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#4806793 - 07/06/18 12:51 PM New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi
dbvettez061 Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 141
Loc: western Colorado
Bought new Hyundai Elantra for run around car..
Dealer says due to the fact we’re in western Colorado the Mobil 1 5-20 must be changed every 3000 miles
You gotta be kidding me. I might have passed on the car had I known this.
They said it gets very hot here, true, and dusty at times.
Well, I’ll do it myself, as always, and keep receipts.


Edited by wwillson (07/06/18 02:11 PM)
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#4806794 - 07/06/18 12:55 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29974
Loc: NY
What does the owner's manual say? Quote them from there, and take it up with Hyundai Corporate if you so desire. Me I buy the car, and hope that's the last time I see the dealer until I'm ready to buy another car. The less I have to do with them the better.
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#4806796 - 07/06/18 12:56 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
Greg L Offline


Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 657
Loc: N. Calif - State of Jefferson
If that were me buying a new car from them, I would say "Ok...I'll buy it here, on the condition you give me free oil change service at this dealership for life"
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#4806797 - 07/06/18 12:56 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
sw99 Offline


Registered: 03/22/06
Posts: 2143
Loc: Colorado
I would do 5-6K OCI's and not think twice about it. IIRC, a Hyundai Tucson I had a while back had a similar severe use schedule. I still did 5k intervals.
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#4806798 - 07/06/18 12:57 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
PimTac Offline


Registered: 03/04/17
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Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Does not Hyundai have a severe service schedule of 3750 miles? That’s probably what the dealer is referring to.
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#4806799 - 07/06/18 12:59 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: Greg L]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29974
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Greg L
If that were me buying a new car from them, I would say "Ok...I'll buy it here, on the condition you give me free oil change service at this dealership for life"


If I can't trust them to give me the proper service advise, I certainly wouldn't trust them to actually service it. Especially for free. wink God only knows what would happen, and I don't have the time to baby sit them.

If the price was right I'd buy it and that would be the last they see of me.
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#4806802 - 07/06/18 01:04 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
MRtv Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Ada county Idaho
My Nissan has such a small sump that keeping only 3.25 qts. of oil over the severe service recommendation they have would make me worry about the engine. Nissan recommends 3750 miles for severe service. I change it every 3000 to make the math easier.

Demarpaint I agree with you. The less I see of the dealer the happier I am. I do ALL of my own work on the car. Uh oh, on my Versa Note it has a sealed transmission so I can't do the fluid change at home. I am pretty certain this is due to clueless owners who will not do the work it takes to keep a car running well. So we are punished for it by having sealed systems so the dealer will do the job. So far that is the ONLY thing I have taken my car into the dealership for. Oh that and the recalls. I will not ever buy a sealed system car again.
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#4806809 - 07/06/18 01:13 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
benjy Offline


Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 900
Loc: pa
stealers NEVER see me after the sale be it new or preowned!!! they can RECOMMEND, but if REQUIRED it must be FREE by law. if concerned about oil lasting after break in use a REAL synthetic oil like Redline also a 5-30 would be a better choice providing a thicker oil film IMO as todays recommended xxW20 oils are for meeting the EPA's mileage + not a longer lasting engine!!!

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#4806812 - 07/06/18 01:18 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
dbvettez061 Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 141
Loc: western Colorado
Also, since Hyundai has a 100000 mile drivetrain 10,year warranty, guess it covers they’re butts.
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#4806815 - 07/06/18 01:21 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10273
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Do what the owner's manual says, and keep receipts and records.

Sorry, but Colorado has got nothing on Phoenix as far as temperature and dust. And I don't think the heat here matters much anyways.
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#4806816 - 07/06/18 01:25 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 829
Loc: US
"Must"? Get THAT in writing. LOL

If it is turbo and DI, maybe...as always check the owner's manual....
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#4806824 - 07/06/18 01:32 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
dubber09 Offline


Registered: 02/09/17
Posts: 155
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
IMHO, due to their (and Kia) engines' designs and build materials used - do 4k miles OCIs and either OEM or a quality filter.
Don't kill your engine at 100-150k miles.

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#4806831 - 07/06/18 01:42 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
s2krunner Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 99
Loc: TX
I just lookad at your owner’s manual.

Every 7500 miles service. Unless you are driving hard condition or sitting traffic in hot temp etc then 3700 miles OCI.

5w20, 5w30 or 10w30 is recommended

https://www.hyundaiusa.com/myhyundaicont..._elantra_om.pdf
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#4806837 - 07/06/18 01:49 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: dbvettez061]
Vuflanovsky Offline


Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 1184
Loc: California
Unfortunately, some of these dealer people are so inarticulate that you don't know if they're trying to get you in the service bay every 3K miles or referring to the 3750 mile "severe" schedule. In either case, I'd change it every 5K miles if you have the 2.0 liter Atkinson Cycle engine, drive normally, and are changing it yourself. This basically splits the difference between the normal and severe schedules and what I would do anyway.

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#4806846 - 07/06/18 02:02 PM Re: New car - dealer says change oil every 3000 mi [Re: benjy]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8697
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Originally Posted By: benjy
stealers NEVER see me after the sale be it new or preowned!!! they can RECOMMEND, but if REQUIRED it must be FREE by law. if concerned about oil lasting after break in use a REAL synthetic oil like Redline also a 5-30 would be a better choice providing a thicker oil film IMO as todays recommended xxW20 oils are for meeting the EPA's mileage + not a longer lasting engine!!!

Wow! It has been a while since I have seen such a post full of inaccurate statements.

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