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4-Wheel Drive Specialty Company, Inc. provides Differential Repair services to Richmond, VA, Mechanicsville, VA, Rockville, VA, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Differential Repair

The differential is responsible for transferring engine power to the wheels. It also compensates for and adjusts to the differences in wheel speed as your vehicle moves through turns. When your vehicle navigates a turn, the inside wheel turns slower than the outside wheel, which has to turn faster in order to keep pace with the inside wheel. The differential allows the wheels to turn at different speeds while maintaining control. A vehicle without a differential would hop and bump along the pavement for an unstable, shaky ride. Four wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential in front and back, while rear wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential in back. A front wheel drive’s differential, called the transaxle because of the functional combination of the front axle and transmission, is located between the front wheels. All-wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential between both the front and rear wheels with a transfer case between them. The case adjusts for speed differences between the front and rear wheels. In all vehicle applications, the differential is primarily responsible for routing and regulating power between wheels.

Benefits of Differential Repair

Whether your car or truck has four-wheel drive, front wheel drive, or rear wheel drive, your vehicle has a differential that experiences heavy wear and tear. When scheduling a differential repair service, you should consider where you drive most often and how much time your vehicle spends traversing particular types of terrain. Tougher terrain—like dirt roads, unpaved or gravel roads—and extreme driving can have a heavier impact on the life of your vehicle’s differential. Maintenance for differentials will differ from vehicle to vehicle. As part of your normal car maintenance schedule, a differential fluid change can positively impact the safety and health of your vehicle. Noise coming from your vehicle’s differential can be a sign of insufficient lubricant or worn gears and bearings due to regular wear and tear. At the first sign of trouble, contact us so we can quickly diagnose and correct the issue.

4-Wheel Drive Specialty Company, Inc. proudly serves the Differential Repair needs of customers in Richmond, VA, Mechanicsville, VA, Rockville, VA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Mechanicsville VA | Richmond VA | Rockville VA | and surrounding areas

Differential Fluid Change

Differential fluid lubricates the differential in all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and front-wheel drive...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Differential Service

Many vehicles need a properly working differential system for the smoothest ride possible. While all vehicles have a differential system...

Approx. Time: 30 Minutes

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4-Wheel Drive Specialty Company, Inc. in Richmond, VA

Turn to 4-Wheel Drive Specialty Company, Inc. the next time you need new tires, sleek wheels, or professional auto repair services. Our locally owned and operated shop services drivers across Richmond VA, Mechanicsville VA, Rockville VA, and surrounding areas. Learn more about the many truck repair and automotive services we provide, then schedule your appointment. From lift kit installation to manual transmission rebuilding, our team does a lot at an affordable price. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your vehicle today.

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Phone: (804) 672-9026
Fax: (804) 755-6143
Address: 7710 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294

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