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Mercedes Sprinter Van Repair and Maintenance

A Mercedes Benz Sprinter van can be the bedrock of any business. Obviously, the engine of the vehicle is its heart that allows the van to offer peak performance. Metris and Sprinter van engines are engineered precisely to offer optimum performance, however, the engine will need regular maintenance and repair to ensure peak performance, as the engine of the vehicle is required to cover long distances and haul heavy loads. Our technicians at Topline Performance understand the construction and performance issues of Metris and Sprinter engines. Some of the common engine repairs for Sprinter vans are explained below. Activated “Check Engine” Light A Sprinter van with an activated “Check Engine” light or has entered into the “Limp Mode” can be very frustrating to the driver. The “Check Engine” light on the dashboard will be lighted up when the powertrain control module senses that something is out of the normal. Issues with the glow plugs, turbo, temperature sens ... read more

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Should you Go for All-Season Tires or Winter Tires

All-season tires are sturdy and safe, and if weather permits, they can be used on passenger cars throughout the year. Still, certain driving conditions need to be met to use the all-season tires in a car. For one, the weather in the area plays a key role in determining the /">ideal type of tires to be used. Driving a car with all-season tires is okay if the area you live in does not have much snowfall and the native humidity stays less. However, that might not be the case for those in regions that have heavy snowfall and rainstorm, as the tread compound on all-season tires may harden when the surface stays wet, and that may make controlled driving somewhat tough. The absorption between the road and the all-season tires will be less in such conditions when the tire wears out, which further poses a risk of accidents. All-season tires will provide a decent drive in most parts of the US with the tread accommodating smooth drive in the summer as well as in mild rainy days during the ... read more

5 Common Dodge Van Repair Issues

It is a widely known and accepted fact that the Dodge Grand Caravan is an ideal entry-level vehicle when it comes to transportation services. That is why, transportation services in the country that are after easy maintenance, smooth operation, good fuel economy, and flexible cargo area choose this particular vehicle model over other vans. However, just like any other vehicle, lack of proper maintenance and a few other issues often brings mechanical failures to the Dodge Grand Caravan and make it unsuitable for use. If you are experiencing any such issues with your Dodge caravan, it is wiser to get in touch with an expert dodge van repair technician and get help as soon as possible. Below are some of the most common dodge van repair issues that need technical attention. Power Window Motor Failure If your vehicle is running on a failed window regulator or motor, then it usually happens that one or two power windows of your van stop working. In such a scenari ... read more

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Get High Quality Mercedes Benz Sprinter Repair

Mercedes Benz Sprinter van is a vehicle that can carry many people and cargo, and can still be fuel-efficient. You can expect great value and workmanship on this van from one of the best automakers in the world. If you own a Sprinter van, you can be proud that you own one of the best and unique models from the Mercedes family. The Sprinter van is a great vehicle for families and provides great features such as load adaptive electronic stability, high beam assist, crosswind assist, lane keeping assist, blind spot assist, Parktronic, collision prevention, parking camera, and much more, that can make driving the vehicle really comfortable. Yet again, it is true that even the finest vehicles will need proper repair and maintenance to offer peak performance. You may head to a Mercedes dealer to get the necessary maintenance and repair and it is a great idea if money is not a problem to you. However, if you are on a budget, you will need to find a Sprinter repair service that offers qual ... read more

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Common Reasons for Overheating Issues in Vehicles

The summer season affects the condition of vehicles particularly related to its engine. In fact, overheating is an issue reported in most vehicles in summer, and it can be an important warning sign of other major issues in various systems of the vehicle. Overheating is particularly a serious issue to look into at the earliest, as leaving it unattended can permanently damage the engine. The heat produced in the engine is regulated within a normal range of temperature via the cooling systems. Normally, overheating occurs due to any malfunction in the cooling system, although many other factors are also responsible for the engine overheating. Below are some of the common reasons for overheating issues in vehicles. Leakages A malfunctioning cooling system is a key reason attributed to the overheating of the engine. The most commonly occurring malfunction is the presence of leakages in the cooling system. However, the leaks can occur in any of the crucial distri ... read more

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What is an Electronic Brake Force Distribution System

Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) is an additional braking control system that is provided to augment the functionality of Anti Lock Braking Systems. There are many different types of Electronic Brake Force Distribution systems out there; however, all EBD systems make use of the following common components: Brake force modulators Speed sensors Electronic Control Units (ECUs) Steering wheel angle sensors Yaw sensors Working of Electronic Brake Force Distribution Systems Electronic Brake Force Distribution makes use of the data from the speed sensors to know if all the wheels are rotating at the same speed. This system is also capable of comparing the data from a yaw sensor and the steering wheel angle sensor to find out if the vehicle is under or over steering. These data are then processed by the ECU of the braking system to find the load on each of the wheels of the ve ... read more

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Why Fuel System is the Most Important Part of your 4×4 Drive

Even though most of the 4×4 vehicle drivers do have a good and clear knowledge on the fuel system of their vehicle, they fail to understand the need of fuel system maintenance for their vehicle. If you are planning to hit the road for a long vacation this summer, we highly recommend you to take your vehicle to a reliable off road vehicle repair shop and ensure that the fuel system of your vehicle is in excellent working condition. Before we discuss the significance of fuel system maintenance for off road vehicles, let us learn the ins and outs of your vehicle’s fuel system and the components that make it up. The components in a 4×4 drive’s fuel system include: Gas Tank – The container for the fuel of your vehicle, holding either diesel or gas. Fuel Lines – The hose that serves the purpose of transferring fuel from the gas tank to the engine. Fuel Filters – The filter that prevents dirt or grime from getting into t ... read more

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Preparing your Rig for an Off-Road Adventure

One of the popular misconceptions about off-roading is that you just drive to any place that you please, without any prior preparations and planning. That is not true – in fact, you should never do that. It is important to plan the off road trip in advance and make sure that you have made all the necessary arrangements and preparations for the trip. In addition, it is important to be prepared for emergencies while you are on the trip. Whether you are planning to hit an old or a new off road trail, preparation should start long before you start packing your bags. Of course, the list of off road gear that you need to take with you will depend on the terrain where you are heading. To help you out, below are a few quick tips to note and plan your off road trip like a pro. Check Basics You will need to check all the fluids in the off road vehicle before you hit the trail. This includes engine coolant, oil levels, steering fluid, and brake fluid. Make sure th ... read more

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3 Summer Car Maintenance Tips

The pleasant summer season is finally here. Most of you will be already planning a road trip with your friends and family members in summer, which means that you will have to keep your vehicle ready for handling the sun-drenched driving. You can’t simply deny that the high temperature, flurries of dirt and dust, and the occasional rain of summer can take a toll on the most important parts of your vehicle. So the first and foremost thing to do before you embark on a summer road trip is to take your vehicle to an auto repair shop and check whether it is in good condition or not. In addition to that, you should also follow the below-given steps to make sure that your vehicle survives the hot summer drives. Get the Oil and Oil Filter Changed You might be aware that intense weather conditions often put extra pressure on the oil and oil filter of your vehicle. The oil in your car serves the function of keeping your engine parts lubricated whereas the oil filter e ... read more

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Importance of Steering Ball Joint in Cars

Ball joints are very important part of the suspension and steering system of any car. These joints attach the wheel hub to the rest of the suspension system. This connection should be able to move vertically for shock absorption and horizontally for steering. Therefore, ball joints are used to facilitate movement in all direction. Ball joints usually last for years, but they also undergo wear and tear. There is a polished metal ball inside the joint, which slides inside a polished metal cage to allow functioning of the steering. The space between the cage and ball is filled with grease to offer proper lubrication to the joint thereby reducing wear. A rubber boot is provided to protect the joint from dust and dirt and to keep grease inside it. However, if by any chance the grease leaks out of the joint or if dust and dirt enter the joint, it will get damaged and worn out. Some of the warning signs of ball joint damage are explained below. Look for these signs into your car t ... read more

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