Vehicle Maintenance and Care
Regular care and maintenance of your Hyundai, as described in your owner’s manual, has a host of benefits. Not only will it keep your vehicle in tip-top condition and be a pleasure to drive, it’s also a great way to spot any issues at the earliest stage. If you notice anything that doesn’t operate correctly, inspect it carefully and seek assistance from your Hyundai dealer. They’ll be happy to help.
Regular checks to help keep your Hyundai at its best are important. Make it a rule to perform the following simple checks on a regular basis, such a when you fill up with fuel or before a long journey.
- Fuel quantity
- Engine oil level
- Radiator cooling water level
- Windshield washer reservoir level
- Automatic transmission fluid level
- Brake fluid level
- Clutch fluid level (hydraulic clutch system only)
- Power steering reservoir fluid level (if installed)
- Battery condition and electrolyte level
- Accessory drive belt condition
- Engine and heater hose condition
- Fluid leaks
- Tyre pressures, condition and tread depth
- Lights and horns for proper operation
- Rear view mirrors
- Clutch and brake pedals for free travel and operation
- Parking brake for proper operation
- Steering wheel for proper operation
- All switches for proper operation
- All instruments for proper operation
- Fire extinguisher gauge to ensure needle is in the green portion
- Check expiry dates of items in the first aid kit.
CLEANING, WASHING AND WAXING
Wash your vehicle frequently, at least once a month. Dirt is abrasive and can scratch the paint if it is not removed. Pollutants in the air may also damage the paint through a chemical reaction, if they are allowed to remain in contact with the surface.
Start by rinsing your vehicle to remove dust and loose dirt. Next, wash the vehicle from top to bottom using a good quality car washing solution. Don’t use household detergents as these may damage the paint. Use a clean cloth or sponge and rinse frequently. After washing, rinse thoroughly and dry the vehicle with a damp chamois or soft, absorbent cloth. This ensures you do not get water spots on the dried paint surface.
Finally, apply a good quality polish or wax. Always wash and dry the vehicle before polishing or waxing and ensure you follow the manufacturer’s directions on application. Any scratches in the paintwork should be immediately covered with touch up paint to prevent corrosion.