1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL Transmission Service

Why is Your 1983 380SEL’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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. 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL transmission problems could include 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 380SEL transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your 380SEL’s not even driveable.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1983 380SELs

Mercedes-Benz recommends having your 380SEL's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your 380SEL should be exchanged regularly with Mercedes-Benz-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1983  Mercedes-Benz 380SEL transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 380SEL’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Mercedes-Benz 380SEL Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 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 check out your 380SEL’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL’s Transmission

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mercedes-Benz tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your 380SEL towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my 380SEL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1983 380SEL’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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Mercedes-Benz 380SEL’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 380SEL today.