The auto mechanics and the rest of our team at Import Auto Specialists in San Diego love to educate our customers, and that’s why we write this blog. Any way that our auto repair team can provide you useful information, that’s exactly what we want to do. That’s also why we perform digital inspections and take the time to listen to you thoroughly and what you have to say about your car. Import Auto Specialists in San Diego offers a 3 year/36,000 mile parts and labor warranty on most repairs. We also have a 3 Year/36,000 Mile NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty on parts and labor. To make your experience with us even better, when you bring your vehicle in for any major service or repair, you’ll drive away with a vehicle that has received a complimentary full-service! When you are ready for top-quality auto care, give us a call at 858-576-7186, or schedule an appointment today. We hope you enjoy our blog!

What Are the Most Common Sprinter Van Repairs?

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is one of the most reliable work vans to date. It is so dependable that Amazon purchased over 20,000 Sprinter vans for delivering goods in 2018 alone. While there aren't many complaints with the Sprinter, these work cans are constantly on the road. Problems from wear and tear are bound to arise, no matter how well these vehicles are designed. Let's break down the most common issues that can occur with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter!


1. Engine Starting

The sprinter van endures long hours, which is why you may encounter problems with starting it from time to time. Usually, when you have difficulties starting your engine, you can trace it back to the battery or alternator. You should physically inspect the battery first to see if there are any signs of damage or corrosion. However, if you notice that you've been only relying on jump-starting the van with cables - you may need a replacement. Consult with an expert at Import Auto Specialists for further directions.


2. Malfunctioning Air Conditioning 

As mentioned before, these vehicles are known to push their limits. After blasting the AC for hours on end, the air conditioning might give out. This situation is horrible for workers who spend most of their time in the van. The most common air conditioning problems are refrigerant leaks, electrical issues, and faulty AC condenser or compressor. The compressor issue is the easiest to determine because your vents will usually blow hot air instead of cold air with the AC on. Nevertheless, most of these problems are very challenging to spot with the naked eye, which is why you should take your Sprinter to a certified professional mechanic for a proper diagnosis. 


Other repairs that can emerge from wear and tear include brake pad, broken rotor, and starter replacement. Lastly, the Sprinter needs to stay on top of a regular maintenance routine to avoid problems. If your Sprinter requires maintenance or repairs, please reach out to Import Auto Specialists. Our technicians are committed to providing you with the best customer service and cost-effective solutions! Feel free to give us a call today. 

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