What is a differential?
Your vehicle's differential is part of its transmission system. The front and rear differentials allow the drive wheels of your vehicle that are on the same front or rear axle to rotate at different speeds by transferring power from your vehicle's engine. This is important when your vehicle is turning; the wheel on the outside has to rotate faster than those on the inside to achieve this. The differential is located in the transmission axle assembly in front wheel drive vehicles, and in rear-wheel drive vehicles, it is located between the rear wheels.
The most common type of differential is a limited-slip differential. Limited slip differentials apply more torque to the wheels with the most traction and allow the other wheels to be more loose, allowing your vehicle to make smooth turns.
Like most parts of your vehicle, it is important to keep your differential lubricated with differential fluid to prevent the metal parts from scraping together. It is also imperative to bring your vehicle in for a differential service as part of your vehicle's regular maintenance. The duration of your maintenance can be found in your vehicle's owner's manual, but we at Downtown Automotive in Nelson can send you reminders for when your vehicle needs servicing. In addition to differential service, we also offer services such as automotive repair and preventive maintenance.
Your Quality Shop for Differential Service
If you are in or nearby Salmo, BC Trail, BC, Nelson, BC, Balfour, BC, or Castlegar, BC, come to Downtown Automotive for your go-to differential service shop. Our technicians have decades of combined experience and will ensure that your vehicle is working properly again. We've been fixing cars since 1998 and have repaired hundreds of vehicles from Honda, Subaru, Chevrolet, Nissan, and more.
Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
Don't hesitate to bring your car to Downtown Automotive in Nelson, BC, V1L 6G6 today! You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call or text at 250-505-2110. Downtown Automotive - Auto Repair you Can Trust, at a Fair Price.