When a car makes a turn, its outside wheels could travel up to 5 feet further than the inside wheels. Compensating for that is yourÂ differential’s job. Differential are made strong and meant to last a long time, which is why itâ€™s important to keep it properly lubricated to ensure it lasts as long as possible. The differential fluid is what cools and protects the gears â€“ too little fluid and your differential will run too hot and wear prematurely. Thatâ€™s why our technicians will make sure that you always have enough fresh fluid.
Differentials do eventually wear out, so if you hear a strange noise coming from the axle area, have it looked at immediately. If you wait too long and it freezes up on you while youâ€™re driving, you could lose control of your vehicle and it could damage you axle, driveshaft and transmission.