Facts About Your Vehicle's Differential System

Differential? What’s a differential? If you don’t know what it is, don’t feel bad. A lot of people don’t. However, the proper maintenance of your differential is important for keeping your car healthy and to help you continue driving down the road. Here are some facts about your differential.

The Differential Defined

First of all, your differential is a small gearbox that is located between the right and left drive wheels of your vehicle. If you drive a four-wheel drive vehicle, you probably have both a front and rear differential. The differential can be thought of as a messenger of sorts that delivers power from your transmission to the axles that turn your wheels.

Proper Fluid For Your Differential

A lot of people don’t know this, but the differential works best if it regularly lubricated. If you don’t lubricate your differentials, you run the risk of grinding gears. In this case, continued driving of your vehicle will just make the situation worse - not to mention costlier. However, come to Economy Honda Superstore today and we can help you properly maintain your differential!



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