One of the most reliable vehicles on the road is the Hyundai I30. In fact it is one of the cars that we consider to be the best value for money on the market right now.
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As with any motor vehicle there are always some common faults. Every car has an Achilles heal so to speak. For the I30 it is the knocking noise that begins in the steering and gradually gets worse over time.
The fault lies with a part inside the steering column. Whats super disappointing about this is not the fault itself but reports of how many Hyundai dealers are going about the repair.
Many dealers are quoting the replacement of the complete steering column which includes the electric motor for the steering, naturally this is a mega expensive part with quote to replace it exceeding two and a half thousand dollars. This is outright highway robber with the faulty part being a small plastic gear that retails for under thirty dollars. Add a few hours labour and the whole job should only cost you around the five hundred dollar mark.
No one was watching or cared whilst the vehicle was under warranty as the dealer was getting paid by Hyundai but now these vehicles are coming out of warranty people should be careful of forking out thousands of dollars for a steering column because 98 percent of the time they do not need it.
Trusting your car to the care of GDL Automotive means you don’t need to change anything in your schedule. You don’t need to take time off work or adjust your normal day to day plans. Your car is picked up from your home or place of work, removing the inconvenience of delivering it to a service centre.
At the end of the day, your car is back where you left it. Everything sorted for you, hassle and stress free. We take care of everything related to your car: servicing, repairs, electrical, tyres, wheel alignments, detailing, registration inspections, blue slip, vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty – in fact, absolutely anything!
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