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How much does Differential Fluid Service Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Dodge Charger $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2008 GMC Savana 2500 $114 $44.16 $70.00 24% $151.66
2010 Kia Forte $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2010 BMW 535i $116 $45.86 $70.00 24% $153.36
2013 Infiniti FX37 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 Porsche 911 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50

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Differential Fluid Service Replacement Service

What is the differential fluid service (rear axle oil service) all about?

The differential is a special gear box located between the drive wheels of your vehicle. It allows the drive wheels to turn at different speeds, as they must when turning a corner. Over time, high operating temperatures can cause the lubricating fluid in the differential to break down, developing a gummy texture that doesn't properly lubricate the gears. Replacing the fluid can help you avoid premature wear on the gears in the differential, and can even help reduce wear on drive-wheel tires.

Keep in mind:

Some vehicles do not have a drain plug. In these vehicles, the differential cover must be removed to drain the fluid. A new gasket is installed and the proper amount of oil is then added.

How it's done:

  • Check the fluid level
  • Drain and fill the fluid
  • Add the correct amount and specification of oil
  • Test drive vehicle and check for leaks

Our recommendation:

You should follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for when to change the differential fluid. Usually this is anywhere between every 15,000 and every 50,000 miles. However, all of the fluids in your vehicle should be checked during regular maintenance services.

What is a common symptom indicating you need a differential fluid service (rear axle oil service)?

  • Car is louder than normal

How important is this service?

When you turn your vehicle one way or the other, the wheels on one side of the car need to move at a different rate than the wheels on the other side of the car. The differential is a special gearbox that allows your wheels to do exactly that. It is located between the drive wheels, and helps the wheels turn at rates independent of one another. Like most parts of your car, the differential needs fluid to act as lubrication. When this fluid isn’t properly serviced, it can become contaminated. Contaminated differential fluid doesn’t work very well as a lubricant, and so your differential won’t be properly lubricated. This puts extra stress on the differential and wheels.

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Number of Reviews

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Kevin

14 years of experience
61 reviews
Kevin
14 years of experience
Kevin as always takes his time and will advise against uneeded work. Very friendly..timely and informative. "He's the man"!
2006 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Chris

8 years of experience
223 reviews
Chris
8 years of experience
Chris arrived early and was very professional. He did an excellent job.
2005 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Patrick

14 years of experience
8 reviews
Patrick
14 years of experience
Great!
2007 INFINITI G35 - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - SANDY, TEXAS

Wilson

10 years of experience
202 reviews
Wilson
10 years of experience
He did a great job very professional
2005 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - LONGWOOD, FLORIDA

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