You know the role that engine oil plays in the operation of your vehicle. But what about transmission fluid? It is just as important as engine oil but is often overlooked by vehicle owners. A Mercedes Benz transmission service in Fort Lauderdale can help keep your car operating reliably with the smooth shifting you expect from a luxury car.
Transmission fluid is a special type of automotive lubricant. It shares a lot of similarities with engine oil, but it is not identical. It also differs between automatic transmissions and manual transmissions, although both serve similar roles, including:
Transmission fluid should be changed for the same reasons any other fluid does – it becomes burnt and contaminated over time. It loses its ability to lubricate, cool, and protect. As that ability declines, the chance of damage to internal transmission components increases. Without changing the fluid, it’s possible that the transmission will not operate correctly or fail outright.
We recommend following Mercedes’ recommendation for your specific model. However, we also recommend being proactive. The automaker’s recommendations are based on a perfect-world scenario, and we do not live in such a world. Many factors will affect when you should have your transmission fluid changed, including the following:
Simply put, there is no one-size-fits-all answer that will accommodate every single driver. Because of that, the Euromotive team is committed to helping our customers keep a close eye on their transmission fluid. We will check your fluid level and condition at every oil change and other service. When it begins to get low, we’ll top it off (and check for leaks), and when it becomes dirty, we’ll let you know that it’s time for a Mercedes Benz transmission service.
What Is Involved in a Mercedes Benz Transmission Service?
First, we inspect the transmission housing for signs of leaks and any damage. Next, we’ll check the condition of the fluid to verify that you need to have it serviced. If it does, we’ll drain the old fluid out and let it carry away contaminants like metal shavings. When all the old fluid is gone, we’ll add fresh transmission fluid and then test drive the vehicle to make sure everything is in good working condition.
Is it time for a Mercedes Benz transmission fluid? Not sure when the transmission was last serviced? We can help. Get in touch with the Euromotive team and we’ll inspect your transmission and let you know if it needs to be serviced. You can call us at (954) 944-2779 or use our online scheduler if you prefer. We’re located just a short distance from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, and other South Florida cities.
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: Appointment Only
208 NW 1st Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009