Simple Answers from Hansen's Auto Service Of Duluth INC. for Duluth: Differential ServiceApr 11th, 2014
What is a differential and why do Duluth drivers need to have it serviced?
Hansen's Auto Service Of Duluth INC. Answer:
First of all – your vehicle does have a differential. If it's a rear wheel drive, your differential is on the back. If it's front wheel drive, your differential is built into your transaxle (transmission). Duluth drivers with all wheel drive or four wheel drive will have differentials front and rear and maybe one in between.
When you are steering through a turn at an intersection in Duluth, the wheels on the outside of the vehicle have to spin faster than the inside wheels because they have to travel a slightly longer distant through the curve. The differential compensates for these speed differences between the wheels.
Because it is part of the equipment that transfers engine power to the wheels, the differential is working pretty hard. Differential fluid – a special heavy-duty oil – cools, lubricates and protects the differential. It needs to be replaced on a schedule to remove metal shavings and other contaminants. Note: if you have a front wheel drive vehicle, replacing your transmission fluid takes care of your differential service needs.
Differentials have become increasingly sophisticated for Duluth drivers. Rather than the simple mechanical devices of yesteryear, they are more complicated and may actually be part of the computer controlled vehicle stability system. This means they are more taxed, so it pays for Duluth drivers to have them serviced on schedule at Hansen's Auto Service Of Duluth INC. in Duluth to avoid premature wear. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Hansen's Auto Service Of Duluth INC..
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