One of the most common problems in Mercedes vehicles is oil leaks. This can happen for several reasons, and it is especially concerning when oil leaking in your electronic transmission. Transmissions are often expensive and difficult to repair. It’s vital that you be able to recognize the warning signs of oil leaks in the transmission and get help before the damage is too extensive.
In this article, we will talk about warning signs of oil leaks, what you can expect from your driving experience when this happens, and how to resolve the issue before it’s too late.
Oil in your Mercedes lubricates all moving parts, ensuring that you can enjoy a smooth, safe ride. When your oil is low, you can expect these moving parts to have difficulty moving and to eventually fail. This is true of an electronic transmission as well. When you do experience an oil leak, you will begin to experience issues in driving performance and visible clues to help you get to the root of the problem.
Take a look at the following warning signs:
Without proper levels of oil in your Mercedes, transmission parts will not be properly lubricated and will create friction. This friction creates heat. If your engine overheats, it can cause many issues with other parts of your vehicle and could lead to catastrophic engine damage.
An oil leak will most likely produce visible evidence. Check underneath your Mercedes after the engine has been off for a while and look for any signs of a fluid leak. Motor oil is a dark brown/black color as opposed to transmission oil, which is red/brown. If you notice either, your electronic transmission is experiencing an oil leak.
Without proper levels of oil in your transmission, you may have trouble shifting gears. It will not be as smooth as it should. Note this change in your driving experience. If it happens multiple times, chances are likely that your oil is leaking.
The transmission’s job is to switch gears and speed in your Mercedes. When you experience issues with this function, some part of the system is malfunctioning and an oil leak could be to blame.
When oil leaks, you might be able to smell it. Burning oil has a distinct odor. Any unusual smell coming from your Mercedes is troubling and should be addressed immediately for your safety and that of your vehicle.
In many cases, an oil leak in your electronic transmission happens because of loose cooler line union. These unions come loose due to damage sustained in an accident or general wear and tear over time. This is why it is important to stick to a regular maintenance schedule. Getting your Mercedes inspected, serviced, and repaired often will ensure that all of your car’s parts are working properly and any issues are caught early.
Some oil leaks are simple and inexpensive to fix, but any oil leak in your electronic transmission is troubling, as repairs are often difficult and quite expensive. If you suspect that you are experiencing an oil leak in your Mercedes, you must resolve the problem before repairs empty your wallet and cause further damage to your vehicle.
Our trained automotive technicians at Tanner Motors will use decades of experience to diagnose and repair any issues that your car may be facing. Our experts are trained and up-to-date on the latest diagnostic procedures to have your Mercedes fixed quickly and efficiently. Our technicians are also trained to work with both foreign and domestic vehicles. Any car you have can be brought to us for maintenance and other services.
Here at Tanner Motors, the customer is treated as a best friend. We know how important it is that you be on the road again in a timely manner, and we do everything in our power to make it happen.
Tanner Motors is located in Phoenix, AZ. To make an appointment or address any questions or concerns you may have, please call (602) 241-9888. When you trust the experts at Tanner Motors, you know you’re in good hands.