Transmission Services for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Why is Your 1988 560SL’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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Mercedes-Benz 560SL transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 560SL at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1988 560SLs

Mercedes-Benz recommends having your 560SL's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your 560SL should be exchanged regularly with Mercedes-Benz-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 560SL up to Mercedes-Benz-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your ((about.manufacturer)) running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 560SL Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Mercedes-Benz 560SL transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your 560SL'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 transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Mercedes-Benz's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mercedes-Benz tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my 560SL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 560SL 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.

Take Time for Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 560SL today.