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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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$800+ for 30K miles regular maintenance service?

It's time for my Elantra 30K miles regular maintenance service. Called nearby dealership (bay area) and surprisingly found out it would cost me $812. Little bit pricey after $50-60 past maintenance services. How much did you pay if it was recently, and is there any way to save some money on the service w/o voiding warranty?

This is a list of jobs:
Inspect Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Inspect Battery Condition
Inspect Brake Fluid
Inspect Brake Hoses and Lines
Inspect Driveshafts and Boots
Inspect Exhaust Pipe and Muffler
Inspect Front Brake Disc/Pads, Calipers
Inspect Fuel Filter
Inspect Fuel Lines, Fuel Hoses, and Connections
Inspect Fuel Tank Air Filter
Inspect Parking Brake
Inspect Rear Brake Disc/Pads
Inspect Rear Brake Drums/Linings
Inspect Steering Gear Box, Linkage & Boots/Lower Arm Ball Joint, Upper Arm Ball Joint
Inspect Suspension Mounting Bolts
Inspect Vacuum Hose
Inspect Vapor Hose and Fuel Filler Cap
Replace Air Cleaner Filter
Replace Climate Control Air Filter (for evaporator and blower unit)
Replace Engine Oil and Filter
Tire Rotation
Add Fuel Additive (recommended only if TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not available.)

mostly "Inspect"

Thanks

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Look at the maintenance schedule in your owner's manual. IMHO most "30,000 mile maintenance" done by dealerships is for the purpose of increasing the income to the dealership. Skipping the dealership and saying no to pricey "inspect" services will not affect your vehicle warranty.


The items on this list each fall into one of the following categories:
  1. Unnecessary at 30K, and in some cases, possibly not ever necessary (Inspect Air Conditioning Refrigerant, Inspect Fuel Filter, Inspect Fuel Lines, Fuel Hoses, and Connections, Inspect Fuel Tank Air Filter, Add Fuel Additive),
  2. Cheaper, or possibly free elsewhere (Inspect Battery Condition, Inspect Brake Fluid, Inspect Brake Hoses and Lines, Inspect Front Brake Disc/Pads, Calipers, Inspect Parking Brake, Inspect Rear Brake Disc/Pads, Inspect Rear Brake Drums/Linings, Inspect Steering Gear Box, Linkage & Boots/Lower Arm Ball Joint, Upper Arm Ball Joint),
  3. Routine maintenance you can do yourself for free or for the cost of parts, if you are mechanically inclined (Inspect Driveshafts and Boots, Inspect Exhaust Pipe and Muffler, Replace Engine Oil and Filter, Tire Rotation)
  4. Routine maintenance you can do yourself for the cost of parts even if you are NOT mechanically inclined (Replace Air Cleaner Filter, Replace Climate Control Air Filter [for evaporator and blower unit]),
  5. Only needed if you have a problem (Inspect Suspension Mounting Bolts, Inspect Vacuum Hose, Inspect Vapor Hose and Fuel Filler Cap),
Interesting that they do not include inspecting the coolant level, but that is something you can also do yourself (category 4 above).


Save your money and just say no.
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