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How much does Differential/Gear Oil 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
2006 Jeep Liberty $106 $25.98 $79.99 20% $133.48
2012 Kia Sportage $106 $25.98 $79.99 20% $133.48
2009 Ford Taurus $96 $15.58 $79.99 22% $123.08
2013 BMW X3 $107 $26.98 $79.99 20% $134.48
2005 Audi TT Quattro $96 $15.94 $79.99 22% $123.44
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50

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Differential/Gear Oil Replacement Service

What is the Differential/Gear Oil all about?

Differential oil is a type of oil. Cars have a gearbox connecting the two axles. This gearbox is responsible for the conversion of engine power and its transmission to the wheels, allowing them to turn at varying speeds. This part of the car is called the differential, and lubrication is needed for it to function properly. Differential fluid, also called differential oil, provides the lubrication and cooling of the car’s differential. The fluid is there to protect the gears’ metal surfaces from friction, and to prevent overheating and burning.

Keep in mind:

  • Some vehicles have a front differential and others have a rear differential.
  • Some vehicles use a synthetic gear oil.

How it's done:

  • Check fluid level.
  • Inspect the rear housing for leaks.
  • Remove the cover (if the differential does not have a drain plug).
  • Install new gasket if needed.
  • Fill with new fluid.

Our recommendation:

Differential oil should be changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. You should aim to have the gear oil changed every 30,000 miles, but it’s a good idea to have a mechanic check the differential oil during regular maintenance services.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Differential/Gear Oil?

Gear oil is contaminated with metal particles or other substances.

How important is this service?

The differential is responsible for transferring the power from the engine to the transmission and the wheels, and for controlling how much power goes to each wheel. Like many aspects of your vehicle, the differential requires oil to act as lubrication. Differential oil allows the differential to move smoothly and consistently, which allows the vehicle to continue sending power to the wheels. If the differential oil is old, it may be contaminated with debris and metal shavings. This contamination will come into constant contact with the differential, which can cause severe long term damage to the differential.

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Number of Reviews

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Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Lexus GS300 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Irvine, California
Chris is an excellent mechanic. Always on time! A mechanic you can trust because of his work ethics and taking the time to diagnose your car.
Jeep Wrangler - Differential / Gear Oil - Mission Viejo, California
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.

Andrian

30 years of experience
73 reviews
Andrian
30 years of experience
Nissan 300ZX - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Pompano Beach, Florida
On time, extremely professional, and highly knowledgeable. Great overall experience and will certainly count on him in the future for other services.

Ernesto

30 years of experience
27 reviews
Ernesto
30 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Hartland, Wisconsin
Ernesto called me to let me know he would be arriving late due to some repair issues with his first appointment. I received a text when he did arrive. I appreciated these courtesies! Ernesto was polite, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The repair went well, and he explained the various procedures as he performed them. Previously, he worked as a Honda service mechanic, so I was extremely comfortable as he worked on my car, and he took some time to give me a heads-up about future maintenance issues I could likely expect. I would not hesitate to request Ernesto for future work, and I offer my highest recommendation for his work and professional conduct. Glad to have met you, Ernesto!

Antonios

16 years of experience
48 reviews
Antonios
16 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sharon, Massachusetts
I highly recommend Tony. It's the second service he has performed on my car. This time he made sure I had the right spark plugs that best fit my Toyota. If I would have replaced the spark plugs myself would get the highest rated ones which are not the OEM for Toyota.

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