Differential repair is something that is usually needed by cars with rear wheel drive. It’s also complex and tedious, and best left to a qualified auto repair facility.
What is a Differential and What’s It For?
A differential is a device with gears that is connected by three shafts, and transmits torque and rotation. In cars and trucks, a differential lets the wheels rotate at different speeds. This helps to stabilize the vehicle as the wheel that is on the outside of the curve turn faster and roll farther. An increase in the speed of one wheel must be balanced by an equal decrease in the speed of the other. Because of dynamics, an increase in the speed of one wheel must be balanced by an equal decrease in the speed of the other wheel.
In vehicles without a differential, both driving wheels must rotate at the same speed, usually on a common axle. When cornering, the inner wheel needs to travel a shorter distance than the outer wheel, so without a differential, the inner wheel spins and/or the outer wheel drags, and this results in unpredictable handling, tire damage, and ultimately possible failure of the drivetrain.
How Complex a Part is a Differential?
Obviously any part of the drivetrain is complex, and the differential is no exception. Face it, it rotates in at least 3 different directions, d has three different axles, and a bunch of gears all turning at different angles. You need to go with a us as we can do differential repair easily.
Can All Mechanics Do Differential Repair
Not all them, no. Some mechanics don’t know how to do differential repair, and they contract it out to rebuilding shops like Trail Transmission. We know very well how to repair and rebuild differentials.
Since 1990, Trail Transmission has been an industry leader in the field of differential repair in Mesa. Call us today at (480) 447-2727 and let us show you how we can help you repair or rebuild your differential.