1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 420SEL’s Transmission?

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 420SEL’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, 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 420SEL transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 420SEL’s not even driveable.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1988 420SELs

According to Mercedes-Benz, your 420SEL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your 420SEL should be exchanged regularly with Mercedes-Benz-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 420SEL services and perform them according to Mercedes-Benz-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your ((about.manufacturer)) running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 420SEL transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 420SEL a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL’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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mercedes-Benz tow?   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 420SEL is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my 420SEL's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 420SEL’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.

Show Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 420SEL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.