Class, sophistication, reliability, and performance – the Mercedes-Benz has it all. Nevertheless, it won’t stay that way especially if you do not provide the maintenance services to keep it running smoothly. Often overlooked components of your Mercedes-Benz that require that maintenance and servicing are the transmission, differential, and clutch.
The primary function of the transmission involves the transfer of energy from the engine to the wheels. Like most modern-day automobiles, Mercedes-Benz cars have automatic transmissions. Computerized transmissions of the newer models allow for better fuel mileage and a general improvement in the efficiency of the drivetrain.
The differential is responsible for the turning of the left and the right drive wheels of the car at different speeds when making a turn. Essentially, the differential transmits the power from the transmission to the wheels. There are four different types of drivetrains and each one has its own specific differential requirement.
The Mercedes transmission differential is designed to help the car shift gears smoothly by engaging and disengaging from the flywheel. The actions of the clutch transfer the power from the engine to the transmission. The disc-shaped clutch squeezed between the flywheel and the pressure plate like any other mechanical component is liable to wear and tear from excessive use.
A malfunctioning clutch will slip, shudder and may refuse to stay down when pressed. This will make switching gears mid acceleration very difficult if not impossible. If the engine isn’t already running, a failed clutch can cause the engine to stall, it will rev but there will be no power for motion. Sometimes you may notice red spots of leaking transmission fluid with the warning sign of an illuminated check engine light. If you hear loud clunking noises or a running sound emanating from the rear of your car especially mid acceleration, then your differential may need repairs.
A failure of any of the components the drivetrain is not just detrimental to other components but to the driver too as it can create unsafe driving conditions. Repair services of the drivetrain components are often complex, and we take them very seriously. Some repairs may necessitate a replacement, servicing or a complete overhaul of the entire unit. We always go for a replacement for damaged clutch discs with repairs and servicing for the differential and transmission. Nevertheless, all problems are properly diagnosed before the commencement of repair.
Beyond fixing and replacing damaged components, we also drain and replace the transmission fluid along with the filters to prevent further damage to the system. Also, it is good to note that engine tune-ups and routine scheduled maintenance among other things will go a long way in ensuring that no component of the drive train is failing prematurely.