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Hello there! I'm looking into having my 30k mile service being done on my 2012 Elantra (Bought new, I don't drive a huge amount!). My big question is, does this absolutely have to be done at a dealer to keep my warranty? I've been quoted $475 for the service which is much more than I was expecting!

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Check the maintenance guide in your manual and it lists everything that should be done. But good lord what are they doing for $475? If you prefer dealer service it to the dealer for oil change and let them top off fluids and check stuff for free and get tires rotated if needed. While you are there if you prefer OEM parts buy air and cabin filters and do them yourself at home. Takes 5 minutes each. Now take the remaining $400 and get away for the weekend.
 

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Thanks for the reply guys! This is what they said they do for the 30k (obviously a lot of it is incredibly overpriced):

"Yes the price has increased here is the breakdown of service
· Best oil change $69.95

· Tire rotation $19.95

· Cabin air filter $64.95

· Engine coolant $139.95

· Replace engine air filter $29.95

· Wiper inserts $29.95

· Battery service $29.95

· Brake fluid service $109.95


You can definitely use coupons toward the service. As far as time it usually takes about 4-5 hours:"
 

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Okay all you need at 30,000 is oil change and filter. You can change the cabin filter and engine air filter yourself (parts around 30-40 max from auto parts store). If you want your ties rotated fine, do the wipers yourself if needed. DEFINITELY NOT A COOLANT CHANGE!!!!! read your manual it is not due for a coolant change for a long time,. dealer upselling this one. Battery service, does it start, does not need service, brake fluid change is not even in owner's manual and definitely too early for it even if you wanted to have it done. Humungous rip off on this dealer's part. Read the manual and only do what is noted as R (REPLACE) in the manual. Again, you can easily do the cabin and engine air filters, no mechanical expertise needed, how often you change your oil dictates what oil you use, if you change every 3000, 5000 get the least expensive oil change they have, if you go to 7,500 between changes then synthetic may be your best bet.
 

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Thanks arm! I get regular oil changes every 3-4k miles, but I have noticed a dramatic dropoff in MPG over the past year or so (from 33 city/38 highway to 23/28), which I'm thinking might be a slightly clogged engine air filter perhaps? I've complained to them multiple times about the much lower gas mileage but they kind of just wave it off like it's due to traffic, etc.
 

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Thanks for the reply guys! This is what they said they do for the 30k (obviously a lot of it is incredibly overpriced):

"Yes the price has increased here is the breakdown of service
· Best oil change $69.95

· Tire rotation $19.95

· Cabin air filter $64.95

· Engine coolant $139.95

· Replace engine air filter $29.95

· Wiper inserts $29.95

· Battery service $29.95

· Brake fluid service $109.95


You can definitely use coupons toward the service. As far as time it usually takes about 4-5 hours:"

Isn't the first coolant change in the owner's manual listed at 120,000 miles/10 years then every 30,000 miles after that? 30,000 miles is way too early for the first coolant replacement and sounds like a dealer I would run away from.
 

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Yeah.. I'm really starting to wonder... I also have had issues with the leather on my steering wheel rapidly and catastrophically disintegrating out of no where; This happened within the first year I bought the car and the wheel was replaced under warranty, and it happened again about 6-7 months ago and the dealer/Hyundai basically said they'd replace it but I'd have to buy it first and they'd reimburse me. WTF??
 

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Thanks arm! I get regular oil changes every 3-4k miles, but I have noticed a dramatic dropoff in MPG over the past year or so (from 33 city/38 highway to 23/28), which I'm thinking might be a slightly clogged engine air filter perhaps? I've complained to them multiple times about the much lower gas mileage but they kind of just wave it off like it's due to traffic, etc.
that is a huge drop off in MPG. I would try a bottle or two of off the shelf fuel injector cleaner (they do recommend a bottle every 7500 miles in the tank) and see if that improves the mileage. Assuming that your driving habits have not changed. Now if you are in New England this winter and short trips in single digit temps you could see that kind of drop off but still pretty large decrease.
 

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Check the maintenance guide in your manual and it lists everything that should be done. But good lord what are they doing for $475? If you prefer dealer service it to the dealer for oil change and let them top off fluids and check stuff for free and get tires rotated if needed. While you are there if you prefer OEM parts buy air and cabin filters and do them yourself at home. Takes 5 minutes each. Now take the remaining $400 and get away for the weekend.

Hello mate I'm browsing the site for some info and very gd place to get to know about your car and just wanted to know if I do the service myself won't that affect my warranty plz and even if I buy OEM parts and do the job myself even tho I'm not a VAT register garage plz
 
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