Differential Service – Car Care New Orleans

Differential Service to Secure Your Cars

To protect you from an undue slippage, your car’s differential works hard at adjusting the various paths of all the wheels, internal as well as external. Lubricating the gears, bearings and shafts in your vehicle is what the differential fluid does. Professional car services provide replacement of the old, depleted fluid with a new, manufacturer-recommended fluid to offer better security for the mechanical system.

With the purpose of allowing the vehicle to make turns, the main function of the differential fluid is to spin both the left and right wheels at different speeds. This is because the while making a turn the vehicle’s outer wheel turns faster than the inner wheel due to the dissimilarity in the distance of the paths they take. The differential which is attached to each wheel by an axle shaft is positioned connecting the two wheels. In case of four-wheel drive vehicles there is a separate differential provided for each pair of wheels, linked through a transfer case.

Internal components like gears, bearings, shafts and others get the lubrication from the differential fluid. However the effect of heat, pressure and friction can cause the breakdown of additives in the fluid and minute metal particles and clutch material can mix with the fluid. There is a danger of contamination through water also.

Professional car care services provide evacuating the old differential fluid, and filling it with manufacturer recommended type.

How to Take Care of Differential

In spite of being specified by the vehicle manufactures, people do not periodically replace the gear oil to maintain the performance and long life of the differential. To increase the longevity of the differential it is important that differential fluid service gets regular serving and is not overlooked.

The most common reason why the service is often ignored is that there is no simple, suitable and fast method for changing differential fluid. Due to this the service is often neglected. This can further lead to poor differential performance, untimely wear, noise and even early failure. Thanks to the tedious process involved, these fluid changes are also often neglected.

The best solution is to get a total replacement of the differential fluid according to the manufacturer’s recommendations with high performance synthetic gear oil. This will help ensure superior protection especially under extreme conditions and minimize friction, wear and corrosion.

That is the reason why you need to maintain a proper schedule to service the differential fluid such as changing differential gear oil as often as15,000 miles to 30,000 miles, or sooner.

New Orleans Auto Repair also known as C.A.R.S has been handling New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and Harahan automotive and car care needs since 1981. Voted best car care service in Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish.

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