Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield

6601 Backlick Road
Directions Springfield, VA 22150

  • Sales: 844-773-3214
  • Service: 703-451-2380
  • Parts: 703-451-2380

Everything You Need to Know About Differentials

Most vehicle owners understand the importance of preventive maintenance-keeping up with those little things that ensure your car, truck or SUV stays on the road longer. We here at Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield want to make sure you understand as much as possible about your vehicle. Today we're going to discuss differentials.

Differentials transfer power from your vehicle's engine to the axles. Four-wheel drive cars, trucks and SUVs often have differentials in the front and the back. The differential gearbox is full of cooling and lubricating fluid. This fluid naturally degrades over time, a process that decreases your vehicle's ability to shift gears smoothly. If your gears are grinding while you're on the road, you might need to have your differential fluid checked.

If you have questions about how to properly maintain your vehicle, don't hesitate to give us a call. We're happy to answer questions and help you determine if you need to set up appointment to have your differential fluid changed here at our service center in Springfield, VA.

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