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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
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2008 Nissan 350Z $110 $29.98 $79.99 20% $137.48
2015 Chevrolet Camaro $110 $29.98 $79.99 20% $137.48
2011 Lexus GS450h $110 $29.98 $79.99 20% $137.48
2010 BMW 535i $111 $30.98 $79.99 19% $138.48
2015 Chevrolet Corvette $110 $29.98 $79.99 20% $137.48

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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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Number of Reviews

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Matt

14 years of experience
57 reviews
Matt
14 years of experience
Mazda MX-5 Miata - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Matt did a great job, and was thorough and knowledgeable! He gave me an early heads up on a schedule conflict he had, and made an extra effort to fit me in to the end of a long day. He was well prepared and through his diligence was able to correct the original fluids supplied to the correct amount needed to complete the job. He took time to show me the fluids removed and the engine compartment. He is very personable and clearly enjoys interacting with customers, while still accommodating our needs due to pandemic restrictions. Very convenient and safe way to go during this crazy time!

David

17 years of experience
39 reviews
David
17 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Littleton, Colorado
What takes my firestone a “Hey, let me give you a call when it’s ready” (10-14 hours) took him less than 3 hours for the same exact work. Not only was this amazing in his own right, but absolutely fantastic in the quality of service as well. I asked him some basic questions and he had some fantastic answers. If I could recommend anyone to do proficient work and keep his promise, it would be David. Even got some more business lined up in the future.

Bradford

12 years of experience
26 reviews
Bradford
12 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML350 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Brandywine, Maryland
My experience with Bradford was a 10 plus. He communicated well when discussing issues, he listened and responded to all of my questions in a patient manner, and he fixed the problem. Highly recommended! Thank you!

Pardeep

20 years of experience
693 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Honda Pilot - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Mountain View, California
Pardeep was an excellent and very efficient mechanic. He was very knowledgeable with all the right tools to get the job done correctly and efficiently. He showed up early, worked smart, quickly, and was thorough, a tough combination to master. I'd hire him again.

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