The differential works in combination with the transmission to transfer power from the engine to the axle to rotate the wheels. It is the mechanical component that spins both the left and right wheels, but lets them rotate at different speeds so that the vehicle can make turns. When a vehicle makes a turn, the outer wheel has to turn faster than the inner wheel, due to the difference in the length of the paths they take. The differential is located between the two wheels, and is attached to each wheel by an axle shaft. Four-wheel drive vehicles have a separate differential for each pair of wheels, connected through a transfer case.
Differential fluid provides lubrication to gears, bearings, shafts and other internal components. If your differential fluid isn’t changed at the appropriate intervals heat caused by friction of the moving parts will eventually break down the fluid. In addition, small particles of metal and clutch material may come off as they wear and these particles can mix with the fluid. Broken down differential fluid can lead to excessive wear on the gears and bearings reducing your vehicle’s performance and subjecting you to the risk of a major repair.
Our Differential Service Includes:
- evacuating the old differential fluid
- filling the differential with manufacturer recommended type and quantity of new fluid
If servicing multiple differentials and transfer case, discounts may apply.
Additives will be extra (if applicable)