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Differential Repairs in Laurel, MD

Your differential is an integral part of your vehicle that is often overlooked, but can be a primary source of major issues in the drivability and safety of your vehicle. When you hear odd noises when speeding up, a strange grinding-type sound, excessive leaking, or become unable to turn, it's time to contact our differential mechanic at North Laurel Transmission.

Our experts offer differential repairs in Laurel, Maryland, for less than what dealerships will charge, and we tend to be more affordable than other independent shops in the area. Additionally, our shop can also perform a complete differential replacement. This is for cases of severe damage where standard repairs won't fully fix the issue.

Differential Repairs Laurel MD

Where Is Your Differential and What Does It Do?

Depending on if your car is front-wheel drive (FWD), real-wheel drive (RWD), or all-wheel drive (AWD) will determine the physical location of your differential. Its primary responsibility is to focus the engine's power at the wheels, allowing different wheels to rotate at different speeds.

For example, when making a turn, the outside wheel has to speed up to catch up with the inside wheel. When this happens, the differential will spring into action and help that trailing wheel reach the proper rotational power it needs. Your differential also aids in going from a higher gear to a lower gear. Acting almost like a buffer, it slows the rotational speed of the transmission before it hits the wheels.

Full-Service Differential Shop Offering Maintenance and Repair

The best way to keep your drive shaft in perfect-working order is by bringing your vehicle to us for differential maintenance. The first thing we check is the fluid level, which we'll top off as needed. Low or no fluid differential can quickly turn into a major problem, as that will make the gears run too hot and wear down. These fluids cool and protect the gears, which is essential to extending the life of your differential. Your expert differential mechanic will also inspect the u-joints that connect the drive shaft to the differential, and lubricate them.

Select Service by an Experienced Differential Mechanic

Any service having to do with your differential is no easy task. Therefore, finding an ASE-certified differential mechanic is critical to the outcome of your repair. Fortunately, you don't have to look far, as our differential repair company holds more than 50 years of experience in virtually all types of transmission and auto care.

The Consequences of Putting off Differential Service

A damaged differential can cause your vehicle to freeze up, which could make you lose control of your vehicle while driving. It also inevitably leads to damage to other major components such as the axle, driveshaft, and transmission. Therefore, addressing any potential problems early via differential service or ongoing maintenance is the best way to save time, headache, and money in the future.

Contact us the moment you notice an issue with your steering or turning, and have our experts check your differential. We're available in Laurel, Beltsville, Hanover, Bowie, and Crofton, MD.

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