinter will last longer if you follow a solid plan of preventive maintenance services. The manufacturer provides a recommended schedule in your owner’s manual, and we’ll be glad to help you determine what’s needed and when, as well. In general, Mercedes-Benz recommends certain maintenance points be completed at 10,000 mile intervals. One of these is an oil and filter change. The sprinter will need approximately 13 quarts of oil. The other fluids will need checking and topping off as necessary, too, and the fuel filter should be changed. Brake pads, rubber boots over joints, and shock absorbers should be checked, also. Inspect all lighting for proper function, and check all wearable items like windshield wiper blades, belts, and hoses. Finally, the maintenance counter should be reset post-service. Taking care of this maintenance checklist will head off many major problems, but some repairs can’t be avoided. While we’ll need to check your van for accurate diagnosis, some repairs are more common than others. For example, glow plugs (the heating element that aids in diesel ignition) eventually wear out and need replacing. Another issue is sometimes referred to as the “black death.” It’s an issue with a seal ring that allows gas by-products from combustion to escape, allowing a build-up to form on the injectors. Also common, you may have to replace the flexible exhaust hose and maybe even nearby wiring. The exhaust heat is intense enough to damage the pipe in some cases. Worse, the fumes that exit through the damaged area are hot enough to ruin any nearby wiring. Yet another Sprinter-specific issue is with the oil cooler. The gaskets sometimes develop leaks, allowing oil to escape and resulting in a fairly significant oil leak.
Your Running Partner for Sprinter Repair
Whether it’s time for preventive maintenance services, your Sprinter has developed one of these common problems, or it’s exhibiting another issue, make Union Line Garage your partner for Sprinter repair. You can feel confident in choosing our shop. We’re a part of the BOSCH network, and we guarantee our work with a 36-month/36,000 mile warranty. You can even choose to finance your repairs using the BOSCH credit card with no interest due for six months.Contact Us