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Ok, generally I dont buy into BS, but I dont feel like looking up a contract and reading it.
We recently had a friend (08 tiburon) that let their bfriend change the oil on the car. Well, after 2k miles the oil light came on and they pulled over. Once the hood was opened, they found oil ALL over the engine compartment, so they called a tow truck.
Well, dealer claimed the oil filter did not "fit", and they would not warranty if the engine was blown. Well, today, they topped the oil off, told them that they would not change the oil and that their 100k mile warranty was VOID. The dealer stated that since a dealership had not changed it, it voids the warranty. They then backed off that and said certified mechanic.
So, since I've never actually checked, what are the rules on the oil changes? I've always been paranoid on changing oil at home with a warranty, but I never use the dealer. I've always used walmart, superlube type place or pepboys, all with my choice of synthetic. I do it at factory recommended intervals, and keep EVERY receipt.
Keep in mind, this is second hand from my wife, and it sounds like BS. I dunno if its dealer intimidation, but they flat out said getting your oil changed at a place like walmart would void a hyundai warranty. I gotta think thats crap with the consumer laws.
Yes and that reminds me, why was I also asked to sign an arbitration agreement, and why did I do so?
I understand what you are saying about using the Oil you pick out. Most Hyundai Dealers just put in their
bulk Oil. You can go anywhere, or maintain the Car yourself if so inclined. However building a relationship
with your Dealer or Dealers is also important. The best thing to do is get the 30K service done, and at 60K
decide if it is worth it to keep the Power train Warranty in effect by returning to the Dealer.
All warranties in the US are covered by a Federal Statute known as the Moss-Magnuson Act. Below is a link that provides a good overview for this topic & addresses warranties as they relate to service providers & mods.
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