Can You Tell Me What A Limited Slip Differential Is?
Occasionally one of our customers in the Sevierville area will ask a technician at Chip's Transmissions what a limited slip differential is. We tell them that when their vehicle is turning around a curve, the outside wheel turns a larger radius than that of the wheel inside. This results in the outside wheel turning faster which is allowed by the differential. In a limited slip differential system, clutches or a locking mechanism is used to facilitate power and drive both wheels. This system was designed to enable both wheels to turn at varying speeds in turns, but have them both pulling when driving straight. The advantage of this is that both wheels are pulling even when one wheel may lose traction.
Thanks for the great deal on a great transmission job!
Bob Zachar of Bartlett Tennessee
"You know, when you have to buy a transmission 400 miles from home, you're really "under the gun", because you know if a problem develops you sure aren't able to take it back easily. Fortunately for us, such a problem never arose. I don't think it's an accident that your work help up like it has. Quality is not an accident, it's a process that reflects directly on the person at the helm. Unfortunately for you, the distance between us prevents my bragging about the service I got to result in referred customers for you. Believe this; I have told the story about the broken transmission in the Smoky Mountains to a lot of people in Memphis. It usually comes up when someone remarks, "are you still driving that old Chevrolet"? "How many miles on it"? Of course when I tell them, "enough to get to the moon", they want to know if it's the original engine and transmission. On the issue of quality, let me share a quote from FedEx's Fred Smith. He was speaking to a large group of employees and basically said, "Satisfying the customer in this competitive world is not enough, we must DELIGHT them. Because although satisfied customers will probably stay loyal (emphasize probably), delighted customers multiply". Delighting customers means going above and beyond the industry norms, but the payback means the difference between survival and growth or demise. So much for rambling. I'm sure I speak for numerous customers who are also "delighted", but never took the time to say thanks. You know how it is, we're all so busy that we only tend to speak when it's something to complain about. Thanks for the great deal on a great transmission job!"
I brought my knitting and a good book and enjoyed conversation with the office manager and one of the customers. It was a good experience. I definitely recommend Chips.
Virginia Simpson of Seymour Tennessee
"The people who work at Chips are very competent and friendly. They answered all my questions so that I could understand what work was being done. The waiting area is cozy and comfortable. On my latest visit to their shop I had to wait 5 1/2 hours before the work was done. That was not a surprise since that is simply how long that job takes. I brought my knitting and a good book and enjoyed conversation with the office manager and one of the customers. It was a good experience. I definitely recommend Chips. "
Chip's technicians were highly trained folks. Thanks, Chip's for being there!
Gary Swartz of Sevierville Tennessee
"It was our first experience at Chip's. We called to check their prices and to see how soon we could have our RV checked and serviced. When we got done talking to them we felt better that our RV was getting in the next day for service. So it would be done prior to our trip to Tucson, Arizona. The RV was done ahead of time with needing only a routine service, since nothing was found during their inspection. Everyone there at Chip's was very friendly, like you were family. They answer all questions and told you all that was done on the RV. I have told my friends about Chip's and their excellent service and price. Speaking of price check what it will cost you to take it to your RV repair shop and then check Chip's you will be happy you called them. Chip's also had me done by the next day. RV center-two to three weeks to just get a date to bring it in. Chip's technicians were highly trained folks. Thanks, Chip's for being there!"
I can really feel my gears shifting. You did a great job!
Bob Smiddy of Knoxville Tennessee
"I would like to take the opportunity to recommend Chip's Transmissions for your service needs. Chip is a straight forward, down to earth, honest, and reliable individual and he stands behind is work. I only wish I knew Chip long ago! Last year my truck transmission broke and I had my truck towed into the local transmission shop in middel Tennessee. one wee and $2,000 later I was on the road again, but nothing ever felt right. One day when I was out making a pick up for my store, it started to slip again, I had my truck towed in to Chip's Transmissions, and boy was i luck this time. After the major repairs I was back on the road again. I can really feel my gears shifting. You did a great job! you can trust Chip and you will be pleased with your repairs."
Thanks for your excellent service, being so professional, so kind and so courteous.
Rockey Poeta of Sevierville Tennessee
"Thanks for your excellent service, being so professional, so kind and so courteous. We feel like we have met new friends. You do everything...like perfect. Thanks again! Rockey & Gerry Poeta - Sevierville, TN"
Never have we had any trouble with the work done. I would highly recommend Chips!
Pigeon Forge Tennessee
Burt Barrett of Pigeon Forge Tennessee
"I have used Chip's Transmissions for several years. We have always found them to be honest and very capable. Never have we had any trouble with the work done. I would highly recommend Chips!"
I could not believe I finally found a transmission shop that was honest!
Tracy Highsmith of Knoxville Tennessee
"I could not believe I finally found a transmission shop that was honest! I will return to Chip's for anything transmission related with my truck again & again. They are very well worth the drive from Knoxville. Thanks Chip's for doing it right the 1st time!"
I can't say enough good things about the level of service and professionalism by ALL of the people at Chips who helped us out in a time of need, not once but twice in the same week!!
St. Clair Shores Michigan
David Haas of St. Clair Shores Michigan
"While pulling our 10,000 pound 5th wheel from Michigan to the Smokey Mountains during the 2015 4th of July Holiday we experienced two different problems. The first was we lost first gear about 10 miles from our campground. I found Chips during a google search and used their online service schedule tool to schedule an appointment for Monday morning. Phil contacted me Saturday evening to notify me that I may not be the first appointment due to being closed so his employees could also enjoy the long Holiday weekend, but they would be able to help me as soon as possible Monday morning. Fifteen minutes after my arrival on Monday morning they had diagnosed the problem as a transducer, and begun working on the repair. An hour and a half later I was on my way! Our second problem happened while sight seeing in the Smokey Mountains National Park. The diesel engine in our truck just died it would not stay running more then 5 seconds at a time. I contacted Eric at Chips Transmission, he arranged a tow truck for us, and put me in contact with Terrell at Chips diesel repair. The tow truck arrived within 1 hour and had our truck to Chips prior to closing. The next day Terrell had diagnosed the problem as the fuel transfer pump, and had the repairs made by 11:00am! I can't say enough good things about the level of service and professionalism by ALL of the people at Chips who helped us out in a time of need, not once but twice in the same week!! Thank you, David Haas"
Play it safe and do not go anywhere else for transmission work.
Richard Pisula of Sevierville Tennessee
"I am very pleased with how quickly they rebuilt my Transmission. They had me back on the road in 2 days. Very professional. Would highly recommend them. Play it safe and do not go anywhere else for transmission work."
I was very impressed with the friendly service at Chip's.
Kathy Vale of Sevierville Tennessee
"I was very impressed with the friendly service at Chip's. I know I will come back to Chip's Transmissions with any car/truck problems that we may have. Smitty was friendly and very helpful. Kathy Vale - Sevierville, TN"