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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 Honda CR-V $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2014 Honda Crosstour $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2010 Honda Ridgeline $102 $32.19 $70.00 26% $139.69
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2013 Honda CR-V $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2007 Honda CR-V $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2011 Honda CR-V $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $104 $34.06 $70.00 26% $141.56
2010 Acura MDX $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2006 Acura MDX $102 $32.19 $70.00 26% $139.69
2009 Mercedes-Benz G550 $104 $34.06 $70.00 26% $141.56
2006 Mercedes-Benz G500 $104 $34.06 $70.00 26% $141.56
2005 Mercedes-Benz G500 $104 $34.06 $70.00 26% $141.56
2013 Porsche Cayenne $87 $17.42 $70.00 30% $124.92
2008 Porsche Cayenne $87 $17.42 $70.00 30% $124.92
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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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Jonathan

18 years of experience
245 reviews
Jonathan
18 years of experience
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2009 HONDA PILOT - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - DENVER, COLORADO

Alfred

9 years of experience
153 reviews
Alfred
9 years of experience
Alfred was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable, and did great work on my vehicle. I will definitely boo him again!
2006 SUBARU LEGACY - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Nicholas

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Nicholas
13 years of experience
Very knowledgeable mechanic..replaced my fuel filter in my Cadillac and rear differential fluid..problem solved and car running great in just over an hour! Highly recommend
2006 CADILLAC STS - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - DENVER, COLORADO

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