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When Should Your Brake Pedal Be Looked At By A Dealer?

The brakes of a vehicle are its biggest safety feature. It can stop collisions from occurring as well as get you to a destination safely in poor weather conditions. That is why our team here at Elgin Hyundai want to be sure that you know when a trip to the dealership is necessary to address a faulty brake pedal.

First, if you should ever notice that a brake line is damaged, you should immediately see a dealership. This can occur just because a rock struck the line but it should be dealt with immediately. Also, bad disk brake calipers which…

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Staying Safe in a Road Emergency


When you are out driving in Elgin, or some other location, you may encounter a roadside emergency. You may have a flat tire, or your vehicle may just stall out for some unknown reason. What should you do when faced with a roadside emergency situation?

The first thing that you should do when faced with a roadside emergency is pull your vehicle to a safe location. Pull into a parking lot if able. Pull off the road as far as you can if you need to pull off on the road. Make sure to turn on your vehicle's hazard…
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What Your Car Color Says About You



Color is a big influence in our lives, from our clothes, to our homes and cars. You may not even realize what your car color says about you and your personality, but every time you start your engine, you’re expressing yourself!

Basic Neutrals

  • Black - Black cars are a classic choice, typical of someone who’s tasteful and authoritative. They’re often associated with power - think Secret Service and motorcades.
  • White - White cars…
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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

 


Countless drivers deal with streaky windshields and squeaky blades because they just don't know how to replace windshield wiper blades on their own. But, this DIY task is far easier than you may think! Any driver can take matters into their own hands and install a pair of wipers in well under an hour's time. Learn the top tips and tricks from the Elgin Hyundai service department, and plan your next project today…

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Winter windshield wipers are worth having during bad weather

Drivers who live in a moderate climate with warm and dry winters can probably use an all-weather windshield wiper just fine, but for those who live and drive in cold, wet and wintry weather, you need winter windshield wipers.

Winter windshield wipers will help to keep your windshield clear of debris, snow, and ice all winter long. Winter windshield wipers are specially designed to funnel water and slush off of your windshield. Finding your windshield wipers have frozen is a bad feeling...

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Get Yourself Out of a Sticky Situation


Sand, salt, and cat litter will all work well when it comes to getting you out of the snow, slush, or off the ice. Sand is the better bet but salt or cat litter will also do if that is what you've got. Something is better than not having anything.

We want to remind you to get your car tuned up for the winter months so come see us at Elgin Hyundai so that we can get you ready for the colder months.

If you use salt in a sticky situation, be sure to get your car washed to…
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Get Brighter Headlights

There are a few ways that your headlights can be improved. They are not expensive repairs either. By simply cleaning your exterior covers, or replacing them if needed, your headlights will be much brighter. You can also get the bulbs replaced with brighter ones or add exterior lights such as fog lights.

 

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