With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Minneapolis, MN, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Minneapolis drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of Minneapolis customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service.
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The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive.Let's start with front-wheel drive. In this vehicle, the transmission and the differential are... read more
Hello Minneapolis - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you've got a differential (or two or three) and it needs service now and then.What does your vehicle differential do? Well, it compensates for the differences in speed between y... read more
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Minneapolis, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Uptown Imports service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at Uptown Imports covers a lot of things, so let's first t... read more
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