Transmission Services for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E

What Does Your Mercedes-Benz 300E Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 300E’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Mercedes-Benz 300E transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your 300E isn’t working at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1988 300Es

Mercedes-Benz recommends having your 300E's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your 300E should be exchanged regularly with Mercedes-Benz-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 300E up to Mercedes-Benz-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Mercedes-Benz 300E Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Mercedes-Benz 300E transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 300E a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Mercedes-Benz's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Mercedes-Benz? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 300E’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 300E is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my 300E transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Mercedes-Benz 300E’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Mercedes-Benz's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Mercedes-Benz 300E Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 300E, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.