Due to recent changes in the industry it may take up to 5 days from drop off to get your vehicle in for service.
A differential is an integral part of the drivetrain in a car, truck, or van. It distributes power from the drive wheels to the other wheels and can be either open or limited slip.
The differential’s job is to split power between both sides of the vehicle so that it can turn. The more torque you have in one wheel, the faster it will spin.
Differentials also allow you to negotiate turns smoothly and safely. When you’re turning, your outside tires will be traveling faster than your inside tires—and if you didn’t have a differential, one set of tires would stop while the other set kept going.
If you’re having trouble getting your car to move, it could be because of a problem with your differential. Here’s how to spot if yours is in need of service:
First, check the fluid levels in your engine and transmission. If they’re low, fill them with water or lubricant. Next, check the level of oil in your differential. If it’s low, add some more as needed (but only use oil that’s approved for use in vehicles).
Next, inspect the belts on your vehicle—they may have frayed or broken over time due to stress caused by excessive friction against other parts of the car. If so, you’ll need to replace them before continuing on with this process.
If everything seems fine thus far, then it’s probably safe to assume that there isn’t anything wrong with your differential and that it needs some new fluids before being used again. However, if there are any cracks or tears on any part of this system, then I recommend replacing those first before using them again; otherwise, these problems will only get worse over time, costing much more money than initially anticipated when purchasing new parts.
Undoubtedly, your vehicle is one of the most essential things in your life. It gets you where you need to go and makes your day-to-day life much easier. But what happens if something goes wrong?
With Bison Fleet Specialists, you’ll never have to worry about getting stuck on the side of the road again. We specialize in differential repairs for all kinds of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, and more. Our team has decades of experience working in the auto repair industry, so you can rest assured that we know what we’re doing!
When you choose Bison Fleet Specialists for your differential repair needs, you get a full-service shop that will give you the attention and detail you need to keep your vehicle in top condition.
We’re staffed with a team of expert mechanics who have worked on differentials for years, so we know what’s best for your vehicle. We use state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including computerized diagnostics, to ensure that we can pinpoint any issues with your differential quickly and accurately.
Contact us to learn more about our services!