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Keeping up on your vehicle's maintenance schedule will ensure the longevity and reliability of your automotive. Whether it is a brand new, certified pre-owned or used Hyundai, the manufacturer must prescribe a standard maintenance schedule that will ensure that your vehicle continues to run perfectly. Typically, Hyundai has chosen 30,000/60,000/90,000 miles as the maintenance markers for automotive servicing. Why is this? This is because most maintenance services are anticipated every 30,000 or so. However, even though the manufacturer or dealer may recommend servicing your vehicle every 30,000 miles, some drivers consider this maintenance regimen as 'optional'. Many Hyundai vehicle owners think, "Why should I take my car in for maintenance if it is working fine?" This is NOT the recommended or prescribed thing to do since the 30,000/60,000/90,000 mile maintenance is NOT a ploy to get more money out of your pocket. These services and maintenance tasks are essential towards your vehicle's overall performance and health in order to avoid preventable and expensive repairs.

At Puente Hills Hyundai, your car may be one of the most convenient and indispensable commodities in your life. Without a vehicle, you will be left waiting for the public transit or paying for expensive Uber and Lyft rides. It is important to take excellent care of your car and do NOT ignore any warning signs that may indicate that not everything is going well with your automotive. Come in today to Puente Hills Hyundai and we can service and repair your vehicle today!

Starting Problems

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While many of us are not morning people (it takes us a while to get up and running..) your Hyundai should NEVER suffer from the same problems. If everything is working right and accordingly on your vehicle, it should start up with no hesitation. If your vehicle does NOT start when you turn the key or press the button, it means that there is a problem. If it takes several attempts to start your Hyundai vehicle or it won't remain running, this may be a sign of a weak or dying battery or another issue. 


Have you or another person been the victim of misfortune of stopping at a red light and having your car suddenly stall and cut off? This may be a result of your engine as it can sputter out if you continue to apply pressure on the accelerator. This type of issue can lead to a more serious issue, and if your car shuts off in the middle of a busy intersection, this can spell disaster for you and all those in the car! When you are experiencing troubles starting your automotive, never take it out on the road as it may stall out and lead you into a drastic situation. If possible, try to drive or have your automobile towed to a certified Hyundai dealership for repairs and maintenance.

Check Engine Light

If you happen to see your 'Check Engine' light is flashing, this means that there is an issue with one or several internal systems in your vehicle and this should be resolved before you take your automotive back onto the road. Once your check engine light blinks, you may feel that your Hyundai is driving or performing differently than normal. If you are a knowledgeable mechanic who is familiar with vehicles, you can diagnose the problem yourself. However, if you aren't as automotive savvy, please take your car to the respective automotive repair service location so your vehicle can get fixed. 

Smoking From The Hood

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One of the overt signs that your vehicle is being neglected is the appearance of smoke coming out from the hood of the front. In several cases, you may sense a burning smell in the cabin of the vehicle before you see smoke. This is a sign that there is an issue in the engine or with one of the electronic modules around the engine that needs attention! Many times, smoke can be a signal for an overheating and dry radiator or intercooler, so make sure that you always keep an eye on your Hyundai's temperature gauge and have a bottle of coolant in your car at all times. In limited examples, the burning of excess oil can be the result of the smoke appearing from the engine bay. The traditional rule of thumb is that you should never see smoke coming from your engine, and if you do, to immediately take your car in for an inspection.

Transmission Issues

A seasoned, experienced driver will notice any subtle changes their vehicle makes while they are driving. This sense and awareness can be useful if you feel that your Hyundai car, truck or SUV is suffering from transmission issues. Particular signs of transmission issues includes: hearing funny noises, grinding feeling underneath the car, metal shavings in the oil and transmission fluid bays, etc. The sure fire way to be certain about what is causing the transmission issue is to take your car to a respective automotive servicing and repair location. 


Leaks can be easy to detect since they are usually present where you park your vehicle -- and make a long liquid trail if you have been driving your Hyundai vehicle. In the summertime, you may see small puddles of clear liquid (water) beneath your car due to the air conditioning and that is no cause for concern. If you are noticing a green or black liquid that is dripping from underneath your car, this could be a result of coolant, transmission fluid or engine oil leaking from your vehicle. Once this happens, there may be an issue with your radiator, intercooler or engine and you will need to take your automobile into the automotive repair shop. If this issue has occurred, please come into your nearest Hyundai dealership so the necessary fix can get performed.

Shaky Car

Does your Hyundai car, truck or SUV shake when you are driving it? Do you hear unusual noises when your car shakes? This may be a result of the suspension or undercarriage of your vehicle. A loose tie rod end can impact the wheels and rims of your car, while a worn-out shock, strut or absorber can result in bumpy, rough rides. Take note that your car or truck is as good as you keep it maintained. Vehicles that are built for the off-roads even suffer from mechanical issues when left ignored. Please do yourself a favor. Pay attention to your car. Listen and keep your car full of the essential fluids and accessories it may need to perform at its best.