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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
2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 $114 $44.16 $70.00 24% $151.66
2004 Pontiac Bonneville $114 $44.16 $70.00 24% $151.66
2010 Scion tC $85 $15.22 $70.00 30% $122.72
2013 Lincoln MKT $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2006 Mercedes-Benz C350 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2014 Jaguar F-Type $116 $45.86 $70.00 24% $153.36
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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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John

33 years of experience
164 reviews
John
33 years of experience
John is the best mechanic I've ever had. Keep up the great work!
2010 ACURA MDX - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (FRONT, REAR) - SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA

Kevin

14 years of experience
61 reviews
Kevin
14 years of experience
Kevin as always takes his time and will advise against uneeded work. Very friendly..timely and informative. "He's the man"!
2006 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Joseph is excellent! Texted to let me know he was on they way, and arrived just like promised. He was very familiar with car, and offered good maintenance advice. Will definitely use and recommend Joseph for future service!
1988 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - HOUSTON, TEXAS

AUDIE

30 years of experience
68 reviews
AUDIE
30 years of experience
Really knows cars and put in a lot of extra effort. Professional and polite.
2011 CHRYSLER 300 - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL REPLACEMENT (REAR) - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

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