Use Different Lubricating Oils for Different Types of Differentials

We all know the importance of changing your lubrication oil regularly. However, different differentials have certain specifics to themselves that cannot be applied to all types of differentials.

The open differential type requires the lubrication oil to be applied on both sides of the wheel. The application is made regardless of whether one wheel has a better performance over the other. As for the limited-slip differential, it uses sensors to determine which wheel loses more energy than redirect the required torque to that wheel. This type of differential also requires an additive to be added to the lubricating oil. The additive is meant to reduce friction among the gears.

Lastly, old lubrication oil has a foul smell. As such, it is recommended that you do not get any of it into the car. Otherwise, you will have a smell in the car, and it will take a long time before it goes away. Fortunately, the staff at our service center is eager to guide you towards long-term success; plan your visit to Carolina Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

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