I am sick of getting these expensive services done all the time in order to keep my warranty. This one is going to run over three hundred dollars. One Hyundai dealer wanted $450.00! Hyundai offers a great warranty but they make you jump through hoops to keep it.
I have noticed that alot of their tune ups include inspection. i.e. fluids breaks etc. if you know how to do that your self just tell them not to do that and that you will only pay for the things that you want.
or just don't fucking do them. i've never seen a car company not warrenty a car because of that. well i have seen that if you don't do all your services that your car will not be covered so fuck it. i'll do it myself. plus when you get a turbo kiss that shit good bye anyhow.
dont waste your time and money going to a hyundai dealer. my dealer would have charged me 330 bucks to do what amounts to an oil change, and a bunch of fluid top-offs, and inspections all around. anything they find that needs replacement....is money above 330.00. thats just madness.....
you ought to have a regular mechanic, or be your own mechanic. if youd rather not do things yourself, find a particular mechanic/shop that you like, they give you good service, do good work, whatever.....mechanics are the male counterpart to womens hairdressers i guess. when you find one that works........stick with it.
i just got my 30k service done....i gave my mechanic the list of what the hyundai dealer would do, asked him if there were things that should be added to it, and to replace anything that just says "inspect" but would be better to replace. AND i got my front pads replaced....
for a grand total of 225.00 ive been going to him for about 8 years though......ive built a bit of a rapport with him...so he's pretty good to me
shop around, im sure you can get that stuff done for at least a hundred bucks less than a hyundai dealer.....just look in the owners manual, make a list of what should be done at that interval, or better yet....get the list from the hyundai dealer, they should have a brochure outlining all of their service intervals, what gets done, and what they charge.....and go to different shops for estimates......youll save a buck or two
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I was having problems with that too...my dealer wasn't gonig to honor my warranty because they said I hadn't been getting my oil changes done at the dealer.
I just told them that I wasn't going to drive 95 miles every 3,000 miles (about 2 months for me) just to sit in one of their broken chairs for an hour while they 'tried' to change my oil and charge me $40 for it.
I told them..."I get my oil changed every 3,000 miles at Wal-Mart. For $20 they change the oil, check all my fluids, lights, wipers, top off most of the normal use fluids, vaccum the car, and tell me what their inspection found. They do all that for me in about 20-30 minutes, and I get free coffee and a nice recliner chair to sit in. They also give me a receipt with all the info on it. Also, the receipts have the miles on the odometer when I pull in listed too. I have kept every receipt in a separate folder in my filing cabinet. If you have any problems with that, then you need to be fired." (almost exactly word-for-word)
They haven't given me any warranty crap since, but then I don't go to them very often (maybe 3 times since I've had the car).
[Edited by perlplay on Jan 16, 2003 12:05 AM]
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