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Differential Service at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in NEWNAN, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE covers a lot of things, so let's first talk about what a differential does.As you drive through a turn, your outside wheels and inside wheels turn at different speeds. Kind of like the cars going around a race track - the ones driving in the outside lanes have a greater distance to travel than the cars in the inside lanes. The differential is what allows the outside and inside drive wheels to rotate at slightly different speeds so that the tires don't hop or skip while taking corners, or lose traction in dirt or snow on NEWNA ... read more

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