BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Differential/Gear Oil Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Differential / Gear Oil Replacement.
Learn More

$106.97 - $116.97

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Differential / Gear Oil Replacement.
Learn More


Differential/Gear Oil Replacement Estimate for BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Differential/Gear Oil Replacement costs $112 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2016 BMW ActiveHybrid 5L6-3.0L Turbo HybridService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$138.95Shop/Dealer Price$173.16 - $229.17
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5L6-3.0L Turbo HybridService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$138.95Shop/Dealer Price$173.06 - $228.99
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5L6-3.0L Turbo HybridService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$138.95Shop/Dealer Price$173.16 - $229.17
2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 5L6-3.0L Turbo HybridService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$143.95Shop/Dealer Price$176.90 - $231.97
2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 5L6-3.0L Turbo HybridService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$138.95Shop/Dealer Price$176.10 - $234.32
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5L6-3.0L Turbo HybridService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$138.95Shop/Dealer Price$171.02 - $225.43
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5L6-3.0L Turbo HybridService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Rear ReplacementEstimate$138.95Shop/Dealer Price$167.64 - $219.51
2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 5L6-3.0L Turbo HybridService typeDifferential / Gear Oil - Front ReplacementEstimate$143.95Shop/Dealer Price$175.65 - $229.77
Show example BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Differential/Gear Oil Replacement prices

Differential/Gear Oil Replacement Service

What is the Differential/Gear Oil all about?

Differential oil is a type of oil. Cars have a gearbox connecting the two axles. This gearbox is responsible for the conversion of engine power and its transmission to the wheels, allowing them to turn at varying speeds. This part of the car is called the differential, and lubrication is needed for it to function properly. Differential fluid, also called differential oil, provides the lubrication and cooling of the car’s differential. The fluid is there to protect the gears’ metal surfaces from friction, and to prevent overheating and burning.

Keep in mind:

  • Some vehicles have a front differential and others have a rear differential.
  • Some vehicles use a synthetic gear oil.

How it's done:

  • Check fluid level.
  • Inspect the rear housing for leaks.
  • Remove the cover (if the differential does not have a drain plug).
  • Install new gasket if needed.
  • Fill with new fluid.

Our recommendation:

Differential oil should be changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. You should aim to have the gear oil changed every 30,000 miles, but it’s a good idea to have a mechanic check the differential oil during regular maintenance services.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Differential/Gear Oil?

Gear oil is contaminated with metal particles or other substances.

How important is this service?

The differential is responsible for transferring the power from the engine to the transmission and the wheels, and for controlling how much power goes to each wheel. Like many aspects of your vehicle, the differential requires oil to act as lubrication. Differential oil allows the differential to move smoothly and consistently, which allows the vehicle to continue sending power to the wheels. If the differential oil is old, it may be contaminated with debris and metal shavings. This contamination will come into constant contact with the differential, which can cause severe long term damage to the differential.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert BMW mechanics

Real customer reviews from BMW owners like you.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic BMW Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

4,735

Rating Summary
4,384
167
52
35
97
4,384
167
52
35
97

Nicholas

10 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
10 years of experience
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 - Back To School Promo - Houston, Texas
He arrive before time and was very easy to communicate. Extremely professional and knowledgeable. If I had a choice of selecting a Mechanic next time I would pick him

Ben

40 years of experience
1141 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 - Oil Change - Houston, Texas
Helpful and Courteous.

Dave

22 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
22 years of experience
BMW 325i - Differential / Gear Oil - San Jose, California
very fast service. highly skilled

Gerald

24 years of experience
9 reviews
Gerald
24 years of experience
BMW X5 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Houston, Texas
Absolutely proficient and pre-purchase inspections. He was highly detailed in his diagnostic of the vehicle from a mechanical and 'street smart' sense! It almost reminded me of an episode from CSI in the way he uncovered correlating clues that the car had been flooded at one point in its life. I'm now reporting to eBay and the BBB the Dealership that tried selling the vehicle by falsifying it had a clean record/title. Thanks Gerald for saving me and my family thousands of dollars!!

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic BMW Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

4,735

Rating Summary
4,384
167
52
35
97
4,384
167
52
35
97
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON
Number of BMW services completed
52085+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT BMW MECHANICS
900+
experts on our platform

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com