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How to prepare your car for a long road trip

The first and foremost thing before you start a long road trip is to check on your car thoroughly. We become very casual when it comes to keeping an eye on the car. Ask yourself- Will this be a good idea for a long road trip or should we just make some other arrangements. A road trip could only be fun if your car supports you on the way otherwise it could be the worst situation one could ever be in. So once you have planned a long trip by road, you should get your car serviced and thorough inspection should be done before you leave for your destination.

Here are some tips on how your road trip could be a success:

Get your tires inflated with Nitrogen air

Nitrogen air should always be the preference if you are traveling by road. Nitrogen not only helps in a smooth drive but also keeps the tire cool. It also helps to increase the life and you could travel freely. But make sure you’re tires are inflated to the correct mark as per your car’s requirement.

Check the AC during summers

If you have planned your road trip in summers, check on the AC. The temperatures are soaring outside the car and there are times when the AC cannot bear the heat and starts to trip. This is usually the case with smaller cars as compared to the SUV’s but one should always keep a check on their car AC irrespective of what you own. In case you feel the car AC is not working properly, get it checked. There might be a leakage or maybe it needs refilling.

Check the engine and counterparts

Always be careful while you check the engine and its counterparts. This is the basic you could do but many of us fail to do it properly. The engine oil, the oil filter, the air filter, coolant, the brake oil etc. are all important as they would make your travel seamless if in good condition. Getting your car serviced doesn’t only mean getting an inspection done but also if any of them needs to be replaced, you should have it done immediately without ignoring or delaying. These are some basics which would help an individual not only while traveling but also when you are on the road commuting to office or anywhere else.

Get your headlamps and tail lamps checked

Never ignore your car lights whether it be the front or tail lights. Even if one of them is not working, get it replaced immediately. This helps the other commuter to easily recognize the car. In most cases, accidents occur because people either forget to get their lights replaced or do not switch on their lights.

Always remember, road trips could always be fun if you be a little cautious and drive safely with your car in good condition.

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5 things we love about the New Santro

The New Santro is a compact and complete family car. It is one of the best in its segment. The car is wider and taller than the i10 model and is powered by a 1.1 litre petrol engine that makes 69 BHP at the crank and 99NM of torque. There are also options of factory-fitted CNG kits.

It is the first Hyundai car globally to get an Automatic transmission that was developed inhouse by Hyundai itself. It is available in 3 variants, the Magna, Asta and Sports.

The interiors of the car are quite spacious. The car is 3,610mm long and 1,645mm wide—imparting ample elbow and knee room for four passengers, though Hyundai claims to seat five without a cinch. The headspace is the best-in-class and even comparable to some mid-sized sedans in the market. It has a full-touchscreen entertainment system which is similar to the one seen in the Grand i10. It has a new processor and is compatible with Apple carplay and Android auto. It also doubles up as a display for the reverse camera.

In terms of Safety, the Santro has a lot of Safety features which are in line with the all-new safety mandate coming into effect starting in July 2019. The safety features include ABS, EBD, seatbelt reminder, speed warning system, and reverse parking sensors. Hyundai has also included speed sensing door locks as standard.

The New Santro has been designed in such a way that it gets the tall boy look. On the exterior front, the grille has been designed a bit fancy; LED DRLs have been installed on the headlamps. On the interior side, the upholstery has a black and beige colored look.

Coming to the price, The Santro is available in five variants – D-Lite, Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. The automatic is only offered on Magna and Sportz variant. The base model is priced at Rs. 3.89 lakh while the top-end model at Rs. 5.49 lakh. In case of the auto transmission, it is priced at Rs. 5.18 for Magna and Rs. 5.46 lakh (all prices, Ex-Showroom) Hyundai Santro Price D-Lite – Rs. 3.89 Lakh Era – Rs. 4.24 Lakh Magna – Rs. 4.57 lakh Sportz – Rs. 4.99 Lakh Magna (AT) – Rs. 5.18 Lakh Sportz (AT) – Rs. 5.46 Lakh Asta – Rs. 5.49 Lakh.

When you compare all these things with a normal hatchback, the Santro is the best option to buy. In case you are still confused and want to know more about the new Santro, visit Capital Hyundai Noida and our team of experts would be able to clear all your doubts and queries.

Check out the complete features of the new Santro on Capital Hyundai.

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Do it Yourself Petrol Engine Maintenance

Petrol engines are generally easy to maintain when compared with diesel engines. They are lighter, easy to drive and go about their job rather silently. The petrol engines are even cheaper as compared to a diesel engine. Once you have decided to buy a vehicle, you would find that the difference between a diesel variant and a petrol variant is approximately a lakh of rupees. Keeping your engine in a good shape would always give you utmost satisfaction.

Here are some tips on how you could spend a little money on the basics to avoid more costly repairs later on:

Do it Yourself Inspection

It’s basic, but give your car a once-over periodically so you catch anything that looks out of the ordinary. Make sure all your lights are working. Check the air pressure in your tires every month or so (and buy a cheap tire air pressure gauge and keep it in the glove compartment). Doing so is good for your tires gets you better mileage and saves you money in gas if you discover that the pressure is off. Listen for any strange sounds, inside and out. Make sure your tires have enough tread.

Check the fluids

Even if you don’t ever learn how to change your antifreeze, power steering, coolant or even your wiper fluid (although seriously, don’t let someone charge you to change wiper fluid), you should learn how to check those fluid levels. In some cases, you can see the tank level directly, but most have gauges you can pull out to check current levels against a notch that indicates optimal levels. Even if your owner’s manual doesn’t have much to say about checking your transmission fluid or antifreeze, don’t be afraid to open the hood and see if you can find it. If you’re running low, add more (if you can) or get it changed.

Most importantly, never ignore a leak.

Check the oil and get it replaced/changed regularly

There are generally indicators in the car for a check, so if you experience that one of the indicators is blinking or is showing up repeatedly, be a little cautious and immediately check the gauge for any leakage. There might be instances when the level of oil in the car is low and this could be the reason also that the indicators are showing up. Get the oil refilled in case the engine needs more oil or in case the brake oil is low, fill it up to the desired level.

Do not follow the 5000 km rule every time, there are synthetic oils which last 10,000 kms too. So the recommendation would be to use the higher quality oil in case your car runs daily. This would, in turn, save you from paying more.

Replace your oil and air filter

Reading the owner’s manual would give you a better idea of how to change the air and oil filter. In case you still feel that more guidance is required, take a step forward and then visit a mechanic.

At Capital Hyundai, we make sure that your engine remains in the best of its health, even years and thousands of kilometers after. Contact us to book your engine’s service today.

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Tire alignment – what you need to know

Have you ever thought of a car without wheels? Will it be of any use if it doesn’t have four rubber tires below the body? Think about it.

A car without tires is like a human without their legs. You can’t move forward unless someone puts a force on you. So when you buy a car it is equally important that the tires are maintained and in running condition. Look at it the other way; the wheels are the most important parts of a car.

Let’s know what basically tire alignment is and what its importance is.

Alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension – the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which affect how they make contact with the road.

Now the question here is how you would come to know when the wheels need an alignment.

There are a few ways to check like the thread of the tires or maybe when you’re driving check if your car is not running towards the left or right direction or once you feel that the steering wheel is vibrating.

If you feel any such case, you should immediately visit the technician and get the wheels aligned and balanced too so that you do not face wear and tear situations in the future.

Distinct from tire alignment, tire or wheel balancing refers to compensation for any weight imbalances in the tire/wheel combination and is often performed in conjunction with the wheel alignment. There are two basic types of tire/wheel imbalance that need correction – static (single plane) and dynamic (dual plane).

To begin balancing your tires, a technician will mount them on the correct rims and adjust the pressure to optimal inflation. Then each tire goes on the center bore of a balancing machine. The machine spins the tire at a high speed to measure the wheel/tire combination imbalance. It signals how much weight the tech should add to balance out the tire and the areas where said weight is needed.

Tire balancing is essential for proper tire care for the same reason as wheel alignment: prevention of premature tread wear. Unbalanced tires will also result in an increase in tire wear. This is because to compensate for the added stress on the tires that the imbalance has created, the tires start to wear from the edges, whereas with balanced tires, they will wear from the middle. When this occurs, it will mean that you will have to change your tires as they will no longer provide you with the necessary grip to drive safely.

If you are still confused and require an opinion, visit us at Capital Hyundai, Noida and get the best recommendations and guidance from our team of experts and we will make sure you go back satisfied as we believe in customer satisfaction first.

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Why you might want to choose a hatchback over a sedan

A car for every individual has a different meaning, for some it might be just a car, for the others it might be a status symbol and then there are people who might consider it as a matter of pride and authority.

Let’s understand what exactly a hatchback is:

Hatchbacks are generally considered to be mid-sized cars which have large boot space and are complete family cars too. A hatchback is not generally meant to be a small vehicle because there are hatchbacks like the new Grand i10 NIOS or the i20 elite or maybe the i20 active. These are cars which are mid-sized, neither too small nor to large, just the appropriate size to define a perfect hatchback.

As mentioned above, the i20 may be considered differently with different people. Some people might also consider it as luxury because it does give you a feel of luxury and social authority.  Taking another example of the latest Grand i10 NIOS, this car has also been launched as a premium hatchback having some features which even the earlier Grand i10 did not have and there is not much difference in the prices too.

When the new Santro was launched, it was considered as a complete family car because it had all those features and the feel that a family car owns. Now talking about the other advantages of a hatchback and why people choose a hatchback over Sedan is simple:

  • More Space
  • Higher Re-Sale Value
  • Shorter Bonnet makes the hatchbacks easier to handle for learners
  • Better fuel efficiency

These are some the reasons for giving more preference to a Hatchback, but let’s also deep dive into the other reasons too.

Practicality

There is no denying that a hatchback is more practical than their counterparts which are the sedans. The compact design of the hatchbacks makes them an easy ride to handle in the city’s hustle and bustle and also on roads which are narrow. Also, a hatchback is much easier to handle once you are parking the vehicle as it takes less space when considered to a sedan.

Good for learners

With a hatchback, it is easier for a learner to handle the car as the endpoint of the bonnet is clearly visible. This decreases the chances of the car getting crashed from the front. Also when reversing the car, it gives them a fair idea while parking. Most of the times you also see a L mark on the windshield of a hatchback than a Sedan. This indicates the learner’s obsession or the compulsion to drive a hatchback.

Perfect Car for families

Whether it’s dropping kids to school in the morning or taking your mother to a temple or rushing to an office or taking groceries roadside, the hatchback is an ideal vehicle for all these tasks as it zips through the crowded streets.

Now that the Grand i10 NIOS is also here, why not consider it as the best buy in the market since it’s designed to be a family car and also giving you a feel of luxury with the best in class features. For more details, come and visit us a Capital Hyundai, Noida.