How Is 4×4 Service Different?
With a regular vehicle, you have to focus on taking care of things like oil changes, wiper blade replacements, and tire rotations. When you take your vehicle off-road and tackle challenging terrain, there’s a lot more stress that you have to take care of through maintenance. Making sure you have a good front and rear differential fluid is one of many things you have to do if you want to keep your 4×4 in good shape, which is why you need to make sure you’re getting special service for your Chevrolet 4×4.
Transfer Case Maintenance
As crucial as your transmission is when it comes to powering your wheels, it can’t do a whole lot without the transfer case. And just like many other parts of your vehicle need fluid to work correctly, your transfer case requires transfer case fluid. Since transfer case fluid is an important part of keeping your transfer case cool and lubricated, you must have it changed regularly when you drive a 4×4 vehicle. Neglecting to perform fluid exchanges can lead to increased wear and tear that may require a transfer case replacement.
Front and Rear Differential Service
While a transfer case transfers power from the transmission to your wheels, your differential is responsible for transferring torque to your wheels. Just like transfer case fluid, differential fluid is responsible for making sure your differential is properly lubricated and cooled, which helps prevent damage to the ring and pinion gears. You should have a differential fluid exchange done at least once every 80,000 kilometres, but more often if you frequently take your Chevrolet off-road.