1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1989 560SL’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Mercedes-Benz 560SL transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mercedes-Benz 560SL transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your 560SL isn’t working at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1989 560SLs

Mercedes-Benz recommends having your 560SL's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, your 560SL differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1989 560SL services and perform them according to Mercedes-Benz-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 560SL Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 560SL 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 check out your 560SL’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Questions & Answers

  • 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Mercedes-Benz 560SL? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your 560SL towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 560SL is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my 560SL transmission fluid need to be checked? 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.

Show Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1989 560SL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.