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We purchased our 2021 Venue back in January of this year and my wife has only 1600 miles on it. Hyundai says i can wait for 6 months or 7500 miles before they will cover the oil change. I think for a new engine thats a long time for its first oil change. I was thinking of doing it myself but im worried about voiding the warranty....
 

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I don't know how they would know if you changed it yourself. Just use the recommended oil and filter and let them change it again at their required interval. I don't think I would have any issue following their guidelines though. After all, they are covering the engine warranty, surely if they thought it necessary, they would protect themselves by recommending an early break-in oil change. If it gives you peace of mind, I say, go ahead.
 

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You could just pay the dealership for an oil change. I plan to do this after about 1500 miles myself to remove any shavings from break in. I think it was like $55 at the dealership.
 

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Yeah, the dealers don't charge that much for an oil change. And they inspect a bunch of other stuff while they are at it. I think it's good to take a new car back to the dealer for its first oil change, after around 1000 to 2000 miles, just as a sort of cheap insurance against anything going wrong.
 

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He's talking about the break-in period of a car.
The engine is getting accustomed to being used so metal parts are supposed to rub with each other for the very first time and create mini metal shavings.
Metal shavings are supposed to be caught by the engine filter anyway. But to be safe, people do their first oil change very early.

Just go to the dealership and request the free maintenance under the 3-free year maintenance (USA Promo).
I requested the service within the first six months of ownership with just 1,8k miles.
You just gotta be persuasive about it.
 

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Mission accomplished!
Armed with my $50 coupon I had the dealership change the oil and filter @ 2k miles.
Shaving was minimal and that's saying a lot with zero weight oil.
Service tech told me no issues out of the venue to date, which is always good news with a new model car.
New owners might want to check your antifreeze level when vehicle is cold. Might needed about a cup from the factory amount. Mine was alittle low out of the box.
Here's to a happy 100k with this little guy! 馃嵒馃檹馃徑
 

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It does, as long as the Service Interval function has been turned on. The dealer turned it on when I picked up the car.
It can be found on the LCD Display under User settings, Service Interval.
 

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Hyundai service writer called yesterday to schedule my first oil change. I said it only has 2,000 miles, and she says it needs 6.500 miles before they'll do the free change. I then asked about the blurb I read on Google about Hyundai putting in special break-in oil at the factory and they recommend you change it at 5,000 miles. She didn't know what I was talking about.

And the owner's manual doesn't say anything about that either. I think I will pay for a dealer change at 3,500 because I am going to keep this car for 10 years/100,000 most likely. Sorta belt and suspenders.

Also, most people's driving falls under severe duty (mine does -- mostly short trips). so the interval is 6 months or 5.000 miles. Normal duty is 12 months or 8,000 miles. CVT requires fluid change at 60k under severe duty. Not sure if it has a filter.

Also, interestingly Hyundai recommends a fuel additive every 8K miles unless you use premium fuels with detergents. Since maintenance is free for first 36 months, I wonder if the dealer will do this for free? If not I will still buy a bottle of their additive and use it or find a cheaper aftermarket alternative. I assume it's to keep the intake clean.
 

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It does, as long as the Service Interval function has been turned on. The dealer turned it on when I picked up the car.
It can be found on the LCD Display under User settings, Service Interval.
I think that is just based on calendar time or miles. It doesn't actually detect "when the oil needs changing." It's just an electronic version of a sticker in your windshield.
 

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Hyundai service writer called yesterday to schedule my first oil change. I said it only has 2,000 miles, and she says it needs 6.500 miles before they'll do the free change. I then asked about the blurb I read on Google about Hyundai putting in special break-in oil at the factory and they recommend you change it at 5,000 miles. She didn't know what I was talking about.

And the owner's manual doesn't say anything about that either. I think I will pay for a dealer change at 3,500 because I am going to keep this car for 10 years/100,000 most likely. Sorta belt and suspenders.

Also, most people's driving falls under severe duty (mine does -- mostly short trips). so the interval is 6 months or 5.000 miles. Normal duty is 12 months or 8,000 miles. CVT requires fluid change at 60k under severe duty. Not sure if it has a filter.

Also, interestingly Hyundai recommends a fuel additive every 8K miles unless you use premium fuels with detergents. Since maintenance is free for first 36 months, I wonder if the dealer will do this for free? If not I will still buy a bottle of their additive and use it or find a cheaper aftermarket alternative. I assume it's to keep the intake clean.
Can you post a link to the blurb on special break-in oil?
 

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No matter what the car, there is always a "special break in" oil story to be had.
I have heard rumors of this magical oil on every forum I have joined.
I still have no evidence of it's existence to date.
Maybe I will slip on some one day while walking through the woods, only to look up and see a unicorn at my side...IT COULD HAPEEN YALL!
Until then I would recommend an oil change at 2k miles or so, just to be safe. Your new engine will thank you for it! 馃
 
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