An Extended Warranty for Your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van
If you have any interest in living off-grid or mortgage free then you have probably heard of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. This van is hugely popular in the van life community as it is a reliable van that can be converted into a proper livable van for a couple with pets. The appeal doesn’t stop there, they offer farmsteaders the opportunity to have an affordable delivery vehicle that will last for years to come. Seeing how much potential this van has, it is no wonder they have become so popular. In this article though we want to take a look at protecting that vehicle in the event of a mechanical breakdown. Read on as we look at an extended warranty for your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.
The Sprinter Van
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a lightweight commercial vehicle or van that is sometimes called a minibus in European markets. The van first came to the USA in 2003 and has gone through a few revamps ever since. The current line is the third generation that was started in 2019. Though the second generation 2013 to 2019 is also a popular van for van lifers and small to medium businesses.
Sprinter Extended Car Warranty
A vehicle service contract is colloquially known as an extended car warranty. Third-party vehicle service contract providers on the Chaiz marketplace offer powertrain plans, powertrain plus plans, and bumper-to-bumper plans that cover the most critical components of your vehicle. Powertrain plans sit on the most basic tier of warranty options and ensure that all of the parts within your car’s powertrain will be covered. These parts include:
- Transfer case
Powertrain plus warranty plans cover the same parts as the warranty plans with a few added components.
Bumper-to-bumper, also called the most comprehensive plan, warranty plans cover the same parts as the powertrain plus plan but then include electrical components, the fuel system, A/C, and cooling systems. Sometimes referred to as an exclusionary warranty due to having fewer parts not covered than those covered. Components typically excluded from bumper-to-bumper warranties are very few and include:
- Wiper Blades
- Brake Pads
- Body Panels
- Interior Trims
- Turn Signals
- Brake Lights
- Regular Maintenance
- Accidental Damage
Powertrain, powertrain plus warranties, and bumper-to-bumper warranties tend to have different terms according to the coverage. So what does that mean exactly? Let’s use a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2014 with around 62,540 miles on the odometer as an example.
Through the Chaiz search tool you will find a few different options for warranty plans. The most popular are the Omega plans as follows:
- Powertrain – 3 years or 75,000 miles at $94 per month
- Powertrain Enhanced – 3 years or 36,000 miles at $102 per month
- Stated/Most Comprehensive – 3 years or 60,000 miles at $134 per month
If you have warranty terms of 3 years or 60,000 miles “whichever comes first” then you essentially have a warranty that is valid for a maximum of 3 years or a maximum of 60,000 miles. So if you reach 60,000 miles used before your warranty expires then the warranty will be terminated. Ideally, you want to have the warranty running for the full 3 years. You can use the Chaiz search tool to see all the available plans for your vehicle year and mileage.
The Perks with an Extended Car Warranty from Chaiz
Many factory warranties do have some benefits but are usually very limited. Third-party warranty providers give you a much better range of perks and optional additional coverage items. Some Perks that come with the aftermarket auto warranty may include all or some of the following:
- 24/7 Roadside assistance
- Rental car benefits
- Towing services
- Trip interruption assistance
- Your choice of accredited repair shop
- Gas delivery services
Is an Extended Warranty Right for Me?
An aftermarket auto warranty is there to alleviate the stress of inevitable auto repairs that comes after years of wear and tear. Sometimes these repairs can involve replacements of whole systems and cost thousands of dollars. So if you do not have the possibility to keep upwards of $1,000 set aside for unforeseen auto repairs, I would certainly suggest investing in an extended warranty. Plus the perks are a great benefit when you’re stuck on the side of the road or far from home.