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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 Honda Element $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2012 Honda CR-V $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2004 Honda CR-V $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2010 Honda Element $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2013 Honda Crosstour $81 $10.98 $70.00 31% $118.48
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $104 $34.06 $70.00 26% $141.56
2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $104 $34.06 $70.00 26% $141.56
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $104 $34.06 $70.00 26% $141.56
2013 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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Chris

18 years of experience
917 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
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.
2007 JEEP WRANGLER - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA

Ben

37 years of experience
698 reviews
Ben
37 years of experience
Ben came to the appointment prepared to work. He did everything I requested and offered a few suggestions for routine maintenance that I should take care of. Even told me approximately how many more miles I'd get before the services would be needed. We were very pleased with his work and will definitely request him for all future appointments.
2009 ACURA TL - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - KATY, TEXAS

Rocco

18 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
18 years of experience
Rocco did a great job and left my driveway oil drip free. Worked promptly and well organized Will use this service again..
2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 HD - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

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