The Differential Makes the Difference
When your car turns, the outer wheel travels a longer path than the inner wheel, which means it has to roll faster than the inner wheel. A differential is a set of gears that allow the wheels to move at different speeds while still maintaining the torque necessary to drive. This somewhat complex system requires a fluid known as differential fluid or gear oil. This fluid both lubricates and cools the differential, allowing the gears and bearings to move smoothly.
Signs Your Front Differential Needs Service
There are general recommendations for changing the fluid in your differential, but the intricate system of gears and bearings can sometimes cause problems in your driving. If you have problems in your differential, you might notice one or more of the following: vibration while you drive, especially while turning, rattling or whirring under the hood, or a strong burning smell, which comes from old differential oil burning inside your front differential. If you notice oil under your car, it may be that your engine oil is just fine, but that your front differential has a leak. All of these signs can help you know it’s time to get your car checked by a professional, and at Ourisman Chevrolet of Rockville, we’re happy to help you with that.
Certified Service at Ourisman Chevrolet of Rockville
We’re pleased to offer service by certified technicians at our shop. This means that our technicians have been trained and educated to help fix it no matter what your problem. While other mechanics may have a knowledge of some cars, certified technicians have met the high standards required for certification, giving you a guarantee that your front differential is in the right hands.