Service intervals - Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 08-19-2013, 09:54 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dallas
2013 Sonata 2.0T
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mwhip is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Service intervals

I am very confused on when to service my vehicle. Salesman told me on thing (first service 3500 miles then every 5000). Service tech told me something else (first service 3000 miles then every 4000). The manuals say something different and the Hyundai dealership (different then where I bought the car) on the way to work is telling me every 3750. On top of that Blue Link was emailing me at 3K telling me to make an appointment.

What guide is everyone following for oil changes, fuel additive and rotating tires?
mwhip is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 08-19-2013, 10:58 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
'12 Elantra Sedan '12 Chevy Malibu '11 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 And yes, I drive them all.
Posts: 1,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Easy Rider is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwhip View Post
What guide is everyone following for oil changes, fuel additive and rotating tires?
The book is the bible and lists MAXIMUM recommended intervals.

Doing things a little sooner than that is your call.
Doing them a LOT sooner than that is just extra $$$ for the service shops and usually accomplished nothing useful.

The only thing I don't quite understand is why they make the tire rotation and oil change intervals different. I change the oil between 6 and 7K miles and do the tires then too.

Techron every 6 months or every second oil change.....whichever comes first.
Easy Rider is offline  
#3 Old 08-19-2013, 12:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Miramar, Florida USA
Sonata 2012 SE TURBO 2014 Santa Fe Sport
Posts: 1,389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
reus49 is an unknown quantity at this point
I believe the books states 3K miles for a turbo. I rotate the tires every second oil change.
reus49 is offline  
#4 Old 08-19-2013, 04:07 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,090
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
destro is an unknown quantity at this point
The manual is what Hyundai goes by. Most people at the dealer wants you in there early and often to pay them money. Just like changing your windshield wipers every month will give you the best rain clearing and won't cause any harm, it is overkill and is just a money drain. Read your manual, know it well, stick to the miles. A little early is fine, a little late can be ok. Just be smart when you do it.
destro is offline  
#5 Old 08-20-2013, 09:04 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dallas
2013 Sonata 2.0T
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mwhip is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Checked the manual and it says 3750 miles. I will just rotate tires every other oil change as well.
mwhip is offline  
#6 Old 08-20-2013, 01:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Adogg9626's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Twin Cities/W WI area
'11 Hyundai Sonata SE (Papa's Red Sled) '13 GMC Terrain (Mama's Mobile)
Posts: 1,594
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Adogg9626 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Adogg9626 Send a message via Yahoo to Adogg9626
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwhip View Post
Salesman told me on thing (first service 3500 miles then every 5000). Service tech told me something else (first service 3000 miles then every 4000). The manuals say something different and the Hyundai dealership (different then where I bought the car) on the way to work is telling me every 3750. On top of that Blue Link was emailing me at 3K telling me to make an appointment.

As stated before by myself and others, GO BY THE BOOK! Listening to the dealership personnel (especially the service advisers) for recommended services will only help to lighten your wallet.

2011 Hyundai Sonata SE
== "The Red Sled" ==
XenonSupply 6000K HIDs == KDM LED Tail Lights == Sportwings Trunklid Spoiler == KDM Map/Dome Lights == 5 Level Rostra Heated Seats
Adogg9626 is offline  
#7 Old 08-20-2013, 02:40 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dallas
2013 Sonata 2.0T
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mwhip is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adogg9626 View Post
As stated before by myself and others, GO BY THE BOOK! Listening to the dealership personnel (especially the service advisers) for recommended services will only help to lighten your wallet.
I agree but the place I bought my car did state 3k for first visit then 4k for each visit after. 4k is close to 3750.

However the dealer closer to work was strict in telling me what the book does say which is every 3750. So kudos to them for being honest.
mwhip is offline  
#8 Old 08-20-2013, 03:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Katmann2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Charlotte NC
Drives 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0 Turbo AWD
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Katmann2005 is an unknown quantity at this point
@MWHIP: The oil chage intervals for a Turbo are diff. Read you Manual!! It clearly states the FIRST oil change at 3000mi.....then every 5000 !!! You do NOT need fuel additive if you use Top Tier gas....which you should be doing!!!! If not...one bottle with every oil change!! Read your manual...pay attention the the turbo engine intervals..they are different from a non-turbo engine!!
Katmann2005 is offline  
#9 Old 08-20-2013, 03:56 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mario64
May I ask a related question? I have a 2013 2.0T Limited. I work from home and generally put only 10 miles/week or so on the car. How often should I do oil changes and tire rotations?
mario64 is offline  
#10 Old 08-20-2013, 04:07 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,090
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
destro is an unknown quantity at this point
I have low use vehicles, as well. I change yearly. Tire rotations can really wait for mileage. It's done to account for even wear. Just sitting, you're not getting any wear. More likely to dry rot than to get uneven wear with that little use.
destro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome