Your Differential Is Essential to Creating Forward Motion with Your Vehicle

February 28th, 2018 by

Getting the power that your engine generates translated into forward motion is a complex process involving a lot of gears. One of the most important components to this is your differential.

Your differential is essentially a gearbox that resides in the center of your axle. The power that your engine generates is sent to the transmission which is where your gearing is done. That powers the driveline that runs down the length of your vehicle. This rotates and powers your differential. As the differential turns, it sends power to the wheels so that they turn. It is geared in such a way that it is able to send different amounts of torque to each wheel simultaneously so that the vehicle can maintain its speed through a turn.

If you need any more information about your differential or any other part of your powertrain, then feel free to contact one of our experts here in our service center at Don Franklin Family of Dealerships.

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