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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.

Differential Fluid Service Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 GMC Yukon$132$36.94$94.998%$144.44
2006 Jeep Commander$132$36.94$94.998%$144.44
2013 Nissan Frontier$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2006 Audi A4$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2013 BMW 135is$126$30.98$94.999%$138.48
2015 Porsche Boxster$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50

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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Henry

34 years of experience
171 reviews
Henry
34 years of experience
Ford F-250 Super Duty V8-5.4L - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Henry rescheduled when the weather was poor. He came out Friday and called when his previous job made him run late. Henry worked hard for a couple of hours and did a great job.

Adam

17 years of experience
230 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler L4-2.0L Turbo Hybrid - Differential/Gear Oil Replacement - Boca Raton, Florida
Adam makes getting your car serviced a pleasant experience. He is very knowledgeable, excellent communication, friendly and efficient! Highly recommend!!

Andrew

14 years of experience
103 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Lexus RX350 V6-3.5L - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Tacoma, Washington
Andrew is very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. He took the time to explain the answers to my questions.

Colin

27 years of experience
117 reviews
Colin
27 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C300 L4-2.0L Turbo - 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 ☆☆☆☆☆

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