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#75 of 95 Tucson service intervals
Feb 24, 2010 (9:24 am)
I have a Tucson diesel. I have had it serviced at 10,000 km and 15,000 km. I was getting ready to take it in for a 20,000 km service when I noticed in the owners manual that my service intervals are 15,000 30,000 45,000 and 60,000 kms. Is it correct that I don't need a service or oil change until 30,000 km ????
#76 of 95 30k Maintenence
Mar 26, 2010 (8:00 am)
I looked at Edmunds maint for my 2007 Tuscon V6 and it said I should pay approx $165. I called my dealership and 2 others in my area and the lowest I could get was $355 all the way to $495. INSANE. All they are replacing is oil, oil filter,air filter and a coolant flush. Everything else is just checking things. So my question is this, where can I take my tuscon to get service then? I have read that getting an oil change anywhere else will cause problems since they do not have the specific oil and air filters Hyundai requires. I do not know how to change oil, but I think I can change air filter pretty easily. I know I can go to local Brake shop to have pads checked, and tires at good-year. This is unreal. I would love to go to one place to do all, but I don't want to screw up my warranty by using wrong parts.
#77 of 95 Re: 30k Maintenance [rainybstn]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 26, 2010 (9:52 am)
You could try the Local Services tab above to find an independent mechanic. Or try the mechanic's files at Click and Clack. You can tell the mechanic to go to Hyundai for OEM parts or swing by the parts department yourself and take them to the mechanic.
But I really don't know why you couldn't get oil and filters at a parts store. Manufacturers ordinarily can't require you buy branded parts, per the Magnuson-Moss warranty act.
#78 of 95 Re: 30k Maintenence [rainybstn]
Mar 26, 2010 (1:15 pm)
Dealer Service Departments are not in business to service your vehicle, rather they are the MAJOR profit-center for the dealer. "My" Dealer, Browns in Manassas, VA told me I would get "FREE" tires for the life of my car as long as I had my maintenance done there...which I did including oil changes, serpentine belt replacement, etc. etc. However when it came time to replace my tires they said "NO, because I had not done every scheduled and unscheduled maintenance with them". What that meant is they wanted to see me at 15, 30 and 45,000 miles at $500+ per visit just to "check" the items on the list...and that didn't include replacement or repair if needed. So bottom line is that those tires weren't going to be FREE...they fully expected me to pay DEARLY for them in unnecessary shop visits. SCAM? Perhaps not, just a crafty way to jack-up profits.
My recommendation is to get a couple of quotes and try to get your Hyundai Service Dept meet that price. That way you're covered IF you ever need to take advantage of the Warranty and save money too. It's a dilemma but the Dealers know their prices are inflated and can discount if approached in a nice manner.
Apr 08, 2010 (4:27 am)
Is it a requirement to get the maintenance work done at a Kia dealership? If so then this may be a deal killer for me.
#80 of 95 Re: Maintenance [reubenray1]
Apr 14, 2010 (4:05 pm)
I meant to ask is it required to get all of the maintenance work done at a Hyundai dealership?
Apr 27, 2010 (5:59 pm)
I will start by saying that I have a very good relationship with my Hyundai dealer and have dealt with them for several years. But I can give you some good ideas on how to save service costs.
Buy the oil filter at the dealer, then buy your oil and do it yourself if you can. Keep a folder with your reciepts "just in case". You are not required to have the car maintained at the dealer to keep the warranty intact, but you do need to do the recommended maintenance.
If you are going to have the dealer do the oil changes, check their web site for coupons. Most will have one.
If the car is tracking straight, not pulling to either side, and the tires are wearing evenly, guess what? You do not need an alignment. Cars do not need routine alignments. They may need alignment after you really clobber a pot hole or curb, and after some steering or suspension repairs. Some dealers have tried to make an alignment a maintenance item. It is not.
Brakes are a high profit item that many folks do not understand. Very simple; if the car is stopping normally, there are no unusual noises or pulling while braking, you don't need a brake job. Want to know how to tell if your brakes are getting near the replacement time? Look at the fluid level in the master cylinder. As the pads wear, the level goes down. If it looks like the fluid level is obviously below the full mark on the master cylinder reservoir, have the pads checked.
It amazes me how many friends have brought cars by for a "second opinion" after being told they need $100's of dollars worth of brake repair, only for me to check them out and find nothing wrong, and easily tens of thousands of miles worth of brake pad left. You cannot determine how many miles you will get on a set of brakes without considering the type of driving being done. A car that spends it's days in stop and go traffic may be up for a brake job in 20K. That same car driven primarily on the highway may see 80K miles before a brake job.
Radiator flushing is something that only needs to be done where the change interval on the antifreeze has been seriously neglected. Where long life antifreeze is used, a 60k or 4 year change will keep the cooling system clean. For "regular" antifreeze, 24K or 2 years has always kept things clean. Just remember it isn't the antifreezing properties you lose, it's the anti corrosive chemicals that break down.
Read your owners manual and maybe even pick up a book on car maintenance. Certainly not all dealers and shops are dishonest, but it will help you spot the ones that are.
#82 of 95 2010 Tucson Ltd Radio - No subwoofer output
May 03, 2010 (7:02 pm)
Has anyone had problems with no subwoofer output in their Tucson Ltd? Even if I crank the bass to the maximum, there is almost nothing coming out of the subwoofer. This is the radio with the Nav system.
I went back to the dealer and asked to check another vehicle on the lot, and guess what? No output from the subwoofer. Checked with the shop and was told that another customer had also complained of "weak bass" and they were trying to get information from Hyundai. I know something has to be wrong when the radio in my Elantra Touring has much, much better bass response than the much more expensive Tucson Ltd.
#83 of 95 Re: 2010 Tucson Ltd Radio - No subwoofer output [jlflemmons]
May 06, 2010 (9:02 am)
I've got an '07 Limited and notice that the Subwoofer is only really evident when I play a CD and has very little output from an FM signal. I too played with all the Audio settings to no avail. But no worry...there's usually some urban cruiser in traffic within a quarter mile of me shooting enough bass from their stereo to rattle my molars.
#84 of 95 Bye Bye A/C Compressor
Jun 14, 2010 (3:06 pm)
Well, with only 4K miles on the 2010 Tucson Ltd, the compressor locked up. Lots of belt smoke, stalled the motor, and on a mid-90's day, no less. Happened when SWMBO got in the car after work and tried to drive home.
Now, I could be ticked, as could she, but I am going to look at it this way. The company that made that compressor makes thousands everyday. Stuff happens. But how the dealer handled it made it much better. Got the car straight into the shop and checked it out. Compressor front bearing failed, blew the seal, smoked the belt, etc. Mind you this was at 5pm. They checked the local dealers to see if anyone had a compressor in stock. Nope, not on this model. So they are having one air freighted in, put my wife in a brand new Elantra, told her they would call as soon as her car was ready, just asked that she bring the Elantra back with as much gas as it left with. Seems fair enough.
And the service writer, service manager, and shop foreman all came in and apologized that she had a problem with the car and that they couldn't fix it right then and there. That, my friends, is the difference between a good dealer and a bad dealer, regardless of brand.
I will let y'all know how it all turns out.