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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 Toyota Highlander $117 $36.94 $79.99 19% $144.44
2009 Chrysler Aspen $95 $15.22 $79.99 22% $122.72
2011 Nissan Murano $95 $15.22 $79.99 22% $122.72
2016 Lexus GS450h $117 $36.94 $79.99 19% $144.44
2010 Mercedes-Benz C350 $111 $30.98 $79.99 19% $138.48
2013 Jaguar XJ $96 $15.94 $79.99 22% $123.44

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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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Theodore

16 years of experience
1362 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Toyota Sequoia - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Bothell, Washington
Theodore once again did not disappoint. We had scheduled a lot of services to be done on our Sequoia and he finished it all within the estimated time. I would highly recommend him.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Renton, Washington
First time using a service like this. Pleasantly surprised with the service and booked the next service needed. Thank you for your professionalism and care of my vehicle.

Colin

27 years of experience
102 reviews
Colin
27 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C300 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Riverview, Florida
Great mechanic great covid-19 protocol overall a great person will recommend to the whole family thank you five star rateing ☆☆☆☆☆

Alexander

6 years of experience
110 reviews
Alexander
6 years of experience
Land Rover LR4 - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Lewis Center, Ohio
Knowledgeable and courteous. Willing to explain and discuss the vehicle generally. The original pricing came in lower than dealer. The revised pricing, based on a closer look at Land Rover differential fluid specs, was about the same as dealership--minus the inconvenience of taking the car in, waiting, and never interacting with the actual mechanic servicing the vehicle. Great service!

Michael

16 years of experience
606 reviews
Michael
16 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Rear) - Smyrna, Georgia
Mr. Straub arrived early for our appointment. He called to let me know he was on site. He is professional and courteous.

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