Differential Repairs, Suspension Repairs Englewood

Key Transmission and Gears, Englewood Colorado

Differential repairs and suspension repairs are two common services Key Transmission and Gears offers to ensure your vehicle provides a smooth ride and safe handling. If you suspect a problem or need required maintenance completed by our ASE-certified technicians, just call or visit our Englewood shop.

Differential Repairs and Maintenance

Part of your vehicle’s front and/or rear axle assembly and connected to the transmission, the differential distributes the right amount of power (or torque) to your right and left wheels. If you’re driving straight ahead, the differential provides about the same amount to each side. On turns, it directs less power to the inside tire and more power to the outside tire which must travel faster and further.

Maintenance for your differential includes gear oil changes between 30,000 and 60,000 miles. It’s nearly as vital as oil changes for your engine. Skipping this service can lead to premature wear and tear, as well as severe damage requiring replacement. Here are a few signs you need differential repairs:

  • Vibration and/or rumbling noise, escalating as speed increases
  • When initially driving, a noticeable clunking noise every few feet
  • Sticking when turning or a chirp from your tires when cornering
  • Any whine, howl or whirring when accelerating or decelerating
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Suspension Repairs and Maintenance

The suspension system keeps a vehicle’s body properly attached to the wheels (and to the ground) while also providing you with a smooth ride. Its various components, including shocks and struts, deliver enough bounce so you’re not feeling every pothole in the road but not so much that you lose control. It creates the perfect balance of comfort, stability and easy handling.

A properly-built suspension can go for around 50,000 miles before it needs to be checked for weakened or failing parts and other potential problems. That’s not to say that you won’t need suspension repairs at an earlier time, so you should keep an eye out for warning signs of steering or suspension problems.

  • When coming to a stop, the vehicle’s front-end dips sharply
  • Cupped or uneven tire wear (could point to other issues, too)
  • Excessive bouncing if you hit a bump, may feel out of control
  • Drifting, swaying or leaning when making a turn at any speed
  • Rough, bumpy or shaky ride, feeling every bump in the road
For differential repairs or suspension repairs, call Key Transmission and Gears to schedule an appointment.