If you’re noticing new noises, vibrations, or other unusual driving problems, you might have an issue with your differential. Fullerton drivers know to come to Fisk Auto whenever they notice driving issues with their cars. We’ve been in the auto repair business for over 40 years, making our shop the ‘go-to’ auto shop for all auto repair services, including work on the front differential. Fullerton residents trust us to diagnose their cars and keep them running safe and strong.
The differential is a part of your car’s engine that allows the engine torque to be split two ways, allowing your car’s tires to move at different speeds, most noticeably when turning. It is vital to your car’s health to maintain the differential fluid. Don’t wait until it’s too late, since waiting to get an unusual noise checked on your car can result in bigger issues. Over time, the fluid which lubricates the gears will break down and become very gummy in consistency. Without proper lubrication, wear on the gears in the engine will affect the way your car drives, which may jeopardize your safety or add to the costs if repairs are needed. . Does your truck or SUV have posi-traction? Fullerton truck and SUV owners with positraction (spelled another way) style differentials use special gear oil or friction modifiers to make sure the posi-traction clutch packs work properly under load. Although some all wheel cars or trucks have front and rear differentials, most modern front wheel drive (FWD) cars have only a front differential or final drive inside the transmission or transaxle. Fullerton drivers know they can call us with any concerns they may have regarding noises or irregularities when driving their cars. If you notice clunking, whirring, or howling, you should bring your car in as soon as possible.
We offer early bird drop off services and online appointment scheduling to make getting your car checked as easy as possible. The best way to find out if you have an issue with your car’s driveline or differential is to have our mechanics give your car a quality once-over. Contact us anytime either online or by phone for an appointment. We look forward to working with you!