The world we live in is fast-paced and constantly changing. Individuals, brands and corporates need to evolve, keep up with change, be adaptable and flexible, because one thing we can be sure of is life does not unfold in a straight line.
Many industries, including the automotive industry, have had to transform and change their skill palette, to include staff who are proficient in using technology and that can keep up with the modern technological advancement.
Mercedes-Benz is one of few brands that need no introduction. They have gone from strength to strength with style, innovation, safety, economic value and many technological advancements.
Some of the most recent notable advancements include intelligent head lights, traffic sign recognition, night vision and of course the change from hydro-mechanical automatic transmissions to electronic controlled transmissions.
Some decades ago, in keeping with their commitment to be at the forefront of automobile advancement, hydro-mechanical controls in Mercedes-Benz automatic gearboxes were replaced with electronic controls.
What this essentially means is that gear step changes occur without manually shifting the transmission, by making use of a hydro-mechanical unit. Hydraulic pressure acting on different valves allow hydraulic pressure to be channelled in order to lock or unlock planetary gear sets. These types of Mercedes-Benz gearboxes are easily diagnosed should any shifting problems be experienced, as the problem will be confined to the mechanical components within the transmission itself, the throttle valve or modulator.
However, most modern Mercedes-Benz gearboxes are electronically controlled meaning that the gear step changes are controlled with microprocessors (transmission control module). These gather data from input sensors which in turn command solenoids on or off to control the hydraulic pressure in order to accomplish gear step changes.
In a nutshell, shifting issues in most modern Mercedes-Benz Gearboxes have become far more complicated, as the problem could lie either in the mechanical components of your Mercedes-Benz gearbox or in the electronic control system (transmission control module).
As mentioned at the outset it is vital to keep up with changing technology. We at Enduro Gearbox Centre have worked hard to stay abreast with the very latest in gearbox repair techniques. Our continued investment in state-of-the-art diagnostic technology has enabled us to consistently grow and earn recognition as specialists in our field.
With well over 20 years of experience, we all well versed in dealing with problematic gearboxes for both hydro-mechanical controlled or electronic controlled Mercedes-Benz transmissions.
Should you experience a problem with your Mercedes-Benz Gearbox, please give us a call! One of our technicians will gladly assist you.