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I have a Hyundai Tiburon that just turned over 30K miles. What exactly do I need to do for my routine maintenance ? Should I take it to a dealership or an independent repair center?

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Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com The manufactures recommended service intervals are listed in your owners mannual. Be sure to take your vehicle to an authorized Hyundai dealership or ASE Blue Seal service or repair center for service that specializes in servicing Hyundai's. You can search for an ASE Blue Seal service and repair center here: http://www.ase.com/bluesealsearch/locator.php WHAT IS THE BLUE SEAL OF EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION PROGRAM? Finding a good auto repair facility is always a concern, especially when the unexpected happens. One important thing to remember is to look for ASE Certification. ASE-certified automotive technicians and other service professionals can be identified in several ways. The most obvious is to look for the ASE sign on the facility. Once inside, most establishments proudly display the ASE certificates earned by their technicians in their office or waiting room. Finally, the technicians may be wearing an ASE patch on the shoulder of their uniform. All ASE-certified professionals are proud of their achievement and are more than willing to show you their credentials. ASE has years of experience helping the automotive industry verify the skills and knowledge of the technicians working at dealerships, independent repair shops, collision shops, franchises, fleets, and more. Car owners and the service and repair industry regard ASE certification as the standard measure of competency and a guide to quality auto repairs. ASE has taken this responsibility one step further by offering a recognition opportunity for highly qualified repair facilities, which allows them to showcase their technicians and their commitment to excellence. It is called the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program. The program’s emphasis is to identify establishments with a large percentage of ASE-certified professionals. It is a recognition program for businesses striving to be the best, and willing to prove their commitment.

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