Hyundai Sonata Maintenance Guide

March 8th, 2023 by

As a vehicle owner, one of the best things you can do to maintain your car’s high value and promote longevity and reliability is to ensure that your vehicle receives regular maintenance and upkeep. By adhering to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, you can be confident that your car will last as long as possible. Today, we’ll take a look at the Hyundai Sonata in particular. We’ll go over the details of this vehicle’s expected maintenance schedule, including the most common and uncommon tasks, to provide you with a simple, straightforward guide you can follow as a responsible Sonata owner.

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Maintenance Schedule for the Hyundai Sonata

The number of miles on your car determines the maintenance schedule for your Hyundai. It’s recommended that you service your Sonata every 7,500 miles. There are many benefits to staying on top of your maintenance schedule — one of the most important is that you can extend your car’s value to its maximum length if you keep it in good condition. Second, some warranties may only apply if you have adhered to the recommended maintenance schedule, so to ensure your warranties remain valid, keep up with your Sonata’s maintenance.

Every 7,500 miles, you should perform basic tasks such as replacing the engine oil and filter and the air conditioner filter, adding fuel additives, and rotating your tires. You should also check out your car’s battery and test your brake pads to ensure they’re in working order. Your maintenance tasks will vary at subsequent mile markers, such as the 15,000-mile mark, the 60,000-mile mark, and the 120,000-mile mark, but these basic tasks mentioned should be repeated every 7,500 miles.

Common Maintenance Tasks for the Hyundai Sonata

To better understand the tasks you’ll need to perform during your Sonata’s maintenance, let’s break down some of the most common, including oil changes and tire and brake maintenance for both the Sonata and its hybrid model.

Oil Changes

Changing your engine’s oil regularly is essential to making sure that your engine runs smoothly, efficiently, and safely. You can check your oil by removing the oil dipstick, wiping it clean, and reinserting it for an accurate measurement. The line should be between the F and L marks. If the line is below L, fill up to the F line while avoiding going over.

As mentioned above, oil changes should be completed about every 7,500 miles. Hyundai Sonatas, in particular, will most likely use 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil. Depending on your choice between conventional or synthetic oil, you can go further between changes, with synthetic oil lasting twice as long as conventional oil. Oil changes are complimentary at any Hyundai dealership on 2020 or newer models.

Tire Maintenance

Your tires are essential not only for keeping you safe but also for extending the fuel efficiency of your Sonata. You should be checking your tire pressure roughly once a month. Allowing your tires to get too low on air can increase the chances of damage and unsafe handling. If a tire appears to be losing air quickly, it may have a leak or another form of damage and should be inspected by a technician for repair.

To ensure that each of your tires receives even tread wear, be sure to rotate them every 7,500 miles. You should also balance your tires if needed during rotation. Rotations are offered complimentary at any Hyundai dealership for 2020 models or newer.

Brake Maintenance

By keeping an eye on your Sonata’s brake pads and brake fluid levels, you can ensure that your brakes remain in great condition to maintain your vehicle’s safety. Every 15,000 miles, your brake pads, hoses, and lines should be inspected for excessive wear and replaced if necessary. Your brake fluid level should also be checked regularly — be sure the level is between the MIN and MAX lines on the reservoir. Your brake fluid should conform to DOT 3 or DOT 4 specifications.

Other Maintenance Tasks for the Hyundai Sonata

Though not all of the following tasks are required to be performed as often as perhaps oil changes and tire maintenance are, other tasks such as battery maintenance and transmission servicing should be kept up with.

Battery Maintenance

At any Hyundai dealership, including ours here at Allen Turner in Pensacola, you can quickly have your Hyundai battery’s health checked for free. Our technicians can test the battery’s reserve capacity and open current voltage. In the case that your battery is worn out, we can professionally replace it for you. However, as long as your battery is kept clean and you ensure that lights in or outside your vehicle aren’t left on, it should last you a while.

Transmission Service

Your vehicle’s transmission ensures smooth shifting between gears and is a vital part of your engine’s mechanisms. Your transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles to avoid slippage, and your transmission filter, every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. By keeping up with the maintenance of your transmission, you avoid the potential need to entirely replace your transmission if it becomes damaged, which can be an expensive process costing upwards of $3,500 or more.

Service Your Sonata at Allen Turner Hyundai

Rather than servicing your car yourself or with an independent mechanic, taking your Sonata to an official Hyundai dealership ensures that your vehicle receives the best possible care. Additionally, we always use official factory parts on every Hyundai repair. Thus, choosing Allen Turner Hyundai for service will provide you with the best possible maintenance.

Contact us today to schedule service for your Hyundai Sonata or other Hyundai vehicle by calling our service line at 850-905-5509 or by scheduling online. Our service department is available during the operating hours of Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For any other inquiries or comments, or if you’re curious about trading in your current vehicle for a newer option, call our sales line at 850-905-5313, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.