Vehicle Selection & Set-Up

After many years and considering different platforms, the Mercedes Sprinter has proven itself to be the most capable of all in being able to put a tire store in a driveway or parking lot. Along with the Li-Ion battery system on board, the equipment has been hand- picked to work flawlessly in extreme temperature environments from sub-freezing in the North to scorching heat in the Southwest to sweltering humidity in the South and all areas in between.

The equipment is globally number 1 and requires very little maintenance. The tire changer comes with multiple helper arms that allow us to change ultra-low runflat tires on sports cars to extra thick ply tires on medium-duty trucks. With over 20 gallons of compressed air, running a 1” impact gun with a ½” hose to service Isuzu and Fuso box trucks is a breeze.

We have settled on using the Mercedes Sprinter 3500 170 EXT for many reasons.

  1. Interior dimensions
    • 96” of workspace
    • 76” of inventory storage
    • 83” of vertical room
  2. Exterior dimensions
    • Tapered roof deflects crosswind for driving stability
    • Excellent surface space for logo/wrap
    • Smooth sides allow for narrow driveway/foliage constraints
  3. Drivetrain
    • Diesel offers long life
    • Improved fuel economy over box truck
  4. Capacity
    • 5,000 lbs. towing
    • 11,030 GVWR
  5. Drivability
    • Tight turning radius
    • Fits in average driveway