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Long Lake MN 55356
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Because the "differential" is located under the vehicle towards the rear, it is difficult to see and often overlooked. This is very unfortunate because every vehicle relies on the differential to compensate for the difference in distance that the inner and outer wheels travel when the automobile turns a corner. In order for this component to maintain its ability to perform this vital function, vehicle manufacturers recommend that differential oil be changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. This maintenance chore is as important as changing engine oil at recommended intervals. Cleaning metal shavings out of the housing is also recommended. Not changing the differential oil leads to gear wear and failure that can quickly bring things to a halt.

Do you know when you last had your differential oil changed? If you canít remember, you need to schedule an appointment at our shop. Our ASE-certified technicians will provide the regularly scheduled maintenance that will keep your car running smoothly, from front to rear. Catching the small problems before they become big repair bills will save you time and money.

Call 952-473-4848 today for an appointment. You can also find us at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake. Be sure to visit our web site at www.chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas!

HINT: Differential oil lubricates the ring and pinion gears that transfer power from the driveshaft to the wheel axles.