Volkswagen Rear Differential Service

Volkswagen Rear Differential Service & Maintenance in Columbus, OH

Every modern automobile has a differential. A differential is a specially designed mechanism to deliver mechanical power to the wheels at differing speeds in a turn. Vehicles with front-wheel drive have a differential of a specific kind, as do all-wheel-drive vehicles, as well as rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks. Here at Germain Volkswagen of Columbus in Columbus, Grove City, Hilliard, West Jefferson, and Dublin, OH - our trained and certified mechanics and service professionals provide top quality service for every type of differential. But here, our subject is rear differential service and repair.


Why Rear Differential Service is Important for Your Volkswagen

Where a differential matters most is while turning your Volkswagen. Its main job is to deliver a different amount of torque to each wheel while the vehicle is in the middle of executing a turn. To do this requires a complex of interconnected gears within your vehicle's drive train. During a turn, the differential makes the wheel on the outside rotate faster than the wheel on the inside of the turn. For example, if you were making a right turn, the wheel on the vehicle's left side would turn faster than the one on the right side of the vehicle. This system saves your tires from extra wear, and it also prevents all manner of excess wear and tear wreaking havoc with your entire vehicle.

Symptoms of a Failing Differential

There are several ways you can tell your rear differential requires repair. These include:

  • Whining Noises - It can be hard to diagnose whining sounds from your differential, but our experts can.
  • Tire Damage - When the wheels don't rotate at the precisely right speeds in turns, they rub against the asphalt and wear down more quickly than they should.
  • Trouble Steering - If your wheels are not differentially rotating correctly, it will make steering more difficult. This is especially true with a failing front differential. This can be dangerous and should be dealt with as soon as possible.
  • Vibrations - If the gears in your differential are not meshing properly, it can cause vibrations. This is a good sign of a suffering differential.
  • Grinding Gears - Another consequence of bad gears in your differential, grinding gears mean your system needs a full overhaul.
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Why Work With the Differential Experts at Germain Volkswagen of Columbus

The certified and highly experienced automotive experts here at Germain Volkswagen of Columbus in Columbus have the tools, the knowledge, and the experience to ensure that your rear differential will be kept in good mechanical condition to keep you on the road and motoring happily under all road conditions. Get in touch today to learn more, and schedule your differential service appointment.

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