Check diff oil levels and fill if necessary


The differential is a very important part of any bakkie or rear-wheel drive SUV and it is also found on rear-wheel drive passenger cars.

Inside the differential is a set of rack and piston gears that compensate for the difference in speed that the inner and outer wheels travel when going around a corner.

Many mechanics and technicians will miss this very important gear set, even though the change of diff oil is specified in the operating manual of virtually every rear-wheel drive vehicle on the market.

During a major car service the technicians at Steves Auto Clinic will inspect and replace or top up the diff oil and they will also be able to report on the state of the rear diff as required to the owner of the vehicle.

This routine inspection of the rear diff and the oil inside it is part of every major vehicle service.