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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 Dodge Stratus $85 $15.22 $70.00 30% $122.72
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe $85 $15.22 $70.00 30% $122.72
2003 Subaru Impreza $85 $15.21 $70.00 30% $122.71
2003 Saturn L200 $85 $15.21 $70.00 30% $122.71
2008 Subaru Outback $85 $15.22 $70.00 30% $122.72
2011 Infiniti G37 $85 $15.21 $70.00 30% $122.71
2011 BMW 535i $86 $15.81 $70.00 30% $123.31
2007 Acura TL $85 $15.21 $70.00 30% $122.71
2014 Porsche Cayman $86 $15.94 $70.00 30% $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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Chris

18 years of experience
917 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris did a great job we are very happy. He was very knowledgeable and very professional. He took care of all our mechanical issues and our car has never run better. He left the premisses spotless. We will definitely request him again.
2007 JEEP WRANGLER - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA

Ben

37 years of experience
698 reviews
Ben
37 years of experience
Ben came to the appointment prepared to work. He did everything I requested and offered a few suggestions for routine maintenance that I should take care of. Even told me approximately how many more miles I'd get before the services would be needed. We were very pleased with his work and will definitely request him for all future appointments.
2009 ACURA TL - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - KATY, TEXAS

Rocco

18 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
18 years of experience
Rocco did a great job and left my driveway oil drip free. Worked promptly and well organized Will use this service again..
2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 HD - DIFFERENTIAL / GEAR OIL - RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

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