10 January 2019 · Motoring Tips & Advice

How To Properly Look After Your Hyundai | Phil Gilbert Hyundai

How to Properly Look After Your Hyundai

Hyundais are excellent cars, which is why they are Australia’s fastest growing car manufacturer. Even the best cars need to be properly taken care of, especially if you want to enjoy the full benefits of Hyundai CarPlan financing. Below we look at some tips for taking care of your Hyundai

Regular Checks

Regular checks are essential to keep your Hyundai in top condition as well as spotting any issues at the earliest stage. Make it a rule to check the following on a regular basis, such as when you fill up with fuel or before making a long drive.

  • Fuel quantity
  • Oil level
  • Radiator cooling water level
  • Automatic transmission fluid level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Windshield washer reservoir level
  • Accessory drive belt condition
  • Engine and heater hose condition
  • Clutch fluid level (hydraulic clutch system only)
  • Power steering reservoir fluid level (if installed)
  • Battery condition and electrolyte level
  • Clutch and brake pedals for free travel and operation
  • All switches for proper operation
  • All instruments for proper operation

Regular oil changes are important as the chemicals in the oil can collect debris and deteriorate over time. Oil filters should also be replaced regularly to keep the engine running properly.

Maintain Proper Tyre Pressure

You should regularly check tyre pressure, condition and tread depth on any car. Many new Hyundai models come with a tyre pressure monitoring system that automatically watches for soft and flat tyres and notifies the driver with a warning on the dash. These warning should be taken seriously as even a slightly soft tyre can compromise handling, cause a lot of wear on the sidewalls and lead to a flat or blown tyre.

Wash Your Car

Washing your Hyundai when it gets dirty is about more than making sure it looks good. Salt, dirt, bird droppings and chemical pollutants in the air can all damage the paint through abrasion or chemical reaction. Wash your car thoroughly, starting with a rinse to remove contaminants, and then a wash using a clean sponge or cloth and a good quality car washing solution.

Avoid household detergents as they can be harmful to the paint. After you wash your car, rinse it thoroughly and dry it using a soft absorbent cloth to avoid any water spots on the dried paint surface. Apply a good quality wax or polish. Any scratches need to be covered up with touch up paint to avoid corrosion.

Hyundai Dealers in Sydney

When your Hyundai needs a service or repair, you should take it to an official Hyundai car dealership. At Phil Gilbert Hyundai, we can provide a quality servicing and repair job at our Hyundai Dealership that ensures your used new Hyundai is kept in top condition.

With two locations in Croydon and Lidcombe, we offer convenience as well as expert advice, servicing and financing. Visit our Hyundai showroom today to discover your next Hyundai. Contact us today for more information.