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Plaza Tire & Auto Service provides Differential Repair services to Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, 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.

Plaza Tire & Auto Service proudly serves the Differential Repair needs of customers in Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Colfax CA | Grass Valley CA | Nevada City CA | Penn Valley CA | 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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Plaza Tire & Auto Service

Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a pillar of the community. Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Penn Valley, California area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Plaza Tire and Auto Service employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Plaza Tire and Auto Service. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Plaza Tire and Auto Service website or call us for personalized service.

Plaza Tire and Auto Service has four locations providing quality automotive products and services to customers in Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, Grass Valley, CA, and surrounding areas. Plaza Tire and Auto Service is the leading seller in Penn Valley, CA for these tire brands Cooper, Goodyear and MICHELIN® and offers some great discounts on them. Plaza Tire and Auto Service also offers services in Tires, Auto Repairs and Wheels for the communities of Penn Valley, CA, Colfax, CA, Grass Valley, CA and Nevada City, CA. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!