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Plaza Tire & Auto Service provides Differential Fluid Change services to Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Differential Fluid Change Services at Plaza Tire & Auto Service

Differential fluid lubricates the differential in all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles. In most cases, front-wheel drive vehicles have a transaxle instead of a separate differential, but there are some instances where FWD vehicles have a stand-alone differential. The purpose of the differential is to deliver power to the wheels while allowing them to turn at different speeds. As your vehicle completes a turn, each wheel covers a different distance. The two wheels on the inside of the turn travel a shorter distance than the two wheels on the outside of the turn. Similarly, the two front wheels travel a different distance than the two back wheels. The differential allows your vehicle to make turns smoothly despite these differences, and differential fluid keeps the moving parts of the differential lubricated. Your differential needs clean differential fluid to ensure a smooth ride at all times.



Why Should You Have Differential Fluid Change Services Performed at Plaza Tire & Auto Service?

Differential fluid reduces the heat caused by the friction of moving parts inside the differential. But friction and heat will progressively break down differential fluid. Worn-out differential fluid can lead to unreliable differential performance, noise, excessive wear, breakdown, or failure. Complete differential failure will result in your entire differential system needing to be replaced. Always be sure to refer to the owner’s manual in your vehicle when determining the proper service intervals for changing your differential fluid. A differential fluid service prepares your vehicle for new fluid by draining out the old fluid and replacing it with fresh differential fluid. During a fluid change, our service staff may inspect other differential components, like gears and shafts, for excessive wear so that the differential continues to work properly.

We proudly service the Differential Fluid Change 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

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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!