Posts by this Author: Lithia Hyundai of Fresno

2018 Hyundai Elantra: The Best Car to Take On A Road Trip

Going on vacation is a lot of fun for the family, plus it can build good connections for any team or business. And everyone knows that the driver has the choice of music, but what if you're stuck listening to the radio?

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra has six high-quality speakers throughout the cabin, so everyone in the car can hear the music loud and clear. As well as sturdy USB and auxiliary connection ports, so you can plug your music device into the car and listen to anything under the sun. If that's not enough, the Elantra has…

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Proper Tire Pressure is Important Because It Affects Your Safety


?You would like to care for your vehicle in a way that helps it keep you safe as you drive. Inflating your tires in the right way can help you with that.

If you put too much air in your tires, you might make it difficult for you to handle your vehicle as the tires will be hitting the road in the wrong way. This will also be hard on the vehicle and may cause it to burn more gas. If you don't put enough air in your tires they will hit the road all wrong and they may…
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Keep Your Wiper Blades In Good Working Order For Safety


Your windshield wipers are one of the most important things on your entire vehicle. Without them driving in the rain can be downright dangerous. During the warm summer months, it can be easy to overlook them as they dry out and get brittle. This causes them to be stiffer and much less effective.

You want to keep an eye on this rather than be surprised by it during the first heavy rain of the season. If you end up in a situation like that you can find that the wipers will not be able to keep up which will drastically…
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Understanding The Importance of Timing Belt Maintenance

Your vehicle's timing belt is an essential piece of equipment necessary for safely operating your car. The timing belt enables the engine to run by synchronizing the turning of the car's camshaft and crankshaft. A timing belt that suddenly breaks will completely stop your vehicle and may even lead to expensive engine repairs. You can count on the service department at Lithia Hyundai of Fresno to handle timing belt replacements before an inconvenient breakdown occurs.

Check your owner's manual for recommended timing belt maintenance, including complete timing belt replacement...

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Choose the Right Spare: Compact vs. Full Size


If your car breaks down due to a flat, you always want to have a spare tire. There are a number of ways to get cheaper tires that you only have for an emergency. Compact, temporary spare tires are just that. It is a temporary solution to a flat tire that gets you from point A to point B.

Spare tires are not always marked as such. Some customers even choose to purchase a spare tire that is the exact same manufacturer and size as their other tires. Full-size spare tires are going to offer more tread and cost a…
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Keeping Your Delicious Food From Spilling All Over Your Car While Traveling

As the holidays come upon us, so does cooking and making meals and treats to take on family trips or to charitable gatherings. That usually means using your car to bring the food there, and when you do that, you need to make sure it doesn't spill all over inside and make your car messy. So here's how you can keep your food from spilling.

Safe Food Handling Tips In Your Vehicle
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1. Bring your food in closed containers instead of open, and make sure they won't spill when tipped
2. Keep the food where it can…
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The 3,000-mile oil change concept is no longer applicable


Growing up you probably saw your parents or grandparents change the engine oil regularly. Often after covering a distance of 3,000 miles. While this was a good practice back then, it is no longer applicable today. Lithia Hyundai of Fresno says that modern cars have engines that are more powerful and that the oil chemistry as changed over the years.

Most new rides can use the miles for 5,000, 7,500, 10,000 and 15,000 depending on the model as well as the driving condition. If you drive on rough roads, you cover short distances and make…
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The 2018 Elantra: Packed With Innovative Technology

Hyundai has always offered technologically-advanced vehicles, and the 2018 Elantra is no exception. The safety technology features are impressive and available at an affordable price. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection alerts the driver of any upcoming objects, and if the driver fails to stop, the system will automatically apply the brakes. Blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic coupled with lane change assist adds another level of protection.

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