What is a differential and when should it be serviced?
When rounding corners, a vehicle’s outer wheels travel further than the inner ones. The differential gear set prevents skidding by letting the wheels rotate at different speeds. This results in safe, smooth turns.
Fluid Change Service replaces old gear oil containing harmful metal fragments with new lubricant to reduce wear and prolong the life of the gears and bearings within the differential. Check your owner’s manual for the required service interval for your vehicle.
Why does my owner’s manual suggest getting a regular automatic transmission fluid change?
It takes a complex set of pumps, valves, pistons and clutches to make your car shift gears so automatic transmission fluid is important to make sure everything runs smoothly. Not only is keeping your fluid in check good practice, manufacturers also know you’d rather replace fluid than the transmission. Automatic Transmission Service replaces 100% of the old fluid with clean new fluid to improve performance, prevent repair bills, and extend the life of your transmission. Check your owner’s manual for the required service interval for your vehicle.