Transmission Services for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when your 1990 500SL is due for its next transmission service?

Why is Your 1990 500SL’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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 500SL’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Mercedes-Benz 500SL transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mercedes-Benz 500SL transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your 500SL isn’t working at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1990 500SLs

According to Mercedes-Benz, your 500SL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your 500SL differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1990 500SL services and perform them according to Mercedes-Benz-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 500SL’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Mercedes-Benz 500SL Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 500SL transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your 500SL'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 preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Transmission Q&A

  • 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 offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my 500SL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1990 500SL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

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