Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Sprinter Van
One of the things people most overlook when shopping for a sprinter van are the ways to best maintain it. While the task is certainly not more difficult than a regular vehicle, it can save you lots of money to learn how to properly service your own vehicle. While the more intricate or difficult repairs should probably be saved for the experts, you can practice these regular checkups to ensure your sprinter van keeps running long after you purchase it.
Check Your Oil Level Regularly
First, you want to park your sprinter van on a level surface and allow it to be off for at least 30 minutes. This allows the oil to come out of the engine and into the reservoir. After allowing your van to sit for some time, pull the dipstick out of the dipstick guide tube. Wipe all the oil off the dipstick, and slowly slide it back into the guide tube til it stops. Then pull the dipstick out again. You should see oil between the minimum and maximum level. If not, add oil as necessary until oil is between the recommended level. This simple step can save you lots of frustration and money by ensuring your sprinter van has the right amount of oil at all times.
Check Your Coolant Level
You want to ensure that you have a 50/50 mix of coolant and water to keep your cooling system from being damaged by corrosion and to prevent deposits from building up. Similar to when you check your oil, make sure your vehicle is parked on a level surface and the engine has cooled down. Your sprinter van coolant reservoir will have a maximum and minimum level marked on the outside of the tank. You should be able to see exactly what levels of coolant you currently have once you have wiped down the tank. If your coolant is low you will want to make sure you add enough to bring it back to the recommended levels. As always refer to your vehicle manual to ensure you use the correct type of coolant.
Maintain Proper Tire Pressure
Ensuring your tires have the correct pressure is key to not only ensuring your tires last, but it also greatly impacts the starting, stopping, and maneuvering ability of your sprinter van. This can easily be checked with a standard tire gauge. You will find the range of recommended psi printed on the tire itself. Ensure all four tires are within that range and that they also have the same pressure.
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