One of the most overlooked components on your vehicle is your differential. We all have been trained to change our engine oil frequently, monitor our transmission fluid and change routinely. One thing no-one talks about is the differential. Since the differential is underneath your truck, car or SUV, it rarely gets thought of.
Routinely you should change your differential oil every 30,000 to 50,000km.
The differential is a component every vehicle has. The gears are in constant movement as the wheels move. If you choose not to change your oil on regular intervals, the oil breaks down and you end up with metal grinding on metal as you lose the lubricating properties of the gear oil.
Your level of service is going to vary if you have both a front and rear differential. If your vehicle is front wheel drive, you have a front differential. If you have a rear wheel drive you have a rear differential and 4 wheel drives and all wheel drive vehicles have both a front and rear differential.
Signs your differential needs to be serviced can be:
- Leaking Oil
- Strange noises when accelerating or decelerating
- Unusual smells such as a burnt oil smell
- Difficulty steering
If you’re wondering if you should have your differential service, give us a call and we’ll let you know if it’s something you should address now or if it can wait.
Pro-Tech Transmissions is the best top transmission shop in Edmonton. We’ll give you a fair honest price for differential service with no hidden fees.
Why Pro-Tech Transmissions
At Pro-Tech Transmissions we’ve been rebuilding transmissions since 1999. Together our team brings over 40 years of experience to every transmission issue and we have the top transmission technician in Alberta.
Give us a call for a transmission diagnostic and we’ll diagnose what needs to be repaired to fix your vehicle issue and guide you to make the best decision for you and your vehicle.
Pro-Tech Transmissions can help with all of your transmission repair needs. If you are in the Edmonton area and have been looking for transmission assistance near me, search no further because we’ve got you covered! We also service transfer cases and more, so if you are looking for peace of mind, bring your car into our shop today!