1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1984 380SL’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 380SL’s not even driveable.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1984 380SLs

According to Mercedes-Benz, your 380SL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your 380SL differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1984 380SL 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 keep your engine running at peak performance.

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 count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Transmission Q&A

  • 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.
  • How much can I tow in a Mercedes-Benz 380SL? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 380SL’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 380SL is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my 380SL transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Mercedes-Benz 380SL’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 380SL today.