Diff Lockers And How They Work

What Is A Differential Look at any vehicle on the road and you will see at least one differential. Virtually every vehicle built since the 30’s has a differential attached at the drive shaft. And why would they not? Differentials allow for cornering, different wheel speeds (hence the name), power distribution and are responsible for…

Transmission Problems

Transmission Problems: What To Choose From? We all know about engines, oil, tyres, brakes. All the components that we talk to our mechanic about when we get a service. But when was the last time you had a conversation with a professional about your transmission? Whether you realise or not, your transmission is constantly being…

Car Habits That Can Destroy Your Car Transmission

Car Habits That Destroy Your Car Transmission The interface for a car is pretty simple. Turn the wheel left to turn left, use the brake pedal to slow down, mash the noise pedal to go faster. That sort of thing. The problem with this simplicity is we forget the technology operating underneath the soft plastics…

4 Common Gearbox Problems

4 Common Gearbox Problems Automotive transmissions are not simple. Your transmission is a collection of gears, wheels, cogs and bearings spinning happily and smothered in lubricants. Until it breaks. The issue with complex machinery is the sheer amount of parts that can break, wear, snap or seize. Like most motoring issues, early identification and intervention…

Why Is My Clutch Not Working?

Front vs Rear 4WD Lockers Manual cars are more interactive, give better feedback and allow the driver to feel more involved with operating the vehicle. Your clutch is one of the most hard-working parts of your car. How do you tell if there is a problem, and how bad can problems be? What do we…

Front vs Rear 4WD Lockers

Front vs Rear 4WD Lockers Few people buy a serious 4WD without at least an aspiration to head one day off road. Most 4WD class vehicles in dealerships today cater to these casual 4×4 drivers. But what if you are a serious off-road enthusiast? What if you want or need a vehicle that can handle…

What Is A Differential

What Is A Differential Never heard of a differential? The experts at Coastals are here to give you the lowdown on what a differential actually is and why it’s critical to smooth, safe and reliable driving. You’ve probably come across vehicles without differentials – like go karts – that offer poor handling and seemingly unpredictable…

Types Of Differentials

Types Of Differentials From open to torque-vectoring, different types of differentials offer a range of benefits and advantages. Depending on your vehicle, from compact city cars to large off-road 4WDs, you’re likely to need a certain type of differential. At Coastals, our diff specialists provide expert diff parts, repairs and services in Perth. Want to…

How to Identify a Failing Differential

How to Identify a Failing Differential No matter what type of car you drive, a failing differential spells trouble. At Coastals, our Perth professionals specialise in providing expert advice and services when it comes to diff repairs and reconditioning. Check out our handy guide for understanding the noises and sounds coming from your car and…