1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1987 300SDL’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 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. If you don’t pay attention to Mercedes-Benz 300SDL transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your 300SDL’s not even driveable.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1987 300SDLs

Your 300SDL’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercedes-Benz. First off, Mercedes-Benz recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDLs at certain intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1987 300SDL services and perform them according to Mercedes-Benz-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 300SDL’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 300SDL transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 300SDL a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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 a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 300SDL is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my 300SDL's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1987 300SDL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.