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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
2013 Hyundai Veloster $80 $0.00 $79.99 25% $107.50
2011 Chevrolet Camaro $110 $29.98 $79.99 20% $137.48
2006 Dodge Stratus $95 $15.22 $79.99 22% $122.72
2016 Lincoln MKZ $107 $26.88 $79.99 20% $134.38
2010 BMW X5 $111 $30.98 $79.99 19% $138.48
2011 Porsche Panamera $111 $30.98 $79.99 19% $138.48

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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

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Matt

14 years of experience
56 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
25 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
690 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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