Without a properly functioning drivetrain, your vehicle will not have the power it needs to move from one place to another. There is more to this crucial component than meets the eye. Because of this, it is important to seek the help of a drivetrain specialist like Roadrunner Transmission. Here, we pay attention to the details, something that matters most when it comes to drivetrain repairs. Maintaining your differential fluid and performing differential services can prolong the life of your drivetrain. Clean fluid helps keep the gears from wearing and also helps regulate the gear temperature. Clean fluid also lubricates the gears making operation smoother. Maintaining your differential can help prevent total gear failure.
We repair all drivetrain components:
Have a drivetrain, flywheel, or other drivetrain-related component in need of repair? To learn more about our services, contact a Mr. Transmission location near you.
When Should You Service?
Differential Service is recommended at 30,000 mile intervals or according to your manufacturer’s specifications. If you drive under more severe conditions such as frequent starts and stops, extreme weather, towing or off-roading, we recommend more frequent servicing. What is typical wear and tear? The gears within the differential are very strong and made of long lasting materials. But as vehicles age, those gears can start to wear. Differential fluid is present to lubricate and cool those gears. Dirty fluid can lead to poor performance and excess wear. You should have your differential fluid checked from time to time. What are the symptoms of an issue with the differential? Vibration of front or rear of vehicle when turning Clunking heard when shifting gears Noise such as chatter or growl coming from axle Whine on acceleration or deceleration.