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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?


The team at Fletcher Hyundai wanted to share some important information about why you should be concerned about the tires on your vehicle today. With the warmer weather approaching, you'll want to make sure you replace those all-season tires with summer tires.

Summer tires are going to increase your handling and reduce the time needed for braking, but there's more.

The unique pattern in the treads of the summer tires are for pushing water away from the tires so the risk of the car hydroplaning is reduced.


 
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Time to Have Your Suspension Checked!


If you have never had your suspension checked, it might be time to find a place in Joplin to do it. Have you been driving down the road, hit a bump and think the bottom of your car scraped the road? Are you feeling as though your car is kind of leaning towards or away from a turn, even if you didn't think you took the turn all that quickly?

If you think this is the case, it's entirely possible that you are having an issue with your suspension. The shocks and struts that make up that suspension…
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Do you know what to do during a breakdown?


Nothing ruins a trip like an unexpected breakdown. By keeping a few emergency items in your car and following some simple tips, you'll be prepared in the event of a breakdown.

The first step in a breakdown is to get your vehicle away from traffic, if possible. Your emergency kit should contain flares and reflecting triangles, to warn other drivers that your car is broken down. Call for roadside assistance once you feel like you and your passengers are safe.

It's a good idea to carry jumper cables, a jack, a spare tire, and a flashlight with extra…
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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

It may be time to have your vehicle’s brakes serviced if you’ve started to notice a sponginess when you depress the brake pedal. It’s common to take the brakes for granted when they’re operating as they should. It’s critical, however, to have them serviced on a regular basis.

One of the main reasons for a soft pedal is due to air in the lines. That air blocks the brake fluid from moving through the lines like it should. When fluid’s blocked, it can’t create the force it needs to cause the caliper to…

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The Hyundai Elantra: Have Fun and Look Good Doing It


The Hyundai Elantra is a car to get excited about. It is not only very luxurious, but it is practical and has many great features to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. Features like blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and lane keep assist. It also has a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.

The Hyundai Elantra is definitely not your average car, and you should come check one out at our Joplin location today. It will amaze you. It has front and rear heated seats and Apple CarPlay to keep you on top…
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Meet Your Next Vehicle: The 2018 Hyundai Tucson


Inside and out, the newly redesigned 2018 Hyundai Tucson crossover meets any need. Competitive pricing, attractive styling and body, versatile and varied features, top performance and safety measures are all available on the Tucson.

The Tucson’s fresh and athletic body stands out in the crowded crossover market. A larger wheelbase and longer frame improve driving stability, performance and safety, making the Tucson a fun and smooth ride for both driver and passengers. The roomy and comfortable cabin includes many new technologies and features as diverse as YES Essentials stain...
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Tire Maintenance


In addition to routine maintenance such as oil changes, filter changes, topping of fluid levels and have inspections done, there are some other areas of your vehicle that require maintenance as well. For example, your tires need some attention periodically. Some things you can do on your own from your own garage, but rest assured that when you bring your vehicle in to us here at Fletcher Hyundai, we will also check to make sure everything is in working order.

Periodically check your tire's treads to make sure they are wearing evenly. If one or more tires have...

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Reading Your Tire Sizing Code Is A Very Useful Skill To Have


Understanding the tire sizing code that shows on your tire sidewalls is nothing to fret over. Once you get the code broken down and figured out then you will be able to read it on any tire. This skill comes in quite handy when it comes time to buy a replacement set of tires for your car, truck, or SUV.

As an example, if you have a tire sizing code that shows 215/55R17 then that translates to:
  • 215 - Tire width. This tire would be 215 millimeters wide.
  • 55 - Aspect ratio. The height of this tire would be 55% of…
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Winter Is A Big Deal, So Is Kitty Litter

It’s five weeks short of winter’s official arrival here in the Northern Hemisphere of our beloved, life-sustaining, normally-blue-and-green earth. However, one part of winter virtually all of us don’t like is getting our vehicles stuck when we’re out and about; nor do we enjoy being unable to safely depart our own driveways. There are many tools that we can use to help avoid instances like that, each with their own pros and cons. 
 

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Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership


When you are ready to buy your next vehicle, we here at Fletcher Hyundai are ready to sit down with you and make your dream a reality. However, there is a lot to consider prior to coming into our dealership. There are financial decisions to make as well as other issues like insurance coverage. Without having some knowledge of these things ahead of time, it can be difficult to make an educated decision on a vehicle that you will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

We always work with our customers to get you the vehicle of…
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