3475 N. Peck Road, El Monte, CA 91731 Call us at (626) 442-3180

12130 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606 Call us at (562) 646-3240

Star Tire provides Differential Repair services to El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, 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.

Star Tire proudly serves the Differential Repair needs of customers in El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : El Monte CA | Los Angeles CA | Whittier 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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Star Tire

Star Tire is your source for tires, rims, and auto repair services. For more than 50 years, we've served customers from throughout the San Gabriel Valley with the auto services they need to keep their vehicles running at their best. We have two locations in El Monte CA and Whittier CA to better serve your car care needs. See our well-trained staff for passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires that take into account both your budget and your need for performance. Need rims? We can help there too with our wheel selection. Make Star Tire your auto service center for all repairs and scheduled vehicle maintenance, as both of our locations offer services like oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, and more for both foreign and domestic vehicles. Contact us today to schedule your auto service appointment or to get a quote on an auto repair at one of our shops. 

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Phone: (626) 442-3180
Fax: 626-442-8343
Address: 3475 N. Peck Road
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 562-646-3240
Fax: 562-646-3243
Address: 12130 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90606

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