Our vehicles are made up of hundreds of parts both small and large, and each of them plays a part in its operation and functionality. The differential is an important component because its role is to make your wheels drive correctly on both straight and curvy roads. If you think you may be having differential problems or would just like to learn more, come to Lithia Kia of Anchorage in Anchorage, AK, and speak to our automotive specialists.

Just what is the differential and what does it do? The differential is a system that distributes the torque to your tires and wheels. It distributes it in such a manner that makes the wheels go at different speeds. The idea of deliberately making your wheels drive at different speeds may sound impractical, but it’s necessary so that your vehicle can drive as steady rounding a corner as it does down the straight stretch. It’s a vital part of your vehicle and what keeps it driving safely down the road.

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