How do you tell if a car has a LSD?

What is the purpose of a LSD?

A limited-slip differential (regularly abbreviated to LSD) allows faster cornering by shuffling torque between the driven wheels. This lets the car use its engine’s output in the most efficient way possible by preventing wheelspin and maximising traction.

Does LSD help with traction?

A limited-slip differential (LSD) is a mechanical device that’s attached to a vehicle’s drive axle. It prevents traction loss and optimizes power distribution when needed.

Is limited-slip differential worth it?

And limited-slip differentials aren’t just useful on the road: race cars and off-roaders use them, too. However, they do cost more than open differentials and require more maintenance. It’s worth pointing out, though, that differential fluid doesn’t really last the lifetime of the car.