Whether you’re using it for business or pleasure, a Sprinter is a great choice for anyone who wants the perfect blend of comfort and utility, but you have to keep up with its maintenance and its countdown failure timer. A countdown timer in a Mercedes Sprinter is a device that counts down the time until a certain event occurs. It is typically used to countdown the time until a Sprinter is due for an oil change, or when a Sprinter is scheduled to be returned to the dealership for service.
The timer can be set to count down from any interval, and will usually emit a loud sound when the time has elapsed. If the Sprinter is not serviced within the specified time frame, the countdown timer will reset and begin counting down again. Let’s take a closer look.
The Perks of Sprinters and Their Necessary Maintenance
Sprinters are large vans that are popular among businesses for their cargo space and hauling capacity. They are also increasingly being used as personal vehicles, thanks to their comfortable seats, ample legroom, and many other features that make them ideal for long-distance travel.
Sprinters are available in a variety of configurations, making it easy to find one that meets your specific needs. And with a Sprinter, you’ll enjoy a smooth ride, thanks to its powerful engine and well-tuned suspension, as long as you keep it serviced. Their countdown timers are put in place to help you maintain your Sprinter so it’s always reliable for your demands.
Watch the Countdown Timer
When you drive a Mercedes Sprinter, you’ll notice a countdown timer in the upper left-hand corner of the windshield, depending on the model, or the countdown timer may be located on the dashboard or instrument cluster.
It is important to note that the timer should not be used as the sole means of determining when to bring the Sprinter in for service. Drivers should also refer to their owner’s manual for specific maintenance intervals.
This timer can remind drivers that the Sprinter’s diesel particulate filter needs to be regenerated. Regeneration is a process where the filter burns off accumulated soot and debris, and it needs to be done every 500 miles.
The Sprinter’s onboard computer will automatically initiate regeneration when necessary, but it can only do so when the vehicle is driven at highway speeds for at least 15 minutes.
The countdown timer is a reminder to drivers that they need to take the Sprinter on the highway to complete the regeneration process. If the timer reaches 0 before regeneration is complete, the Sprinter will go into limp mode and will not be able to reach highway speeds. So if your Sprinter is alerting you with a countdown timer, make sure to service it right away.
When You Bring Your Sprinter In for Service
First, our mechanics will take a look at your Sprinter’s engine to make sure that everything is in good working order. Then, we will check your Sprinter’s brakes and tires to ensure that they’re in good condition.
Our mechanics will test your Sprinter’s transmission to ensure that it’s working properly. Finally, our mechanics will give your van a thorough inspection to ensure that everything is in good condition. If everything looks good, then your Sprinter is ready to go back on the road where you can depend on it to perform on demand. However, if there are any problems, our mechanic will work with you to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.
Diesel Pickup Pros
Backed by our 24-month/24,000-mile warranty on parts and labor, our mechanics will always work with you to determine the best services and maintenance program for your Sprinter. Our shop is equipped with the same factory-grade tools and equipment as the dealerships with a greater emphasis on your experience.
No matter what brand or style you prefer, the fact is you need to take proper care of your vehicle to ensure that it always performs to the high level that you expect. Preventative maintenance and routine services are a great way to ensure that your truck or van is issue-free. To get the most from preventative maintenance you need to know that you can count on your mechanics. Diesel Pickup Pros is your one-stop shop for any and all diesel-powered pickup and work truck needs in the areas of Floyds Knobs, Georgetown, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, IN as well as Louisville KY. Call us today!
* Mercedes Sprinter image credit goes to: Aliaksandr Litviniuk.