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Knowing how to check your transmission fluid regularly helps prevent maintenance issues before they become a more serious and expensive problem. The transmission propels your vehicle forward, which is why it’s essential to stay up-to-date on routine maintenance services like checking the transmission fluid. If you’re unsure how to measure the transmission fluid level in your new or used Mercedes-Benz vehicle, we can help! Learn how to check the transmission fluid in a few easy steps.
Follow these steps:
Feel free to contact our service department if you run into any issues or have questions.
If you don’t see the dipstick under the hood, there’s a chance that your car is equipped with a sealed transmission. What is a sealed transmission? Sealed means that there is not a dipstick to measure the transmission fluid level. If your car has a sealed transmission, don’t attempt to check its fluid level because it can get damaged. Our factory-trained and certified service team can check the transmission fluid level when you bring it to our service center near Monroe.
The sealed transmission is meant to limit the amount of wasted transmission fluid, which saves you money in the long run. However, problems can still occur, and the fluid will need to get replaced. Watch out for these red flags, which indicates that there’s an issue with your sealed transmission:
Transmission fluid levels should be checked monthly. This includes inspecting your transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and engine oil. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific maintenance schedules.
Your transmission is a complex part of your vehicle, so before checking the fluid, read these tips:
At Mercedes-Benz of West Chester, we can help answer questions about your transmission fluid, how to check it, and how often to check it. Give our service center a call or schedule a service appointment if you need further assistance. Be sure to explore our service specials to use on your next visit at our West Chester service center.