Winter may be far in the rearview mirror, but the spring season brings its own challenges to the road. Prepare yourself for spring with our spring car tips.
Winter may be far in the rearview mirror, but the spring season brings its own challenges to the road. This year, prepare yourself for spring by checking out these spring car tips:
- Take the old “spring cleaning” adage and apply it to your vehicle, inside and out. Now is the perfect time to give your model a deep-clean, after the build-up of winter.
- While you’re cleaning, check out your tires. How’s the tread looking? Now’s a great time to explore your tires, even observing the alignment.
- In general, if there have been any vehicle maintenance issues you’ve been delaying, now is an excellent time to take care of them.
- Beware of the increased number of teens and children you are likely to see on the roads, especially in residential neighborhoods, now that the weather is warm and schools are starting to close.
- Similarly, many local animals decide to peek their heads out when the weather warms up, so keep your eyes peeled for deer, turtles, and more.
- Finally, make sure your windshield wipers work and that you have plenty of wiper fluid, as you’re likely to need it through this rainy, buggy season.
Want to spend the season behind the wheel of a brand new vehicle? Give us a call or stop by, anytime, here at Gossett Hyundai South.
The 2017 New York Auto Show proved to be a tremendous success for Hyundai, who premiered the exciting new 2018 Hyundai Sonata.
The 2017 New York Auto Show proved to be a tremendous success for Hyundai, who premiered the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. There, we were able to check out some of the Sonata’s many exterior upgrades, as well as its new performance details and safety features.
Visually, the new Sonata fits in well with the rest of the Hyundai line-up, with a mesh-like grille that cascades across the front of the vehicle. Ultimately, the vehicle manages to look both classic and modern at the same time.
The model is also available with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allows drivers to seamlessly sync their devices to their vehicles. This way, you can access your personal contacts or preferred apps without looking at your cell phone behind the wheel.
The new Sonata is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen that allows you to access your personal music library, edit the navigation system, and much more. There’s also a USB charging port, so that passengers can charge up their devices or control the audio.
To learn more about the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata, or to check out a current Hyundai model, give us a call or visit anytime at Gossett Hyundai South. The new Sonata should be on the road this time next year!
Hyundai has raised the bar with the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, one of the most efficient cars on the road. The hybrid model combines the power of a 1.6-liter engine and a 32-kW electric motor, allowing the Hyundai Ioniq to get up to 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway.*
And now that the Hyundai Ioniq reviews are in, we are learning that there’s even more to this model, which is available now as a hybrid but will soon also be available as an electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid.
Green Car Reports salutes the simple design of the Hyundai Ioniq, and they’re also a fan of the improved brake system.
Additionally, Forbes points out that the Ioniq is not only the most fuel-efficient hybrid available in the U.S. but also has the best coefficient of drag in the industry. It’s clear that the Hyundai Ioniq was designed with much more than just efficiency in mind.
The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is available now, with the electric model and plug-in hybrid model slated for spring and fall. If you’d like to check out the hybrid vehicle, give us a call or pay us a visit any time, here at Gossett Hyundai South.
*EPA estimates for comparison only.
What traditions does your family partake in?
Many families have their own set of holiday traditions that are significant, but if your family doesn’t have specific things they do around the holidays, never fear. We’ve put together a list of some of the best holiday traditions from Buzzfeed. Choose one of these great ideas and start a new family tradition this year.
Gamble a bit. Host a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament each holiday season and play for cookies or pretzels. This is a great way to spend time with the family, while also getting slightly competitive while you try to get the most cookies.
Exchange holiday-themed pajamas. Start a Christmas Eve tradition of exchanging holiday-themed pajamas among your family. Make sure everyone wears them to sleep that night to really get into the holiday spirit. Choose pajamas that might be a bit embarrassing or are truly hilarious to make it an even better tradition.
Have a cookie-baking extravaganza. Gather in your grandparents’ or parents’ kitchen with the whole family—young and old—to make tons of cookies. Have fun decorating the cookies and spending time with one another. Also, don’t forget to taste test each batch. You wouldn’t want all those warm cookies just out of the oven to go to waste, after all.