Brake Service for 2013 Elantra

I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS Limited with 10,500 kilometers. I drive the car gently, mostly in the city and it's running like a clock. Today, I
took it into the dealership for a spring checkup, rotation of tires and oil change.
Now, my question is, the service rep approached me and said the mechanic 'recommended' I have the four-wheel disc brakes serviced......that is, lubricated, cleaned, and whatever they usually do to service these things. I declined the offer because during my many years with cars, I've been spoiled by service managers upselling me all the time when I bring the car in for ordinary maintenance.
Do you think I should have had this service done at the time, or do you think under the above circumstances (low odometer reading and gentle driving), I did the right thing by declining this additional service?
Thanks
Arthur Toronto,
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Looks like unneeded service to me. How about taking it to an independent brake service place and getting an opinion?
Given your driving pattern, if it really needs significant break service, I would consider selling the car.
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On 4/23/2014 7:32 PM, Arthur wrote:

I see you live in Toronto. Lots of snow? Road treatment? Salt? I did not see your brakes, but it may have been worth the money. You won't know until a caliper freezes up.
I've had many cars go through winters trouble free, but I did have two that brakes froze and ruined pads. How much did they want for the service?
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Ed, I forgot to ask how much the service was. I have been ripped so many times in the past by service managers, the word 'no' just shoots out. I have driven cars with 4-wheel discs and they have never needed service at 10,500 km. The Elantra brakes well.....very quietly and smoothly, so I never considered having any major tune-up work done to them for at least another winter. The car was in the garage for most of the winter because I hate driving in snow, so I don't think it had much exposure to corrosives.
You're correct...if I have a caliper freeze, I'll know it's time for some repairs....but I'm just so damn scared of service advisors, and I consider that problem to be their fault.
Thanks for replies, gentlemen.
Arthur
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I understand. I have never had a fuel injection problem with any car since I cars have injectors. Service advisor strongly recommends I get a $129 service every year. Has to be very profitable for them.
Given that the car is garaged in winter most of the time, you should be OK.
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On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:10:58 PM UTC-4, Arthur wrote:






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Sounds like an unneeded service to me. I can't claim to be familiar with t he effects of Canadian winters, but it would be out of the ordinary for any thing in a disc brake system to need service or maintenance at this mileage . I have seen some cars where the pads (usually rear) seize in the caliper bracket, but these are typically vehicles that are driven infrequently or for short distances.
If Canadian winters do tend to produce this sort of thing, then maybe consi der the service once you're out of the warranty period on the brake pads (1 year/12,000 miles here in the U.S.)
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"Arthur" wrote in message
I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS Limited with 10,500 kilometers. I drive the car gently, mostly in the city and it's running like a clock. Today, I took it into the dealership for a spring checkup, rotation of tires and oil change.
Now, my question is, the service rep approached me and said the mechanic 'recommended' I have the four-wheel disc brakes serviced......that is, lubricated, cleaned, and whatever they usually do to service these things. I declined the offer because during my many years with cars, I've been spoiled by service managers upselling me all the time when I bring the car in for ordinary maintenance.
Do you think I should have had this service done at the time, or do you think under the above circumstances (low odometer reading and gentle driving), I did the right thing by declining this additional service?
Thanks
Arthur Toronto,
I'd be interested to know more what they mean by "servicing". At 10k there's no way the brake pads would need to be replaced or the rotors machined. Like you I brake gently and I drove my Elantra for 97k before I needed to change the brake pads. Even then the rotors were not at all warped and I just had new pads put in. I'm at 70k on the second set of pads and have not needed any supplemental lubrication, cleaning, whatever.
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