What's a Differential?

You may have heard the word differential thrown around in the auto shop, but what does it do? When your service adviser says that the differential’s oil needs to be changed, he’s talking about the part of the car that helps your vehicle’s wheels rotate around.

The differential of your car is located at the front or rear axle. Differentials help the axle turn the wheels so that they rotate properly. When you have front-wheel drive, your differentials will be in the back, and for rear-wheel drive, it’s the opposite. However, all-wheel drive will have differentials in the front and back of the assembly. Differentials should be checked if your car isn't brand new or you're about to go on a long road trip, just like you would do with any tire service checkup.

When you need to get your differentials looked at, you can trust the auto experts at Hendrick MINI. Our deals and quick appointment times make it easy to get in and out.



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