There are different kinds of differentials, but the most common type is the open differential. It is also the oldest type, and it’s considered rugged and simple in design.

In the open differential, the ring gear meshes with the powered pinion gear. The ring gear then transfers power, using a second set of gears, to both axles. However, there is one major weakness with this kind of differential. In the event there is slippage, the power is instead directed to the wheel, which results into little grip of the wheels to the road. As such, the car may become uncontrollable and easily cause an accident.

Visit Courtesy Nissan, and let us help you find out which differential is fitted in your car. That way, you will be able to know a few tricks and tips to keep your differential in good position shape. Our experts will also advise you on your next scheduled maintenance.
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