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All Our Differential Services

Differential Reconditioning


rear wheel drive differential in our sheffield workshop

We remove, recondition and refit car & van differentials. We recondition and rebuild differentials here at our Sheffield differentials workshop. For over 30 years we have been reconditioning car & van differentials for both the trade and public ready for fitting by us or your usual garage.

  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • Bmw
  • Citroen
  • Dacia
  • Dihatsu
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lotus
  • Nissan
  • Peugeot
  • Porsche
  • Renault
  • Saab
  • Seat
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Renault
  • Range Rover
  • Rover
  • Skoda
  • Toyota
  • Vauxhall
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

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The Differential's 3 Jobs

  1. To aim the engines power and torque at the vehicles driven wheels usually through 90 degrees.
  2. To act as the final gear reduction in the vehicle, slowing the rotational speed of the transmission one final time before it is transferred to the vehicles wheels via the prop or drive shafts.
  3. To transmit the engine power and torque to the road wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds to minimise tyre wear. This is the one that earned the differential its name.

Differentials - The Basics

What Is A Differential?

a fully labeled illustration of a vehicles engine, gearbox and differential layout highlighting the differentials position within a modern rear wheel drive vehicle

The differential has a hard life, it rotates the outside driven wheel on your vehicle faster than the inside driven wheel to improve the cornering and performance of your vehicle whilst maintaining your tyre's maximum usable life. During this process torque is transferred from the center drive shaft, through 90 degrees to the drive shafts that turn the vehicles wheels. Although durable, maintenance may be necessary.

Wheels Spin At Different Speeds

You probably never considered your vehicles wheels sometimes need to spin at different speeds.

Different Speeds

illustration of a vehicle driving and leaving behind 4 different color trails from its wheels to highlight how vehicle wheels rotate at different speeds when a vehicle corners

It's when you turn a corner that your driven wheels need to turn at different speeds. The outside driven wheel has to rotate more than the inner driven wheel as it has more distance to cover. Also in slippery conditions like snow or oil on the road one or both of your vehicles wheels may loose traction.

All The Same Speed

illustration of a vehicle driving and leaving behind 4 different color trails from its wheels to highlight how vehicle wheels rotate at the same speed when a vehicle drives in a straight line

When traveling in a straight line in a modern vehicle with 4 wheels they all turn at the same speed.

Why Do I Need A Differential?

If your vehicle had to be designed without a differential the driven wheels would have to be locked together. Now the driven wheels are forced to always turn at exactly the same speed you will find just turning a corner difficult. You would have to accelerate enough to make at least the inner wheel slip just to get round the bend. The most likely outcome would be skidding off the road. Also the extra stresses of the tyre scrubbing and skidding would be transmitted through the drive shafts and bearings causing extreme premature wear. The tyres would wear prematurely and possibly shred.

The Non Driven Wheels

illustration of a vehicle driving and leaving behind 4 different color trails from its wheels to highlight how a vehicles non driven wheels rotate independently regardless of the vehicle direction of travel

The front wheels (red & blue) on our rear wheel drive illustration are not driven. They can spin freely and independently of each other at different speeds so there are no problems with cornering or tricky road surfaces here unlike the rear wheels.

Differential Repair, Service, Replace

differential close up of internal gearing and bearings on m and t transmissions rebuild bench being rebuilt

Differential Experts

We can remove, recondition and refit your current differential or we can work on a recondition only basis as with many of our trade customers.

Rebuilt In Sheffield By Us

Modern, Rare & Classic Vehicle Differential Reconditioning.

We repair, service, replace and rebuild differentials at component level in our Sheffield workshop using only the best components. Differential reconditioning for front wheel drive, rear wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles.

Differential Warranty

Standard Differential Warranty

a white car with standard differential warranty

12 months or 12,000 miles warranty, whichever occurs first.

Commercial Differential Warranty

a white van with commercial differential warranty

6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever occurs first

Differential Delivery

a differential cut from its background placed on top of 2 slightly opaque sliver arrows at opposite sides

We will deliver your reconditioned differential or if we removed it we will re-fit it. Next day delivery is available if you just require us to recondition your differential. Please inspect upon arrival before signing to ensure that there has been no damage during transit.

Most Popular Differentials

  1. Ford Transit

    Our most popular differential we recondition is for the good old U.K work horse the Ford Transit van.

  2. Mercedes Sprinter

    Our 2nd most popular differential we recondition is the German work hore the Mercedes Sprinter van.

  3. Land Rover

    3rd place goes to the other U.K work horse the Land Rover.

Differential Delivery Areas

Located at Bradway in Sheffield, South Yorkshire we deliver our reconditioned differentials throughout the Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas most often as well as further a field such as Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester.

Where We Locally Deliver


  • Sheffield
  • Chesterfield
  • Rotherham
  • Barnsley
  • Leeds
  • Worksop
  • Derby
  • Nottingham
  • Doncaster
  • Birmingham
  • Hull
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Preston
  • Wakefield

Where We Deliver Nationwide

  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Carlisle
  • Chelmsford
  • Chester
  • Chichester
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Durham
  • Ely
  • Exeter
  • Gloucester
  • Hereford
  • Hull
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lichfield
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Preston
  • St Albans
  • St Alban
  • Salford
  • Salisbury
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sunderland
  • Truro
  • Wakefield
  • Wells
  • Winchester
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • York

Differential Specialists

a differential specialist reconditioning a large differential at his bench at m and t transnmissions in sheffield south yorkshire

We are specialists for differentials in Sheffield. Differential reconditioning, differential repairs, new differentials, differential fitting and differential replacement in Sheffield. If your car differential has developed a fault call our Sheffield garage.

Telephone: 0114 2363617

Telephone Us: 0114 2363617