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What Is A Differential & How Can I Keep It Maintained?

What Is A Differential & How Can I Keep It Maintained?

Often overshadowed by the more noticeable elements of your vehicle, the differential is a mechanical wonder that deserves its spotlight. That's why we will unravel the unknown details of differentials, exploring not just what they are but delving into the delicate art of keeping them finely tuned for a seamless ride. Understanding the Differential At the heart of your vehicle's drivetrain lies the differential – a mechanical wizardry that allows your wheels to rotate at different speeds. This seemingly simple yet ingenious device enables smooth cornering and ensures that your inner and outer wheels cover varying distances when turning. We know that there are a few of you who might be interested in the history behind this component, so here is a quick crash course on it!  It traces its roots to the early 19th century. Invented by French engineer Onésiphore Pecqueur in 1827, the differential revolutionized wheeled transport ... read more

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