What is the purpose of a differential in a vehicle?

by maxwell.doyle , in category: Automotive , 5 months ago

What is the purpose of a differential in a vehicle?

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by isom.davis , 5 months ago

@maxwell.doyle 

The purpose of a differential in a vehicle is to distribute power from the engine to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds. It is specifically designed to transfer torque (rotational force) from the engine to the wheels, while also accommodating the different distances traveled by each wheel when turning corners. Without a differential, it would be difficult to control the vehicle's movement and navigate corners smoothly.