Why You Should Follow Your Hyundai Elantra's Maintenance Schedule

New or used, every car has common needs. Some more specific than others, but every vehicle has a service schedule. It's important to keep up with that schedule to ensure that YOUR vehicle runs efficiently. As expertly crafted as the Hyundai Elantra is, it too has a service schedule. 

The benefits from following that schedule are plentiful. The biggest of those being longevity. This ultimately saves YOU money and a whole lot more in between. Throughout this article you're going to see the suggested service schedule and why it benefits more than just your car. 

3,000 - 15,000 Miles 

*every 3,000 miles 
  • Change oil and filter
  • Change and adjust fluid (all)
  • Change and adjust tire pressure
  • Multi point inspection

*6,000 miles 
  • Rotate tires
  • Brake inspection

*15,000 miles 
  • Clean and adjust brake components
  • Inspect parking brake operation

You've probably heard from someone that you don't need to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. It's important to think of it as more than just an oil change. Are you really sure if your transmission fluid is low or not? Are you positive your tire pressure is at the proper levels? What about a myriad of other points of interest throughout your car that you may or may not be aware of? By taking your vehicle in regularly, these things can be checked and taken care of. 

30,000 miles 
  • 3,000 to 15,000 mile service
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace cabin air filter
  • Replace automatic transaxle fluid

Don't run for the hills just yet. You've seen this day coming. You may or may not start to "notice" things. One things for sure, you've been driving. This is the time when inspections have to go a little further. Outside of the multi point inspection you'll want to have: AC and heating checked, steering and suspension, exhaust system etc. 

Hopefully you've prepared for this day, but if you haven't its not the end of the world. If you're lucky enough to be driving a car with 30,000 miles that YOU put on it, count your blessings. Your vehicle is probably fine, but you still need to have it inspected to be sure. Little problems become big problems. 

60,000 miles 
  • 3,000 to 15,000 mile service
  • 30,000 mile service
  • replace coolant

You're in it for the long haul now. You and your baby have made it through a lot. Regardless of how you've come to the big 6-0, you know that the car is not quite right under the hood. by this point you may or may not have already had your first big repair. Nothing should freak you out now, but its still important to get ahead of whatever is coming. The longer you keep this vehicle on the road, the better the care must be. 

Benefits 
  • Save $$$
  • Save time
  • Better running vehicle
  • Longer running vehicle

It may be hard to see at first, but there are financial gains to maintaining a regular maintenance schedule for your Hyundai Elantra. As the miles increase, YES, it may appear that your costs do too. Think on this for a minute...let's say you been noticing some squeaking when you brake. Let's say you decide to ignore it and keep driving. When you finally get to your oil change, the mechanic tells you your brakes need to be replaced. Not too big a deal, but then he says, due to excessive driving on bad brakes that your rotors now need to be replaced. This now adds another $300+ to your bill. Had you gotten in sooner, it may have just been the brakes. 

Maintaining your schedule also saves you time. Getting a heads up on things that are starting to fade and just knowing you have a check up coming allow you to save money for the job, set aside time to drop your car off, and get back on the road. Nothing sucks more than going to your car to go to work, or wherever you're trying to go and it doesn't start. Now you're tracking folks down for rides and tow trucks. 

It goes without saying that a better cared for car, runs better AND runs longer. This ensures that you won't have to replace the car sooner than later. It adds to the resale value of the car, and it makes you more comfortable passing on to the kids. 

Maintaining your vehicles maintenance schedule will benefit you for months and years to come. Don't believe it, ask the folks on the bus or those shelling out gas money to friends and family.
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