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I just glanced at 'recommended service schedule' by some Canadian dealers...
They want me in every 3 months? How about every week; free coffee...
But then when I look though manual, it looks like GT is low maintenance vehicle. Any comment? What I absolutely HAVE to do at the dealership in order to have valid warranty?
Does GT Sport has chain or belt?
 

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There is the maintenance schedule all dealers give new owners which is always, always more frequent visits, oil, transmission, coolant changes, always much earlier than what is in the manual. The manual is your bible for the warranty, the schedule handed out by the dealer is not. The dealer's schedule is what they recommend not what the manufacturer recommends. Keep that in mind. IMO you go with the owner's manual for service intervals
 

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There is the maintenance schedule all dealers give new owners which is always, always more frequent visits, oil, transmission, coolant changes, always much earlier than what is in the manual. The manual is your bible for the warranty, the schedule handed out by the dealer is not. The dealer's schedule is what they recommend not what the manufacturer recommends. Keep that in mind. IMO you go with the owner's manual for service intervals
+1 totally agree. All you have to do to keep the warranty is do what is in the owners manual, you can do it at the dealer, independent mechanic or DIY, just keep receipts.

Most dealers also have their own "basic, Better, best" service plans that add on a lot of extras like additives, more frequent oil changes etc that can drive the costs up 4 x what is required to maintain the warranty.

Do what makes you comfortable, its your car and investment. But as long as you stay to what is required to check or change/replace in the owners manual you are OK.
 

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I don't know about maintenance frequency, but I do know Oakville Hyundai charges more compared to Mountain Hyundai for the same service interval.

I haven't looked into it that deeply, but its about consistently 10-20 dollars more.

What other dealerships have you checked out so far, maybehyundai?
 

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I noticed the MyHyundai recommended service interval in 3-months, but the mileage is still 3,750 miles. I know that is every 6-months so I ignore it.

Used to get more offers/coupons from my dealership or combo ones from Hyundai Assurance endorsed by my dealership service manager. The one that caught my eye was $199.99 for 7,500 service. Oil change, air filter, cabin filter, and Techron. Besides those things they tested the battery and charged a lot for labor. Now I knew it was bogus. All I needed was an oil change and tire rotation.

I think the main thing is some people may think that the more money you pay, the better you are taking care of your car. I believe some people do not know how to maintain a car/vehicle and are at the mercy of the dealership or shop. Because of that they will charge what people will pay and will have add on items to pay for expensive overhead. It is the way the Game is played.

For me the easiest way to not play the Game is to DIY the required items in the owner's manual.

Going to the dealership requires some discernment. Armtdm tends to give rational advice which helps with that discernment. Customers that make decisions based on emotion are the bread and butter of the dealership. :D
 

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I just glanced at 'recommended service schedule' by some Canadian dealers...
They want me in every 3 months? How about every week; free coffee...
But then when I look though manual, it looks like GT is low maintenance vehicle. Any comment? What I absolutely HAVE to do at the dealership in order to have valid warranty?
Does GT Sport has chain or belt?


Just looked at American 2017 Elantra owners manual and states the following:
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
7,500 miles (12,000 km) or 6 months
15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months

Follow the manual and you are protected by the laws in your country.
Do not allow anyone at a dealership or independent shop bully you.
Show them the owners manual and direct them to abide by its written words.
 

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Just looked at American 2017 Elantra owners manual and states the following:
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
7,500 miles (12,000 km) or 6 months
15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months

Follow the manual and you are protected by the laws in your country.
Do not allow anyone at a dealership or independent shop bully you.
Show them the owners manual and direct them to abide by its written words.
Words of Wisdom.

My owner's manual does say severe service oil change is 3,750 and normal service 7,500. That is also posted at my dealership. I am not aware of a car manufacturer in USA that has 15k oil change interval.
 

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6000 km for me. In Canada it's considered severe schedule. Don't mess with it to keep your warranty

Hyundai Canada will do what it takes to weasel out of repairing your car if needed

Yah you can diy , go to An Indy mechanic and keep receipts all you want, but I personally don't have the time to fight with Hyundai Canada if something breaks and they blame you for not using authorized dealership.




I just glanced at 'recommended service schedule' by some Canadian dealers...
They want me in every 3 months? How about every week; free coffee...
But then when I look though manual, it looks like GT is low maintenance vehicle. Any comment? What I absolutely HAVE to do at the dealership in order to have valid warranty?
Does GT Sport has chain or belt?





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Words of Wisdom.

My owner's manual does say severe service oil change is 3,750 and normal service 7,500. That is also posted at my dealership. I am not aware of a car manufacturer in USA that has 15k oil change interval.

Sorry, I should have said the manual states 7,500 miles, 15,000 miles and so on.
The information was taken from 2017 American and Canadian owners manuals.
I would be shocked if any Hyundai car went 15,000 miles between a service.
In Australia its 15,000 km.
I must brush-up on correctly communicating what I mean when posting.
 

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6000 km for me. In Canada it's considered severe schedule. Don't mess with it to keep your warranty

Hyundai Canada will do what it takes to weasel out of repairing your car if needed

Yah you can diy , go to An Indy mechanic and keep receipts all you want, but I personally don't have the time to fight with Hyundai Canada if something breaks and they blame you for not using authorized dealership.
Changing oil every 6000 km DIY is not a big deal especially if you have EZ oil valve. I do not consider DIY - going to independent mechanic but doing myself.
NOW! How to prove you did oil change every 6K if you bought oil during boxing week sale and change it in June? Take short video?


Warranties are tricky in every industry; we had strong winds in Ontario over the weekend and quite a few houses lost their shingles. Looking at shingle warranty and all hoopla you have to jump through, I doubt 0.01% of claims will be resolved. They want picture of the roof, sample of broken shingle, etc. etc. And at the end they will say it was not installed as per their specs and deny claim. What is the point of warranty then...
 

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6000 km for me. In Canada it's considered severe schedule. Don't mess with it to keep your warranty

Hyundai Canada will do what it takes to weasel out of repairing your car if needed

Yah you can diy , go to An Indy mechanic and keep receipts all you want, but I personally don't have the time to fight with Hyundai Canada if something breaks and they blame you for not using authorized dealership.










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For those with the 1.6 Turbo, I believe it's every 5000km for Canadians instead of the 6000.
 

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Well just checked my manual and in USA it said oil change every 3750 miles. Crazy. I thought these new cars could go 10,000 miles for that.

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Well just checked my manual and in USA it said oil change every 3750 miles. Crazy. I thought these new cars could go 10,000 miles for that.

They can under warranty if they are Toyota or Lexus. They have gone to 10k oil change interval with synthetic oil.



It varies with each manufacturer.
 

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Well just checked my manual and in USA it said oil change every 3750 miles. Crazy. I thought these new cars could go 10,000 miles for that.

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If you look at Maintenance Log, the "R" is in red, at 3750, Severe Usage.
7500 in black "R" normal driving. Look at " severe usage"
 

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Well just checked my manual and in USA it said oil change every 3750 miles. Crazy. I thought these new cars could go 10,000 miles for that.

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It's my impression that turbo oil and filter recommendations tend to be 3000- 3500 miles.

If Hyundai is like KIA, they do not make recommendations or exceptions for synthetic oil vs. dino.

Local KIA and Hyundai dealers use blend oil for their O&F service.
 

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I think CBC market places video "Car dealership ripoff" says it all. I know they like to use the mandatory and manufacturers recommended. At the end of the day can a large dealership with all its overhead make it on $60 oil changes. I did have one dealer tell me all you need is an oil change to keep car warranty compliant, which was a surprise.
 
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