The Mercedes Sprinter Crew Van: How to Choose the Right Van

Are you thinking about buying a van for your business? Regardless if you have your eye on the Mercedes Sprinter Crew Van or another model, it is important to ask yourself some questions that will give you clarity about what you are looking for.

Do You Need A Van With Single Service or Multi-Service Functionality?

Basically, we can divide the way you will be using your crew van into one of two different categories. First, there is what’s called ‘single service function’, in which you use your van to move equipment and/or workers to a location, For example, you may have to transport construction workers and a cement mixer, shovels, tools, and other equipment to a single job site. Secondly, there is ‘multi-service function’. A multi-service function means you may have to transport equipment and staff, only instead of just one destination you may have to travel to different locations over the course of a single day. This is often the case with plumbers and electricians.

What Is Your Price Range?

There are three main factors that determine the price of crew vans. The price can vary based on the cost of the van itself, additional upgrades, and ongoing maintenance costs. You can pay a single lump sum for a van or lease one for your business. Remember, you will also have to pay for car insurance and other coverage. A used van may be cheaper to purchase in the beginning, but it may require more servicing over time, which can make it more expensive in the long haul.

How Much Cargo Space Do You Need?

This depends not only on the volume of your cargo, but also on what it is. If you are going to deliver glass items for example, than you need to have a van that is big enough for the products and will prevent it from being damaged in transit. You may want to get a longer panel van or even a flatbed truck. Aside from carrying fragile cargo you will also need to also think about the weight of your loads and whether your van is legally equipped to carry it.

Where Do You Plan To Drive The Van?

Are you going to mostly stop or make deliveries in urban areas? If so, it’s important to have a crew van that’s easy to maneuver. In contrast, if you’re going to be driving out of the city to industrial areas and warehouses, than you probably don’t need to worry about purchasing a van that can make lots of tight turns and fit into small, urban parking spaces. Furthermore, if you’re going to be making lots of long trips you consider buying a van with a good stereo system. You should also look for a crew van with great gas mileage if you know you will have to drive long distances to reach your customers.

How Do You Plan to Unload The Van?

Where and how do you plan to unload the van? What entrance will you use? Will it be more convenient to unload the cargo through the side doors? Are you going to have to use a tail-lift? There should also be enough cargo space so that it is easy to access your items and unload it quickly. You may also need an extra passenger to ride along and help you navigate.

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