1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Mercedes-Benz 500SEC Transmission Do?

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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 500SEC’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, 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 500SEC transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your 500SEC at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1985 500SECs

According to Mercedes-Benz, your 500SEC’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your 500SEC differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1985 500SEC services and perform them according to Mercedes-Benz-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your 500SEC’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 500SEC Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Mercedes-Benz 500SEC transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 500SEC’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC’s Transmission

  • 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 my Mercedes-Benz tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your 500SEC towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my 500SEC's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Mercedes-Benz 500SEC’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Mercedes-Benz 500SEC Transmission

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