Tips & Advice
Maintain your valuable car safely for a long time with Hyundai scheduled maintenance.
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Maintaining your vehicle:
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Why do we need service for the following?
The engine oil and filter collect contaminants that can damage your engine, if they are not removed/replaced for long periods of time, additives in the oil can break down, which will increase the amount of friction on the engine’s moving metal parts, and thus cause engine overheating and increase its wear and tear rate, major engine problem can happen.
To keep your vehicle running smoothly:
- Check the oil level regularly.
- Change the oil every 10000 KM or every 6 months, whichever comes first.
- Replace the oil filter with every change.
For an accurate reading of your oil level, switch off the engine, remove the dipstick, wipe it with a clean cloth or paper towel and then reinsert it. Remove the dipstick again to read the oil level. Your engine will work most efficiently when filled to the ‘Max’ level with oil. Take care not to overfill it — and ensure it does not fall below the ‘Min’ level.
If the vehicle is being driven in severe conditions, more frequent oil and filter changes are required. This service will most likely prolong the life of your vehicle. (Please contact your Hyundai authorized dealer for more information)
At Hyundai, we change the engine coolant every two years or 40,000 Kms. The life of the engine coolant depends on its ability to inhibit corrosion. Silicates, phosphates and/or borates are used as corrosion inhibitors to keep the solution alkaline. As long as the coolant remains so, corrosion is held in check and there’s no need to change the coolant. But as the corrosion inhibiting chemicals are used up over time, electrolytic corrosion starts to eat away at the metal inside the engine and radiator. So changing the coolant periodically as pre-emptive maintenance is a good way to prevent costly repairs.
Ensure the wiper jets are correctly aimed and that the washer bottle is not only full, but has an appropriate concentration of screen wash mix. More concentrate will be required in winter to help prevent freezing. And it’s always worth checking your wiper blades for signs of cracking — it’s much better to notice the cracks in your wipers while stationary on your driveway, rather than in the fast lane.
Brake fluid is a hydroscopic fluid which absorbs moisture during operation. For safety reason, regularly check brake fluid level, it should be maintaining between the Max and Min scale of the reservoir tank. Use only hydraulic brake fluid conforming to DOT 3 or DOT 4. (not allowed to mix)
Belts will wear and/or crack after period, therefore replacement before belt break/cut must be done to prevent major disaster on the engine internal moving parts. Hyundai service recommended replacement of timing belt every set period based on the vehicle model. (Please contact your Hyundai authorized dealer for more information)
The battery is the backbone of the electrical system. Most cars use a lead-acid battery. The battery is made of a plastic case, containing an arrangement of positive and negative lead plates separated by synthetic plate separators. The plates are connected to a set of terminals, which provide connection to the vehicle. The battery is filled with electrolyte, a mixture of sulfuric acid and water.
The electrolyte and lead plates provide the chemical action necessary to store and release energy. Your vehicle’s battery and its connections should be checked at every oil change. It should be mounted securely, as vibration takes a toll on battery life. On batteries with removable filler caps, the electrolyte should be checked and topped off with distilled water. Battery connections should be clean, tight and corrosion-free. If you are going on vacation for more than two weeks and you are leaving the car parked without use, disconnect the battery from the car by removing the negative terminal cable. This will reduce the discharge.
If your car is hybrid or electric (EV), please contact Hyundai authorized dealer for any instructions or information.
Brake linings/pad wear out due to friction, therefore regular check for cracking, glazing, contamination and wear must be conducted to ensure your safety on the road. Therefore, regular checkup should be conducted every 10,000 KM in the time of the regular maintenance to ensure the safety of the brake.
Brake lining wear and cables will stretch causing the brake to malfunction, therefore regular check and adjustments should be conducted, Therefore, regular checkup should be conducted every 10,000 KM in the time of the regular maintenance to ensure the safety of the Parking brakes. (Please contact your Hyundai authorized dealer for more information)
Spark plugs are responsible for air-fuel ignition, therefore regular replacement must be done to ensure good sparks are generated when required. Spark plug electrodes will corrode and wear out which could cause loss of fuel economy and engine performance if not replaced. (Please contact your Hyundai authorized dealer for more information)
The air filter will become dirty and restrict air flow to the engine. When air filter is blocked because of un-regular cleaning & replacing in case required that, fuel efficiency and engine performance will decrease, Therefore, it is recommended to replace the air filter if required in the time of the regular maintenance. (Please contact your Hyundai authorized dealer for more information)
The transmission creates a lot of internal heat through friction created by clutch plates and normal friction of gears and bearings.
At elevated operating temperatures, transmission fluid oxidizes, turns brown and takes on a smell like burnt toast. As heat destroys the fluid’s lubricating qualities and friction characteristics, varnish begins to form on internal parts (such as the valve body) which interferes with the operation of the transmission. If the temperature gets above 90Â°C, rubber seals begin to harden, which leads to leaks and pressure loss. The only way to repair the damage now is with a costly overhaul. For best protection, Hyundai recommends changing transmission fluid every set period based on the vehicle model. (Please contact your Hyundai authorized dealer for more information)
Including the spare — at least once a month for proper inflation and tread wear. Be sure to check your tires when they are cold — that is, when your vehicle has not been used for at least three hours. For proper tire inflation, refer to your owner’s manual or the label on the driver’s side door edge or in the glove compartment of your vehicle.
Under inflated tires can cause blowouts and tire failure, which can lead to serious accidents. Appearances can be deceiving; a tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat. Over inflation, on the other hand, puts unnecessary stress on tires, which can result irregular tread wear. It is also important to remember that the vehicle’s recommended tire inflation pressure is always to be measured and set when the tire is cold.
Improper alignment of your car’s wheels can reduce the lifespan of your tires by thousands of miles.
Check wheel alignment if you notice:
- Excessive or uneven tire wear
- The steering wheel pulling? to the right or the left
- A feeling of looseness? or wandering?
- Steering wheel vibration
- The steering wheel is not centered when the car is moving straight ahead.
If you fail to rotate your tires, the tire treads can wear down unevenly and this will create a rough and potentially unstable driving surface. Therefore, to achieve more uniform wear, we recommend that you have your tires rotated every 10,000 KM to extended life out of your tires.