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Hello all,

My Tuscon limited hybrid is due for it's first Oil change. The dealership lists the included service as a conventional oil change. With the limited having a turbo should I go for the synthetic? Dealership lists that as a 79 dollar upgrade, which is a little ridiculous tbh. Shot in the dark here but has anyone brought their own oil in to be used lol? Anyone have any recommendations on what oil to use if I should decide to do it myself?

On a side not was this forum reorganized or something? I remember in June there being much more content and two different subforums to browse. It also my account was no longer registered as well in that timeframe.

Thanks in advance.
 

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$79 upgrade for synthetic? lol! That's pretty ambitious pricing! My dealer practically begs customers to bring their vehicles in for the free oil change because the dealer gets to charge Hyundai $55 for the service. I can get my favorite oil, Valvoline Synthetic, in a 5-qt jug at WalMart for about $25 and the filter is $15 extra. For $40 I can make sure the job is done right and I get to use my favorite oil. I had the dealer fix an oil pan leak which necessitated draining and filling the oil. They overfilled the oil and I had to drain about .7 qt out when I got home. They also left out two of the 14 bolts that fasten the bottom aero cover. This is why I opted to pay out of pocket and do the job myself. My dealer will use my own oil if I bring it in. Your owner's manual specifies synthetic oil, BTW.
 

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0-20 oil is only available as a synthetic. I don't think you have to pay that extra charge for synthetic during the free oil change intervals that are included as part of your new car maintenance package. My salesperson suggested to me that I change my oil every 3750 miles so I would get every other oil change free. By the way if you decide to change your own oil be prepared to deal with a dozen or so parts including 2 bolts, several fragile plastic clips, 2 panels 2 o-rings and two drain plugs. I have done my own oil changes 95% of the time during my 50 + years of driving but I'm not going to deal with that nonsense to save a few bucks.
 

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Your owner's manual specifies synthetic oil, BTW.
That's what I assumed but hadn't checked thru the manual yet. I'll make the argument and see how it goes. I have a feeling the upcharge is just get people who don't know any better. I never paid for synthetic at Toyota on my included maintenance.

By the way if you decide to change your own oil be prepared to deal with a dozen or so parts including 2 bolts, several fragile plastic clips, 2 panels 2 o-rings and two drain plugs.
That's just a bit overkill. I had assumed it would be a bit more labor intensive but the lengths the manufacturers go to force you to use their service departments is getting to be a bit much. I guess it's just a sign of the times though.
 

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My Honda had a full under body panel for gas mileage, the dealer repeatedly forgot to put clips back or broke them. Honestly got pretty fast at taking it off by the end of owning it, have done the Tucson but it doesn't look that bad

Make them show you what oil they put in, I've read on Facebook several dealers have put 5w30 conventional oil in on the included warranty and only knew it because of how rough the engine was. Dealers are the same level as any other shop in my eyes, have had several that did more stupid damage to my cars than I have

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