How to Extend the Life of Your Car | Bradenton FL

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How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Bradenton, FL

Here at Gettel Hyundai of Lakewood, we get it — life is busy and you and your fellow Bradenton drivers are always on the go. And when your vehicle needs attention, our service department is your year-round pit stop for all things maintenance. Whether that’s routine upkeep (like oil changes and tire rotations) or significant repairs (think: engine or transmission failure), our service technicians are highly trained automotive superheroes, so you can relax knowing that your Hyundai is in excellent hands.

If you want to elongate the life of your vehicle, maintaining its health is of the utmost importance. Here are some useful tips to keep you on track when it comes to your vehicle’s health. And one more friendly reminder — we’ll be here to help if you need us!

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

Treat your Hyundai to a regular spa day. A frequent wash and wax will keep your vehicle’s exterior shiny and protected against the elements.

Don’t forget the interior.

Your car’s interior also requires regular cleaning. Deep clean to eliminate stains and send dirt, dust and crumbs packing with a vacuum cleaner. If your seats are leather, maintain their cleanliness with a leather cleaner and protectant. For upholstered seats, you can use upholstery cleaner and fabric protectant to maintain freshness.

Keep an eye on your tires.

Without a set of good tires, you can’t have peace of mind. Regularly checking your tires to ensure they have plenty of tread and the appropriate tire pressure will keep you on the right track. Also, make sure you rotate your tires consistently — this will prevent early wear and tear.

Keep up with oil changes.

Want to ensure your engine’s longevity? Then don’t neglect the oil changes. Take a peek at your owner’s manual to find out when you should schedule the next oil change.

Change the filters.

Replace your car’s filters on the regular and you’ll be on the road to good car health. These include the oil filter, fuel filter, transmission filter and air filter. Consult your owner’s manual for the recommended replacement intervals.

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

Keep an eye out for any small chips or cracks in your windshield. They may seem insignificant but can quickly lead to a larger problem the longer they’re left unaddressed. Before you know it, you may have to replace your entire windshield.

Use genuine OEM parts.

Only genuine Hyundai parts are the ideal match for your vehicle. When in doubt, trust our Hyundai experts to help you discover the parts you’re looking for.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

Different fluids help your vehicle run smoothly, so be sure to have their levels checked regularly. Find out how often they should be serviced by reading your owner’s manual. If you have any concerns, reach out to our trained technicians for help!

These are just a few steps to follow in order to keep your vehicle healthy and on the road for a long time. If you have any questions about your vehicle’s maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team or stop by our dealership at 5921 FL-64, Bradenton, FL 34208 . We look forward to serving our customers near St. Petersburg and Brandon.