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For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Sunday 05 May 2019

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get through the deepest snow. But with that added capability comes additional complexity, drive-train components and other systems that less capable vehicles don't have.  And that is why when it comes t... read more

Time for Differential Service at Cartec Automotive Service?

Tuesday 01 January 2019

Hello TULSA - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you've got a differential (or two or three) and it needs service now and then.What does your vehicle differential do? Well, it compensates for the differences in speed between your out... read more

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

Monday 11 September 2017

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in TULSA, OK, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most TULSA drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of TULSA customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Cartec Automotive Service... read more

Drive Train Service in TULSA at Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 06 November 2016

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive.Let's start with front-wheel drive. In this vehicle, the transmission and the differential are... read more

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in TULSA

Thursday 07 May 2015

One TULSA automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around TULSA, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transmission. The driveline starts there and includes all of the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels.That's not really a lot of components, but they handle the full force of the en... read more

Differential Service in TULSA, OK - What You Need to Know

Wednesday 04 June 2014

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in TULSA, OK, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some TULSA vehicles might even have two or three.Not surprisingly, a differential's job is to compensate for differences; specifically, they're the differences in wheel speed when turning. For insta... read more

Differential Service at Cartec Automotive Service

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in TULSA, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Cartec Automotive Service service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at Cartec Automotive Service covers a lot of things, s... read more

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