What is a Differential Used for in Your Vehicle?

Our team at Hugh White Honda works hard to keep you informed about the components of your vehicle, which will extend its life and help it perform well. A differential is an important component that helps your vehicle turn properly.

A differential is a gearbox that is housed between your vehicle's drive wheels. Vehicles that are equipped with four-wheel drive have a front and rear differential. A differential works with the transmission to transport power from the engine to the axle that turns the wheels. Your vehicle's differential also helps your vehicle turn. When a vehicle turns, the inside wheels must rotate slower than the outside wheels. A differential uses gears to enable the wheels to turn at different speeds.

Your differential uses a lubricating fluid to move heat away from the gears. It is important to keep this lubricating fluid changed on a regular basis to prevent increased friction and grinding.



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