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Hi everyone, I could not find the thread where someone asked when they need to do their first few service checkups so I'm making a new one.

I purchased my gencoupe for about 5 months now with 4500km on it and I'm going for my first oil change.

Do I need to go to the dealer for this? Or can I go somewhere else? How about for other services I'm required/recommended to do? (e.g. tire rotation?)

This is my first car and I do not want to void the warranty because I didn't go for maintenance regularly, any tips to keep in mind?

Lastly, any recommendation for quality, honest shops in Toronto/Scarborough/Markham area to perform my maintenance?


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You can go elsewhere. I go to NAPA Autopro in Mississauga and just tell to follow whatever your manual says. As long everything is followed, dealers have to honour your warranty. They can't deny just because you didn't service your car with them. If they do that, you can actually file a claim in court.

EDIT: Normally all you need to do for your 5,000km is to change your oil. As long you provide the filter and washer, they can provide you dino oil or synthetic. I personally use Amsoil synthetic oil.
 

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Thanks for the quick response LJ!

So I will have to buy a set of washer and filters to bring it to a mechanic in order for him/her to change my oil? <-- car noob xD lol
 

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Normally shops can supply you a suitable filter. However, I'd rather put something in the car where I know it's good quality. For me, I bring in my own oil and filter and have them change the oil for you. A shop would charge about $30 (after environment fees + disposal + taxes). Oil on the other hand can cost between $15 - $45 depending you choose conventional or synthetic oil.
 

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you're in scarborough

go to kingscross as they are the 2nd cheapest for oil change (either you bring your own oil and pay for labour/filter or use everything from them)

downtown hyundai at eastern near the bmw/mini is cheapest and only another 20min away if you are heading that way

call em up for quotes from the service advisor

i just changed mine at 4800~km to full synthetic before xmas
 

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Performance Hyundai in St. Catherines is great also. Was only charged $33.34 after tax for labour, oem filter and disposal fees since I brought in my own oil.

Not too bad of a drive from Hamilton but but it's out of the way for everyone else.
 

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car noob xD lol
Then take it to a decent Hyundai dealer until you learn more. Buy a decent synthetic like Amsoil or Mobile and take it with you.

You just spent $30K on a car, so dont get in the habit of cheaping out on certain things like maintenance.

Give it some time and Im sure you will find a shop or person that you trust. Like cowcow mention, I also drive to St Kitts becuase the dealer there is great.
 

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Hi everyone, I could not find the thread where someone asked when they need to do their first few service checkups so I'm making a new one.

I purchased my gencoupe for about 5 months now with 4500km on it and I'm going for my first oil change.

Do I need to go to the dealer for this? Or can I go somewhere else? How about for other services I'm required/recommended to do? (e.g. tire rotation?)

This is my first car and I do not want to void the warranty because I didn't go for maintenance regularly, any tips to keep in mind?

Lastly, any recommendation for quality, honest shops in Toronto/Scarborough/Markham area to perform my maintenance?


Thanks!
off topic but 5months only 4.5k km on it... I'm closing 4 months with 6k
 

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You're actually supposed to change the oil every 3 months or 6000km whichever comes first as Canada is considered a severe or extreme environment due to the weather and all the salt.
 

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Take it to the dealer and get OEM oil filters and stuff, also since the car is so new the other places probably never serviced a GC before and they can **** things up. Some dealers just use bulk oil so it be a good idea to pick up good synthetics (Mobil1, Castrol Syntec, Royal Purple, etc.) and have them put it in. They will just take it off the cost of oil from your bill. My oil change cost usually 30 dollars. Most of the time you don't even need to do the additional service 2, 3, 4 (they all include a bunch of inspection) etc. I just go in get service 1 and do all the inspections myself.
 

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First off, use the OEM oil filter, dont buy aftermarket. Everyone says its great and pricing is good, and if anything happens the dealer cant say anything.

I get the entire oil change done at the dealer because its simple and their prices are fair if you bring your own synthetic.

I remember reading a thread where someone got their oil changed at Costco (I know) and took it to a dealer for a check up. Something messed up during the oil change, the guys car is effed up and hes being passed back and forth between Hyundai and Costco because they keep blaming eachother. Id rather get it done at Hyundai so that if they mess up its their fault and Im not tossed around trying to get a solution.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback, I actually called Kingscross before I made this thread.

They quoted me $42, which is fine. I was more concerned in the long run if there are things I'm not yet aware of so I decided to ask =)


No I don't go anywhere lol. I work a lot of overtime and most of my KMs are from going to girlfriend's place (29.1km one way)


EDIT: Also afraid dealers might purposely break things and tell you to fix them to get more business.. too many horror stories i found on this forum xD
 

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Going with Kingscross sounds like a good bet. I've had one oil change and will be going for my second one soon as I'm at 10,500 km. I've had my car a little over six months and went with Mobil1 5W-30 which I supplied. Keep an eye out for the sales and you can pick it up at a decent price.

I was charged $25.68 for the labour, filter and disposal charge at Attrell Hyundai. I do find my mileage is a little better after the switch and I like to think I have a little bit better protection for the turbo. You only need the ring and internal filter kit if you have the 3.8 engine. Otherwise the 2.0T uses a pretty common filter used on other Hyundai and Kia models.

Has anyone found a good source for the filters? I'm buying my next stock of oil in the U.S. as it's half the price it is here.
 

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You can prob get those at the dealer while you are there.There are 3 Hyundai dealers in the Buffalo area.
 

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You can prob get those at the dealer while you are there.There are 3 Hyundai dealers in the Buffalo area.
I know I can get them at a dealer, I was wondering if anyone had found an online source or alternate supplier. Any idea of cost for them? I was charged over $9 here from my dealer. :cool:
 
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