1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Transmission Service

Why is Your 1985 500SEL’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 tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Mercedes-Benz 500SEL transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your 500SEL isn’t working at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1985 500SELs

Your 500SEL’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercedes-Benz. For example, Mercedes-Benz recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SELs at certain intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  Mercedes-Benz 500SEL transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 500SEL’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 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 inspect your 500SEL's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Mercedes-Benz's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. 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 light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 500SEL’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 500SEL is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my 500SEL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL’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 500SEL today.