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A Look at Differential Service

transmission trouble, transmission san joseDifferentials play an important role in the function of modern vehicles. In fact, when the differential fails you won’t get very far for very long. One of the best ways to prevent differential failure is to bring your vehicle to a transmission repair shop in San Jose for regular differential service. This service primarily involves changing the oil in the differential that serves to lubricate the internal components. This service typically needs to be performed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles, though you should refer to your owner’s manual for specific differential service interval information. Depending on the design of your car’s differential, this can be a very messy and very complicated job, which is why it’s best left to professional transmission repair technicians.

In addition to regularly scheduled differential service, bring your vehicle in for inspection and repair if you notice any of the following sigs of differential failure:

  • Unusual noise originating from the differential while accelerating
  • Rumbling or whirring that occurs at speeds over 20 mph
  • Differential noise that only occurs while decelerating
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