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Brake fluid flush frequency and 30k maintenance question

Asking here because my dealer recommended it the other day, but I got it done about 1 year/15k miles ago and was thinking it might be a little soon to do it, my driving conditions are severe but the brakes work fine and don't notice any differences, so is the dealer trying to game me or could it really be needed?

And for the 30k maintenance, I know these things need to be replaced/done:
  • Replace Engine oil and filter
  • Replace Air Cleaner Filter
  • Replace Climate control air filter
  • Add fuel additive

Now I just had my engine oil changed and filter replaced, and am I correct to assume that the two filters are the cabin air filter and the air filter in the engine bay? Because if so then I just did those recently and do the fuel additive myself anyways, so is it possible to have them not do it and knock down the price? Not looking to pay $250 just to have them do things that I can do for much cheaper and they can just look at everything else for much cheaper.
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Really nothing else to do at 30,000 unless you wish to pay them for inspections that are not required to maintain your warranty. You have done the (R) replace items in your maintenance schedule so really there is nothing that needs to be done at 30,000 to maintain your warranty, you have already done them. As to brake fluid, that is not in the maintenace schedule at 30,000, at least not mine. And being only a year you are fine with that. Dealer is simply looking for extra $$$ and has no idea as to what services you have already done, they just go by the mileage and never ask the customer what was recently done.
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Really nothing else to do at 30,000 unless you wish to pay them for inspections that are not required to maintain your warranty. You have done the (R) replace items in your maintenance schedule so really there is nothing that needs to be done at 30,000 to maintain your warranty, you have already done them. As to brake fluid, that is not in the maintenace schedule at 30,000, at least not mine. And being only a year you are fine with that. Dealer is simply looking for extra $$$ and has no idea as to what services you have already done, they just go by the mileage and never ask the customer what was recently done.
Thank you Since i've done everything to maintain warranty then i'll skip on it. And yes i had a feeling they were trying to cash grab me, went in for oil change and they come back saying I needed the brake fluid done, immediately checked my glovebox and sure enough had it done a year ago lol.
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Brake fluid is every 2 years. So, I would definitely consider it.
4 years old +30k, I consider a radiator and transmission drain/refill, and an intake path straw fed cleaner.

Air/Cabin filters can be inspected and replaced as needed. I also don't want dealer bulk oil or OE filters on my engine.

I was under the impression that some owners log into the Hyundai website, use their VIN, and log/track their DIY maintenance to avoid dealer extras. My dealer does my recalls and TSBs. They don't EVER do any maintenance even though they recommend gazillions of dollars of maintenance. I keep my own records and treat the dealer the way they treat me. They keep their heads in the cloud and deny deny deny warranty/TSB issues and I deny deny deny any/all of the overpriced recommendations that their hack wannabe techs or their commission hunting service writers recommend. No point in finding a new dealer when ALL are driven by profit. Just tell them you did it already. I love the look on their face when they recommend brake flush, engine or cabin air filter, fuel additives.... and I state that "I just did that last week". Really pisses them off when you catch their bogus inspections that inspect nothing and everything else that any DIY owner can do themselves in 5 minutes.

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Brake fluid absorbs moisture. If the dealer can show you that there is moisture in the fluid, you should replace it, if it is just based on mileage, probably not.

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I was under the impression that some owners log into the Hyundai website, use their VIN, and log/track their DIY maintenance to avoid dealer extras. My dealer does my recalls and TSBs. They don't EVER do any maintenance even though they recommend gazillions of dollars of maintenance.
I log my own maintenace into myhyundia, but it is to give them a record that it was done if a warranty issue arises. Like you, I don't go to the dealer except for warranties or TSB's so I don't know if it cuts down on extras.

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Really pisses them off when you catch their bogus inspections that inspect nothing and everything else that any DIY owner can do themselves in 5 minutes.
Or worse as one member said, when they try to show you how dirty your filter is and he said "Why doesn't that say K&N on it, like the one I installed last week did?"


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Brake fluid is every 2 years. So, I would definitely consider it.
4 years old +30k, I consider a radiator and transmission drain/refill, and an intake path straw fed cleaner.

Air/Cabin filters can be inspected and replaced as needed. I also don't want dealer bulk oil or OE filters on my engine.

I was under the impression that some owners log into the Hyundai website, use their VIN, and log/track their DIY maintenance to avoid dealer extras. My dealer does my recalls and TSBs. They don't EVER do any maintenance even though they recommend gazillions of dollars of maintenance. I keep my own records and treat the dealer the way they treat me. They keep their heads in the cloud and deny deny deny warranty/TSB issues and I deny deny deny any/all of the overpriced recommendations that their hack wannabe techs or their commission hunting service writers recommend. No point in finding a new dealer when ALL are driven by profit. Just tell them you did it already. I love the look on their face when they recommend brake flush, engine or cabin air filter, fuel additives.... and I state that "I just did that last week". Really pisses them off when you catch their bogus inspections that inspect nothing and everything else that any DIY owner can do themselves in 5 minutes.
I've gotta go in for some warranty work in the next couple weeks so ill have them show me the fluid. I did do the brake flush 1 year/15k ago so take that into consideration.

Filters and stuff I look at every month and keep an eye on.
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