4 Different Types of Differentials (and How They Work)

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Differentials have a long history which many say go all the way back to the 1st millennium BC and recorded by China. While they didn’t have cars back then, chariots, wagons, and carts still experienced the problem of wheels slipping and dragging when cornering which damaged wheels, axles, and roads. The avoid this, a simple … Read more

Front and Rear Differential Repair and Fluid Change Cost

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A vehicle’s differential (or diff), whether front (FWD), rear (RWD), or both (AWD), helps deliver power to the axle(s) and regulates how fast each wheel rotates. Like any other component of a drivetrain, differential problems may arise over time. Because the issues can be anything from replacing a seal to a complete rebuild or replacement, … Read more

How Often to Change Front & Rear Differential Fluid

Differentials are found in all cars. Sometimes a differential may be found on the rear side of a vehicle and sometimes it’s found on the front side. Some cars even have differentials on both ends. If you have a front differential in your car with a transaxle built in, then the rear differential will use … Read more

Limited Slip Differential vs Locking Differential

Locking differentials and limited-slip differentials both serve similar functions, but they also have some differences as well. They both get installed onto the axles of a car in order to give the wheels better traction while enduring rough environments, like dirt roads, which can cause one of the wheels to spin and break traction. If … Read more