Serving Plano, Texas and Surrounding Areas
When it comes to top-notch automotive repair and service, there’s simply no better choice than AAMCO in Plano, Texas. For over fifty years now, the AAMCO company has been servicing and repairing all makes and models of vehicle, and we have always put customer service at the top of our list of priorities. From oil changes to transmission rebuilds, we do it all AAMCO, including differential rebuilding—a large, complicated automotive repair job that AAMCO does better than the other guys.
Your differential takes power from the transmission and sends it to your drive wheels, and depending on the type of vehicle you have, you may have more than one differential. If your differential is making noises, it should be checked out to see whether it needs repair or rebuilding. This is one repair you definitely do not want to put off; delaying the repair or rebuilding of a vehicle’s differential will almost certainly result in much costlier repairs down the road.
At the first sign of trouble, please contact AAMCO, come by our Plano, Texas location or fill out our appointment form right here on our website. We will get you scheduled as soon as possible to minimize further damage and get your back in tip-top shape as quickly as we can.
If you’ve been told you need your differential repaired or re-built and just want a second opinion, please choose AAMCO. Over 40 million drivers have taken their vehicles to AAMCO in the last five decades—proof we are doing auto repair right and at a reasonable price.
More About Your Vehicle’s Differential
A car’s differential takes power from its transmission and transfers it the wheels by a series of gears. This series of gears not only turn the power at a right angle from the transmission to the axle, but they allow the wheels to spin at different speeds, making it easier for your vehicle to turn corners without the tires slipping. All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles have two and three differentials, respectively.
We have many customers come to our Plano location thinking they are having transmission problems when actually they are having problems with their car’s differential. Leave the diagnosis of your car’s problems to the highly trained, professional folks at AAMCO in Plano. We have the most advanced diagnostic technology available today to accurately diagnose your vehicle’s problems; this equipment allows us to plan how to fix your car right the first time, which is something you just don’t find at every automotive repair and service shop.
How Do I Know My Differential Needs Repair?
There are a few ways to tell that you might have problems in your differential. One of the most common indications that a differential is in need of repair is that your car will make unusual noises, the most common being a grinding or whining noise that increases as your speed increases. In a rear wheel drive vehicle, noise from the differential is easy to distinguish from transmission noise because it’s coming from the rear of the car, but it may be harder to tell the difference in a front wheel drive because the two are closer together.
Another way you might identify differential problems is when the car becomes hard to steer and may have a rhythmic clunking or banging sound when turning corner. If your differential fails completely, your engine may be running and your car may be in gear, but it won’t move.
When a differential is damaged or has completely failed, repair requires taking the differential apart and replacing the broken or damaged gears, along with any other parts that may have suffered damage from the failed components.
At AAMCO Transmission and Auto Repair of Plano, our automotive repair experts are also experts at differential rebuilding, so please give us a call and we’ll get you back up and running in no time at all.