Differential Service


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Differential Service


Differential Service

It seems it’s always time for something in your car. If it’s not an oil change, it’s the spark plugs, the registration or any number of other things. It can feel like a hassle to keep track of your car’s needs, but doing less will inevitably lead to bigger problems. While you’re making a checklist for your vehicle, it’s important not to overlook services that are less frequent. One of those is the differential service.


What Is Included in a Differential Service?

This service targets the suspension system in the car. Depending on the Kia, the differential can be on the front axle, the rear axle or both. The differential is what allows the wheels to turn without undue stress. If you think about an old horse-drawn buggy or chariot, there are no steering wheels. If a turn is taken sharply, it can tip over. That’s because the wheels create tension against each other during a turn. The differential removes this tension, and it’s the key reason why your car can corner better than those older modes of transportation.

The differential service checks the fluid and the system. You’ll get the level and quality of the fluid inspected to make sure everything is working normally. Differential service is standard preventative maintenance.


How Often Do I Need It?

Your owner’s manual will have a recommended schedule for differential service. It varies by model, but typically, you’re looking at having an inspection every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. The differential is a powerful part of the car, and most vehicles go their entire life span without replacement. But, that is contingent on having proper, non-degraded fluid levels throughout.

If oil problems are missed, the whole system can break down. Failing to schedule differential service puts you at risk for this, and if the system breaks, it can be incredibly difficult to steer and control the vehicle. Leaving this service is potentially dangerous, and replacing a blown differential is very expensive.


What Should I Expect at Carriage Kia of Gainesville?

We’ve been serving the Atlanta area for years. If you’re in Cascade Wood, McEver, Alpharetta or Cumming, Carriage Kia of Gainesville is a great place for all of your routine maintenance. Our certified Kia experts will make short work of your checkup while you enjoy our free Wi-Fi, snacks, quiet room and other amenities. While we’re working, we’ll give your vehicle a complimentary multi-point inspection. When you leave, you’ll know that your car is in top shape.



Service Amenities at Carriage Kia of Gainesville
Service Amenities at Carriage Kia of Gainesville
Service Amenities at Carriage Kia of Gainesville



Dealership Amenities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids’ Play Area
  • Courtesy Loaners
  • Rental Cars Available
  • Courtesy Transportation Shuttle
  • Parts & Gear Boutique
  • Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Online Service Scheduling
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Certified Technicians
  • Genuine OEM Parts
  • Express Service Department
  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Pet Friendly!

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Carriage Kia of Gainesville

2815 Browns Bridge Rd,
Gainesville, GA 30504

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