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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.

Differential/Gear Oil Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2009 Mazda 3$110$15.22$94.9910%$122.72
2006 Mazda 6$132$36.94$94.998%$144.44
2008 Toyota RAV4$110$15.22$94.9910%$122.72
2010 Acura CSX$132$36.94$94.998%$144.44
2016 Cadillac CTS$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50
2011 Chevrolet Corvette$95$0.00$94.9911%$107.50

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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Henry

34 years of experience
171 reviews
Henry
34 years of experience
Ford F-250 Super Duty V8-5.4L - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Henry rescheduled when the weather was poor. He came out Friday and called when his previous job made him run late. Henry worked hard for a couple of hours and did a great job.

Adam

17 years of experience
230 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler L4-2.0L Turbo Hybrid - Differential/Gear Oil Replacement - Boca Raton, Florida
Adam makes getting your car serviced a pleasant experience. He is very knowledgeable, excellent communication, friendly and efficient! Highly recommend!!

Andrew

14 years of experience
103 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Lexus RX350 V6-3.5L - Differential / Gear Oil Replacement (Front, Rear) - Tacoma, Washington
Andrew is very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. He took the time to explain the answers to my questions.

Colin

27 years of experience
117 reviews
Colin
27 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz C300 L4-2.0L Turbo - 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 ☆☆☆☆☆

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