1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Transmission Service

Why is Your 1985 380SL’s Transmission So Important?

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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 380SL’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mercedes-Benz 380SL transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your 380SL isn’t working at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1985 380SLs

Your 380SL’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercedes-Benz. For example, the transmission fluid in your 380SL should be exchanged regularly with Mercedes-Benz-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  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 Mercedes-Benz running for miles and miles.

Mercedes-Benz 380SL Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 380SL 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 380SL’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 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. 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. 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 380SL is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my 380SL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 380SL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Mercedes-Benz, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

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