1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Transmission Service

Why is Your 1988 300SEL’s Transmission So Important?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. Mercedes-Benz 300SEL transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mercedes-Benz 300SEL transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your 300SEL isn’t working at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1988 300SELs

Your 300SEL’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercedes-Benz. For example, Mercedes-Benz recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SELs at certain intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  Mercedes-Benz 300SEL transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 300SEL’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your ((about.manufacturer)) running for miles and miles.

Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Mercedes-Benz 300SEL transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your 300SEL's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a 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.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mercedes-Benz? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Mercedes-Benz 300SEL? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your 300SEL towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my 300SEL's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 300SEL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Mercedes-Benz. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Transmission

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