Las Vegas Differential:….
Car wheels spin at different speeds,
especially when turning. Each wheel travels a different distance through the
turns, and that the inside wheels travel a shorter distance than the outside
wheels. Since speed is equal to the distance traveled divided by the time it
takes to go that distance, the wheels that travel a shorter distance travel at
a lower speed. Also note that the front wheels travel a different distance than
the rear wheels.
If your car did not have a differential, the
wheels would have to be locked together, forced to spin at the same speed. This
would make turning difficult and hard on your car: For the car to be able to
turn, one tire would have to slip. With modern tires and concrete roads, a
great deal of force is required to make a tire slip. That force would have to
be transmitted through the axle from one wheel to another, putting a heavy
strain on the axle components.
What We Do
Like most any other fluid in your vehicle,
differential oils degrade over time and begin to loose some of their
lubricating properties, Just like motor oil, they need to be changed out from
time to time – just not as often!
How Often We Recommend
Differential Service intervals vary
considerably from vehicle to vehicle but a 30,000 mile service interval is
recommended for most vehicles. For more information contact us or visit us at SS454
Auto Repair in Las Vegas.