A new owner already receives the best warranty in the business. They will now receive one of the best Maintenance Plans too. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – February 1, 2020 Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance Earlier this morning Hyundai announced that it providing three years of complimentary – read free and included, maintenance with the purchase or lease of a new 2020 Hyundai vehicle. The Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance program includes oil and filter changes plus tire rotations at normal factory-scheduled intervals for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance will be available on new 2020 Hyundai models purchased on or after Feb. 1, 2020, and covers oil changes and tire rotations at normal intervals outlined in each vehicle’s owner’s manual. More details on the program can be found at Hyundai 3-year maintenance. Hyundai will start advertising the new inclusive 3-year maintenance plan during the Super Bowl airing tomorrow. The spot introduces the program with footage of Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata and its commitment to customer satisfaction as revealed in the embedded vid. Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance adds to the already comprehensive Hyundai Assurance program, which promises to create a better experience for shoppers and owners of Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai Owners Assurance America’s Best Warranty: 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and 7-year anti-perforation warranty Complimentary Maintenance: 3 years/36,000 miles of normal oil changes and tire rotations Roadside Assistance: 5 years of roadside assistance, 24/7/365 coverage and trip interruption assistance Blue Link: 3 years of complimentary Blue Link connected car service, including the Connected Care package that provides emergency assistance and maintenance/diagnostic alerts Assurance Car Care: Hyundai’s pledge for convenient scheduling, factory-trained technicians, free multi-point inspections, clear explanation of recommended services, recap of all completed work and respect for the customer’s time Hyundai Shopper Assurance Transparent Pricing: Participating dealers post the market pricing (MSRP minus incentives and any dealer-offered discounts) on the dealer websites so customers know exactly what the market price is for the vehicle. This can reduce the time it takes to negotiate a price and can eliminate the frustration of widely advertised incentives not being displayed on dealer websites. I am not a fan of this as it is not transparent at all. Hyundai has recently begun enforcing a Honda like Advertised Lease Only pricing structure displaying Lease Only deals across many of my “go to” dealerships across all of California, IL and even NY. Lease Only deals are not deals at all as there are strings attached. The large down payment to bring the monthly down to what appears to be affordable levels and what if any penalty’s will you pay for an early turn in or minor wear and tear. Flexible Test Drive: Customers are given the option to conduct a test drive for any new vehicle on their own terms through Hyundai Drive, a platform that allows the test drive to be scheduled by contacting the dealer on its website, by phone or by using a custom-built app (in available markets). The selected test-drive vehicle can be delivered to a location of the customer’s choosing, such as their home, their office or a coffee shop. Streamlined Purchase: This feature allows car buyers to complete most of the paperwork online prior to visiting the dealership for a vehicle in the dealer’s inventory, reducing the total transaction time. This includes applying for financing, obtaining credit approvals, calculating payment estimates and valuing trade-ins. 3-Day Worry-Free Exchange: Any customer who is not satisfied with their purchase is given a three-day period to return the car in exchange for another new Hyundai vehicle, contingent upon a dealer inspection and the vehicle having fewer than 300 miles since the purchase/lease date. This turns potential second thoughts into peace of mind. Full conditions and terms of the exchange policy can be found at Hyundai Shopper Assurance. All well and good but it is the 3-year/36k mile free maintenance plan that is noteworthy. And now for something completely different. 2020 Hyundai ... Something else I highly suggest that you consider watching. On February 6th at 09:30 AM CST, Hyundai will be livestreaming their Chicago Auto Show Press Days Presentation. It will be something you will want to watch. Trust me. I will provide a link once I have one.