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1688 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 - (707) 544-3420

Valley Tire & Brake provides Differential Repair services to Santa Rosa, CA, Windsor, CA, Sebastopol, CA, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Differential Repair

The differential is responsible for transferring engine power to the wheels. It also compensates for and adjusts to the differences in wheel speed as your vehicle moves through turns. When your vehicle navigates a turn, the inside wheel turns slower than the outside wheel, which has to turn faster in order to keep pace with the inside wheel. The differential allows the wheels to turn at different speeds while maintaining control. A vehicle without a differential would hop and bump along the pavement for an unstable, shaky ride. Four wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential in front and back, while rear wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential in back. A front wheel drive’s differential, called the transaxle because of the functional combination of the front axle and transmission, is located between the front wheels. All-wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential between both the front and rear wheels with a transfer case between them. The case adjusts for speed differences between the front and rear wheels. In all vehicle applications, the differential is primarily responsible for routing and regulating power between wheels.

Benefits of Differential Repair

Whether your car or truck has four-wheel drive, front wheel drive, or rear wheel drive, your vehicle has a differential that experiences heavy wear and tear. When scheduling a differential repair service, you should consider where you drive most often and how much time your vehicle spends traversing particular types of terrain. Tougher terrain—like dirt roads, unpaved or gravel roads—and extreme driving can have a heavier impact on the life of your vehicle’s differential. Maintenance for differentials will differ from vehicle to vehicle. As part of your normal car maintenance schedule, a differential fluid change can positively impact the safety and health of your vehicle. Noise coming from your vehicle’s differential can be a sign of insufficient lubricant or worn gears and bearings due to regular wear and tear. At the first sign of trouble, contact us so we can quickly diagnose and correct the issue.

Valley Tire & Brake proudly serves the Differential Repair needs of customers in Santa Rosa, CA, Windsor, CA, Sebastopol, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Santa Rosa CA | Sebastopol CA | Windsor CA | and surrounding areas

Differential Fluid Change

Differential fluid lubricates the differential in all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and front-wheel drive...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Differential Service

Many vehicles need a properly working differential system for the smoothest ride possible. While all vehicles have a differential system...

Approx. Time: 30 Minutes

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Valley Tire & Brake

Valley Tire & Brake was founded by John McGill Jr. in 1968. Raised in Santa Rosa, California as a third generation Sonoma County resident, John’s community roots go deep as do his children’s and his grandchildren’s (Valley Tire & Brake is now in its fifth generation). We proudly provide auto repairs and tire service to Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas of Roseland, Monroe, South Santa Rosa, Bellevue, McCauley, Melita, and Fulton within Sonoma County, California.

Valley Tire & Brake has grown over the last 40 years to include 22 of the finest automotive service staff in Santa Rosa with 25 free loaner cars while yours is being serviced or repaired. We're known for our tire, brake, and front service work but our mechanical staff now handles an array of auto repairs that include engine maintenance, repair, and smog services. Right across the street is our RV and truck department, muffler and exhaust department, and the fastest efficient oil change around, Valley Fast Oil & Lube.

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Address: 1688 Piner Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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