Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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All-Wheel Drive versus Four-Wheel Drive Explained

What is the Difference Between AWD and 4WD?

When shopping for a vehicle, the terms all-wheel drive (or AWD) and four-wheel drive (or 4WD) continuously pop up. Is there even a difference? Yes. If you want the clear distinction, take a seat and let us explain.

Vehicles with AWD and 4WD are common in places with more demanding road conditions, like sand, rain, gravel, snow and ice. AWD is typically seen on cars, sedans and smaller SUVs, while 4WD is more common on off-roading SUVs and trucks. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Hyundai Blue Link Helpful Tips & How-To Video Playlist

Blue Link is an all-encompassing connected car service packed with all sorts of great features, including Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock & Unlock, On-Demand Diagnostics and Alerts, Destination Send-to-Car by Google and Remote Car Finder just to name a few. Today, we thought we’d share a how-to video playlist packed with helpful tips on how Blue Link works and how to utilize it. Watch the playlist straight through to learn everything you can about Blue Link or skip through to find what you really need. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Hyundai Helpers Tips & Tricks Videos

If you’re anything like us, you probably love watching tips & tricks videos. Learning life hacks or other fun and easy tricks that are super helpful, especially around the car, is always great – especially in video form! Probably the only thing that could make these videos better… would be to make them with dogs. We love dogs. Apparently, Hyundai itself loves dogs too, as they’ve been building a new playlist on their YouTube channel called Hyundai Helpers How Tos, filled with these very videos. Tips, tricks and doggos. Check it out below! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Warning Signs That Your Hyundai Needs an Oil Change

You need to keep up with basic maintenance to keep your Hyundai on the road. Whether you drive a hatchback, crossover, or midsize SUV, you’ll need to make sure your vehicle gets looked at when the time comes for routine services — like oil changes. So how do you know when that time comes?

Let’s take a look at some of the warning signs that your vehicle needs an oil change.

Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change

The manual says so

In the past, it used to be easy to know when you needed an oil change. You would bring your vehicle in every three months or 3,000 miles and be on your way. Recent advances in engine parts and oil chemistry have made it so that you can go much longer without needing to replace your oil.

The best way to know what’s best for your particular model is to look at its manual. The manual has all the important information in one place and is specific to your car.

The oil doesn’t lie

Many manufacturers will advise you to take a look at your oil and its level every month or so. Doing so will allow you to keep an eye on any changes or problems that arise. If your dipstick shows you dark, thick oil, it’s old and needs to be replaced before sludge begins to form. Sludge prevents your oil from doing its job and creates friction as the metal parts move against each other.

It’s also important to make sure there are no metal particles in your oil, which can be a sign of a much larger engine issue.

The car is trying to tell you

It’s important to not just rely on the manual and look of the oil to know if something’s wrong. If you hear a knocking sound or notice your car is stalling, old oil may be the reason. Bad oil can also cause blue or gray smoke to expel from the exhaust pipe and can leave a burnt oil smell in the air. If any of these issues sound familiar to you, bring your vehicle in for service.

Get an Oil Change in Palm Bay, FL

Now that you know the warning signs, head into the Coastal Hyundai Service Center for Hyundai service in Palm Bay, Florida. Our experts can handle a wide variety of repairs and maintenance, and we even offer Hyundai service coupons.

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Hyundai Owner How-To Video Guide Playlist

If you haven’t come to learn it by now, YouTube is an excellent source for just about any video needs you could have. First and foremost, you’ll find entertainment. But at a close second, you can find videos showing you how to do almost anything – from how to cook the perfect bowl of fried rice to how to build a website and everything in between. Somewhere in that vast middle portion, you’ll find hundreds upon thousands of videos showing you how to operate different aspects of your vehicle, but wouldn’t it be best to get that information right from the horse’s mouth? Well, guess what! Hyundai has curated a very helpful how-to video guide playlist for vehicle owners on its YouTube channel, so we thought we’d share it with you right here on our block. Check it out! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to get a loan with challenged credit

Bad credit auto loans in Palm Bay FL

Are you looking for your next car but are concerned about your credit situation? Millions of Americans are considered to have bad credit, and such a status can adversely affect your chances of being approved for a traditional auto loan. What can you do about it? Coastal Hyundai is here to help with bad credit auto loans in Palm Bay, FL. Read the rest of this entry >>