Mercedes-Benz Transmission Maintenance Tips for New and Older Models

In order to get the most out of your new or used Mercedes-Benz, your transmission must be performing at its best. However, elements such as heat, road grim and other harsh weather conditions can slowly deteriorate your transmission. Not to mention, a Mercedes transmission repair can be costly. In order to better protect your transmission, we’ve compiled a list of the top 3 maintenance tips for your new or used Mercedes-Benz.

Below are the top 3 tips to keep your new Mercedes-Benz transmission in tip-top shape:

1. Mercedes Benz vehicles have a wide range of recommended transmission services. Many of the models since 2010 specify an initial service including fluid at 40,000 miles then good for life (although we at German Auto Center recommend regular service intervals every 40,000 miles to protect your investment). Most Mercedes Benz models specify a transmission service every 40,000 miles. It is important to check your owner’s manual or stop in at German Auto Center and have one of our Mercedes Benz experts take a look for you. Dirty transmission fluid within your Mercedes Benz will quickly lead to costly repairs.

2. All Mercedes Benz transmission have electrical control signals that allow the engine computer (ECU), the brake control system (ABS, DSC, SBC) and the transmission computer (TCU) to work together to ensure optimum performance. A common issue is the electrical connector plug to leak transmission fluid internally. This is particularly critical as often you can not see the leak nor does your Mercedes Benz vehicle have a dip stick allowing you to check the fluid level. In the event fluid leaks into the wire harness and “wicks” its way up to the TCU, internal damage to the control unit can occur. The Mercedes Benz experts at German Auto Center will be happy to inspect your Mercedes Benz for you to see if there are any signs of transmission fluid leaking. Just stop in for a complimentary inspection.

3. Vital to your Mercedes Benz transmission is the condition of the transmission fluid. As most Mercedes Benz vehicles since 2006 do not have dip sticks enabling you to check the fluid yourself, it is important to have the experts at German Auto Center check your transmission fluid level at least once a year. The Mercedes Benz technicians at German Auto Center will be happy to inspect your Mercedes Benz transmission with any service.

Below are the top 3 tips to keep your used Mercedes-Benz transmission in tip-top shape:

1. Mercedes Benz vehicles have a wide range of recommended transmission services. Many of the earlier models advertised “life time” transmission fluid and as such did not specify a service interval. We at German Auto Center strongly recommend serving your Mercedes Benz transmission between 80,000 and 100,000 miles or after five years of service. We also recommended a continued service interval every 40,000 miles there after. No fluid is truly lifetime. Mercedes Benz vehicles will provide you with many miles of service if you take a few steps to ensure proper maintenance. Many of our customers have driven their Mercedes Benz vehicles well over 300,000 miles with no transmission failures. Stop in at German Auto Center and have one of our Mercedes Benz experts take a look at your transmission for you as dirty transmission fluid within your Mercedes Benz will quickly lead to costly repairs.

2. All Mercedes Benz transmission have electrical control signals that allow the engine computer (ECU), the brake control system (ABS, DSC, SBC) and the transmission computer (TCU) to work together to ensure optimum performance. A common issue is the electrical connector plug to leak transmission fluid internally. This is particularly critical as often you can not see the leak. In the event fluid leaks into the wire harness and “wicks” its way up to the TCU, internal damage to the control unit can occur. The Mercedes Benz experts at German Auto Center will be happy to inspect your Mercedes Benz for you to see if there are any signs of transmission fluid leaking. Just stop in for a complimentary inspection.

3. Vital to your Mercedes Benz transmission is the condition of the transmission fluid. If your Mercedes Benz vehicle has a dip stick, we recommend checking your transmission fluid level with each service. If your Mercedes Benz is one that does not have dip sticks enabling you to check the fluid yourself, it is important to have the experts at German Auto Center check your transmission fluid level regularly. The Mercedes Benz technicians at German Auto Center will be happy to inspect your Mercedes Benz transmission with any service.

It’s important to keep your new or used Mercedes-Benz in top shape in order for it to perform at its best for years to come. German Auto Center offers a full-line of service and maintenance options using premium Mercedes Benz parts and Mercedes Benz factory diagnostic equipment. Serving Austin, TX since 1979, owner Len Gilmore wants to invite you be part of the German Auto family where you are your vehicle are treated with the upmost care. Trust the professionals at German Auto Center for your Mercedes repair and service.

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