Vans are a great way to explore the world around you, but do you know about your van's safety features?
With over 4 million vans on the road in the UK, more people than ever are discovering that a van gives them everything a car can – and so much more!
But with great fun, comes great responsibility – check out below some of the bonus safety features that come with a newer Mercedes Vito.
Mercedes Vito safety features
Many newer Mercedes Vito models come with the latest safety features
Optional Collision Prevention Assist acts like an extra pair of eyes on the road, constantly looking ahead and warning the driver if there isn’t enough space between the them and the vehicle in front – first though a warning light, then a warning tone if the space continues to shrink.
Optional Lane Keeping Assist uses a camera on the inside of the windscreen to register lane markings, while the system monitors the driver's actions in order to determine whether a lane change is intentional or not. If the system senses erratic driving, it will send wheel vibrations and visual signs to warn the driver. Clever stuff.
Crosswind Assist uses ADAPTIVE ESP® sensor technology to detect instability caused by gusty wind conditions. The system applies the brakes to selected wheels to stabilise the vehicle and increase safety for the driver and other drivers.
It’s common to become weary at the wheel – especially on long journeys. Thankfully, Attention Assist can pick up typical signs of drowsiness and alert the driver through a combination of audio and visual signals.
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Accidental damage cover
Scratched or dented your van? We pay for repairs so it's as good as it was before the accident
Uninsured driver promise
If the other driver is not insured and the accident’s not your fault, you keep your no claim discount and there's no excess to pay – as long as you have the details of the other vehicle and driver
Accidentally filled your van with the wrong fuel? It happens. We pay to drain and flush your fuel tank, as well as cover the damage to the van's engine
Get the same level of cover as you have in the UK in the EU for up to 180 days a year. Perfecto!
If your van is vandalised and you have to claim, you'll keep your no claim discount – you'll just need to pay your excess
Replacement child car seats
We’ll replace your child car seats if your van has been in an accident – even if there’s no apparent damage
New locks and keys
If your keys are lost or stolen. After all, accidents happen
What's not covered...
Hire and reward use
If you're a courier or delivery driver we can't cover you unfortunately – you'll need to get a specialist hire and reward policy
Any business tools or equipment
If you're a builder, for example, there will be no cover for any tools or goods in your van during a theft, fire or accident
Use of a van if you select ‘replacement hire car’
Depending on what you choose, your replacement vehicle will either be a small hatch back or similar-sized car up to 2.0 litre and 7 seats