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Hyundai Service near Warwick NY: Frequently Asked Questions

Hyundai Service near Warwick NY: Frequently Asked Questions

General Service FAQ

What are common Hyundai service items?

By nature, the most common Hyundai service items are the most basic. They're also the most critical. While they seem relatively minor, if left unchecked you could face much more severe problems further down the road. These services include:

    • Oil, fluid, and filter changes
    • Tire changes, rotations, and balancing
    • Battery testing and replacement
    • Windshield wiper replacement
    • Headlight replacement

Why is my check engine light on?

There are myriad reasons for a check engine light to turn on, and they range from very minor to very critical. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap to something as sever as an engine misfire. If the light comes on, it doesn't necessarily mean you need to pull over and stop whatever you're doing. However, you should take the car into a Hyundai service center as soon as possible so a technician can check the code.

If you see the check engine light, don't panic. Often, more context can be garnered by looking at the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. Other lights may come on, providing more information. Also, keep a close eye on the temperature gauge. The indicator shouldn't be any higher than mid-level. If it is higher, you should pull over and contact a Hyundai service center for assistance.

When should I service my Hyundai?

Obvious indicators like weird noises and odd vehicle behavior are clear signs to bring your vehicle in for service. However, preventative maintenance is also important. The manufacturer recommended service intervals depend on a few factors, namely: model and year, engine size, mileage, and time. You can view Hyundai's recommended service and intervals for your specific vehicle here.

How can I schedule a Hyundai service appointment?

It's easy, and you can do it online! Click here to get started.

Fuel FAQ

How can I improve fuel efficiency?

The best way to get the most fuel economy out of your Hyundai vehicle is by practicing good driving habits. Excessive speed decreases efficiency, as does hard acceleration. Maintaining a constant speed uses the least amount of fuel. Other tips include:

        • Put the windows up to decrease air resistance
        • Idle less. There's no need to wait more than 30-60 seconds for modern vehicles to warm up.
        • Change the oil and filters regularly.
        • Use proper octane fuel. Most cars do not benefit from high octane gas.
        • Ensure proper tire inflation.
        • Unload excess cargo

Do I need high octane fuel?

Most likely the answer is "no." Higher octane fuel is more expensive, and most cars will not benefit. Check your vehicle's manual for the recommended octane number.

Oil Change FAQ

Why do I need to change my oil?

Your engine has a lot of rapidly moving metal parts that are constantly rubbing against each other. This creates A LOT of heat and causes very tiny metal shavings that create even more friction. Oil lubricates these moving parts and helps the engine stay at a safe temperature.

How do I check my oil level?

            • Park on a level surface
            • Lift up the hood and look for the dipstick. It typically has a brightly colored handle with the word OIL or a picture of an oil can.
            • Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean with a rag, and reinsert it all the way.
            • Pull it out again and look at how far up the stick the oil goes. There are two notches or holes that indicate proper level. If the oil is below the bottom indicator, you need to add oil.

When should I change the oil in my Hyundai?

This depends largely on your usage. Modern vehicles use oil much more efficiently, so oil changes every 3,000 miles are not necessary. 7,500 miles or 6 months is a good rule of thumb, and, as you approach these numbers, it's a good idea to regularly check the oil level.

Should I use synthetic oil or regular oil?

Synthetic oil is more expensive, but it comes with several advantages. Namely, it is more durable, performs better, and is less harmful to the environment.

Wheels and Tires FAQ

Why do I need to rotate my tires?

Tires wear unevenly. Front tires wear faster because they steer the car, and the front is heavier than the rear. Rotating tires helps ensure that tires wear as close to the same time as possible.

When should I rotate my tires?

The typical recommendation is every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Rotating tires every time you change your oil is a good target and easy to remember.

When should I change my tires?

This depends on your driving habits, and it's always a good idea to just look at the tires for excessive wear before you enter your vehicle. After five years, you should perform regular tests of the tires tread depth. Tread depth should be greater than 1/16 of an inch. A quick way to check is to take a penny and insert it "head-first" into the tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, the tread is too shallow.

Brake FAQ

How long do brake pads last?

The average lifespan of brake pads is around 50,000 miles

What are signs I need brake service?

Listen for squealing, screeching, or grinding. Many cars also have an indicator light on the dashboard.

Hyundai Collision and Body FAQ

Where can I go for Hyundai body work?

Suresky Hyundai has a state of the art repair and reconditioning facility, right here in Goshen, NY.

What collision services are available near me?

Suresky Hyundai offers collision services like:

                • Insurance claims
                • Cosmetic repairs
                • Lease turn-in work
                • Ding and dent repair

What steps can I take to protect the exterior of my Hyundai

Suresky Hyundai offers custom cosmetic enhancements and exterior protection services like rust-proofing and custom Rhino Lining of body panels, bumpers, wheel wells, and truck beds.

Hyundai Parts and Accessories FAQ

What accessories can I equip on my Hyundai vehicle?

Common accessories for Hyundai SUVs and cars include:

                    • Ski, snowboard, and bike racks
                    • Cargo boxes
                    • Trunk organizers and cargo netting
                    • All-weather floormats
                    • Interior lighting
                    • Bumper and door protectors

When should I change my wipers?

By changing your windshield wipers every six months, you can ensure maximum water clearance in heavy downpours.

Can I use aftermarket parts?

If you are the owner of your vehicle, you are obviously free to do as you please. However, genuine OEM Hyundai parts have the advantage of being developed during the vehicle's manufacturing process. They are guaranteed to fit the exact specifications and tolerances of your Hyundai vehicle and are covered under warranty. Aftermarket parts may be cheaper, but they can't be guaranteed to be an exact fit. They are also not covered under warranty and may even void your vehicle's current warranty.

Where can I get genuine Hyundai parts and accessories?

Suresky Hyundai is proud to stock and sell only genuine OEM Hyundai parts.

Hyundai Service and Parts Information near Newburgh, Middletown, and Monroe NY

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