So you have just purchased a brand new Hyundai vehicle. Congratulations! Now, the next step is figuring out exactly how to care for this marvelous tool for transportation. You must figure out how to care for your new vehicle as this will retain the high-quality of the vehicle (picture being able to maintain bragging rights about having a new car solely on how it looks and performs) and will save you money down the line. In this article, we'll go over a few tips you can put into practice to make sure your new ride is working at the highest quality levels for the longest period of time. 

 

Get Regular Maintenance

Getting your oil changed every 5,000 miles or whenever prescribed by the owner's manual is a great habit to get into to maintain the integrity and performance of your engine. The owner's manual will give extremely detailed instructions on how often you should get your oil changed. Use this as a guide instead of mechanics that might tell you that you need to get your oil changed more often to separate you from your money. Additionally, you will want to make sure you are getting the right kind of oil for your vehicle. Your newer Hyundai model will have the recommended oil type (conventional or synthetic) also printed in the owner's manual. If you do notice dark grime in the engine or can smell oil in the car, that is a heavy clue that you should get your oil changed. 

Getting your air filter changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or whenever is recommended in the owner's manual will also have a drastic effect on the performance of the vehicle. You'll know if you need to change the air filter if you notice a decrease in gas mileage and have to make constant trips to refuel. Because the engine needs good airflow to work properly, a dirty air filter can block up this air intake, making it more difficult for the engine to obtain air. This difficulty causes it to use up more energy thus having to spend more on gas to power the vehicle. A dirty air filter can also result in gunk or residue build-up that can affect your Hyundai's emission system. This can lead to difficulty in blockage of the spark plugs that allows you to turn the ignition and power the vehicle on. While the 12,000 to 15,000 miles is a baseline, you will want to also consider your environment as drier conditions might make it such that you need to be changing the filter more often than not. 

Another standard maintenance activity to keep your new Hyundai at the top of its condition will be to get a regular tire rotation. This should also be done around the same time as an oil change, but again, you'll want to consult your owner's manual as well as the tires themselves as the tread on each of the four wheels can tell the story of the effect friction from acceleration and braking can have. Having all four of your wheels on even treading can improve the performance as well as the safety of your vehicle.  

 

Keep Your Exterior And Interior Clean

When it comes to taking care of your new Hyundai, there is no secret when it comes to keeping your vehicle clean. Being meticulous with every part of the vehicle from the undercarriage to the trunk when cleaning can make all the difference between a Hyundai that retains its superior form and one that sags under the eyes of the public. While you might think that keeping the vehicle clean requires work, you can reframe it and imagine it as a time where you get to have some alone time for yourself and your thoughts. Additionally, cleaning the vehicle regularly can have the added benefit of spotting potential issues with the engine before they become more serious problems. 

Visit A True Hyundai Dealership For Maintenance Needs

Taking your Hyundai to a mechanic might be a good idea but the chances are that they do not have the right tools for the problems you might be facing. Taking your Hyundai for maintenance at a trusted dealership will give you access to technicians that use the same tools used in Hyundai factories. This is a net positive because you will be working with people that are trained and specialized in issues that are specific to Hyundai vehicles. 

If you are looking for more information on how you can maintain and take care of your new Hyundai, don't hesitate to reach out to us as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.