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VIDEO: Differentials In Light-Duty Vehicles

How do differentials take the drama out of turns?

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When a vehicle is going straight ahead, both driven wheels are traveling at the same speed. But when the vehicle is turning, that’s a different story – or should we say, that’s a differential story. 

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That’s because when a vehicle turns a corner, the outside wheel has to cover a greater distance than the inside wheel, so the outside wheel has to turn faster. The mechanism that makes this happen is the differential.

This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings.

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