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2014 Hyundai Veloster

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and like many people, the thoughts of buying dozens of gifts for the special some ones in your life can be daunting. Well, if you have a Hyundai fan on your list, here are some great must-have accessories that they will truly enjoy. Check out all that Hyundai has to offer at Chapman Hyundai.

Remote Car Starter

With the holiday season usually comes bitterly cold weather. One gift idea that may fall by the way side is a remote starting kit. While it is practical, in the thicket of the cold winter months a remote start system will get its fair share of use, and when the Valley heats up in the spring and summer, a remote-start makes an unbearably-hot vehicle downright balmy. What makes this a great accessory is that it can be fitted to virtually any Hyundai.

Interior LED Lighting

Gone are the days of sterile white light pooling at your feet when you open the car door. Modern cars are accenting their interiors with multi-color LED lightning. This not only changes how the interior of a car looks, but gives it a more upscale feeling of elegance and sophistication. The lighting is decorative and is a great way to enhance the look of a Hyundai.

Hood Protector

We’ve all been cruising down the highway when we see a rock hurtling for our car. If we were lucky, it would miss the car entirely, but rarely that is the case. The front of the car takes a beating from small rocks and other road debris. That’s why a clear hood protector is a great investment for anyone who travels a lot. This will keep the paint at the front edge of the hood from excessively chipping away, protecting the look of the car for years to come.

Cargo Organizer

To most people, a car is a second home, with the trunk being the main stay for many items not typically needed in a car. To help organize the cargo area of any Hyundai, a cargo organizer can keep items securely in place. This not only prevents them from rolling around in the back making annoying noises, but also protects the items from being lost or damaged.

You can get these, and other Hyundai accessories, at your local Hyundai dealer today.

emergency roadside kit

A roadside emergency can happen at any time, whether your car is new or old. A range of problems can cause it, from a tire failure or mechanical breakdown to running out of fuel. Being prepared with a basic emergency roadside kit can increase your safety, reduce stress, and help you get back on the road faster.

Even if you have roadside-assistance coverage or an automobile-club membership with roadside assistance, you usually need access to a phone in order to contact them and you may have to wait on the side of the road for an hour or more before help arrives. A basic kit should have essentials, but even a prepackaged kit can be supplemented with additional items if you go on a long-distance trip or have to deal with winter weather conditions.

There are a number of inexpensive prepackaged emergency roadside kits on the market. However, you can save some money and give yourself a better piece of mind by assembling your own car emergency kit after you purchase your car at Chapman Hyundai.

Here are the must-have items that should be part of every emergency roadside kit:

  • Charged cell phone. Although this item will probably be on your person, it may make the difference between getting help fast and maybe not getting help at all.
  • First-aid kit. As well as an assortment of Band-Aids, it should include adhesive tape, gauze pads, aspirin, antiseptic wipes, antiseptic cream or ointment, and anything particular to you or your family.
  • Fire Extinguisher. It should be rated for Class B and Class C fires by the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA. Class B fires are those that involve flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene. Class C fires involve energized electrical equipment such as switches, panel boxes and batteries.
  • Three reflective warning triangles. While many prepackaged emergency kits contain one warning triangle, AAA says that it is better to have three that are placed 50 feet apart to warn oncoming traffic.
  • Tire gauge. Drivers should use the tire gauge in their car emergency kit to periodically check the air pressure in their spare tire.
  • Foam tire sealant. A quick, inexpensive way to repair many flats without changing the tire.
  • Jumper cables. They should be at least 10 feet in length and coated with at least 8-gauge rubber.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries. The flashlight should be waterproof.
  • Gloves.
  • Duct tape. It is the universal fix-it solution. Carry at least 10 feet of it.
  • Tow strap or tow rope. It should be strong enough to tow 6,000 pounds.
  • Tools. This can be anything from a small tool box full or something like a Leatherman Tool or a Swiss Army Knife.
  • Rain poncho. Even an inexpensive plastic poncho is better than nothing when changing a tire in the pouring rain.
  • Drinking water.
  • Nonperishable snacks. Protein bars are a good choice.
  • Warm blanket.
  • Cat litter. It works as well as sand beneath the tires for traction.

These are just some important items that are must haves for your emergency roadside  kit. Depending on where you live and what the weather is like, it may be a good idea to stock your kit with additional items. For more information, visit a Phoenix Hyundai dealership.