04 Elantra GT - Price to rotate and balance tires, plus headlight bulb experiences

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Neil, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Neil

    Neil Guest

    I'm going to have my tires rotated and balanced as part of my 21k service
    tomorrow (missed the 18k so playing catch up). I've been offered $30 as
    opposed to the normal $40, but just want to know if i'm being taken for a
    ride as I get the oil change for free.

    Also, one of my head light bulbs has blown. I recall reading this is common
    on the Elantra, but just curious what the experience is of others.
    Fortunately it's covered under the warranty.
     
    Neil, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. Neil

    irwell Guest

    Sounds about right, see if you can get them to throw in
    a wheel alignment.
     
    irwell, Apr 13, 2005
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  3. If they're actually re-balancing the wheels, it's a decent price.
    I had a low beam bulb burn out a few days past one year. I checked the
    warranty book and bulbs are listed under "what's not covered", so I just
    replaced both of them with Silverstars. I probably could have gotten a
    free replacement, but the other side would probably have burned out in
    short order and I'd rather just install better bulbs and be done with it.
     
    Brian Nystrom, Apr 13, 2005
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  4. Neil

    irwell Guest

    Saame with my windshield, got a chip in the glass from
    a flying pebble, the insurance company would repair the
    chip for free, or install a new windshield for $50, chose
    the new windhsield, seems to be better quality than the original.
     
    irwell, Apr 13, 2005
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  5. Neil

    Neil Guest

    I believe the wheels were balanced also, but I have no reason to doubt them
    as the run home on I-495 saw me reach 80-90MPH with no discernible
    vibration.

    I was assured that the bulb was covered under the 5yr warranty, but it
    doesn't matter because the bulb appears to be working again. I don't know
    what it is but every time I go into that service dept with a bulb-related
    issue (previously interior light), they come back and say it's fine. I'm
    going to keep an eye on it incase it becomes intermittant.
     
    Neil, Apr 14, 2005
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  6. Neil

    HaynaGuy Guest

    I had two headlight bulbs fail in my 2002 Elantra, both between 50,000
    and 60,000 miles. They were replaced under warranty. Headlight and
    foglight bulbs are covered for 5 years, all other bulbs 1 year
    according to my Hyundai dealer. BTW, the only other maintenance I had
    on the car before trading at 60,000 miles was a new clock, and a wheel
    bearing also covered by warranty. Still had the original brakes. The
    cheapest car to maintain that I ever owned and I've owned at least
    fifty.
     
    HaynaGuy, May 18, 2005
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