Gear oil is a lubricant made specifically for transmissions, transfer cases, and differentials in automobiles, trucks, and other machinery. It is of a high viscosity and usually contains organosulfur compounds.
Some modern automatic transaxles (integrated transmission and differential) do not use a heavy oil at all but lubricate with the lower viscosity hydraulic fluid, which is available at pressure within the automatic transmission. Gear oils account for about 20% of the lubricant market.
Gear oil (transmission fluid) is one of the most important lubricants every car needs. The importance is enormous, and ofcourse the absence of the gear oil poses a high threat to the overall functioning of the vehicle.
Most lubricants for manual gearboxes and differentials contain extreme pressure (EP) additives and anti wear additives to cope with the sliding action of hypoid bevel gears.
Typical additives include dithiocarbamate derivatives and sulfur-treated organic compounds (“sulfurized hydrocarbons”).
There are different types and brands of gear oil in the market space today, in this post, we will take a look at how much these types cost and core factors to look out for when purchasing one.
Cost of Gear Oil in Nigeria
It is true that all gear oils are not the same. Although they perform the same function, they are variations in terms of type, and class also varying in their suitability in certain cases.
While they is an increase rate in demand for gear oils, no wonder many brands have come up in this industry, giving us various types of gear oils.
Listed below are some of the known gear oil brands in Nigeria today and how much they go for.
Mobil Gear oils & Prices
- Mobil Super T&C Engine Oil 4 Litres X 4pic/carton — (NGN) 10,000 naira — (NGN) 12,000 naira
- Mobil Super T&C Engine Oil,10000KM 5L X 4pic/carton — (NGN) 12,000 naira — (NGN) 13,500
Toyota Gear Oils & Prices
- Toyota Automatic Transmission Fluid Type T-IV – 1 Litre — (NGN) 4,000 naira — (NGN) 5,000 naira
- Toyota Automatic Transmission Fluid Type T-IV – 4 Litre — (NGN) 14,000 naira — (NGN) 15,000
Honda Oils & Fluids and Prices
- Honda Genuine Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF-Z1 — (NGN) 3,500 naira — (NGN) 5,000 naira
- S Honda Genuine Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF DW -1 — (NGN) 6,000 naira –(NGN) 7,500
- Honda Genuine 50/50 Pre diluted Long Life Antifreeze / Coolant Type 2 — (NGN) 18,000 naira — (NGN) 22,000 naira
Addinol Gear Oils & Prices
- ADDINOL Automatic Transmission Fluid XN LV Automatic Transmission Fluid 1 Litre — (NGN) 3,000 — 4,500 naira
- ADDINOL Automatic Transmission Fluid XN LV Automatic Transmission Fluid 4 Litres — (NGN) 13,000 naira — (NGN) 14,500 naira
- ADDINOL Automatic Transmission Fluid XN LV Automatic Transmission Fluid 5 Litres — (NGN) 14,500 naira — (NGN) 16,500 naira
- ADDINOL Automatic Transmission Fluid XN LV Automatic Transmission Fluid 6 Litres — (NGN) 17,000 naira — (NGN) 18,500 naira
This list above is some known gear oil out there in the market space at the moment. Still it is logical to confirm out there too before you decide to purchase one. you get.
Things to consider before purchase
- Type and Additive Selection