Transmission Services for 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Why is Your 1983 380SL’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. They're often easy to notice. Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your 380SL isn’t working at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1983 380SLs

Your 380SL’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercedes-Benz. First off, Mercedes-Benz recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SLs at certain intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1983  Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your 380SL’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your ((about.manufacturer)) running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 380SL Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 380SL’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 trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Mercedes-Benz's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for 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. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my 380SL transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Mercedes-Benz 380SL’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.

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

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