Expert Repair of Erratic Shifting in Your Mercedes Automatic Transmission
Owning a vehicle is meant to make your life easier, not harder. It is meant to give ease, comfort, and a peace of mind. Vehicles are designed to take you through your day and get you from place to place. They are designed to carry you, your friends, your family, your pets, and your belongings wherever you want safely and securely. This design is embodied through physical design and engineering, and very few brands do this as well as Mercedes.
Mercedes believes in peace of mind. Mercedes creates vehicles that allow your drive to be a safe and secure experience. When you purchase any vehicle, especially a Mercedes, you expect to be on the road as much as possible. You are expecting little to no maintenance for your vehicle. Mercedes is known for engineering that doesn’t just meet, but surpasses this expectation. When you buy a Mercedes, you are buying time on the road and out of the shop.
However, even the best of engineering needs maintenance. Your Mercedes is made of parts that come together to create a powerful machine, but when one part is failing, it can affect the whole vehicle. This is especially true with the transmission.
Your Mercedes’s transmission ensures that the correct amount of power is delivered to your wheels so you can drive at the speed you are telling your car to go. Here are a few causes for your erratic shifting in your Mercedes’s automatic transmission and where you can go.
Low Transmission Fluid Levels
In order to run properly, your transmission needs transmission fluid. Transmission fluid has many uses, but it has two main uses. Transmission fluid acts as a lubricant that helps the part work better, but it also provides hydraulic pressure that enables clutches and bands in the transmission to shift. Low transmission fluid levels can create low pressure levels and lead to issues with shifting.
Spoiled Transmission Fluid
Transmission fluid can also be old, worn out, or just incorrect. Transmission fluid and the materials used to build the transmission are picked because of how they interact together. The incorrect fluid mixing with the materials will cause too much friction which will leave you with hard shifts. It can also cause low friction which will result in sloppy shifts. As transmission fluid loses its lubrication and ability to create friction, shifting in your vehicle will change.
Worn Out Transmission
A worn out transmission is the worst case scenario for erratic shifting. Time is not always kind to your transmission. As the part gets older, the bands and clutches that facilitate gear changes experience wear and tear. Because of this, the surfaces of the pieces become smooth and lose their ability to grip and hold things together. To see if your transmission can still hold things together, it will need to be tested at a mechanic shop.
Complete Automotive Systems is Here To Help
Car repairs, especially when they run the risk of being costly, can be not just inconvenient but also stressful. Don’t worry. The trusted technicians here at Complete Automotive Systems are here to deliver the highest quality of services to your vehicle and the least amount of stress.
We are the trusted and price-conscious dealership alternative for drivers in Beverly Hills, Culver City, Brentwood, and Santa Monica, CA. To ensure that we are delivering the highest quality services and parts, we have a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on all of our parts and labor.
For 20 years, we have been family owned and operated. We are always staffed with expert technicians that are properly trained and factory certified and specialize specifically in European vehicles. We strive to be your trusted source for all your vehicle needs and a one stop shop for all repairs and services.
We are a Bosch, ASE, and Better Business certified repair facility and use all factory certified equipment that is made for each vehicle type we work on. These accomplishments allow us to repair and service your vehicle with the highest level of quality and precision. We strive to get you and your vehicle back on the road and back to your everyday life. Schedule an appointment or see us today for any diagnosis, service, or repair your Mercedes may need.