"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
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?
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.