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brought 2014 kia soul for oil change and tire rotation and i feel like im being scammed.

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I brought 2014 kia soul, with 57k miles, for oil an change and tire rotation and i feel like im being scammed. I got a txt saying the following things needed to be addressed immediately:
1) fuel induction service: 199.99$
2) brake flush: 149.95$
3) spark plug replacement: 304.11$

fair condition suggested:
1) cabin air filter: 89.95$
2) engine air filter: 69.95$

What do you all think? The repair rep at the dealership says he does not see my FUEL INDUCTION ever being done and its a priority it gets done.

When i asked him for a copy of the maintenance schedule he was referring to as it was his only copy. Lol really.

also anyone know if i do my own spark plug change with approved kia spark plugs and have receipt of the parts that this will not screw up my warranty on the car? Such a ridiculous easy job, why so exp?

thanks in advance
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“Just say no”

Just have what you brought it in for done.

Cabin and engine air filter you can easily do yourself for $25 and plugs are simple and shouldn’t be more than $50 for the plugs.

Fuel induction service is something some people like to do because of our dirty GDI engines, but to be honest it’s probably more of a waste of money.

Brake flush might not be a bad idea given the age of the car, but an independent shop can probably do it for less.

Doing your own maintenance won’t void any warranty. Just save the receipts.
rhysoul nailed it on his suggestions. If a dealer ever tells you that you need to replace with only Kia parts to keep warranty valid, according to Federal law The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for companies to void a warranty or deny coverage under the warranty because an aftermarket or recycled part was used. If they do tell you this, they are required by law to give you said part for free.
Regarding brake flush, buy a cheap turkey baster syringe. This works for power steering fluid as well. Put open end of baster in reservoir and pump bulb end of baster to extract fluid (brake or p/s fluid) until no more fluid in reservoir. Fill to line with fresh new brake or p/s fluid. You won't get any of the old fluid out of lines to brakes and p/s pump but removes much of the dirt in the system. Less contaminated. Good luck!
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