The Basics Behind Differential Fluid Change Services at Michigan Auto and Tire

In all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles, differential fluid lubricates the differential. Many front-wheel drive vehicles have a transaxle rather than a separate differential, although there are several cases where FWD vehicles have a stand-alone differential. The aim of the differential is to provide the wheels with power while allowing them to turn at varying speeds. As the vehicle is making a turn, each wheel will cover a different distance. The two wheels on the turn inside move a shorter distance than the two wheels on the turn outside. Similarly, the two front wheels move a distance different from the two back wheels. Despite these differences, the differential allows your vehicle to make turns smoothly, and differential fluid keeps the differential’s moving parts lubricated. Your differential requires clean differential fluid to always ensure a smooth ride.
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Why Should You Have Differential Fluid Change Services Performed at Michigan Auto and Tire ?

Differential fluid reduces heat caused inside the differential by friction of moving parts. But friction and heat would gradually break down the differential fluid. Differential fluid worn out may result in unreliable differential performance, noise, excessive wear, breakdown or failure. Complete differential failure will necessitate replacement of your entire differential system. While deciding the correct service intervals for changing your differential fluid, please be sure to refer to the owner’s manual of your car. By washing out the old fluid and replacing it with fresh differential fluid, a differential fluid service prepares the vehicle for new fluid. Our service personnel may inspect other differential components, such as gears and shafts, for excessive wear during a fluid change so that the differential continues to function properly.

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