CV Joint Repair
Cv Joint Repair in Rockville, MD
CV joints are an essential component of a vehicles drivetrain. They allow power to be transferred to the drive wheels from the transmission. Not only do they provide power to the wheels, but their unique design allows them to accommodate for the up and down motion from the suspension; this is all done without backlash. At Golden Gears Automotive, Inc we recognize the importance of constant-velocity joints and can work with you to repair them if necessary.
Maintenance & Repair
Generally speaking, CV joints can last a very long time if their boot covers do not crack. They do not require regular maintenance, however, it is important to keep in mind that they should be inspected regularly for damage. If caught early, it is likely that the boot covers will be the only component needing to be replaced. If the damage is not caught early, you may end up needing to replace the entire joint and drive shaft.
Signs of CV joint damage include:
- Visible cracks in the rubber or plastic boot, usually accompanied by a grease leak
- A clicking or popping noise that occurs when you turn
- A clunking noise when shifting
- If badly-worn, the vehicle may even be completely disabled
If you believe you may have an issue with your CV joints and would like a professional opinion, then Golden Gears Automotive, Inc is here to help. Call today to make an appointment.
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I'm a small business owner from Virginia, and I'm hard to impress. A few months ago, one of my company vehicles was involved in an accident in Montgomery County. There was mechanical damage, and an officer with MCPD recommended Golden Gears. We had the car towed there and paid Sam and his team to do the work. They did well, and that was that. Or so I thought. Two days ago, a bolt in the suspension system (which Golden Gears had repaired) broke. While I suspected that there could be an issue with the work that was done, I had absolutely no way to prove it. My office called Sam and told him the truth: "We don't want to point fingers, but it looks like there might have been some kind of issue with the original work. But we also know that we can't prove that and the vehicle has been extensively used since repairs were done." Sam's response was nothing short of exceptional. He commented that it was important for him to stand behind his work. He repaired my car *at no charge* the next day. Not only did he do this, but he also paid 1) for the car to be towed from Alexandria to his shop, and 2) our towing bill incurred by FCPD's contractor because the car was blocking a major roadway when the bolt came off. Sam and his team deserve six stars. My customer service experience with Golden Gears was nothing short of exceptional.
Trustworthy and realistic.
Definitely the place to go for all of your mechanic needs. Sam and his team are real pros in their field.
Professional and thorough service, we always trust the work done at Golden Gears. Sam is always willing to explain in detail what's going on, and why one fix is better than another. He lets you make up your own mind, however! We enjoy the visit too.
Sam and his team are wonderful! He is honest, fair and will go out of his way to find the best solution to any issue your car may have. Sam is courteous and generous, and I highly recommend Golden Gears. I teach at a school nearby and we ALL take our cars to him. I just picked up my car from his spotless workshop, and Sam found a cosmetic flaw which he fixed on the spot, free of charge. Golden Gears is a treasure.
A co-worker recommended Golden Gears to me about 10 years ago and I have been coming here since to have first and my current second 4Runner serviced. GG is a little far from my home in Germantown but I gladly made the trip since I always get excellent service, fair pricing and best of all, the owner takes time to explain what is being done to my car in lay terms and how to keep it running well. Very clean shop with plenty of shopping, restaurants and the White Flint Metro within walking distance if case you are waiting on the service.
If you prize expert workmanship, an honest appraisal of what'is worth doing and what can be put off followed by as fair a price as any around for such service you can't go wrong with this marvelous shop
Professional, courteous, highly knowledgeable and experienced in the industry. The shop is clean and tidy, well organized, the staff is welcoming and courteous, projecting professionalism. I have a 20+ year-old Honda Accord that failed the MD state emissions test and was in a dire need of repair. They were able to diagnose and identify the possible causes of the problem. The car passed the emissions re-test with flying colors. The shop's organization and the staff's knowledge are impressive and a rare find these days. They are reliable and honest with reasonable prices, and they deliver as promised.
I have been a costumer of Golden Gears for years, and have had several cars serviced by them. Their service is good, reliable, and the personnel is professional. I recommend them because I trust them.
Just learned that Kim McKee will start working at Golden Gears soon. She's working on my classic Corvette and she's the most thorough mechanic I've ever had. Golden Gears is going to be thrilled about getting this mechanic on board.
Been with Golden Gear for many years and have always found the service to be excellent. If you want the best of care for your car than I certainly recommend them, Martha Taylor
I have been to my fair share of auto repair centers both big franchises and smaller companies and Golden Gears is by far the best one ever. The entire staff is very nice and completely upfront, honest and fair in every aspect of their business. There is no wonder why they are always booked with appointments in advance. I am a repeat customer and every repair has always been handled perfect and professional. I used to be a ASE certified automotive technician many years ago and Golden Gears is the only place that I trust now for my vehicles repair needs. Great staff, great mechanics and great owners.
always fair, swift. they do the work they say they will, when they will and the prices are very fair. Golden Gears is the kind of shop where you will wait for an opening to get your car repaired there.
I have been a customer of Golden Gears for over 30 years and continue to receive excellent and trusted service. Unlike other mechanics Sam takes the time to describe all of your options for a repair and provides the advice you need before your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Sam and team have a whole wall of the shop dedicated to their various certifications all of which are maintained and updated yearly. My advice to everyone is that if you want the piece of mind that your car will be fixed correctly the first time and that you won't get ripped off in the process take it to Golden Gears. The mechanics you can trust.
A great place and I have been a customer since 1990's. I highly recommend this business! Curt Nelson
It is the norm to think all mechanics are out to get you for any and everything they can. The service I have gotten on a few visits has built my trust. Sam (the owner) has been up front and very fair. Everyone's experience is different but if your considering Golden Gears I would say give them a try.
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