2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Maintenance

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

How often should I service my 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Here’s Why 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Hyundai Santa Fe, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Santa Fe has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Santa Fe maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Hyundai, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Santa Fe's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Hyundai Santa Fe

Bring your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Santa Fe. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Hyundai Santa Fe battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Santa Fe) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Hyundai Santa Fe won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe engine. See Hyundai's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 Santa Fe in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Hyundai Santa Fe can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Hyundai Santa Fe suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Hyundai Santa Fe's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Hyundai Santa Fe services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Hyundai Santa Fe cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Hyundai Santa Fe radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe maintenance.

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Questions About 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. Get answers to common Hyundai Santa Fe maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Hyundai Santa Fe? You know your Hyundai Santa Fe better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Hyundai Santa Fe need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Hyundai Santa Fe? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Hyundai dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Hyundai Santa Fe in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Hyundai Santa Fe

Take care of your Hyundai Santa Fe and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.