When it comes to the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, what is there not to love really? If you are on the fence about this vehicle yourself, let me just give you a few aspects of the car that you will quickly fall in love with!
For starters, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata has a great style! It is built with a new hood than previous models as well as a more upright grille. This gives it a sportier look. The vehicle is also equipped with new LED lighting, and inside there is a new layout. The steering wheel is updated and there is a cleaner display for the touchscreen and dials.
Secondly, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata has impeccable ride quality and handling. Sedans can be uninspiring, to say the least, but the Sonata sheds much of the typical sedan dullness in lieu of a more spirited drive with a stiffer frame that improves handling. This allows the driver to easily manage twisting roads—even at high speeds.
In terms of safety, Hyundai Sonata has got it in the bag as well. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety chose the 2018 Hyundai Sonata as a top safety pick with a rating of ‘Good’ in all crash tests. It also put it high on the list for front crash prevention technologies. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata was also scored 5 out of 5 stars in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests.
The upgraded infotainment is another thing making the 2018 Hyundai Sonata pretty special. It is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Qi wireless charging. There is also a new rear USB jack to allow more devices to be charged and ready to go.
Did you know that half the repairs mechanics perform are things you can be doing yourself from home? That is, many of the minor things at least. When it comes to the big things, you should probably still leave it to the professionals. Below I will give a short list of things mechanics tend to do regularly—that you should start doing too.
For one, mechanics regularly check the car battery on vehicles. They proactively check the voltage of the battery as well as inspect the terminals for any signs of corrosion. From home, you can either use a multi-meter or your own pair of eyes to check the voltage of your battery. Using the latter, simply look at your headlights after turning on your car. If they look a little dimmer than usual, this might mean that your battery is getting old and should be replaced soon.
Mechanics also regularly check the tire pressure of vehicles. Doing so allows for optimal fuel economy and low rolling resistance. You should start doing this yourself. You’d be surprised to learn how much outdoor temperature and vehicle use over time can change the inflation of your tires!
When inspecting tire pressure, car mechanics regularly check tire tread as well. Doing so gives them an idea of how much life is left in the tires and allows them to pick up on any structural deformities. At home, you can easily test your tread depth by simply using a penny. Just place the penny into the tread groove. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, this means it is time for you to replace that tire.
Another thing seasoned car mechanics do is check the fluids on a regular basis. This is such a simple thing but many people still fail to do it from home. All it takes is opening up the hood and checking the levels of the oil, transmission fluid, and coolant. Also, quickly check your brake fluid and ensure that it is a golden color. If you see that any of the fluids are low, add some more in! When car parts are lubricated they work much better and last much longer.