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