1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Transmission Service

Why is Your 1986 560SEL’s Transmission So Important?

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 560SEL’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL transmission problems could include 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 ignore Mercedes-Benz 560SEL transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 560SEL at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1986 560SELs

According to Mercedes-Benz, your 560SEL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Mercedes-Benz recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SELs at certain intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  Mercedes-Benz 560SEL transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 560SEL’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 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 560SEL's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mercedes-Benz? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use 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 560SEL’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 560SEL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1986 560SEL’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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1986 560SEL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.