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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Differential Service At Camarillo Car Care Center: Vive ala Difference

Differential Service At Camarillo Car Care Center: Vive ala Difference

Every SUV on CA interstates has a differential, and it is critical to the proper operation of the vehicle, but most Camarillo motorists don’t have a clue what it is. The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much shorter distance than the outside wheel. So the inside wheel of the SUV must move at a slower speed than the outside wheel. Without a differential, the wheels would hop and scrape while turning. Have you ever seen the large bugle-shaped object in the middle of the rear axle of a truck? That’s the differential. In a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the differential is located on the back axle. Four-wheel drive vehicles and SUV’s have differentials on both the front and the rear axle. You might expect that the differential is located on the front axle of a front-wheel drive vehicle. You’d be right. But the differential is ca ... read more

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