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Old 05-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know there's possibly already a thread about this but I can't find it. I was just wondering when you first oil change must done. I got my 2013 Elantra March 30th and am already at 5000+ km. I know it might be a lot of km for a new vehicle but at the time of purchased, I work an hour away from home so there was a lot of travelling to do. KM go up fast.
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With that mileage, I'd strongly consider NOW, or soon after. Time to drain the factory fill and put in new. My personal opinion. Either at the dealer with a coupon they offer online, or a reputable oil change facility. NOT Wal*Mart!!!

At the dealer's you will get the Hyundai oil filter. One of the best made filters available, IMHO.

As your schedule allows, look at the small black maintenance booklet in your glove box for future recommended schedules.
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The info is in the owners manual.
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The info is in the owners manual.
Sure is. I've worn myself out recommending owners read their manual. So, thought they might "glance" over the recommended maintenance booklet provided with the
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Sure is. I've worn myself out recommending owners read their manual. So, thought they might "glance" over the recommended maintenance booklet provided with the
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I've read my owners manual cover to cover twice. Of course I have also read the manual that came with my Droid smart phone. Weird hobby I know. Cheers.
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Dealer told me 6000kms or 6 months, i changed it at 5000 kms, 5000 kms now it will be 6000 kms. I would like to go 12000 kms but the dealer said no.
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I've read my owners manual cover to cover twice. Of course I have also read the manual that came with my Droid smart phone. Weird hobby I know. Cheers.
Well, you're twice as weird as me, lol. Read mine cover-to-cover but only once. Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to go thru it again.
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Because it's a new car you really should follow the recommended oil change schedule. If you do the work yourself, just keep the bills showing you bought oil and the filter and document the date and mileage when you did the work. If you go to the dealer for the oil change they will record the work in your owner's booklet and give you a bill showing what they did. That said, double check the work they did. Dealers often overfill the oil and sometimes don't change the filter but charge you for it anyway. I have direct knowledge of this. Good luck with your new baby.
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Because it's a new car you really should follow the recommended oil change schedule. If you do the work yourself, just keep the bills showing you bought oil and the filter and document the date and mileage when you did the work. If you go to the dealer for the oil change they will record the work in your owner's booklet and give you a bill showing what they did. That said, double check the work they did. Dealers often overfill the oil and sometimes don't change the filter but charge you for it anyway. I have direct knowledge of this. Good luck with your new baby.
+1 on that! The dealer did my first oil change for free, at 3k, but overfilled by 1/4 qt. Had another dealer change my oil by mistake when it was in for spark plug change (did not pay for that oil change), they filled it to the correct level, but was amazed a Hyundai dealer used a generic white oil filter instead of the blue oem Hyundai filter (I changed it again soon after). I always DIY oil changes, and have the stack of reciepts of oil and filter purchases with dates/mileage. I change at 5k, between severe and normal duty, as I drive more hwy miles. Such a waste doing it at 5k, with M1 oil and mostly hwy miles, but I don't want Hyundai to dispute any warranty claims should I have a major engine issue (I live in a city where temps are often 100+ degrees in summer). Once I'm past 100k, its 10k oil changes for me (with EP synthetics).

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Hi,
I had hard time removing my oil filter on the first oil change. What kind of key do you recommend for Hyundai OEM filter
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