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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
2009 Chevrolet Malibu $117 $36.94 $79.99 19% $144.44
2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country $111 $30.98 $79.99 19% $138.48
2010 Chrysler Town & Country $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2011 Infiniti FX50 $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2014 BMW Z4 $111 $30.98 $79.99 19% $138.48
2012 Porsche 911 $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $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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Theodore

16 years of experience
1355 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Toyota Sequoia - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Bothell, Washington
Theodore once again did not disappoint. We had scheduled a lot of services to be done on our Sequoia and he finished it all within the estimated time. I would highly recommend him.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Renton, Washington
First time using a service like this. Pleasantly surprised with the service and booked the next service needed. Thank you for your professionalism and care of my vehicle.

Colin

27 years of experience
100 reviews
Colin
27 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C300 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Riverview, Florida
Great mechanic great covid-19 protocol overall a great person will recommend to the whole family thank you five star rateing ☆☆☆☆☆

Alexander

6 years of experience
109 reviews
Alexander
6 years of experience
Land Rover LR4 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Lewis Center, Ohio
Knowledgeable and courteous. Willing to explain and discuss the vehicle generally. The original pricing came in lower than dealer. The revised pricing, based on a closer look at Land Rover differential fluid specs, was about the same as dealership--minus the inconvenience of taking the car in, waiting, and never interacting with the actual mechanic servicing the vehicle. Great service!

Michael

16 years of experience
606 reviews
Michael
16 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Smyrna, Georgia
Mr. Straub arrived early for our appointment. He called to let me know he was on site. He is professional and courteous.

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