The differential compensates for and adjusts to the differences in wheel speed as your vehicle moves through turns, and is responsible for transferring engine power to the wheels. When navigating a turn, the differential allows the wheels to turn at different speeds while maintaining control. A vehicle without a differential would hop along the pavement for an unstable, shaky ride. Whether your car or truck has four-wheel drive, front wheel drive, or rear wheel drive, your vehicle has a differential that experiences heavy wear and tear. When scheduling a differential repair service, you should consider where you drive most often. Tougher terrain and extreme driving can have a heavier impact on your vehicle’s differential and maintenance will differ vehicle to vehicle. A differential fluid change can positively impact the safety and health of your vehicle and should be included as part of your normal car maintenance. Noise coming from your vehicle’s differential can also be a sign of insufficient lubricant or worn gears and bearings due to regular wear and tear. At the first sign of trouble, contact us so we can quickly diagnose and correct the issue.