Texas 18 Wheel Services, Inc.

Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Truck Repair and Diesel Engine Repair

Differential Repair in Tyler

At Texas 18 Wheel Services, Inc., we have been fixing and replacing differentials in all makes and models of heavy-duty diesel trucks for years in Tyler. Whether you need a full-scale repair or some minor maintenance, do not put off booking your appointment today.

Call us now at (903) 216-2613. A short phone call to us can be the difference between arriving safely at your destination or not.


Texas 18 Wheel Services, Inc.'s Reliable Differential Repairs

When your heavy-duty truck wheels turn, the outside wheels have a longer distance to travel than the inner wheels. This means the outside wheels need to spin slightly faster, or else the truck could pull itself apart. The piece of machinery that makes it possible to divide two separate torques is called the differential.

The differential is found in most heavy-duty diesel trucks, especially those that boast an all-wheel or four-wheel drive feature. This gearbox is in charge of converting engine power and its transmission to the wheels, allowing them to turn at varying speeds. It is incredibly important that your diesel truck's differentials get regular maintenance and repairs whenever they start squealing.

Signs Your Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck's Differential Needs Repairs

A few telltale signs that your differential needs repairs include:

  • Whirring noises while decelerating to or driving at speeds that exceed 15 mph
  • Rumbling sounds that begin when your truck is traveling faster than 15 mph
  • Clunking sounds that are persistent and pervasive
  • A high-pitched howling that is heard when accelerating
  • Banging or skipping that occurs when turning a corner

If one or more of these symptoms accurately describes your truck, it is a pretty clear indication that something is not right. If so, bring your heavy-duty diesel truck to us as soon as possible. Not only will our experienced and courteous staff find the issue plaguing your differential, but we will also run a full diagnostic on the suspension and steering components.

Differential Maintenance

Because a heavy-duty diesel truck cannot function without a working differential, it is important that you get your differential checked and the differential fluid changed every time you take your truck in for maintenance.

The frequency of differential maintenance varies depending on the truck, as well as how long it's been off the lot and how much mileage has been put on its odometer. For more details on the kind of maintenance program your truck may need, please contact one of our mechanics now to get their trusted assessment.

An alternative to bringing your heavy-duty diesel truck for differential maintenance is to check your truck's differential fluid levels regularly. When differential fluid levels are low, the trucks' gears can overheat and wear down prematurely. If you need any assistance figuring out how this is done, please contact us.

Professional and Trusted Differential Repair and Maintenance in Tyler

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We have become the area's top choice for all heavy-duty diesel truck repair and maintenance thanks to our commitment to transparency and customer service. Call us now to find out how our team of professional mechanics can help you.

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