Truck Transmission Replacement in Colorado

What exactly does the differential do?

This is one of the words you often hear but is rarely explained. If you are wondering, the differential is a key element of both front and rear axle assemblies and is connected to the transmission. Its task is to distribute the correct amount of power (also known as torque) to the wheels on either side of your vehicle.

Driving straight ahead, the amount used on both sides is roughly equal. The difference when turning is that less power is directed to the inside of the bend tire and more to the one on the outside as it travels both further and faster in making the turn.

Our Key Transmission and Gears team undertake regular differential maintenance work at our Sheridan-based transmission repair shop. To talk to us about yours, simply call 303-806-8200…

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