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Drive Train Service in Ashland at Duffy’s Repair Service

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the vital 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 combined in one component, known as the transaxle. The transaxle is connected to two half-shafts (axles), which are then connected to the wheels with a constant velocity (or CV) joint, which is protected by an airtight rubber boot. Duffy’s Repair Service service for this type of driveline includes servicing the transaxle and inspecting the CV boot. If the boot is damaged, the CV joint will need to be inspected, and the boot will…

Differential Service in Ashland, Virginia – What You Need To Know

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 Ashland, Virginia, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some Ashland drivers might even have two or three. Not surprisingly, a differential’s job is to compensate for differences. Specifically the differences in wheel speed when turning. For instance, imagine taking a corner near your Ashland, Virginia home. Your inside wheel has a shorter distance to travel than the outside wheel as you turn the corner. That means that your outside wheel has to turn faster to keep pace with the inside wheel. The differential allows the wheels to turn at different speeds while still providing power to your vehicle. Without a differential,…

What Is A Differential And Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Ashland, Virginia, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Ashland 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 mind for our Ashland customers. So it’s not uncommon for car owners to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Duffy’s Repair Service in Ashland at 804.798.5922 for information about differential service, or stop by our Ashland, Virginia auto center at 9974 Lickinghole Road 23005. To better understand what a differential does, think about our local Ashland high school track. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for…

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  • Duffy’s Repair Service

    9974 Lickinghole Road
    Ashland, VA 23005

  • Phone: 804-798-5922

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