Rear Differential Repair and the Weather

Rear differential repair is dependent on more than an auto maintenance schedule. Sometimes, the weather has an effect on how your rear differential operates.

Rear Differential Repair and Winter Weather

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You’re probably thinking that winter isn’t that much of an issue in Arizona particularly where your rear differential is concerned. However, your car’s differential acts differently in winter.  For example, if you’re on an icy road, your differential doesn’t deliver that much power to your wheels as a safety measure.  The reason why is that with less power on ice, your vehicle’s trajectory is more stable.  However, there is a catch.  One wheel may possess too much traction and one wheel not enough which can cause a slip on the ice, and a potential accident.  And ice can happen even in Phoenix.  In 2010, there was three inches of snow twenty miles from Mesa, and during an El-Nino year, all the mountains of the valley can have snow on them, not just Four Peaks.

Getting rear differential service is a good ideas in summer and before you are going to a colder environment.  You obviously want a differential in good working order when you go to the mountains.  And if you have a sport utility vehicle or other off-road vehicle, it is even more important.

Limited Slip Differentials and Differential Repair

With a limited slip differential, additional torque is available for a slipping wheel allowing for better control of the vehicle.  This applies to more than just winter climates.  During monsoon seasons, which is in midsummer, Arizona can have bouts of extreme weather that can definitely have an adverse impact on your vehicle’s performance.

Arizona’s monsoon season takes people by surprise.  The winds present during a monsoon preceding haboob can top 50 mph.  Micro-bursts are even worse, with tornado like winds.  Adding to that, monsoon rainstorms can easily put down 2-3 inches of rain in a matter of minutes.  Picture it if you will, driving down a road, getting  hit with blinding rain and high winds.  You try to turn, only to find yourself skidding because your rear differential is acting up.  So it’s a good idea to be prepared, and that includes getting differential repair in Mesa, AZ.

Trail Transmission
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529
(480) 986-7367


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