A modern passenger vehicle’s differential is responsible for transferring the various quantities of torque or power from the engine via the transmission and down towards the wheels. There are many varieties of differentials according to the various types of vehicle’s make and model and their primary uses.
Starting off quite basic, differentials have evolved with the advances in modern automotive technology and on today’s market there are some quite unique versions. These include differentials that are used on the US made Hummer’s, that can adjust the amounts of torque or power to a vehicle’s wheels according to the access and traction available.
The position of the differential in your vehicle will be determined by whether your vehicle is front or rear wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. 4-wheel drives vehicles general have at least two differentials.
Whilst driving your vehicle, if you begin to hear the slightest of noises or feel the slightest of grinding vibrations (without you doing the gear grinding), coming from underneath the car shortly after gear changes, then it is a good idea to talk to us about what is going on.
Catching a problem with your differential early is the best method to avoid being stuck on the side of the road or at worst in the middle of nowhere. If your differential breaks, it’s a high chance you will need a tow truck to take your vehicle to the mechanics!
4-wheel drive and performance vehicle differentials
As car enthusiasts ourselves, we love the opportunity to work on the very finest of machinery. If you are looking to increase the performance of your vehicle or to create a custom differential setup, then we are the team to talk to. With more than 36 years of combined experience working on all kinds of vehicles, we can provide you with expert advice and ensure the highest quality of workmanship.
Repairs or replacements
Upon assessing each job, we provide advice on whether the differential can be repaired or if it is necessary to replace the entire unit. Cost may vary according to your vehicle type, however, in some cases we can refurbish or recondition your vehicle’s existing differential. Our goal is to provide you with the best advice for the future longevity of your vehicle.
Parts and workmanship guaranteed
At Rockingham Automatic & Manual Transmissions, we have various guarantees for our parts and workmanship to provide you with complete piece of mind that repairs, replacements or upgrade work has been done to the highest standards.
Our guarantees start at 12 months and are up to three years for parts and workmanship, conditions apply according to the individual job. For differential questions or bookings, please get in touch with us today!