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.
Last edited by NovaResource; 09-20-2011 at 06:55 PM.