What Is a Vehicle Rear Differential?

Answer A rear differential in a car is a device that distributes equal torque (a measure of an object's rotation upon a force being applied) to both wheels even when they are spinning at different rates. ... Read More »

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If you have liability insurance only in a no-fault state and you were rear-ended and vehicle totalled who pays for the replacement or repair of the vehicle?

%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% Answer Michigan's no fault law is really a pain. If you only had liability insurance, even if you weren't at fault, you're responsible for the damages to your vehicle. If the o... Read More »

What is a rear end differential?

The rear end differential is the part of a motor vehicle that accepts mechanical power from the drive shaft, changes the direction of rotation to match the direction of travel, and transfers power ... Read More »

What Is Rear Differential Service?

Rear differential service is a scheduled maintenance item that involves draining and refilling the gear oil housed in the differential. The rear differential is responsible for transferring power t... Read More »

How to Fill a Rear Differential?

You may need to add fluid to your differential due to leaks or changing seals, or it may be time to change out the gear oil completely. Either way, it's just a few steps to fill the rear differenti... Read More »