Here are the list of things I recommend you do on your own for your 60K service:Hi All,
timing belt & drive belts $399.99
fuel injector svc $106.99 [why do I need this? Not mentioned in my Hyundai maintenance log book]
trans svc $84.99
coolant svc $74.99 [does it cost that much to flush the coolant?]
power steering flush $85.99 (if needed)
rotate & balance $39.99 [don't need it, comes with tire purchase]
air filter $13.12 [do it myself]
pcv valve $38.00 [pcv valve is cheap on rockauto.com. I feel like doing this myself but am scared of breaking something]
throttle body svc $39.99 [what is this? Again, not mentioned in the maintenance log]
spark plugs & wires $125.00 [looks like a rip-off to me. Will buy spark plugs and try to change them myself]
clean, lube, adjust rear brakes $44.99
(same for front if needed)
a/c system check $41.25
(1) Change engine oil and oil filter. I like synthetic 0W-30 for my car and the K&N oil filter. This is a simple but messy job.
(2) Replace air filter. I used to use the K&N air filter but I'm currently using a dry-flow air filter that came with my CAI system.
(3) Replace spark plugs. I bought my Denso platinum-tipped spark plugs for around $24.00. If your spark plug cables aren't old and weak, then you don't need to replace them just yet. Just be sure to make sure the spark plug gap is correct and use some anti-seize before installing the new spark plugs.
(4) Bleed and replace with new brake fluid. This is a simple but time-consuming job. I like the ATE Super Blue DOT4 brake fluid.
(5) Replace your P/S fluid. You can use a siphon pump to take some old fluid out of the reservoir and then put some new fluid in. Repeat this procedure around 3-4 times throughout a one-week period. If you want to be more thorough, disconnect the P/S fluid return line from the reservoir, drain your old P/S fluid, and replenish with new fluid. Check your service manual for the exact procedure steps if you're gonna go with the second method.
(6) Drain and replenish your coolant. I bought the pre-mixed 50/50 Prestone coolant. I also used the Prestone flush fluid as well. The directions for flushing and replacement are behind the Prestone flush fluid bottle as well as at Prestone's online page. They have a video tutorial.
(7) Replace cabin air filter. For my car, I bought the part from Hyundai and accessed it by removing the glove department first.
(8) Fuel filters. This one is a bit dangerous and time-consuming but I replaced the two fuel filters on my car--the one that surrounds the fuel pump and the one that plugs into the bottom of the fuel pump. Don't smoke around your car when you have the fuel tank open.
(9) Change your PCV valve. It's a very simple job. The part cost me ~$5.00 at the local Autozone and you might gain back some MPG after you do this. I did!!
(10) Clean the throttle body. You have to take apart your intake near the throttle body and the intake manifold and clean the inside of the throttle body and its butterfly plate. You can buy the throttle body cleaner spray at an auto store. I was gonna clean mine when I was installing my CAI but didn't b/c it still looked clean.
As for the fuel injectors, I don't think it's necessary with only 60K miles. Most likely, the dealer will NOT take out the fuel injectors and clean them. They'll just probably use some fuel injector cleaning fluid. I recommend that you just buy some Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner and use it when you fill up your gas tank. I use this every time I do my oil change (every 3,000 to 5,000 miles).
(11) Rotate your tires and while you have the tires off, visually inspect your brake pads to see how many millimeters of thickness you have left.
(12) Drain and replenish your transmission fluid. For my car, it was simple. Unplug the drain bolt, let the transmission fluid drain out, close the drain bolt, open the fill bolt, and refill with new transmission fluid using a pump. For an automatic car, the procedure is a bit different but not difficult unless you also change out the transmission fluid filter. If you change the filter too, it's gonna be a more messy job and time-consuming b/c you'll have to scrape the gasket material and put on a new gasket.
Here are the things I let the dealer do and how much I paid for the service:
(1) Replace the timing belt, water pump, and other drive belts such as the water pump belt, A/C belt, and P/S belt. I paid ~$545.00.
(2) Safety inspection. Cost me around ~$90.00. This is different from a basic 34-point inspection.
If you do decide to do the majority of the 60K service yourself, be sure you keep all of your receipts for warranty purposes. For my next timing belt service, I'm planning to do it myself and save some money.
You'll learn a lot by doing these yourself and hopefully, fun as well.