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Old 01-16-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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Default Santa Fe Tune Up Tips

Hi! I just want to ask tips.

Where do you guys have your Santa Fe tuned up? Do you bring it to a Hyundai Service Shop? How often do you do it?

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Old 01-16-2009, 01:00 PM
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Default RE: Santa Fe Tune Up Tips

What do you mean by "tune-up"?

Years ago, a tune-up had to do with the ignition system (new plugs, wires, cap and rotor, points and condenser, adjust the timing). Today, with electronic ignition, there is nothing to change but the plugs and wires. And most modern cars use plugs and wires that will last 60K to 100K miles.

So my question to you is, what exactly are you looking to get "tuned-up"?

Also, telling us what year SF you have and what engine it has is helpful.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:25 PM
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Default RE: Santa Fe Tune Up Tips

It's really all about your car maintainence philosophy. As far as the "what" and "when", the rule of thumb is to follow the manufactures maintainence schedule found in your owners manual.

Some people prefer to take it to the dealer for all maintainence as indicated in the owners manual, as this will guarantee Hyundai honoring the warranty. The dealer, of course, charges a lot more money for some proceedures than most (but not all proceedures). Also, they will try to talk you into unprescribed, unscheduled proceedures, and get more money from you.

It is not necessary to take it to the dealer, and Hyundai is supposed to honor the warranty as long as you do the correctly perscribed maintainence on time and doucument it.

NovaResource is correct in saying there's not too much to do as far as "tune-ups", but there is other critical maintainence that must be done in order to preserve the warranty like transmission flush and cooolant flush.

So bottom line is to educate yourself as to what you need to do, and decide where you feel comfortable taking it.

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Old 01-16-2009, 05:12 PM
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Default RE: Santa Fe Tune Up Tips

Here's a good idea on what needs to be done when:

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