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$114.15 - $125.85

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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
2008 Hummer H3 $114 $44.16 $70.00 24% $151.66
2015 Kia Rio $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 Toyota Sienna $114 $44.16 $70.00 24% $151.66
2008 Mercedes-Benz B200 $86 $15.94 $70.00 30% $123.44
2007 Lincoln Town Car $115 $44.84 $70.00 24% $152.34
2004 Maserati Quattroporte $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $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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YourMechanic Differential/Gear Oil Replacement Service

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4.5/5

Number of Reviews

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Richard

18 years of experience
451 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
great experience
2005 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Chris

8 years of experience
223 reviews
Chris
8 years of experience
Chris arrived early and was very professional. He did an excellent job.
2005 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
Totally Satisfied..... above and beyond.
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ E350 - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

William

12 years of experience
12 reviews
William
12 years of experience
My first experience was great. I did not include the gasket for diferential oil change but William provided it at no extra cost.
2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - GILBERT, ARIZONA

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