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Auto Repair Basics: What is a Differential and When Does it Need Repair?

Auto Repair Basics: What is a Differential and When Does it Need Repair?

If you experience any of the following symptoms of differential problems, contact the team at Auto Stop Limited Inc. for auto repair.

Your vehicle has many different parts that can cause problems, and your differential is one of them. You may have heard of a differential, but many drivers do not know what they actually do. This is due in part to the low incidence of differential problems. Although most cars do not experience issues with their differentials, those that are older and that have high mileage are more likely to require differential repair. In this blog, we will go over the function and potential issues involving your differential. If you experience any of the following symptoms of differential problems, contact the team at Auto Stop Limited Inc. for auto repair.

What Does a Differential Do?

Your car’s differential is an essential yet relatively unknown part, particularly if you are not an automotive enthusiast. The differential is responsible for dividing the torque between the different wheels on your car so that they can spin at different speeds. You might not know it, but you use your differential whenever you turn: the wheels on the inside of the turn do not have to travel as far as those on the outside, and so they require different amounts of torque and speed.

What Are the Symptoms of Differential Problems?

You likely will not experience differential problems in your car’s lifetime, but higher mileage vehicles can sometimes encounter issues. A telltale sign that you need auto repair is that you hear a clunking sound coming from your car’s axle. You will likely hear a thunking or rumbling noise as you accelerate, though you may also hear it when your car is coasting as the problem progresses. You may also hear a high-pitched whistle or whine coming from the axle. Lastly, differential problems can cause your vehicle to experience drag, similar to the feeling of driving on underinflated tires.

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