The Purpose of Your Vehicle's Differential

It is important to us at Tim Short Acura to help you keep your vehicle running well, which is why we take the time to provide you with information that can help you do just that. A differential is an important part of your vehicle, but what is it? Let's find out below.

Your differential is a gearbox that is found between the drive wheels on your vehicle. In most cases, four-wheel drive vehicles will come equipped with a front and rear differential. A differential works with your vehicle's transmission system to deliver power from the engine to the axle that turns the wheels.

A differential also helps your vehicle turn. During a turn, the outside of the wheels must turn faster than the inside of the wheels, and the differential uses gears to allow each side to turn at different speeds. To keep your differential in optimal condition, it is important to have its fluid changed on a regular basis to prevent grinding and friction.



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