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Seriously? Filled-for-Life Transmission? John Baker|Jan 04, 2019 9:10 AM Casual motorists generally take no interest in crawling under their vehicles on a Saturday afternoon. And, when was the last time you heard someone express excitement over dropping their car off at the dealership for maintenance? The automakers know this, which explains the proliferation of sealed, […]

How a Differential Works (and the Type of Gear Lube to Use) John Baker|Mar 01, 2019 10:29 AM Think of all the devices we take for granted that improve our lives. The refrigerator. The microprocessor. The air conditioner. The spork. Add the automotive differential to that list. Without that metal “pumpkin” beneath your vehicle filled […]

Don’t worry about the extra weight Many people overstress their vehicles in the summer, pulling trailers, campers or fifth-wheels with boats, sometimes exceeding their rated towing limits. Severe-service conditions and hot summer temperatures place extreme pressure on transmissions and differentials. Modern turbo diesel trucks and vehicles with V-10 engines boast more horsepower and torque than […]