Differential Oil Change Service
Jiffy Lube® Differential Service Keeps Your Wheels Turning!
When your wheels are turning in the Louisville area or central Kentucky, your car’s differential is hard at work adjusting for the different paths of the inside and outside wheels so that undue slippage doesn’t occur. If your differential stops working, you stop going! The differential fluid’s job is to lubricate gears, bearings and shafts in this system. The Jiffy Lube Differential Service replaces the old, depleted fluid with new, manufacturer-recommended fluid that provides better protection for this important mechanical system.
The differential is the mechanical component that spins both the left and right wheels, but lets them rotate at different speeds so that the vehicle can make turns. When a vehicle makes a turn, the outer wheel has to turn faster than the inner wheel, due to the difference in the length of the paths they take. The differential is located between the two wheels, and is attached to each wheel by an axle shaft. Four-wheel drive vehicles have a separate differential for each pair of wheels, connected through a transfer case.
Differential fluid provides lubrication to gears, bearings, shafts and other internal components. Heat, pressure and friction can slowly breakdown the additives in the differential fluid. In addition, small particles of metal and clutch material may come off as they wear and these particles can mix with the fluid. Fluids can also become contaminated with water.
Our service includes:
- evacuating the old differential fluid
- filling the differential with manufacturer recommended type and quantity of new fluid
Transfer Case Service
Calling All 4×4 and All-Wheel Drivers…Jiffy Lube Transfer Case Service is Just For You!
Transfer Cases are found on four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. This gearbox divides the transmission power output between the rear differential and the front differential. Most transfer cases allow the front wheels to be disengaged and spin freely during normal driving conditions. When desired, power is transferred to all four wheels which is something you count on in the kind of wet or snowy conditions you’ll encounter in Louisville and surrounding areas including central Kentucky in Lexington and Winchester.
Transfer case fluid provides lubrication to gears, bearings, shafts, and other internal components. Heat, pressure and friction slowly breakdown the additives in the transfer case fluid. In addition, small particles of metal may come off the gears as they wear and these metal particles can mix with the fluid. Fluids can also become contaminated with water.
Our service includes:
- draining the old transfer case fluid
- filling transfer case with the manufacturer’s recommended type and quantity of new fluid
These services are available at most Jiffy Lube locations in the Louisville metro area and Central Kentucky. Visit our Store Locator for specific addresses and phone numbers.