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I'm due for my 40,000 Km service (ahhh already...Fml) Anyways the dealership said the service includes an oil change and fuel injector flush for approx. $140.00. Just wanted to know if that price sounds reasonable AND is a fuel injector flush at this point really nesscessary?

Also as a side note I got a quote on a front strut bar, the dealership said they would sell it to me for 150.00 plus taxes and would take an hour to install (which i find hard to believe) for $99.00 for the install.

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks guys!

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I'm due for my 40,000 Km service (ahhh already...Fml) Anyways the dealership said the service includes an oil change and fuel injector flush for approx. $140.00. Just wanted to know if that price sounds reasonable AND is a fuel injector flush at this point really nesscessary?

Also as a side note I got a quote on a front strut bar, the dealership said they would sell it to me for 150.00 plus taxes and would take an hour to install (which i find hard to believe) for $99.00 for the install.

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks guys!

Cheers

KoUpKiD905
Don't know about 40Km service and injector "cleaning" thing but.... for the strut tower brace, buy the one you prefer online and install it yourself!!! All you need is a ratchet! You'll save 100$
It's one of the easiest mod you can do!!!
 

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check in your owner's manual for the maintenance schedule. it should mention what Kia recommends at that mileage point. as far as price goes, i get the impression Kia is more expensive than your Mr.Lube or Jiffy Lube or alot of other places. i'm looking into finding another place to get for regular maintenance visits. primarily because i live in hamilton and drive to oakville Kia for maintenance(will save some gas money), and secondarily because i think Kia's prices are ridiculous. my last oil change, which included a tire rotation. IT COST ME $105!(w/ tax) ......i asked a guy @ the service desk there about changing regular maintenance shops and he said as long as i document things and keep receipts. so it's an easy decision for me.
 

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Oil changes should be about 40-50 dollars from factory.
Dont know about the fuel injector cleaning, but I assume they throw some cleaner in your tank - as I really doubt they pull the whole fuel rail out and clean the injectors themself.

What I would do is ask the shop (dealership) what is involved in this service, what is going to be done, think it over and try to see if it makes sense (i know it maybe hard as we are not machanics but if they say 'oh yah we dump fuel cleaners into your tank, check the fuel line pressure, make sure your fuel rail is working as it should' then you know its pretty much just a visual inspection + chemicals).

GRTWHTSHK - glad to know im not the only one whos stopped going to Hamilton dealership - not gonna bash them but i've also decided to go to oakville for my regular service now.


Personally I do everything at the dealer, I changed over to mobil1 regular oil and the dealer charges ~27dollars for labor + filter.



Note: service intervals were different at hamilton vs oakville locations - not sure why, I asked the service manager at oakville why he said he'll follow up to confirm with hamilton, but assued me it was to kias specs (i think it was [email protected], [email protected] - cant remember though)
 

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Thanks for the info guys! ...
Ya see I am also another example where I refuse to shop at my 'home' dealership in Newmarket...I go to 401 Dixie Kia in Mississauga and their customer service is great, but for a struggling / recovering student trying to start my career (working contracts) trying to keep up with their 100 bucks here and 100 bucks there pricing is bruuuutal! So just wanted to get some insight.

As for the strut bar I'll look into it online, anyone know of a place to shop for these IN CANADA? (last part I order from the states, CARiD.com was a nightmare experience so never again! ) lol

Cheers guys and safe drivin out there (in Ontario today anyway :p )
 

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The strut brace can and has been done in a parking lot in less than 30mins. If you have the the time and the sockets I suggest do it yourself. Call Scarboro Kia ask for Rob Woodward. They stock the strut bars from Vibrant racing. I believe I got mine for $150.
 

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The strut bar is $170.00 from Scarboro Kia. Its a simple install and takes 30 mins at the most. I got mine out in at the last meet in Missisauga.
 

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The strut bar is $170.00 from Scarboro Kia. Its a simple install and takes 30 mins at the most. I got mine out in at the last meet in Missisauga.
It's $170 with taxes in so it's sweet.

I never ever did an injector service on any car I owned. If you're worried just dump a bottle in the tank. You just need an oil change every 8k no more well maybe a tranny fluid change at 60k. That's all the manual states. Anything suggested is dealer suggested. I do all my maintenance at Trento Kia because they treat me like a person and not like crap like at Plaza Kia
 

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Front does a bit yes. With my old car having 1 did almost nothing but front and rear did wonders. Im not sure how effective rear ones would be in fortes though as we dont have rear towers to flex.

As for the injector service - DONT DO IT.
I asked and its only the equivalent to what you can buy anywhere for $6 that says "cleans engines" The dealers seem to like to "embelish" your warrenty requirements when it comes to service. They told me I needed it at 16k and I laughed at them :)
 

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You only need to do the services that your owners manual requires.
YUP... Our dealer out here tried to tell me (and they print it on their paperwork) to follow the "extreme conditions" driving schedule. When I inquired about it the service person told me that failure could lead to denial of my warranty in the event of an issue.

I said okay and left to wait for my oil change to be done. At 950 miles...LOL
Funny thing is this is the same guy that said I don't need an oil change for another 4K miles.
 

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Dealer maintenance can be expensive. Make sure to look on the dealers website for coupons. Also some kia dealers price match service prices of other dealers in the area. Every dealer sets their own price on service and even parts. Finally ask the service advisors, sales people, and other Kia owners for coupons.

And yes you can go to other places to get your maintenance on. Sometimes local mom and pop places do the best job. I showed my local shop a 30k service coupon from the dealer that was $400. They did it for $180, and their factory database on the web showed them all of kia's required maintenance schedule. It was sweet. Keep your own records, the shop lost all their records in a hard drive fail lol
 

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Change your oil yourself or take your car to a jiffy lube for 20 bucks....and no you dont need an injector flush.
 
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