The differential within your vehicle is responsible for allowing the drive wheels, inside and outside, to rotate at different speeds while taking corners, or operating in high traction need situations such as dirt or snow. Often referred to as “gear boxes”, they contain gears that transfer the power from the drivetrain to your wheels. These gears are cooled and protected by a lubricating differential fluid. With continual use, differential fluid gets dirty and no longer provides the protection your differentials require for safe, effective function. That’s why vehicle manufacturers recommend regularly scheduled differential fluid service. Eventually, differentials themselves wear out and need replacement. Don’t delay in having this issue addressed, or they could freeze up, and you could face losing control of your vehicle as you drive – not to mention damaging key engine parts like the axle, driveshaft and transmission.
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