Differential/Gear Oil Replacement

at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you · Backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty · Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

GET A QUOTE Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON

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
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo $86 $15.94 $70.00 30% $123.44
2010 GMC Yukon $103 $32.96 $70.00 26% $140.46
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $103 $32.96 $70.00 26% $140.46
2007 Volvo S80 $86 $15.94 $70.00 30% $123.44
2012 Chrysler 300 $85 $15.22 $70.00 30% $122.72
2006 Saturn Ion $85 $15.22 $70.00 30% $122.72
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor $85 $15.22 $70.00 30% $122.72
2014 Land Rover LR2 $104 $34.26 $70.00 26% $141.76
2004 BMW X5 $104 $34.26 $70.00 26% $141.76
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 $104 $34.26 $70.00 26% $141.76
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $104 $34.26 $70.00 26% $141.76
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro $104 $34.26 $70.00 26% $141.76
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 $104 $34.26 $70.00 26% $141.76
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $85 $15.22 $70.00 30% $122.72
2005 Maserati Spyder $104 $34.26 $70.00 26% $141.76
GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

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.

Fast and easy Differential/Gear Oil Replacement service at your home or office.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR
Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

Recent Differential/Gear Oil Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Differential/Gear Oil Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.5/5

Number of Reviews

41

Rating Summary
38
2
1
0
0
38
2
1
0
0

Jonathan

18 years of experience
245 reviews
Jonathan
18 years of experience
Don't force me to leave a comment here. Otherwise I'll leave a comment commenting about the comment requirement.
2009 HONDA PILOT - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - DENVER, COLORADO

Alfred

9 years of experience
153 reviews
Alfred
9 years of experience
Alfred was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable, and did great work on my vehicle. I will definitely boo him again!
2006 SUBARU LEGACY - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Nicholas

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Nicholas
13 years of experience
Very knowledgeable mechanic..replaced my fuel filter in my Cadillac and rear differential fluid..problem solved and car running great in just over an hour! Highly recommend
2006 CADILLAC STS - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - DENVER, COLORADO

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com