Transmission Services for 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Take Time for Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 500SL today.

What Does Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL Transmission Do?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Mercedes-Benz 500SL transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, 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 might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 500SL’s not even driveable.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1991 500SLs

According to Mercedes-Benz, your 500SL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your 500SL should be exchanged regularly with Mercedes-Benz-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1991 500SL up to Mercedes-Benz-recommended standards. 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 keep your engine running at peak performance.

Mercedes-Benz 500SL Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Mercedes-Benz 500SL transmission fluid changes and repairs 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 500SL’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Transmission Q&A

  • 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 small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 500SL’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my 500SL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1991 500SL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Mercedes-Benz 500SL? Yes. Mercedes-Benz 500SL transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Who fixes Mercedes-Benz 500SL transmission leaks? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair 500SL transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Mercedes-Benz 500SL if it has a transmission fluid leak? Driving with a transmission fluid leak is not recommended. Transmission fluid is essential to the proper operation of the transmission system, and a leak can cause serious problems, including reduced performance, overheating, and potentially transmission failure.