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Differential: What It Is and Can You Service It

Differential: What It Is and Can You Service It

Ever Wondered What your Differential is? This basic car part may blow your mind. Do you often turn your car when driving? We're sure you do, whether it's merging onto I-95 or turning off Street Road. Something you may not realize though is there's a part of your vehicle that is necessary to allow you to do that, it's called the Differential. How A Differential Works When you go around any kind of curve the wheels on the inside of the curve move slower than the wheels on the outside. This is just like a NASCAR driver can pass another on the inside of a turn, only it's all on one car. So, any rear-wheel drive car or truck must have a set of gears that allows the two parts of the axle to turn the wheels at two different speeds. The Differential is the name for this whole unit. Watch this in motion here. (This is the Rear Differential of a 2011 Chevy Tahoe.)   Differential Service near me Although this ma ... read more

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How do I check my Automatic Transmission Fluid?

How do I check my Automatic Transmission Fluid?

How to check your automatic transmission fluid in just a few steps: Warm the transmission fluid to operating temperature by driving 10 minutes Park on a flat level surface with the engine running open the hood remove the transmission fluid dipstick and wipe clean re-insert the dipstick being sure to seat all the way down remove the stick and examine the fluid condition, color, and level check for the fluid to be cherry red and in the center of the crosshatched area, look for signs of glitter like metallic shavings If the fluid is below the cross-hatched are consult your service advisor for the proper fluid If your vehicle is not equipped with a fluid dipstick have one of our mechanics check the fluid level at your next service visit! Find us at: https://www.facebook.com/FRANKSSERVICENTERhttps://www.youtube.com/c/Franksservicenter/videos ... read more

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Is There a Warning Light for Low Transmission Fluid?

Is There a Warning Light for Low Transmission Fluid?

The transmission is one of the most important parts of a properly functioning vehicle. It is mounted directly to the vehicle's engine and its main function is to make sure that the right amount of power goes to the vehicle's wheels, allowing you to drive at a certain speed. One important aspect of the transmission itself is the transmission fluid. Transmission fluid not only lubricates the moving parts but also helps keep the transmission cool as well as provides pressure and friction to make sure all the internal parts are working well. Driving your vehicle with low transmission fluid is a danger to both, your vehicle and to you as the driver. Low fluid causes wear and tear on the transmission, which in turn makes the transmission run too hot until it eventually runs the risk of failing. For this reason, try to stay on top of the transmission fluid, making sure it does not reach a point of being too low. Fortunately for most drivers, even the ones not too knowledgeable in ... read more

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