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7835 Ivory Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 638-2710
1150 St. Louis Rd.
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 345-0611
25 Commercial St.
Millstadt, IL 62260
(618) 476-7490

Mike's Automotive provides Differential Repair services to Collinsville, IL, St. Louis, MO, Millstadt, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Differential Repair

The differential is responsible for transferring engine power to the wheels. It also compensates for and adjusts to the differences in wheel speed as your vehicle moves through turns. When your vehicle navigates a turn, the inside wheel turns slower than the outside wheel, which has to turn faster in order to keep pace with the inside wheel. The differential allows the wheels to turn at different speeds while maintaining control. A vehicle without a differential would hop and bump along the pavement for an unstable, shaky ride. Four wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential in front and back, while rear wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential in back. A front wheel drive’s differential, called the transaxle because of the functional combination of the front axle and transmission, is located between the front wheels. All-wheel drive vehicles are equipped with a differential between both the front and rear wheels with a transfer case between them. The case adjusts for speed differences between the front and rear wheels. In all vehicle applications, the differential is primarily responsible for routing and regulating power between wheels.

Benefits of Differential Repair

Whether your car or truck has four-wheel drive, front wheel drive, or rear wheel drive, your vehicle has a differential that experiences heavy wear and tear. When scheduling a differential repair service, you should consider where you drive most often and how much time your vehicle spends traversing particular types of terrain. Tougher terrain—like dirt roads, unpaved or gravel roads—and extreme driving can have a heavier impact on the life of your vehicle’s differential. Maintenance for differentials will differ from vehicle to vehicle. As part of your normal car maintenance schedule, a differential fluid change can positively impact the safety and health of your vehicle. Noise coming from your vehicle’s differential can be a sign of insufficient lubricant or worn gears and bearings due to regular wear and tear. At the first sign of trouble, contact us so we can quickly diagnose and correct the issue.

Mike's Automotive proudly serves the Differential Repair needs of customers in Collinsville, IL, St. Louis, MO, Millstadt, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Collinsville IL | Millstadt IL | St. Louis MO | and surrounding areas

Differential Fluid Change

Differential fluid lubricates the differential in all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and front-wheel drive...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Differential Service

Many vehicles need a properly working differential system for the smoothest ride possible. While all vehicles have a differential system...

Approx. Time: 30 Minutes

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Mike's Automotive

For the best in auto repairs & tires in and around the St. Louis, MO area, call Mike's Automotive. Since 1976, drivers like you have relied on the experts at our shop to take care of all your car repair and tire needs. We specialize in engine rebuilding and automotive machine shop services, but we can assist with general auto repairs, too. Our skilled technicians use quality parts from AC Delco and we're a t3-certified tire shop, to boot. Choose tires for your car, truck, or SUV from the industry's best brands. No matter what your vehicle needs, if you live in the Saint Louis, MO area,  bring it to us and experience us continuing the tradition of excellence.

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