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First Service and Tire Rotation Woes - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited July 2015 in Hyundai
imageFirst Service and Tire Rotation Woes - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

I brought our 2015 Hyundai Sonata to Puente Hills Hyundai for its first service at 7,500 miles. The owner's manual was unclear and frustrating.

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  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Posts: 863
    I love the whole $100 worth of absolute zero value that the dealer was pushing. Those types of inspections SHOULD be free as if something has failed there, it SHOULD be a warranty fix. In terms of tire rotations, I don't understand. Does Hyundai manufacture the tires? No? Then, why do you care what they think? Unless you bought an extended tire warranty, they aren't going to do jack-crap if you have some issues with the tires. Rotate them everytime and then go "ugh" when they charge you $35 for the 10 minutes of additional work.
  • fvfvsixfvfvsix Posts: 2
    I don't rotate tires anymore. After realizing that life in the desert kills tires faster than the tread wears, I just leave the tires at the appropriate corners until they wear out. I end up replacing after 3-4 years, mostly due to sun damage.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited July 2015
    I'm about there myself @fvfvsix. Can't say that I've had fewer tire problems over the years skipping the rotation vs rotating them, even mostly driving minivans that are hard on the front axle. Now that I'm (back) in the high desert, that's another good excuse just to buy new tires every few years. :)
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,858
    Since there was no warning that the oil should be changed @7500 miles, but you decided to do it anyway, why not at least ask about rotating the tires, too?
    Personally, I have the tires rotated at every oil change(5k or 6 months). My mother's car which has 12k after 4 years, is an exception.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • bc1960bc1960 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 171
    Hyundai doesn't manufacture the oil, or the antifreeze, or the air filter, but they have specific service intervals for those items. And they have a recommended tire rotation interval as well as specific inflation pressures which are to be checked. Since the same model may be fitted with tires from several different manufacturers depending on circumstances, the tires are warranted by the tire manufacturer rather than the vehicle manufacturer; but that warranty may be voided if the services aren't performed or aren't documented. So not having the service schedule organized in one place is a bit odd, although maybe they presume you're going to download the maintenance app and use that.
  • MCZCOKEMCZCOKE Posts: 18
    It would have been free if it was a Toyota, inspections and all!
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Posts: 471
    ^ But then you're driving a Toyota! :(

    :P
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