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Drivetrain Systems

Turning Attention to the Differential

Our focus on safety permeates all aspects of the services we provide, from our hiring process, to actually working on your vehicle. We know that you count on your car, truck, or SUV to safely convey yourself, and your loved ones and we want you to know that your safety is our first priority.

The wheels of any vehicle spin at different speeds, essentially when turning. That is, when a vehicle changes direction, the front wheels scribe a larger arc than the rear wheels, and the outside tires do the same relative to the inside tires. Without the power-transmitting device known as a "differential," this maneuvering would translate into greater noise and tire wear. However, a differential allows wheels to operate with some independence so that the inside tire does not travel the same distance as the outside tire, or the rear tires the same as the front. With all this in mind, a differential leak should prompt immediate attention to ensure the proper function of this important component.

Helpful Tip: Just like engine oil, differential oil should be changed at regular intervals. If a leak is not attended to immediately, the lack of lubrication will result in gear failure and an expensive repair.

Here at Kovach's, we only use manufacturer approved lubricants, case oils, and drivetrain components. We are trained in all aspects of drive-train repair and will service and repair any vehicle so you can get back to enjoying your drive.

The majority of our drive-train service customers come from Brighton, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Hamburg, along with, South Lyon, New Hudson, Wixom, Milford, Highland, and Clyde. Kovach's generates repeat business, simply because they have so much to offer their customers.