Oil change: warranty requirement vs. Salesman's recommendation
2022 Kona AWD SE. warranty requires first
oil change at 8000 miles. Salesman urged
me to do 1st oil change at 5000 miles.
Thoughts please on what is prudent.
5000 miles maximum, with any vehicle that uses full synthetic engine oil.
Remember you have bought one of the worst three Asian made vehicles so maintenance is going be the key to how it lives.
For any new car, always follow the owners manual, and I prefer you have services done at the dealership while the car is under warranty. Hyundai says the first service interval for cars using full-synthetic oil is 7,500 miles for most vehicles, and 10,000 miles for light duty, which no one does..... To be safe, I recommend you have this done between 6,000 and 7,000 miles. You don't want to take any chances with Korean built cars. They're miserable and the manufacturer's often deny coverage for problems. So maintaining their cars more often than recommended is always good for you.
The salesman just sells the vehicle. He has no idea how to maintain it! Follow the instructions in the owner's manual and the warranty booklet. Think of it this way, would you ask a Walmart employee how to care for the new clothes you just bought there? Probably not, you'd want to follow the instructions on the tag. Hope that helps! Jim