What is a Differential?

A differential is one of the most important parts of your car, but one that rarely gets any attention. It is located in between the drive wheels on your vehicle. If you have a car that's front-wheel drive, you'll have one differential in front. If you have an all-wheel drive vehicle, you'll have two differentials in your car.

The differential transfers power from the engine to the axle that turns your wheels. It also helps dissipate heat. This part even plays a role in turning, because it controls the speed at which each wheel turns.

Your car's differential has to stay properly lubricated to function properly. If you hear grinding or knocking noises, that can be a sign of trouble with the differential. When this happens, the fluid may need to be drained and then replaced. If you suspect something's up with this unsung axle component, stop by Jones Nissan in Savannah, TN for a replacement differential or repair today.

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