Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Sarnia , 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 LaSalle Auto Centre service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at LaSalle Auto Centre covers a lot of things, so let's fi... read more
One Sarnia automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Sarnia , but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transmission. The driveline starts there and includes all of the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels.That's not really a lot of components, but they handle the full force of th... read more
Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Sarnia , Ontario, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some Sarnia vehicles might even have two or three.Not surprisingly, a differential's job is to compensate for differences; specifically, they're the differences in wheel speed when turning... read more
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
There are a lot of drivers in Sarnia who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in Ontario these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Sarnia folks 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 your mind. It's not uncommon for peopl... read more
With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Sarnia , Ontario, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Sarnia 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 Sarnia 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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