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With gas prices at an all-time high, it makes more and more sense to squeeze the most miles you can out of every gallon. Aside from using public transportation, telecommuting, walking/biking, or purchasing a new Hyundai in Phoenix, there are some things you can do to cut down on your fuel bill. Here are some tips that will help you save on gas during the summer months.

  • Check your air filter. A clean air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.
  • Have your tires aligned and inflated. Poor alignment causes tires to wear out more quickly and your engine to work harder.
  • Maintain your car with regular services to run efficiently. A properly maintained engine can improve mileage by up to 4 percent.
  • Drive slowly. Every 5 mph reduction in highway speed leads to a 7-percent reduction in fuel consumption.
  • Don’t rest your foot on your brakes. Riding with your foot on the brake pedal will not only wear out the brake pads, but it can also increase gas consumption.
  • Reduce the weight of your car. Empty your trunk, remove any unnecessary items on the seats, and pack as lightly as possible for
  • Stay cool using your windows. Use your windows instead of your air conditioner at slower speeds, but consider rolling up your windows in favor of A/C on the highway to minimize drag.
  • Don’t idle for more than 30 seconds. Avoid using the drive-through, and turn off your car in heavy traffic or long stops.
  • Stay informed. Check out one of the many websites or mobile apps that post gas prices at surrounding stations to find the lowest prices in your area. Some include Gas Buddy or Gas Price Watch.

Stop by Chapman Hyundai and see all of the latest fuel saving technology.

 

As tension rises on the Korean peninsula, some are asking how the unrest might affect Hyundai owners in the United States. There is no need to worry: at Chapman Hyundai we have plenty of parts on hand to service your vehicle. In fact, over half of Hyundai’s top selling vehicles in the U.S. are built in factories in Montgomery, Ala. Hyundai also has engineering facilities in Michigan and research labs in California and created an estimated 93,000 jobs in the U.S. in 2011 alone. We can provide any service your car needs right here in Arizona.

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To ensure your vehicle is in great shape and to extend the life of your vehicle, make sure to have your car regularly serviced. Follow the suggestions in your vehicle’s service schedule and check your cars oil, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, and tire pressure regularly, about every other week. If anything looks out of place schedule a visit to Hyundai Service Center. They can provide you with any service or check-up your car needs to help your Hyundai stay in prime condition.

Keep at ear out for any odd noises, such as clicking or squeaking. A strange clicking noise can mean you have a nail stuck in a tire. If it is time for new brakes, you could hear a loud squealing sound when you step on your brakes. If you can’t locate the noise, bring it to Hyundai Service Center right away.  To extend the life of your breaks, drive calmly. Stepping on the accelerator or stopping quickly can wear out your breaks sooner.

Don’t feel discouraged if parts start to break, even the best cars wear out. It’s easy to replace broken or worn out parts through Hyundai Parts. Taking care of your vehicle early on can help you avoid costly repairs later.