How to Keep Your New Year Resolutions in 2019

Here's some friendly advice on ways to keep your New Year resolutions in 2019

Every year, countless people set goals to achieve in the New Year. While many do reach the goals they set, many more fall short. If you’ve experienced coming up short on your New Year’s resolutions in the past, you can take a few key steps this year to ensure you stay on the right track.

Take Baby Steps

Even if you have a big goal to reach, your best bet is to break it down into smaller steps. Chunking out your wins over the course of 12 months will help keep you motivated. If you set a larger goal to lose 25 pounds, you might easily become discouraged if you feel like it’s not coming fast enough. Instead, try setting a goal to lose two pounds each month. This way, you can quantify your progress every 30 days or so.

Don’t Give Up

Sticking with the idea of losing weight, say you have a month where you don’t lose your 2 pounds or perhaps even gain a little. Don’t quit on yourself. Rather, commit to getting back on the horse and, if possible, make up for your lost progress over time. Don’t beat yourself up if you make a misstep every now and then.

Ask For Help and Accountability

Being held accountable is a big part of motivation, so tell your friends and family about the progress you’re making. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or support either. You may even want to seek the help of a counselor or coach to give you some direction and correct any behaviors that could be holding you back.

If one of your goals for 2019 is getting behind the wheel of a stylish new vehicle, that’s quite easy to achieve: Just come in to Gossett Hyundai South!

Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned Program Earns Awards

The Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned program is racking up the awards in 2018.

Hyundai is well-known for the exceptional quality of its new vehicles, and with the Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned program, it’s every bit as beloved if you’re in the market for a new-to-you vehicle. The love for Hyundai CPO extends to critical acclaim, as evidenced in December when the program earned a pair of major awards.

Individual Honors

The Hyundai Elantra and Veloster both earned the Best CPO Value in America Award from Vincentric in their respective segments. The Elantra has now been named the best compact vehicle and best compact hatchback two years in a row, while the Veloster earns its third straight title for best sports car.

Brand Honors

In addition, IntelliChoice named Hyundai the Best CPO program in its 20th annual Certified Pre-Owned Car awards.

“The needs of our customers are always top of mind, which is why we consistently deliver vehicles like the Elantra and the Veloster, both with a low cost-of-ownership without compromising outstanding performance and value,” said Tom Love, senior group manager, Retail Operations, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is committed to providing long-term quality at every touch point, which results in customers continuing to select Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.”

Hyundai CPO Features

Every Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a new 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty on top of any time remaining on the original 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle warranty, as well as 10 years and unlimited miles of roadside assistance and reimbursement for covered repairs and travel interruption. To become a Hyundai CPO, a vehicle must first as a 150-point comprehensive inspection.

To see our selection of Hyundai CPO vehicles, stop into Gossett Hyundai South.

Our Favorite Christmas Car Decorations

Get festive with these Christmas car decorations

While we don’t always get the most snow down here in Memphis, we still know how to put ourselves in the Christmas spirit with lovely — and sometimes off-the-wall — holiday decor. If you’re in the mood to do more than deck-the-halls this Christmas season, consider applying some of these Christmas car decorations to your beloved Hyundai from Gossett Hyundai South.

Classic Rudolph

Yes, you may see a lot of these on the road in December, but aren’t you delighted every time? Spread some Christmas cheer to fellow holiday travelers this year by adding a red Rudolph nose to your grille and some weather-ready brown antlers to your roof.

Rooftop Tree

Add a wimpy evergreen even Charlie Brown would be proud of to your rooftop this year. With this silly decoration, you’ll see more than your fair share of smiles and points at your decked-out holiday hauler.

Bows & Boughs

Pick up one of those big red bows (the ones automakers love to trot out for their holiday sales commercials) and give a little gift to yourself by adding it to your trusty Hyundai this Christmas season. You can also add some evergreen garland to your windows. With all these decorations, be sure you’re applying them safely and not interfering with your visibility.

Don’t forget to schedule your next service appointment at Gossett Hyundai South! The best holiday gift of all is the gift of a reliable and trustworthy ride.

Keep the Kiddos Entertained with These Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

Add some fun to your family gathering with these easy Thanksgiving crafts

The wait time between the end of the parade and the emergence of turkey from the oven on Thanksgiving Day can feel like forever, especially for your kids. Here are a few fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts you can share with your family to keep everyone happy and entertained come Turkey Day.

Turkey Windsocks

Break out the glue-guns! Strip the label off one of the many cans you used to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner. Glue on some googly-eyes, a felt nose (or any triangular piece of orange fabric), and a little teardrop-shaped gobbler to the front of the can. Add some feathers to the top and some long ribbon to the bottom, and you’ve got a beautiful little turkey windsock any child would be proud to hang on the front porch!

Gratitude Turkeys

Cut little feather-shaped pieces of colored paper. On them, have your kids write one thing they’re thankful for: mom, dad, siblings, candy, teachers — whatever comes to their minds. Then, glue the feathers to the back of a paper plate, having them stick out the top like the plumage of a real turkey. Glue an empty toilet-paper roll to the front of the plate and add some googly-eyes (or just use markers to decorate the turkey’s face). Have your kids present their Gratitude Turkeys to the family before you sit down for dinner.

From our family at Gossett Hyundai South to yours, have a happy and filling Thanksgiving!

Hyundai Awards Spotlight

The 2018 Kona and 2018 Tucson were the recipients of the recent round of Hyundai awards

2018 Hyundai Kona

The new Hyundai Kona crossover has already won favor with critics and customers alike. Most importantly, it has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s most coveted safety distinction: The 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, when equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and High Beam Assist.

The 2018 Kona was also named one of the 10 Coolest Cars under $20,000 by Kelley Blue Book’s But that’s not all for the Hyundai Kona: The Kona also nabbed a top honor from Red Dot. Red Dot awarded the Kona with the Red Dot Award for Product Design this year.

2018 Hyundai Tucson

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson also earned several high honors. For starters, the Tucson earned praise from both safety governing bodies: It earned a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

J.D. Power has also been quite impressed with the 2018 Tucson. For starters, the Hyundai Tucson ranked as J.D. Power’s “Most Dependable Small SUV” in 2018; this study reviews vehicles throughout their first three years on the road and determines how many or how few problems they have. Because the Tucson had the fewest amount of problems in the small SUV segment, it won the top honor. Consumers also rated the Tucson as highest in infotainment.

The other J.D. Power honor that the Tucson earned was the “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality.” Rather than study vehicle performance over three years, this study looks at vehicle performance in the first 90 days of ownership. This means that, once again, the Hyundai Tucson had the fewest issues in its segment, according to J.D. Power.

Want to get behind the wheel and experience these award-winning models for yourself? Stop into Gossett Hyundai South today.

Hyundai Emphasizes Quality Time in New Santa Fe Commercials

These Hyundai Santa Fe commercials show how important quality family time can be

Quality time; it’s a thing that we seem to have less and less of the older we get and the more access we have to information via smartphones. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, families might spend as little as two hours of quality time together every week. Hyundai thought that this was a bit absurd, which is why the its new 2019 Santa Fe commercials dub its most technologically advanced SUV the “Quality Time Machine.”


“The Santa Fe was designed and engineered to fuel quality family time for modern families,” said Dean Evans, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. “At Hyundai, we believe anything is possible, and the advanced technology, entertainment, and preventative safety features help get families out together, whether it’s on a road trip or simply across town.”


The three ads — “Dad, Look,” “Not Flying,” and “The Journey” — demonstrate how the all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe can play a key role in making sure that you and your family get to spend time together in memorable ways. This includes playing up the Santa Fe’s available HTRAC all-wheel drive and cutting-edge safety features like Safe Exit Assist.


If you want to see why the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe helps you make the most of your time with your family, stop into Gossett Hyundai South and take this impressive new SUV for a test drive.

Best Campsites Near Memphis

Take a fall road trip to some of the best campsites near Memphis

Fall is a great time of year to head out under the stars for an evening of camping. Not only is is less hot than summer and typically drier than the spring, but it’s a great opportunity to check out the beautiful colors of the season. If you have your tent and gear at the ready, consider these wonderful campsites near Memphis for your autumn getaway.


Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is only a 20-minute jaunt from Memphis, making it one of the most accessible options for a camping adventure. This state park boasts 13,476 acres of wilderness, as well as visitor-friendly facilities atop the majestic Chickasaw Bluffs.


Southfork Resort

Southfork Resort is a privately-owned campground that is well worth the two-hour journey from Memphis. Southfork offers picnic tables and fire pits with every campsite, as well as a bathhouse and available canoes and kayaks for heading out onto the water. It’s located near the Ozarks in Arkansas, which makes it a great stop on a larger adventure.


Sylamore Creek Camp

At Sylamore Creek Camp, you can swim in the eponymous creek, view the Ozark National Forest, and travel to nearby Mountain View or the Blanchard Springs Cavern. Not a tent kind of person? The Sylamore Creek Camp also offers RV sites and cabins to make your roughing it a bit less rough.


Dismals Canyon Conservatory

If you like the idea of primitive camping, head to Dismals Canyon Conservatory. The campgrounds enhance the pristine natural state of the park and offer relaxing privacy. The main attraction, of course, are the Dismalites — glow-in-the-dark creature that light up the canyon at night.


If you’re ready to head out for an adventure but need a new vehicle that’s up to the challenge, you need only stop into Gossett Hyundai South.

September Events in Memphis

There are all kinds of September events in Memphis to enjoy this year
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Just because summer’s over and school is starting back up doesn’t mean you and your family have to stop having fun. Here are some exciting events coming up in September that will keep your summer going.

International Goat Days

There are all kinds of festivals and events going on in September, especially ones that are fun for the whole family. The International Goat Days Festival features a Goat Parade kids will love, corn hole tournaments, car and tractor shows, and even a battle of the bands. There’s something for everyone at Goat Days!

Delta Fair & Music Festival

The Delta Fair and Music Festival is another fun festival, taking place for ten days from Sept. 1-10 and offers tons of fair attractions like Ferris wheels and carnival games, along with live music and livestock competitions. There are even major music names joining the lineup of September events in Memphis, including Mary J. Blige, Bruno Mars, and The Daily Show Host Trevor Noah.

Germantown Festival

The Germantown Festival is also unmissable, thanks to the neighborhood’s charming artsy vibes combined with local music, games, and carnival food. The Memphis Music and Heritage Festival on Sept. 2-3 is a huge block party in Downtown Memphis with lots of local vendors and artists showcasing their work.

There’s never any shortage of things to see and do around Memphis, no matter the time of year. If you need a fresh, stylish ride to get around and do it all in, look no further than Gossett Hyundai South.

How to Rotate Tires the Right Way

For DIY car service, make sure you know how to rotate tires properlyRotating tires is an important part of tire maintenance that will make your tread last longer. With fall on the horizon, now is a great time to rotate your rubbers before the cold weather sets. If you’d prefer to do this yourself, here are some quick tips to make sure you do it the right way.

It’s not hard to jack up your car and take the tires off, but what people get wrong about tire rotating is the rotation pattern. Depending on what kid of tires you have, you’ll use one of two rotation patterns.

First, you need to know what kind of tread you have. Tires with angled grooves that go in one direction are directional tires, while tires without angled groves in a single direction are non-directional. Because directional tires are optimized for one side of the vehicle, you can’t switch left tires to the right side and vice versa. Always switch directional tires back to front.

Non-directional tires are a different case. With these tires, you’ll get the most mileage out of your tire tread by switching the front left tire to the rear right wheel, and the front right tire to the rear left wheel. While these two are changed to the diagonal wheel, the back tires move straight forward. The left rear tire goes to the left front, and the right rear goes to the right front.

If you’re at a bit of a loss or would rather leave it to the experts, have no fear — the service team at Gossett Hyundai South is here to help! Stop into our service department and we’ll make sure that your tires are in the best position to serve the needs of your vehicle.

Summer Road Trip Tips to Consider

Follow these summer road trip tips for a fun and safe vacation

Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip vacation, but the heat can add extra stress. Follow these easy summer road trip tips to have a safe, fun vacation with your family or friends.

Pre-Inspect Your Vehicle

Before you leave on your trip, it’s important to get a vehicle inspection done. Make sure your engine oil is fresh and full, you have plenty of coolant, your battery has a strong charge, and your air conditioner is working well. Heat puts more strain on every part of your car, and you don’t want to have a breakdown in hot weather.

Avoid The Heat

If you do break down, it’s important to have ways to keep yourself cool and shaded while you wait for assistance. Make sure you have plenty of water in your car, electric fans, and snacks to help you keep your strength up. To be certain that you have what you need, pack a summer-specific emergency kit with all the essentials.

Snack Light

Speaking of snacks, you don’t want to bring food that’s too heavy or hard on your stomach. Being queasy on a long road trip is not only uncomfortable but can lead to distracted driving. Light foods like dried fruit and crackers will keep your stomach from getting upset.

Stay Entertained

Finally, bring plenty of entertainment, especially if you’re traveling with kids. Audiobooks and podcasts, music, portable DVD players, and handheld games are all good options for keeping the drive from getting too boring. Don’t rely on driving games that you’ll get bored with.

The most important summer road trip tip: have fun and be safe! If you need a new ride for your next adventure, stop into Gossett Hyundai South and make it happen.