What Are Axle Housings?
The long housing that your wheels are mounted to is called your axle housing. This housing acts as a support for your suspension, axles, differential gearing, and wheels. Within it, you’ll find axle shafts, differential gears, and a fluid called gear oil. This gear oil lubricates both your axle shafts and differential gears. Most manufacturers recommend changing this gear oil once every 30 to 60 thousand miles. However, that interval may change depending on what you use your truck for, and how often you use it as such.
Axle Inspection Services
At Superior Towing and Fleet Service, we offer inspection services for axle housings of all kinds. Whether you’ve got a light, medium, or heavy-duty fleet, you can rest assured knowing we’ll inspect your trucks for anything of concern. We’ll look for leaks, rust damaged, worn bearings, and of course, worn axles.
Gear Oil Fluid Changes
Why do you need to change your gear oil, you may ask? On the one hand, gear oil is like any other lubricant. It breaks down! Oil that breaks down doesn’t lubricate moving parts as well as it once did. Fortunately, by changing your gear oil once every 30 to 60 thousand miles, you can maintain this level of lubrication and keep your axles and differential in great shape! A second reason to change your gear oil is in the event that it gets contaminated. Even something as simple as water can mess with your oil’s ability to lubricate moving parts.
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