(401) 596-3401
17 Ledward Ave. | Westerly, RI 02891
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Pat's Auto Center provides Differential Fluid Change services to Westerly, RI, Stonington, CT, Mystic, CT, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Differential Fluid Change Services at Pat's Auto Center

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 Pat's Auto Center?

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 Westerly, RI, Stonington, CT, Mystic, CT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Mystic CT | Stonington CT | Westerly RI | and surrounding areas

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Pat's Auto Center in Westerly, RI

For Westerly, RI, there's only one place to go when you need tires, auto service, or auto repairs for your vehicle: Pat's Auto Center. At Pat's Auto Center, we pride ourselves on fixing problems other mechanics fail to correct. Our years of experience in the automotive industry and passion for great customer service have earned us a reputation for excellence, not just in Westerly, but also in the nearby communities of Mystic and Stonington, CT. When you need new tires or auto repair, routine maintenance or simply a tune up, you can trust that Pat's Auto Center will get your car or truck back on the road with quality work done right the first time. 

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Phone: (401) 596-3401
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Address: 17 Ledward Ave
Westerly, RI 02891
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