The differential in the car is what transfers power from the engine to the wheels. This gear system also compensates for the difference in speed in the wheels as the vehicle turns corners. Because of this, it has many finetuned gears and parts that have to work very carefully together. The entire system is also lubricated with differential fluid to protect the parts. Both the differential gears and the fluid need regular service to maintain regular power and smooth steering in the vehicle.
Rear-wheel, front-wheel, and all-wheel-drive cars all have differentials that will need servicing. Since the differential and drive train are on the bottom of the vehicle, off-road or backcountry driving will contribute to differential wear and tear.
Signs that your car may need differential services may include:
- Noises when you steer or turn corners
- Difficulty steering the vehicle
A differential flush replaces the lubricant fluid in the differential system. This removes any pieces of debris or grime in the system.
If any of the gears or other parts in the differential are weakened or worn, you may notice decreased steering performance or lower power from the engine. Differential repair may just be a simple tune-up. It could also significantly impact the performance and safety of your car or truck. This is the next level of service on your differential system and will be customized to fit your vehicle’s needs.
At Town Center Automotive, we will diagnose and assess your differential problems to determine what level of service your vehicle needs. If your car is showing signs of a weakening differential system or drive train, bring your car in for a diagnostic appointment so we can know how best to help you. Contact us today at (503) 770-8787 in Clackamas or (503) 252-9577 in Portland.
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BG Lifetime Protection Plan
BG Transmission Service
BG Transmission Service is backed by the Lifetime BG Protection Plan® if the initial service is performed within 100,000 miles. To maintain coverage, get a BG Transmission Service every 30,000 miles.
- Dissolves and suspends deposits
- Rids all old fluid and suspended debris
- Installs new automatic transmission fluid
- Fortifies new fluid with seal conditioners, oxidation inhibitors and shift improvers
- No deposit formation
- Restored transmission performance
- Longer transmission life