Local (in Washington DC/Alexandria VA) Hyundai Dealer is recommending a 50,000 mile service for our 2012 (purchased late 2011) Hyundai Elantra Touring. Car has mostly Washington DC commuting miles on it and semi-regular (e.g. between every 3 and 6,000 miles) general maintenance check and and oil change regimen.
Here’s what they’re offering (cut and pasted from their message, sorry for any typos and the ALL CAPS):
CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER
REPLACE AIR FILTER
ADJUST PARKING BRAKE
REPLACE PCV VALVE
ADJUST DRIVE BELTS
INSPECT EXHAUST MOUNTING HARDWARE
ROTATE ALL FOUR TIRES
INSPECT FUEL LINES & CONNECTIONS
INSPECT BRAKE PADS/DISC
CHECK TIRE WEAR & ADJUST PRESSURE
REPLACE ENGINE COOLANT
INSPECT BRAKE LINES/HOSES
REPLACE BRAKE FLUID
INSPECT STEERING GEAR
FILL ALL FLUID LEVELS
INSPECT BALL JOINTS DUST COVERS
TUNE ENGINE AS APPLIED TO SPECIFIC VEHICLE
INSPECT DRIVE SHAFT BOOTS
REPACK WHEEL BEARINGS (IF APPLIES)
FLUSH TRANSMISSION FLUID
INSPECT CLUTCH FUNCTION(IF APPLIES)
CLEAN AND ADJUST BRAKES
I have ZERO experience with cars other than driving them, taking them to Jiffy Lube, and general feeling that I’m getting fleeced in just about every car-purchase and -maintenance related expense.
My thinking is that this is too high a cost for all these services but that it does seem that they are “checking” a lot - so perhaps their time is valuable. Another fear is that this level of inspection/check of all sorts of things is bound to turn up problems (real or just to get me to pay for more service) and issues.
Any thoughts on if this is worth it, for this type of car. I’m thinking that Hyundai’s 10 year warranty generally doesn’t cover all the possible things “inspection[s]” and “check[s]” might turn up as needing repair/replacement.