"Servicing a BRAND NEW CAR on your own, (Warranty, Scan Tools, etc)." Hey Scotty, I'm from New Delhi, India, the dealer service centers here are pretty shoddy (except of Toyota's), they just want to make money.. use unclean jars to pour engine oil (pour cheaper ones/of different grade too), bump the cars in parking lots, wash and scratch the paint with dirty rugs, recommend and charge of unnecessary things, sometimes don't even do the service but bill the unsuspecting customer, etc. I service my Toyotas on my own (have a degree in Mechanical Engg., maintain them pretty well) and get them to the service station if there is a problem that I can't fix. I am buying a Hyundai diesel, see photo (good reliability and cheap parts in India) and want to service the car on my own as don't want the dealers to ruin it. Genuine parts are easily available outside but they disown the 3 year warranty if you don't get them serviced at the dealer here. So can I take this leap of faith with your videos/advice being my guiding light to do the service on my own from the get go? (Worry: Do I need a good scan tool for an new car and the electrical system need any special maintenance? People usually get their cars serviced outside at private shops mechanically once the warranty is over, electronics or any special maintenance item is my cause of concern.) Thank you and have a nice day!

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DC_07
DC_07

Thanks for your prompt reply. Can you please also advise if I need to invest in a good scan tool or the general electronics/sensors would need some special care if I intend to keep the car at most till 100,000 kms (~60k miles) or 5 years from new? Never had an error in Toyota except once for an ABS hub sensor failure.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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sure, do it yourself. Or move to America where they can't shut off a warranty that way because of the moss magnusen act in congress