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  • Mon - Thu8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Thu7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Thu7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed

Signs Transmission Fluid Is Low

Several parts of your vehicle can be crucial to its success on the roads of Scarborough, Saco, and Portland, Maine. The transmission promotes a smooth ride as you change speeds on the road and travel through different conditions. Here at Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough, we can help you with transmission service.

One such service is the transmission fluid and having it replaced. You should know the signs that your transmission fluid is low and what to do when this happens. We’ve put together this guide so that you can know when this service is needed.

Continue reading to learn more.

Why Is Transmission Fluid Important?

Your vehicle uses many fluids to help power its most essential parts, and the transmission is no different. Transmission fluid can help your vehicle function properly and smoothly through various travels.

Transmission fluid helps in the transfer of power from the engine to your car’s wheels to get them in motion. It helps regulate the transmission’s temperature, which can heat up upon use. It also ensures that you get the smooth operation desired.

Fixing the Car's Transmission

Transmission Fluid Leak

Signs of Low Transmission Fluid

There can be various signs indicating your transmission fluid is low. Being aware of these different signs can help you get service sooner and prevent further damage or repairs from being needed.

Here are a few you should know…

  • Transmission overheating: The temperature of the transmission fluid can be an indicator that you need a replacement as soon as possible. This temperature should not rise above 200 degrees, so getting fresh transmission fluid is likely required if you notice overheating.
  • Difficulty shifting gears: Transmission fluid helps with smooth shifting between gears. If you notice your vehicle doing hard shifting between gears or not functioning as smoothly as usual, it may be time to replace or refill your transmission fluid.
  • Leaking fluid: If you notice fluid coming from underneath your vehicle, you should have your car serviced immediately to determine the cause. This could also be coming from the transmission and leaking valuable fluid that helps the gears function properly.
  • Unusual sounds: It’s possible that you can hear unusual sounds coming from your automobile. When this happens, you should get your vehicle checked as soon as possible. It could be the result of low transmission fluid or something else within the transmission system.
  • Warning light: Your check engine light can be an indicator of a variety of potential issues, including low transmission fluid. Have your vehicle checked when you see this light to determine the cause.

Get Transmission Service at Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough

If you have low transmission fluid or are experiencing signs that transmission fluid is down, you should bring your vehicle in for service. You can schedule a service appointment to determine the cause or have your transmission fluid replaced.

Contact the service center here at Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough. Otherwise, use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment to get your vehicle the service needed to get you back on the roads of Scarborough, Saco, and Portland, ME.

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