My black Hyundai Santa Fe completes 1.93L km: Service & ownership

I drove the SUV to the office after getting the CV axle changed and it’s very stable. No more unstable feelings at high speeds.

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Odometer Reading: 193,xxx km

When I bought the car, the previous owner told me that the driver’s side (left) CV axle needs to be changed, he already took care of the passenger side but due to the unavailability of parts, he wasn’t able to do the other one. I found that when the car is being driven under 100 km/h there isn’t an issue, it’s only after you cross the 100 you feel this jumping feeling as if the car isn’t stable and is making small jumps. I finally found the part and got one year warranty on it. In the next 1900 km, the oil change was also going to happen but I figured I should get that done as well. The final bill came to $400. I changed to synthetic oil and so I am okay for the next 8,000 km and the next oil change will be around 201,xxx km.

There was a lot going on in my life in the last two months and I found this job which I left after I got another offer I was working with a Franchise (Jiffy Lube) and they provide services such as oil changes, brake fluid flush, power steering etc. Overall, this shop was a general maintenance shop, we didn’t carry repairs but helped in maintaining the vehicle. So, I got to inspect both my Santa Fes and it doesn’t look good. The pressing issues are many:

Brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission oil etc., basically all the fluids need to be changed and I am planning to tackle one at a time, will get the brake fluid done first.

I also changed, the wiper blades as it’s raining and snowing here in Vancouver.

Today, I drove the car to the office after getting the CV axle changed and it’s very stable. No more unstable feelings at high speeds. As I mentioned in my earlier posts, there is so much I want to take care of but I don’t have the time or money right now, so I am taking small steps in fixing things. It will take time but I will get there. Leaving you folks with some random pictures of the Black Santa Fe.

Both Santa Fes with my friend’s Escape at his place

Will update you with Blue Santa Fe next week probably. See you next time.


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