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  • Differential Service in KANSAS CITY, MO - What You Need to Know

    Monday 03 July 2017

    Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in KANSAS CITY, MO, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some KANSAS CITY vehicles might even have two or three.Not surprisingly, a differential's job is to compensate for differences; specifically, they're the differences in wheel speed when turnin... read more

  • Time for Differential Service at The Muffler Doctor?

    Sunday 09 April 2017

    Hello KANSAS CITY - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you've got a differential (or two or three) and it needs service now and then.What does your vehicle differential do? Well, it compensates for the differences in speed between yo... read more

  • What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

    Monday 13 February 2017

    With front-wheel drive being so common these days in KANSAS CITY, MO, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most KANSAS CITY drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of KANSAS CITY customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call The Muffler... read more

  • Drive Train Service in KANSAS CITY at The Muffler Doctor

    Monday 13 February 2017

    The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive.Let's start with front-wheel drive. In this vehicle, the transmission and the differential are... read more

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