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Car Maintenance Tips

Properly maintaining your car is key to keeping it in top condition. Gives you peace of mind and a worry free driving

Here are some ways to help keep your car running smoothly

Fluid Checks

Engine Oil
Engine oil is used for lubricating, cooling, and operating various hydraulic components in the engine. It is necessary to check and refill the engine oil regularly according to the recommended maintenance schedule to prevent deterioration of oil performance. The engine oil and filter should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule

Engine Coolant
The high-Pressure cooling system has a reservoir filled with year-round antifreeze coolant. Check the antifreeze protection and coolant concentration level at least once a year. Check the condition and connections of all hoses. Replace any swollen or deteriorated hoses. If the coolant level is low, add enough distilled (deionized) water. Bring the level to MAX, but do not overfill. If frequent additions are required, it is recommended that the system should be inspected by an authorized Hyundai dealer. The coolant should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule

Brake Fluid
Check the fluid level in the reservoir at all times. Make sure that the fluid level should be between MAX and MIN marks on the side of the reservoir. Always clean the area around the reservoir cap thoroughly before removing and adding brake fluid to prevent brake fluid contamination. If the level is low, add fluid to the MAX level. The level will fall with accumulated mileage. This is a normal condition associated with the wear of the brake linings. If the fluid level is excessively low, it is recommended that the system should be inspected by an authorized Hyundai dealer

Tire Pressures and Tread

Tire failure may cause loss of vehicle control resulting in an accident. To reduce risk of serious injury precautions should be necessary. Make sure that the tires were inspected once a month or more including the spare tire for proper inflation. For proper maintenance, safety and maximum fuel economy, you must always maintain recommended tire inflation pressures and stay within load limits and weight distribution recommended for your vehicle. All specifications (sizes and pressures) can be found on a label attached to the driver’s side center pillar. In addition to proper inflation, correct wheel alignment helps to decrease tire wear

Battery Care

If the vehicle is not going to be used for an extended time, disconnect the battery cables. Always charge the battery fully to prevent case damage in low temperatures. Keep the battery securely mounted, keep the battery top clean and dry. Keep the terminals and connections clean, tight, and coated with petroleum jelly or terminal grease. Rinse any spilled electrolyte from the battery immediately with a solution of water and baking soda

Fuel efficiency

Hyundai vehicles are equipped with drive mode according to the driver’s preference or road condition. The ECO mode improves fuel efficiency for eco-friendly driving. When you mildly drive the vehicle in SMART Mode (if equipped), the driving mode changes to ECO mode to improve fuel efficiency. However, the actual fuel efficiency may differ in accordance with your driving situations (i.e., upward, downward slope, vehicle deceleration/acceleration). In addition, the fuel efficiency of the vehicle depends on the driver’s driving habit and road condition. Also, an unmaintained vehicle may also affect the fuel efficiency

For further care and advice

Inspect all drive belts for evidence of cuts, cracks, excessive wear or oil saturation and replace if necessary. Drive belts should be checked periodically for proper tension and adjusted as necessary

Check the fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections for leakage and damage. We recommend an authorized HYUNDAI dealer replace any damaged or leaking parts immediately

A clogged fuel filter can limit the speed at which the vehicle may be driven, and cause multiple issues such as hard starting. If an excessive amount of foreign matter accumulates in the fuel tank, the filter may require replacement more frequently. We recommend that the fuel filter be installed by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer

Check the air conditioning lines and connections for leakage and damage

We recommend that the air cleaner filter be replaced by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer

Check cooling system components, such as radiator, coolant reservoir, hoses and connections for leakage and damage. Have it replace by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer

Contamination of either the windshield or the wiper blades with foreign matter can reduce the effectiveness of the windshield wipers. If the blades are not wiping properly, clean both the window and the blades with a good cleaner or mild detergent, and rinse thoroughly with clean water. When the wipers no longer clean adequately, the blades may be worn or cracked. Have it replace by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer