What Does a Differential Do?

One of the most important components of your vehicle is the differential. It plays an important role in propelling your car forward. Needless to say, it's imperative that your differential is taken care of. We here at Ruxer Truck Center want you to be an informed vehicle owner, so here are some facts about the differential that you need to know.

The differential is a gearbox that's located between your wheels. Essentially, it works with your transmission system to deliver power from the engine to the axle. If you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle, you have one differential. If you have an all-wheel-drive model, you probably have a front and rear differential.

Keeping your differential in good condition involves replacing its lubricating fluids on a regular basis. The fluids help to keep the differential cool. It works to prevent excess friction and grinding. With proper care, you can prolong the life of your differential.



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