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Tackle All Your Hyundai Oil Change Needs at Route 46 Hyundai

Take a look at your Hyundai vehicle's routine maintenance schedule, and you'll notice that oil changes are among the more common services your car needs to keep running smoothly. Why? What role does oil play in your vehicle's performance and overall health? Why does your car need oil changes, and when? Numerous questions surround oil changes, but don't worry! We're here to help you find answers and tend to your car's oil change needs here at Route 46 Hyundai in Hackettstown, NJ!

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Get Your Ride Summer Ready at Route 46 Hyundai near Dover NJ

Summer is upon us and that means it’s time to get your car in shape for the season. Whether you’re heading out of town on an epic road trip, driving around town getting supplies for a summer project, or just taking the kids to the park or pool throughout the week, you’re going to be spending more time out on the road. Here are some tips to keep your journeys safe and comfortable in the summer heat...

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Why You Should Choose Winter Tires

While some people may think that they are doing okay with all season tires, they are actually missing out on some of the benefits that winter tires can give them. For one thing, winter tires are going to make it easier to drive in the winter and the conditions it brings.

With the choices of winter tires to choose from, you can easily find the tires that bring you the needed traction in the case you have to travel in the snow. This is where you get to choose from the different options such as studded and studless tires. 

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Keep a Close Eye on Your Alternator with an Electrical System Check

The main components of your vehicle's electrical system are the battery and the alternator. The alternator's main function is to generate an electrical power supply to the battery after the vehicle has been started. The battery ultimately supports accessories such as your media center, power windows and locks, headlights, the horn, and even the odometer meter.

When the engine is not running, the alternator is not functioning. While you still need to have the alternator operating to recharge the battery, a good alternator is not needed to start the vehicle. 

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Stocking Your Emergency Kit

Regardless of your driving habits, having the items you need to stay safe during an emergency is important. A few select tools can help you avoid being stranded and provide temporary fixes to problems so that you can get your car to a shop.

Flat tires can occur in unfortunate times. Having some Fix-a-Flat around could fix the leak long enough for you to drive to safety. General tire related items, such as a jack, lug wrench, and tire pressure gauge, can allow you to remove a completely flat tire and install your spare in a stress-free way. A small…

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Setting Some Motor Oil Myths Straight

There is far too much misinformation about motor oil in circulation. These falsehoods can lead to long-term damage, so it's essential you avoid them at all costs. We have listed a few of the most common below.

Black motor oil does not indicate a problem. Many people believe black motor oil is less effective than that which is an amber color. This idea has no basis in reality. It actually contradicts reality; black motor oil means it is working hard to clean your engine. In reality, if your motor oil ISN'T black after a certain period, you may…

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Why Does My Vehicle Need Gaskets?

At Route 46 Hyundai, we want you to be an informed vehicle owner. We want you to understand the importance of your vehicle's mechanical parts. Your vehicle is a very important asset, and it needs periodic maintenance.

Your vehicle has hundreds of gaskets that control fluids and gases. Gaskets are designed to fit the specific make and model. They can withstand a variety of harsh substances and extreme temperatures. Gaskets are usually made from multi-layered steel.

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Time for a Scheduled Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Although the windshield wiper blades on your car look fine, they may not be doing the job they were intended to do. The weather has been taking its toll on those windshield wiper blades, and here is how. The longer that you have gone between replacing your wiper blades, the more worn the rubber. Each time the wiper blades pass over the glass, they are slowly losing their durability. Over time, the rubber will not be able to move water fast enough off the surface of the glass.

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Could a Full Tank of Gas Make Winter Travel Safer?

It might seem like something simple, but driving around with the gas tank full of fuel will actually make winter driving safer. These are a couple reasons to keep the gasoline in the tank at the highest level.

If the car breaks down on a deserted road and you are low on fuel, there will be no way to run the heat when the car eventually stops running. Keep that tank full so that if you ever break down, you have the ability to keep the inside warm until that help does arrive. The less fuel in your car's…

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