The differential is a device that splits the engine torque two ways, allowing each output to spin at a different speed. The differential is found on all modern cars and trucks, and also in many all-wheel-drive vehicles. These all-wheel-drive vehicles need a differential between each set of drive wheels, and they need one between the front and the back wheels as well, because the front wheels travel a different distance through a turn than the rear wheels. For example, when a car is driving straight down the road, both drive wheels are spinning at the same speed. When a car makes a turn, however, the wheels must spin at different speeds.
When your differentials are not working properly, your tires may spin with too much power or too little power when you drive over ice, off-road, or on a surface that does not allow for much traction. For example, an 8″ differential, locked + 1 heavy truck + 1 powerful engine + too much throttle is a bad combination. Constant off-road driving may create broken gears, thus damaging the ability for the differential to do its job. Servicing and repairing your differentials will help you keep control of your vehicle when faced with adverse driving conditions.
Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Care strives for excellence in differential repair and every other service our shop offers. When you bring your car to Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Care for auto repair and maintenance, not only do we appreciate it, but we do our best to keep you coming back. Whenever you need the finest in Santa Rosa auto care and service, you can count on Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Cares!
For an appointment to repair your differential, contact Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Care at 707-766-0750 or drop by our location at 1015 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 for a quick look at your vehicle. At Santa Rosa Transmission and Car Care, we’ll be happy to assist you and take excellent care of your differentials so they can take care of you.