As fall gears up, this means that temperatures will be changing right along with the leaves. When the weather gets colder, it’s important to give your car a checkup to ensure it will continue running smoothly through the winter season. Here are some fall car maintenance tips to keep in mind as you prepare for the winter.
Keep an eye on your tires. Cold weather can make your tire pressure drop below the manufacturer’s suggested number, so check your tire pressure monthly. If your tire pressure is low, then fill your tires until it is within the proper number range.
Perform routine maintenance. Before the cold weather sets in, get your oil changed and any of your vehicle’s fluids checked. These fluids are vital to your car running smoothly, so topping them off will keep it in tip-top shape.
Replace windshield wipers. Windshield wipers should be changed every six months, since cracked and worn blades should be replaced before the weather gets bad. Purchase new blades and replace them to ensure you can see throughout the fall season.
Check your battery. Low temperatures don’t just affect your tires—they can also affect your car battery. Have the battery and charging system inspected by a technician to ensure that it is in top-notch condition. If your battery is older than five years, it is likely time to replace it.
As a modern worker, you more than likely end up sitting for at least half of your day. In addition to that, many people have to drive as part of their job or take a daily commute. At times, it can feel like we’re remaining stagnant for way too long and losing muscle. Here are a few ways to add a little bit of exercise to your day while you’re driving your car.
For the side twist, simply lean forward in your seat with both feet on the floor while tightening your core muscles. Twist slowly from left to right for a set period of time.
This one is simple. All that you have to do is pick up a grip squeeze at your local sporting goods store. Squeezing and switching from hand to hand will strengthen muscles in your hand, wrist, and forearm.
Short Bicep Curl
You need a small rubber weight for this one. It can be as much weight as you can comfortably lift and transport in your vehicle. All you have to do is hold the weight in one hand and curl the weight toward your body.
It may sound silly to some people to exercise while in the car, but there are real benefits to squeezing in a little bit of activity whenever you can since busy work schedules don’t always allow for a full work out. Shults Hyundai wants you to be safe, so remember to always keep your eyes on the road.
A vast majority of us spend quite a bit of time in our cars, whether it’s the daily commute to work, driving to the grocery store, or visiting a friend’s house. Think about all the time wasted during those trips. What if you could make some money making these trips? Here’s a few ways that you can.
If you don’t mind being a moving advert, companies might pay you fairly well to do what you’re already doing anyway. Most companies pay by the size, model, and year of your car, but it isn’t bad money to simply put an advertisement on your car.
Find a few people in your immediate area that work close to you, and offer to take them to work for a small fee. If you’re making the drive anyway, you might as well make a little bit of money on it. It’s also good for the environment.
Rent Your Car While at Work
This one doesn’t actually involve you driving, but it makes you extra money while you’re at work. If driving people around isn’t for you, there are companies that will connect you with people who need to rent a car during the day. They will pick up your car while you’re at work and return it by the end of your day.
These are just a few of the ways that you can earn some easy money with your vehicle without much change to your daily routine.
Since its inception in 2013, the annual Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K race has attracted runners and enthusiasts from around the United States. Taking place on Columbus Day weekend, October 8th and 9th this year, take a run with Lucy and experience a race that you’ll never forget. Designed to provide a fun time for families and runners alike, the Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K race is an experience you’ll never forget!
Past events have made major waves in the community and across the country. Martin Short headlined the 2013 Run with Lucy event. The following year, Jamestown, New York welcomed Bob Newhart. In addition to the comedian, 1,232 people treaded grapes, setting a new world record while paying tribute to the I Love Lucy grape stomping scene.
This year, competitors can pick up their race packet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 7th. The next day, the whole event kicks off with the Lucy Town 5K Run/Walk starting at 10 a.m. At 7:30 p.m. Tammy Pescatelli takes the stage at the Willow Bay Theater to put on a comedy performance that will result in side-splitting laughter. On Sunday, the Lucy Town Marathon takes place at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.
Don’t be late! We here at Shults Hyundai hope to see you taking part in a Run with Lucy!
In the past, Hyundai has typically foregone partnerships and joint ventures, instead choosing to fly solo. Now, it looks like the Korean automaker could be moving away from its solitary development process in exchange for new technological developments. As it turns out, a Hyundai-Google partnership could be on the horizon.
The partnership could form as Hyundai aims to remain competitive in the fast-paced, technology-driven automotive industry. With autonomous technology on the rise, Hyundai is one of the few automakers that aren’t currently making autonomous vehicles a top priority. With the possible Hyundai-Google partnership, that would all change.
The possible partnership shouldn’t come as a surprise. Hyundai has been one of the most proactive automakers when it comes to implementing new in-vehicle connectivity software. Two shining examples include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto implementation into most Hyundai models.
As it turns out, Hyundai also has a helping hand in the partnership. John Krafcik, Hyundai’s former U.S. Chief of Operations, left the Korean automaker to join Google in 2015. There, he leads Google’s self-driving car project, putting him in the perfect position to partner with Hyundai.
Here at Shults Hyundai, we’re happy to see Hyundai driving to remain competitive in the automotive industry!
Always at the forefront of automobile technology, Hyundai is now working on the next-generation fuel cell powertrain that will follow up its cutting-edge Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell.
In the United States, Hyundai produced 1,000 Tucson Fuel Cell cars in California to great success. It’s safe to assume that their next-gen model will be even more popular, especially considering the fact that it will be in a brand-new, sharper-looking vehicle.
The new Hyundai fuel cell powertrain is set to get its reveal during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, where Hyundai will be doing tons of press in their home country.
We do not know many specifics about the new powertrain, but we do know that it will be smaller, use less platinum, and have a new electric motor. Hopefully, more information will be revealed soon, and that information would be followed shortly by the actual next-gen Hyundai Fuel Cell itself.
In the meantime, to check out one of Hyundai’s many fuel-efficient vehicles, visit us anytime at Shults Hyundai.
As a compact SUV, the Hyundai Tucson is known for its combination of excellent performance with top-notch fuel efficiency, but there’s more much to the Tucson than this impressive balance.
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson also has one of the most refined, high-tech, and versatile interiors of any vehicle on the market. Inside the new Hyundai Tucson, you will find leather-appointed seating, kept comfortable regardless of season with the help of automatic climate control. The driver’s seat can be configured in six different ways – unless you opt for the 8-way seat, of course.
Plus, the second row of seating in the Hyundai Tucson offers more legroom for passengers than in the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and other Tucson competitors. These seats can also recline and are heated.
Lastly, the 60/40-split rear seatback system allows for up to 61.9 cubic feet of cargo space, perfect for families or any driver with adventure on his or her mind.
To learn more about the Hyundai Tucson interior or take the Hyundai Tucson out on a test drive, visit us anytime at Shults Hyundai!
According to AutoNews, the Hyundai Ioniq EV technology gives it a range of roughly 110 miles, though the company hopes to increase this to 250 miles by 2020. Under the hood is a synchronous electric motor that is paired with a one-of-a-kind Ioniq transmission for a smooth transition of power. This model promises to be the first of 28 models introduced over the next few years, a bold plan from this Korean manufacturer.
“Electrical vehicles are changing real fast. From a conventional perspective, two years or maybe a year-and-a-half is not really a long time,” said Ahn Byung-ki, director of eco-vehicle development. “But in the EV business, it is a pretty long time. We have to be ready for the new generation every two years.”
Hyundai initially set out to build 28 new eco-vehicles by 2020, including 10 traditional hybrid models, eight EVs, two fuel-cell models, and eight plug-in hybrids. Though ambitious, the Ioniq represents the first of the 28 cars in the Hyundai eco-vehicle lineup, marking a new era for automotive design. In the future, it should be easier than ever to save money at the pump and to eliminate unnecessary emissions
Car gadgets are great for improving your ride, whether you simply want added comfort or a whole lineup of entertainment options. We’ve put together a post on some of the best car gadgets on the market, helping you to make your driving experience better than ever.
According to Thrillist, the hands-free Bluetooth car kit is still one of the most popular things to buy. Although many models now come standard with Bluetooth, this gadget is great for those who buy used or certified pre-owned vehicles. You can have the latest technologies, without buying a new car.
Many drivers now want to record their driving, making an HD video recorder dash cam a must-have gadget. This records your driving, saving it to a cloud or to a hard-disc memory storage unit. This recorder is great for supporting insurance claims in the event of an accident, and it is also used by new drivers to improve their driving habits.
Electronic parking guides also come standard on many new vehicles; nevertheless, if you buy a used car, you can still get parking assist. An electronic parking guide can be inexpensive and simple, helping you to back into your garage without bumping the walls. This high-tech guide helps you park perfectly every time.
Finally, a portable office desk is great for workaholics. Desks, like those offered by AutoExec, come with power invertors, printer holders, iPad mounts, filing, and more. Stuck in traffic or working on the road? No problem—now you have a portable desk you can work from with ease. Any of these gadgets would be great in your Hyundai!