Amazon has already had its Prime Day and Cyber Monday is next. Your fleet of Sprinter delivery vans is already getting its workout. Are you ready for the holiday rush? Are your drivers ready? Nothing will stop everything quicker than van trouble. Let J&M Transmission & Auto Service help keep your holiday deliveries on time with the following Sprinter van services.
Sprinter Van Battery Test
Let’s test the van batteries to make sure you don’t lose any power as the weather gets colder. A battery and electrical test will make sure the vans start each time the drivers turn the keys.
Deliveries fill the day with stopping and going, which is why Sprinter vans wear down brake pads quickly. Keep your drivers safe by having the brakes inspected and serviced before things really get busy.
A Sprinter van can overheat even if it’s cold outside. The constant stop-and-go driving is hard on the engine, so cooling system inspections and services are in store before holiday shopping increases.
Daylight savings has ended, and it’s getting darker sooner. Your fleet drivers will be making deliveries after dark every day. Make sure the headlamps and all exterior lights are shining bright for added safety.
Sprinter Van Maintenance
Any factory-scheduled maintenance due should be done. This maintenance ensures your Sprinter vans stay on the road reliable and efficient. Vans not properly maintained are sure to break down.
Plan on frequent oil changes for all of your Sprinter vans throughout the shopping season. More people than ever are shopping online, which means your vans will adding odometer miles in record numbers.
Depending on your Sprinter vans’ age, it might be time for new shocks and struts and other suspension work. Bumpy rides damage cargo, so schedule suspension inspections if needed.
Tire rotation, balancing, and wheel alignment helps keep each Sprinter van safe on the winter roads and easy to handle. Have all tires inspected for tread problems and replace tires where necessary.
Now is also the time for transmission service on each Sprinter van that has driven 40,000 miles since its last one. If a driver reports shifting trouble, bring the van in right away to avoid costly damage.
Finally, a tune-up will replace worn spark plugs and increase fuel efficiency. It will also give us a chance to inspect each Sprinter van for other concerns and fix them before they knock a van out of service.