Your Differential Is Key to Forward Motion

Turning engine power into forward motion is no simple task. It involves many different processes and countless moving parts. One of the most important pieces of that puzzle is your differential.

Your differential receives power from your transmission via the driveline. The driveline runs down the underside of your vehicle and mates with your differential at the rear in the center of your axle. It is geared in such a way that it is able to deliver power to the driver and passenger side axles with different amounts of torque. This allows one wheel to spin slower than the other when necessary, like when going through a turn for instance. That way the driver is not fighting the vehicle from over correcting and powering through the turn too hard.

If you have any other questions regarding your differential, then feel free to contact one of our experts here at Sands Ford of Pottsville.

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