When it comes to Mercedes-Benz auto repair, do not neglect transmission service!
Here’s what you need to look for and what to expect from your service.
Mercedes transmission service cares for your car’s leg muscles. Well, your transmission is really the part of your car that transfers all of that sweet engine power into your wheels.
If there is something wrong with your car’s transmission, you are not getting the power you deserve. Take it in to a Mercedes-Benz auto repair right away.
You transmission is also essential. It both converts power to drive forward and converts power to slow down.
If you’ve ever owned a manual transmission, you know exactly how to slow your car down using your transmission. But for those of us who’ve lived our entire lives with an automatic transmission, our transmission might be a mystery.
What Parts Of My Transmission Need Maintenance?
Fluid and filter. Not much different than your engine’s oil lubrication, your transmission needs fluid to work. This fluid keeps your transmission from overheating.
Transmission fluid is usually red or green. This keeps you from mistaking engine oil for transmission fluid. That could be disastrous.
Transmission filters trap the little bits of metal that flake off your transmission over time and sit in the fluid. The transmission filter lengthens the life of your transmission.
This way you don’t have to go in for Mercedes transmission service as often.
What Transmission Problems Might Come Up That Need Mercedes Transmission Service?
Being one of the first vehicle manufacturers in the world, Mercedes-Benz has had a long time to perfect their vehicles.
But their vehicles aren’t perfect. No vehicle is. And parts will eventually break down.
Since parts break down, we need to be vigilant. Especially when it comes to your transmission. You need to know what to look for.
If your transmission fluid gets brown and muddy, this is a sign of bad health. As we said earlier, your fluid should be red or green.
Have you ever smelled burning rubber when you start driving? Most times you just left your parking brake on. But if the smell continues, it could be your transmission.
But if the smell continues, it could be your transmission.
One reason to keep your transmission fluid up to date: overheating. If your car is overheating, it could be the transmission. Take it into Mercedes transmission service.
I’ve Seen Lifetime Transmission Fluids, Are They Really Lifetime?
Not typically. Synthetic transmission fluids are made to last around 100,000 miles. (Less in severe driving conditions, like Florida) That should be your rule of thumb.
If you are a new Mercedes owner, it may not seem like you will reach this number. But before long, it will sneak up on you.
Remember, everything eventually breaks down. And transmission fluids are no different. You might get many miles out of your fluids, but they do need to be replaced eventually.
You might get many miles out of your fluids, but they do need to be replaced eventually.
Keep an eye on your odometer. Once your car hits 39,000-60,000 miles (depending on your model), take it in for Mercedes Transmission Service.
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