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Enjoy Driving Again in the 2018 Hyundai Accent

Driving the new Hyundai Accent will remind you that simple errands can be fun again. You are in for a smooth, responsive ride in this mid-sized, high-rated sedan. The driver was kept front of mind when the 2018 Hyundai Accent was designed. In the quest to make style and convenience affordable for all, Hyundai really went above and beyond with this model.

The heated front seats, automatic trunk, LED running lights, Apple CarPlay hookup, keyless entry, collision avoidance features, phone hookups, audio controls and backup camera make the 2018 Accent the one to beat for comfort and technology. 

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Signs Your Tires Need Replacing

If you can spot issues with your tires now, you can avoid the tires experiencing a blowout while you are driving down the road. Here are some of those warning signs the tires need to be replaced, as recommended by the Hamilton Hyundai auto parts and repair shop in Chambersburg.

Look very closely at the tread of all the tires. If the tread appears to be separating away from the tire, it may be that these are defective and need to be replaced now. The side of the tires should not be showing signs of wear, so if you see…

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Drive Something New with the Hyundai Tucson

When you purchase a new vehicle, you want to feel excited about that vehicle and all that it is doing for you. If you purchase a new Hyundai Tucson from Hamilton Hyundai, you will have the chance to get excited and to enjoy your driving experience.

  • The Hyundai Tucson offers special extras, such as innovative safety technologies.
  • The new Tucson boasts a sleek and eye-catching look that is all its own. 
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Why is My Tire Pressure Light Indicated?

Determining whether your tires have sufficient pressure is difficult to discern just by looking at them. That's why new cars manufactured after 2008 typically include a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to determine if tires are properly inflated. Sensors collect information, which is sent to an onboard processor when pressure is too low.

Many different factors can affect tire pressure. The most common one is a change in outside temperature. Pressure can drop approximately 1 psi for every 10 degrees. 

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Understand Your Hyundai Car's Gaskets

Although your car's engine is an incredibly complex system, one of the most important components to keep everything running as expected is the gasket. This is a small seal that stays between two other parts of the engine. Gaskets can help prevent leaks of fluid in the engine. If there is a leak in your engine or two parts start rubbing together that shouldn't, this could spell serious mechanical trouble before you know it.

There are plenty of reasons why a gasket can fall off, but engine overheating is a common cause. 

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Take Care of Your Tire Tread for Continued Performance

You might have heard of the penny trick to check and see if your tires are too worn down. What this really involves is checking to make sure that you have at least 2/32 inches of depth on your tire tread at the appropriate points. Turn a penny so that Lincoln's head is facing upside down. Insert it between two ridges in your tire tread to see if the top of his head disappears. If it does, then you are likely safe to keep driving on that tire.

If you find that certain spots on your tires have…

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Should You Service Your Headlights?

If you are someone who is handy and likes to get your hands dirty, then you probably maintain a few different things on your vehicle yourself without heading to your local mechanic's shop or dealership. There's nothing wrong with this, and while we here at Hamilton Hyundai are happy to help you in any way that we can, there are certainly things that you can safely do on your own. Of course we don't suggest you work on something like your brakes yourself, since this is largely for your safety, but other things like your headlights can…

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Leave the 3,000-Mile Myth in the Dust

If you are still worried about getting your oil changed every 3,000 miles, you may want to think again. This old rule isn't going to make your car run any better or make it perform better if it is newer car. In fact, all you are doing is throwing your money away because chances are, if you look in your owner's manual, you will find that you can go a lot longer before you have to take your car in and get the oil changed.

Many people just take it for granted that the 3,000-mile rule…

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Windshield Wiper Fluid Makes Driving Safer

The time to prepare your vehicle for the cold winter months ahead is today. One area of the car that is often neglected before winter is the windshield wiper fluid. These are a few things you might want to consider before heading out on the roads of Chambersburg, PA with water in that washer tank.

The windshield wiper fluid has solvents that are designed to break down things like bugs or bird droppings stuck on the windshield. 

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