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Wetmore Tire and Auto provides Differential Repair services to Ferndale, MI, Royal Oak, MI, Detroit, MI, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Differential Repair

The differential is responsible for transferring engine power to the wheels. It also compensates for and adjusts to the differences in wheel speed as your vehicle moves through turns. When your vehicle navigates a turn, the inside wheel turns slower than the outside wheel, which has to turn faster in order to keep pace with the inside wheel. The differential allows the wheels to turn at different speeds while maintaining control. A vehicle without a differential would hop and bump along the pavement for an unstable, shaky ride. Four wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential in front and back, while rear wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential in back. A front wheel drive’s differential, called the transaxle because of the functional combination of the front axle and transmission, is located between the front wheels. All-wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential between both the front and rear wheels with a transfer case between them. The case adjusts for speed differences between the front and rear wheels. In all vehicle applications, the differential is primarily responsible for routing and regulating power between wheels.

Benefits of Differential Repair

Whether your car or truck has four-wheel drive, front wheel drive, or rear wheel drive, your vehicle has a differential that experiences heavy wear and tear. When scheduling a differential repair service, you should consider where you drive most often and how much time your vehicle spends traversing particular types of terrain. Tougher terrain—like dirt roads, unpaved or gravel roads—and extreme driving can have a heavier impact on the life of your vehicle’s differential. Maintenance for differentials will differ from vehicle to vehicle. As part of your normal car maintenance schedule, a differential fluid change can positively impact the safety and health of your vehicle. Noise coming from your vehicle’s differential can be a sign of insufficient lubricant or worn gears and bearings due to regular wear and tear. At the first sign of trouble, contact us so we can quickly diagnose and correct the issue.

Wetmore Tire and Auto proudly serves the Differential Repair needs of customers in Ferndale, MI, Royal Oak, MI, Detroit, MI, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Detroit MI | Ferndale MI | Royal Oak MI | and surrounding areas

Differential Fluid Change

Differential fluid lubricates the differential in all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and front-wheel drive...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Differential Service

Many vehicles need a properly working differential system for the smoothest ride possible. While all vehicles have a differential system...

Approx. Time: 30 Minutes

Wetmore Tire & Auto in Ferndale, MI

For 87 years, drivers in Ferndale, Royal Oak, and Detroit, MI, as well as the surrounding areas have chosen Wetmore Tire and Auto for their tires and auto repairs. Wobbly wheels? No problem. We've been making wobbly wheels straight since 1928. We've got a large selection of used and OEM wheels available for purchase. Our tire inventory is the best in Ferndale, with selections from top brands like MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, and Uniroyal®, so you'll be sure to find the right tires for your needs. If your car has something wrong, use our online vehicle diagnostics center to diagnose and fix the problem. Enter your vehicle info to begin and schedule an appointment to have the problem fixed. Trust our ASE-certified technicians to handle your brake repairs, oil change, engine diagnostics or wheel alignment, or any other car repair you need. Stop where you see the car on the roof----Wetmore Tire & Auto in Ferndale.