AUTONET TV


Differential Service in Jupiter, FL - What You Need to Know

Posted July 24, 2022 12:08 PM

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Jupiter, FL, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some Jupiter vehicles might even have two or three.

Not surprisingly, a differential's job is to compensate for differences; specifically, they're the differences in wheel speed when turning. For instance, imagine taking a corner near your Jupiter, FL, home. Your inside wheel has a shorter distance to travel than the outside wheel as you turn the corner. That means that your outside wheel has to turn faster to keep pace with the inside wheel.

The differential allows the wheels to turn at different speeds while still providing power to your vehicle. Without a differential, Jupiter residents' tires would scrub and hop along the pavement during turns like the early cars.

Ever noticed the big bulge in the middle of the rear axle on trucks? That's the differential. Rear-wheel drive vehicles have a differential in back. Most four-wheel drive trucks and SUVs will also have a similar differential on the front axle. A front-wheel drive vehicle's differential is called a transaxle because it combines the differential and transmission in one unit. An all-wheel drive vehicle will have a differential or transfer case that adjusts for speed differences between the front and rear drive wheels.

It can seem a little complex to some Jupiter drivers - but you can see that all of the engine's power is routed through your differentials. They're strong enough to handle the work, but- we've said it before - they need to be properly lubricated in order to stay strong. So from time to time, you need to schedule a differential service in Jupiter at East Coast Automotive Services. The used fluid is drained and replaced with clean fluid. Some advise certain differentials to have special additives installed.

Get your differential serviced at East Coast Automotive Services in Jupiter.

East Coast Automotive Services
134 Fern St
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 743-1178
http://www.eastcoastautoservices.com



Search



Archive

September 2020 (17)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
August 2021 (5)
September 2021 (4)
October 2021 (5)
November 2021 (4)
December 2021 (4)
January 2022 (6)
February 2022 (4)
March 2022 (4)
April 2022 (4)
May 2022 (5)
June 2022 (4)
July 2022 (5)
August 2022 (2)

Categories

Air Conditioning (1)Alignment (3)Alternator (1)Auto Safety (4)Automotive News (2)Battery (5)Brakes (2)Cabin Air Filter (3)Check Engine Light (1)Cooling System (3)Diagnostics (2)Drive Train (2)Exhaust (3)Fluids (2)Fuel Economy (3)Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (2)Fuel System (10)Maintenance (11)Monitoring System (3)Oil Change (3)Older Vehicles (1)Parts (3)Safety (1)Service Intervals (1)Service Standards (1)Shocks & Struts (4)Steering (4)Timing Belt (2)Tire Rotation and Balancing (1)Tires (2)Tires and Wheels (10)TPMS (1)Transmission (2)What Customers Should Know (17)Windshield Wipers (1)

Reviews

Quote reviewicon

Most helpful and understanding people, you won't find at another mechanic. They helped troubleshoot the issue on my vehicle and laid out all of my options for me. When I decided to sell my car instead of fixing it, they were very helpful in the process of me finding a buyer. They were very understanding and did not try to give me repairs I didn't needed. I highly recommend to anyone in the area.

, 07/22/2022

Quote reviewicon

Got me in quickly and took care of the issue with no problems. Super nice and honest people, will be going back for all future car maintenance needs.

, 07/20/2022

Quote reviewicon

Immaculate and professional

, 06/23/2022

Partners

ACDelco
ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
Nationwide
continental
General
Car Care Aware