If you’re here reading this, you’re likely already aware of the fact that most auto body shops can’t fix your Sprinter. And so getting repairs and knowing where to go can be a pretty challenging thing.
When it comes down to it, Sprinter Vans are just too big for the standard paint booths in most auto body shops. They’re huge vehicles meant for lugging around cargo and are tall enough for passengers to stand up inside. And while Mercedes Benz is the manufacturer of the van type, car companies such as Nissan, Chevy, and Ford are beginning to make some of their own.
However, when it comes to Sprinter Vans specifically, they tend to lean on the higher end of maintenance cost when compared to vehicles such as the Nissan Envy or Ford Transit. Despite the higher expense, Sprinter Vans more than make up for it with their long lifespans and reliability.
So even though they are pretty incredible vehicles with a lot of uses, they’re still not without some problems of their own. Some drawbacks being the price of the vehicle, the slow acceleration, and the difficulties it has making tighter turns. However, the biggest issues involve paint rust and rooftop air conditioner leakage.
So even when the van is in a dry environment, the seal running from the air conditioner to the roof unit has a few issues when it comes to drainage and condensation.
When you look online, you’ll see dozens upon dozens of posts revolving around Sprinter Vans and the rust issues they tend to have. And while there are quite a few reasons to blame for this, it comes down to the fact that the vans aren’t always properly painted over at the Mercedes Benz manufacturing factory.
You’ll sometimes even read about the vans having no clear coats at all. We’ve seen it all before – the rusting of roof rails, window channels, and so on – here in Dallas, Texas. Because, like we said already, even in the driest locations, these vans run into rust issues.
As for why they’re an issue for regular auto body repair shops. They’re just too tall when it comes to the actual height of the vehicle and wheelbase. Sure, you’ll have the option of taking it to a commercial repair shop for trucks (where paint quality tends to dip) or a standard shop (where they’ll paint it in the prep area, also impacting the quality).
But to be honest, the best place to take your Sprinter Van would be one similar to ours in Dallas, Texas where we specialize specifically in painting, repairing, and using booths designed for Sprinter Vans.
The Sprinter Center specializes in Sprinter Van Repairs
We can take care of collision repair, paint and rust problems, and even replacing parts. Our team consists of highly trained and dedicated individuals who are capable of fixing Sprinter Vans both quickly and efficiently.