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Differential Repair In Norfolk, VA

Every car and truck on the road today has some sort of differential. Some are built into the transaxle while others are separate components that connect the transmission output to the drive wheels.

But what exactly is a differential?

When you turn a corner, the wheels on the outside of the turn drive farther and rotate faster than the wheels on the inside. The differential is what allows the drive wheels to turn at different speeds while still supplying torque to the wheels.

To do this, the differential uses a series of gears that can rotate in relation to one another while still transmitting power.

Sure, it sounds complicated, but it’s an important part of what enables your car or truck to drive around a curve without having the tires skip and slide along the road.

The good news is that there’s really only one thing you need to know when it comes to your car or truck’s differential: The technicians at your local Cottman center understand everything there is to know about differentials… even the limited slip differentials used in many of today’s cars or trucks. They know how to test them, and they know how to fix them when they aren’t working properly. Everything from a simple leak to a complete rebuild, the technicians at your nearby Cottman center can find and fix the problem, and get your car back on the road, fast.

Think your car may have a differential problem? Not sure what’s wrong? No problem: Call your local Cottman center and let them know what your car’s doing. They’ll check your car, and if it’s the differential, they’ll let you know exactly what it’ll take to get it your car working the way it did the day you drove it off the showroom floor.

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    • I have been taking my vehicles to Cottman for the last year and I have never been disappointed. Kevin is the General Manager and I have known him personally for several years. This is an honest shop with quality work and great, trustworthy employees. Law Enforcement friendly, which is a major plus. It is hard to find a reliable place for vehicles now and days so skip the stress and take your vehicles here.

    • My experience at Cottman was awesome! The waiting lounge was very clean and looked great. The front desk staff was kind and personable. My wheels got aligned very quickly and they did a great job for an awesome price! The owner is extremely professional and quite handsome as well.

    • Great customer service!! The staff was very attentive. A issue arose while they were working on my vehicle, and the mechanics diagnosed it and where back on track in no time. What I liked the most was that they kept me in the loop while they tried to find a resolution.

    • I love this place. came here a few years back, great work. just came in recently, wanted to wait a few days for the review.let me tell you Vicki was amazing and as helpful as can be and kevin did repair and excellent job on my transmission as well as work with me . had a world of trouble with my warranty place but they did their best to help with it all and my car is running excellent. will be back soon for oil change and any future repairs. thanks guys.

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