Differential Maintenance

Differential Maintenance

Expert and experienced differential mechanics

This often neglected service can be costly

What is the differential?

Your car’s inside wheels turn at a different speed than your outside wheels.  This difference is handled by your differential which is a set of very heavy duty gears in the rear of your car if it’s a rear-wheel drive, or by your transaxle if it’s front wheel.

These gears must have lubrication or they can wear down.  And that can cause some pretty serious problems.  For example sometimes differentials can freeze up while driving them.  This can be dangerous because you can lose control of the car.  Additionally, it can cause damage in other components such as your axle or transmission.

What needs to be done?

As part of our normal maintenance inspection, we check your differential’s oil level and its protective qualities.  If we see it is running low, we’ll top if off and look for the cause – is it normal or is there a leak?  But periodically, you should have this fluid replaced with fresh oil to maintain the best protection.  Consult your owner’s manual for a suggested interval or talk to our service advisor for the best interval for your car and driving habits.

5 ASE Certified Master Technicians

When it comes to Differential Service, our ASE Certified and Master mechanics have the experience and training needed to get it done right.

Over 35 Years of Experience

Were part of the fabric of Littleton and have helped 1000s in our community with excellent care and quality services.

Nice, friendly and very helpful people

One of the big reasons we’ve been around so long is our people.  We truly treat you like you’re part of the family and how you deserve to be treated.

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Littleton Auto Repair
 9719 W Coal Mine Ave
Littleton, CO 80123

 Office (720) 440-8140

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