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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
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt $106 $25.98 $79.99 20% $133.48
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe $106 $25.98 $79.99 20% $133.48
2007 Kia Sportage $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2006 Cadillac Escalade $106 $25.98 $79.99 20% $133.48
2015 Lincoln MKZ $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2014 Porsche Boxster $107 $26.98 $79.99 20% $134.48

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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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Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Lexus GS300 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Irvine, California
Chris is an excellent mechanic. Always on time! A mechanic you can trust because of his work ethics and taking the time to diagnose your car.
Jeep Wrangler - Differential / Gear Oil - Mission Viejo, California
Chris did a great job we are very happy. He was very knowledgeable and very professional. He took care of all our mechanical issues and our car has never run better. He left the premisses spotless. We will definitely request him again.

Andrian

30 years of experience
73 reviews
Andrian
30 years of experience
Nissan 300ZX - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Pompano Beach, Florida
On time, extremely professional, and highly knowledgeable. Great overall experience and will certainly count on him in the future for other services.

Ernesto

30 years of experience
27 reviews
Ernesto
30 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Hartland, Wisconsin
Ernesto called me to let me know he would be arriving late due to some repair issues with his first appointment. I received a text when he did arrive. I appreciated these courtesies! Ernesto was polite, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The repair went well, and he explained the various procedures as he performed them. Previously, he worked as a Honda service mechanic, so I was extremely comfortable as he worked on my car, and he took some time to give me a heads-up about future maintenance issues I could likely expect. I would not hesitate to request Ernesto for future work, and I offer my highest recommendation for his work and professional conduct. Glad to have met you, Ernesto!

Antonios

16 years of experience
48 reviews
Antonios
16 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sharon, Massachusetts
I highly recommend Tony. It's the second service he has performed on my car. This time he made sure I had the right spark plugs that best fit my Toyota. If I would have replaced the spark plugs myself would get the highest rated ones which are not the OEM for Toyota.

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