Tips For Buying a Cargo Van From Your Riverside Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Dealer

July 17th, 2015 by

So the time has come to upgrade the cargo capabilities for your business. You may be replacing an older vehicle or just getting started, but there are a lot of things to keep in mind when buying a new cargo van. Whether you own a catering service, flower shop, or you’re a plumber, a good cargo van is a business’s best friend.

Cargo Van

The Sprinter cargo van, available at our Riverside Mercedes-Benz dealer, provides everything you need from a work vehicle. It offers excellent versatility, impressive fuel economy, and most importantly, cargo space. But each company’s needs are different, which is why we’re going to look at some things to keep in mind when buying a cargo van.

What Are You Carrying

What are you planning on using this van for? While many cargo vans look the same, they actually have many subtle differences. There are also different sizes. The Mercedes-Benz Metris is perfect if you are delivering things around the city with its more compact design, precise handling, and efficient performance. It can be the perfect vehicle to get the food to the event your company is catering downtown and make it easy to back it right up to the door.

If you need something bigger with roof racks, or with shelves inside for equipment, then you might need something a little bigger. That’s where the Sprinter comes in.

Cargo Van

Doors, Doors, Doors

This is something that often gets overlooked if this is your first time buying a cargo van, but there are a ton of door configurations. You can get dual-side sliding doors, Dutch rear doors for full access, or a vertical opening liftgate like on an SUV. If you are going to be loading large or wide things into your cargo van, Dutch doors that open all the way are a great option.


All vans are different and they all offer different things. Smaller vans offer more efficient powertrains, but can’t handle as much weight. Some offer navigation or GPS tracking if you spend a lot of time traveling to new destinations or your job requires showing up on time. There is even satellite radio to consider if you spend a lot of time on the road and need to stay entertained. A backup camera may be a lifesaver in tight situations around Riverside when you are driving a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Also, remember that your van will be representing your business, so it should look good with your logo on the side.

Follow these tips and contact us if you have more questions.

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