563-562-3880
125 E Bridge St
Spillville, IA 52168
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Howard's Tire and Repair provides Differential Fluid Change services to Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Differential Fluid Change Services at Howard's Tire and Repair

Differential fluid lubricates the differential in all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles. In most cases, front-wheel drive vehicles have a transaxle instead of a separate differential, but there are some instances where FWD vehicles have a stand-alone differential. The purpose of the differential is to deliver power to the wheels while allowing them to turn at different speeds. As your vehicle completes a turn, each wheel covers a different distance. The two wheels on the inside of the turn travel a shorter distance than the two wheels on the outside of the turn. Similarly, the two front wheels travel a different distance than the two back wheels. The differential allows your vehicle to make turns smoothly despite these differences, and differential fluid keeps the moving parts of the differential lubricated. Your differential needs clean differential fluid to ensure a smooth ride at all times.



Why Should You Have Differential Fluid Change Services Performed at Howard's Tire and Repair?

Differential fluid reduces the heat caused by the friction of moving parts inside the differential. But friction and heat will progressively break down differential fluid. Worn-out differential fluid can lead to unreliable differential performance, noise, excessive wear, breakdown, or failure. Complete differential failure will result in your entire differential system needing to be replaced. Always be sure to refer to the owner’s manual in your vehicle when determining the proper service intervals for changing your differential fluid. A differential fluid service prepares your vehicle for new fluid by draining out the old fluid and replacing it with fresh differential fluid. During a fluid change, our service staff may inspect other differential components, like gears and shafts, for excessive wear so that the differential continues to work properly.

We proudly service the Differential Fluid Change needs of customers in Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Calmar IA | Decorah IA | Spillville IA | and surrounding areas

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Howard's Tire and Repair in Spillville, IA

What began as a full-service gas station evolved into a well-respected auto repair and tire shop. Howard's Tire and Repair serves motorists in Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and surrounding areas with the highest quality auto repairs. Our expert technicians perform a variety of repairs on both foreign and domestic vehicles and will always discuss repair options with our customers. We also offer a wide range of passenger, light truck and ag tires, as well as farm tire repair, both on and off the farm. Our tires are from the best brands around, ensuring that quality is never compromised. Call us now if you need a wheel alignment, or other auto repairs, or to purchase tires. We’ll get you what you need and have you back on the road before you know it.

Contact Us

Phone: (563) 562-3880
Fax: (563) 562-3060
Address: 125 E Bridge St.
Spillville, IA 52168