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

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

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The Basics Behind Differential Fluid Change Services at Valley Tire & Brake

Differential fluid lubricates the differential in all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles. In most cases, front-wheel drive vehicles have a transaxle instead of a separate differential, but there are some instances where FWD vehicles have a stand-alone differential. The purpose of the differential is to deliver power to the wheels while allowing them to turn at different speeds. As your vehicle completes a turn, each wheel covers a different distance. The two wheels on the inside of the turn travel a shorter distance than the two wheels on the outside of the turn. Similarly, the two front wheels travel a different distance than the two back wheels. The differential allows your vehicle to make turns smoothly despite these differences, and differential fluid keeps the moving parts of the differential lubricated. Your differential needs clean differential fluid to ensure a smooth ride at all times.



Why Should You Have Differential Fluid Change Services Performed at Valley Tire & Brake?

Differential fluid reduces the heat caused by the friction of moving parts inside the differential. But friction and heat will progressively break down differential fluid. Worn-out differential fluid can lead to unreliable differential performance, noise, excessive wear, breakdown, or failure. Complete differential failure will result in your entire differential system needing to be replaced. Always be sure to refer to the owner’s manual in your vehicle when determining the proper service intervals for changing your differential fluid. A differential fluid service prepares your vehicle for new fluid by draining out the old fluid and replacing it with fresh differential fluid. During a fluid change, our service staff may inspect other differential components, like gears and shafts, for excessive wear so that the differential continues to work properly.

We proudly service the Differential Fluid Change 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

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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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