What You Should Know About a Differential

It can be difficult to understand all of the components of your vehicle, but we can help. If you keep your vehicle well-maintained, it will extend its life and help it perform at its best. A vehicle's differential is an important component that helps your wheels turn.

A differential is a gearbox that is found between the drive wheels of your automobile. It works with the transmission to move power from the engine to the axle that turns your wheels. Without a differential, your vehicle wouldn't be able to turn. The outside wheels have to turn faster than the inside wheels for your vehicle to turn, and a differential uses gears to enable the wheels to turn at different speeds.

A differential's fluid should be changed on a regular basis because normal wear will cause the fluid to break down and contaminate. When you don't have your vehicle's differential changed, it can cause grinding and increased friction.



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