Does you Hyundai Dealer Service Dept. play the '10% Game' with you???

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by IlBeBauck, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. IlBeBauck

    IlBeBauck Guest

    This has happened a few times now : They diagnose the problem with
    the car then tell you how much the repair will be incl. part(s) and
    labor . IF you say to them 'Gee, that sounds like alot ' or ' That
    sounds a little high to me' ... they immediately say 'Okay, we will
    take 10% off of the price' . If you dont , then they sell it to you
    at an inflated price . (of course, even at 10% off its still inflated
    compared to private Car Repair places using Hyundai parts). Does
    your Hyundai Service Dept . have a simular con-job ?? Thanks.
    IlBeBauck, Jan 28, 2009
  2. IlBeBauck

    hyundaitech Guest

    Most dealers do. They'd rather get a sale at 10% off than no sale at
    all, especially in the current economy. Of course, whether the price
    is inflated above normal beforehand or discounted below normal
    afterward is debatable.
    hyundaitech, Jan 29, 2009
  3. IlBeBauck

    Mike Marlow Guest

    No. You're welcome.
    Mike Marlow, Jan 29, 2009
  4. IlBeBauck

    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:25:09 -0800 (PST), cast forth

    I don't know. I've never gone to a dealer for non-warranty service because I
    can save much more than 10% by using a reputable independent shop.
    Ed Pawlowski, Jan 29, 2009
  5. IlBeBauck

    IlBeBauck Guest

    Agree with you . Thats the route im going for out of warranty
    IlBeBauck, Jan 29, 2009
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    TheChris Guest

    I did once - when my transmission went, and their price was equal to
    that of my transmission place (with a slightly longer warranty).

    Took THREE transmissions for them to get it right.. And in the process,
    stuff got stolen out of my car!!!!
    TheChris, Jan 29, 2009
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    Voyager Guest

    I save even more doing my own! :)

    Voyager, Jan 29, 2009
  8. IlBeBauck

    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    I used to do it all. Then I did most. Now, I do very little. Last oil
    change I did was on my '91 Regal. What a PITA to get to the filter. For
    about $12 more than DIY I'd rather read the newspaper in the waiting room of
    the local shop that does it for me. On my Olds Cutlass I never changed the
    plugs myself after not being able to get to three of them without a lift.
    Even changing the batter in my LeSabre I left to a battery shop since it was
    under the back seat. They also kept the 12V plugged in so the radio
    security would not kick in.
    Ed Pawlowski, Jan 30, 2009
  9. IlBeBauck

    Voyager Guest

    Most of my cars are still pretty easy to work on. I'm gradually moving
    to doing less as I near 50 and it just isn't as easy anymore. I still
    do tire rotations, oil changes, battery, most filters, etc., but have
    started to hire done the transmission fluid and filter and coolant. I
    also have the minivan spark plugs done at the shop as getting to the
    rear three is a PITA. The minivans are pretty easy access for all
    maintenance other than the spark plugs. The oil filter is very easy to
    get at.

    The Sonata is pretty good, but the oil filter is a pain due to that
    blasted plastic air shield.

    My Chevy truck is probably the easiest of all other the the oil filter.
    It is horizontal and right above the front drive shaft. It does keep
    the drive shaft u-joint from rusting a sit coats it with oil at every
    Voyager, Jan 30, 2009
  10. IlBeBauck

    Old_Timer Guest

    I do my own oil changes and a few other minor mainteance items on my
    Sonata and my Dodge truck. Also wash and vacuum the interior myself.

    I did change out the water pump myself on the truck a couple of years
    ago but would probably farm that out next time. I also changed out
    the oxy sensors on the the truck a couple of years back.

    The truck is far easier to work on than the car.

    I am 78 years old and those chores are part of my exercise program
    along with doing my own yard care chores. I would rather do those
    things than walk a treadmill at an exercise center.

    Old_Timer, Jan 30, 2009
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    John Guest

    Your,re right there about it being preferable to exercise. I just adjusted
    the valve clearance /oil change on my 70 VW Squareback. Must have got up and
    down 50 times.Keeps me out of the Missuses hair as well.
    John, Jan 30, 2009
  12. Not to play oneupmanship but I plan to get rid of my 2002 xg350 at a little
    less than 10 years or 100,000 miles whichever comes first. Im my case it
    will be the 10 year deal as I put 22,000 miles on it since 2003. The
    best 1300 bucks I ever spent in my lifew was the extra warranty. So far
    Hyundai has pulled the engine twice for seemingly simple repairs and the
    dachboard once for some silly heater sensing unit that any human could tell
    not to turn on the heater unless the engine was warm. So far about $2700
    dollars in labor and500 in parts. An alternator (rebuilt one at that was
    way over 900 dollars by the time the engine was pulled and part installed.
    The service manager when I took it in the last time said he was gonna take
    the bulb out of the check engine light comes on. I told him that it must be
    important if the light came on. I'll bet the damned thing would come on if
    the radio was off the station. I'm taking mine to another garage to get a
    new timing belt and water pump when it is time for that requirement. The
    difference in labor alone is over 400 dollars let alone an inflated belt
    price. When I worked in a belt mfg plant before I retired , the same belt
    with different customers stamped on then were twice as high if they hade an
    OEM name stamped on it. While I'm in warranty, I will be the dealer's best
    (or worst) customer, but certainly not out of warranty if I keep it that
    long. Wife's Buick (2008 Lucerne), even though maintained by the local
    Caddy dealer is about 30% less on their parts and labor than Hyundai.
    Elmo Finsterwald, Feb 1, 2009
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