Auto Insurance

How To Protect Your Sprinter Van


If you're a sprinter van owner, you know that when it comes to owning a sprinter van, safety is key. Frequent human error and countless uncontrollable variables are involved with driving your van, so it's important to know the measures you can take to protect yourself and others with your sprinter van.

Whether you're a first-time van owner or have been driving vans for years, we've put together a list of important things to remember while on the road. See the first installment in our Sprinter Van seriesCan Sprinter Vans Be Covered Under Standard Auto Policies?  to learn more about your coverage options. 


First, you should look for a reliable mechanic who specializes in your marque. It's important to have a mechanic who knows your vehicle well because he or she can identify problems quickly and accurately. You'll also save money by having them do routine maintenance such as oil changes and filter replacements instead of taking the van every few months for an expensive "tune-up."

We suggest getting tire rotations at least once per month during the warmer months (and more often during winter). It's also wise to have brakes checked every six months — this can help prevent accidents from happening due to faulty brakes or worn pads. Additionally, drive your sprinter van at least every few weeks to maintain proper lubrication and identify any issues before they become serious problems.


Store your sprinter van's original manuals and photos safely (not in the vehicle). This way, you can protect your investment against mishaps like theft or vandalism. Keeping these items together and not in your vehicle will also save them from being lost or damaged. Also, keep an active record of your vehicle's maintenance and repair history. Keeping a log of all major repairs, replacements, and updates will help you ensure that your vehicle is still in good working order. This can be especially important if you have a warranty or extended protection plan that covers certain parts or systems on your sprinter van.

Each year, take photos of the vehicle to help you notice any small deterioration in its condition so that any problems can be fixed before they get too big to ignore or to fix cheaply. In particular, look at the tires and the tires' treads. If you see a small puncture or crack in the tire, this could indicate something larger with the tire's integrity, and it may be time for a new one. The more photos, the better - more photos can help you notice any small signs of wear and tear that you might miss at first glance.


If you're planning on storing your car for a long time, make sure to prepare it ahead of time. This could include draining or treating the fuel, cleaning out harmful fluids, or keeping the battery charged. If you're unsure what to do or unable to perform these tasks yourself, consider taking your vehicle to an auto shop for help. 

If you're in a hurry and don't have the resources to properly prepare your vehicle before storage, consider renting a climate-controlled storage unit. These units provide a safe environment for your car while protecting it from hazards that could harm its condition, such as power tools or kid's toys. 

Get the right insurance

Of course, the best way to protect your sprinter van is by getting insurance. Look for an insurance policy that doesn't limit your mileage for hobby use; offers agreed value, allows you to choose the most qualified repair shop, and insists on repairing your vehicle to its original specifications. The right policy should also protect your vehicle against theft, damage, and any other kinds of losses. 

To truly enjoy the camper van experience, it's important to protect your vehicle and stay safe when driving on the road. If you're looking for a way to protect your sprinter van, Highline Risk Solutions can help. We'll help you find the right insurance policy for your needs—one that provides optimal coverage for your sprinter van at a reasonable price.