What Is A Differential And Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Gig Harbor, Washington, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Gig Harbor auto owners don’t even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don’t need to be serviced for years, so it’s understandable that it’s not something on the top of mind for our Gig Harbor customers. So it’s not uncommon for auto owners to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Mackert Automotive...

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Viva la Differential At Mackert Automotive LLC In Gig Harbor

Your browser does not support video Your browser does not support video There are a lot of Gig Harbor people who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Washington these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Gig Harbor folks don’t even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don’t need to be serviced for years, so it’s understandable that it’s not something on the top of mind. So it’s...

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Drive Train – What You Need to Know In Gig Harbor

One Gig Harbor automotive service issue that doesn’t get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don’t get talked about very much around Gig Harbor, but they’re very critical. First let’s define what the driveline is: Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transmission. The driveline starts there and includes all of the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. That’s not really a lot of components, but they handle the full force of the engine....

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Differential Service in Gig Harbor, Washington – What You Need To Know

Scratching your head? Don’t worry, if you don’t know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Gig Harbor, Washington, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some Gig Harbor auto owners might even have two or three. Not surprisingly, a differential’s job is to compensate for differences. Specifically the differences in wheel speed when turning. For instance, imagine taking a corner near...

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Differential Service at Mackert Automotive

Here at Mackert Automotive, we have customers, like you, from all across the state who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we’re asked is: What is a differential and what does it do? You may have been told your differential needs service, or seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service covers a lot of things, so let’s first talk about what a differential does. As you drive through a turn, your outside wheels and inside wheels turn at different speeds. Kind of like the cars going around...

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