Differential Service and Fluid Explained
Our certified technicians recommend having the differential inspected at routine intervals and having the differential fluid flushed periodically. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for the mileage at which this should occur. Typically, you should have your differential fluid replaced approximately every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. When you come to North Georgia Toyota for differential service, our certified technicians will first drain the differential fluid, then inspect the differential components. If no maintenance or repairs are needed, we will then add differential fluid that is appropriate for your vehicle. We are proud to use BG full synthetic oil, which exceeds OE standards.
Indications That Differential Service Is Necessary
Have you noticed that your Toyota is making unusual grinding noises? Is it vibrating or visibly leaking fluid? Have you had difficulty steering while driving, or noticed irregular wear of your tires? These are all indications that there may be differential problems, so schedule an appointment as soon as possible with our certified technicians. We can inspect your system to determine the root cause, and repair the issue for you. Don’t delay and put off an inspection, as a problem with your differential can immobilize your Toyota.
How Often Does the Differential Fluid Need to Be Replaced?
If you have noticed one or more of the signs of differential problems above, schedule an appointment today at North Georgia Toyota. Otherwise, our certified technicians recommend having your differential replaced approximately every 150,000 miles. However, this can vary if your Toyota is subjected to greater stress from towing heavy loads or if your differential fluid is low or contaminated.