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.

Hyundai Wins Big in AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Hyundai won four categories in the 2018 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Hyundai won four categories in the 2018 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, taking the title of Most Satisfying Popular Brand and seeing the Sonata, Elantra, and Accent coming out on top of their respective segments. AutoPacific’s president, George Peterson, lauded Hyundai for its continual improvement and resonance with customers through quality design and reliability.

“With so many different brands for customers to choose from, Hyundai is proud to stand out as a leader in the mid-size car, compact car and economy car categories and as the overall winner of the VSA’s Most Satisfying Popular Brand award,” said Omar Rivera, director, Quality and Service Engineering, Hyundai Motor America.

“Hyundai is committed to satisfying consumers’ needs—whether that be through cutting-edge technology or award-winning safety features—and we are extremely excited by the results of this year’s VSAs,” Rivera added

AutoPacific based the 2018 VSAs on survey results taken from 58,000 individuals who own a 2017 or 2018 model-year vehicle. Respondents rank 40 different considerations made when purchasing a new vehicle, and the results inform brand and individual vehicle awards. Because of their numerous upgrades and improvements, the 2018 Sonata, Elantra, and Accent outranked the competition in their respective classes by appealing to drivers more.

To experience what makes the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, Elantra, and Accent so great, stop into Gossett Hyundai South and do so up close and in person.