Suspension & Steering
One of the best design features of Mercedes Sprinter and Vito vans is their Suspension & Steering.
It’s why Mercedes vans have car-like handling and a heavy load carrying capability. We know all the common areas of your suspension that will need maintenance throughout the life of your Sprinter or Vito.
Why is Suspension important?
Properly maintained suspension and steering is critical for safe handling, comfort and tyre wear. Suspension components such as shock absorbers, springs, bushes and joints are under constant load and begin wearing from day one.
As the suspension wears on your Sprinter or Vito, you may notice:
When will I need to consider Suspension Maintenance?
Suspension components such as shock absorbers, springs, bushes and joints are under constant load and begin wearing from day one. However we can make a few generalisations.
Sprinter vans will typically first require suspension maintenance at 170,000km to 200,000km. Vito vans usually require suspension maintenance at 200,000km to 230,000km.
The life of your suspension components varies depending on the loads carried and the type of roads driven.
Sprinter - Common Suspension & Steering Wear Items
Vito - Common Suspension & Steering Wear Items
As part of regular A, B or Major Services, we test and inspect the suspension and steering on your Vito or Sprinter. The main signs of faulty suspension and steering parts will be movement or play in joints/bushes/shocks, or sometimes fluid leaks. Our inspection reports will note items that need replacement. This regular suspension inspection process will provide you with clarity and peace of mind about the safety of your vehicle.
When the time comes for suspension maintenance and replacement parts, we stock all necessary parts for Vito and Sprinter vans meaning we can get your vehicle back on the road promptly.