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Differential fluid service

What Does Differential Fluid Do?

Differentials are comprised of gears which deliver the power from the transmission to the wheels. A car can have two different differentials including the front differential and the rear differential. Differential fluid lubricates and protects the gears of the differential.

Why Should You Change the Differential Fluid?

Extreme high operating temperatures can cause thermal breakdown of the differential fluid, leading to a loss of lubrication and increased deposit formation. This can cause gears to grind while leaving behind metal shavings and other debris. Replacing the differential fluid helps remove deposits and keep new ones from forming. It helps limit grinding, ensures proper gear lubrication, and protects the gears from wear.

How Often Should You Change Your Differential Fluid?

Many auto manufacturers recommend replacing your differential fluid at regularly scheduled intervals. Check your owner’s manual for details. Or stop in for a consultation.

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