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The Importance of Brake Pads

To understand what brake pads do, let us first look at the entire brake system. When you put your foot on the brake pedal, the pressure on the brake fluid in the brake line increases. This causes the calipers to clamp down on your rotors. This process creates massive amounts of friction which can become dangerous.

Enter the brake pads. These specifically designed pads reduce the friction of the calipers on the rotors and simultaneously create an environment in which the pads become "sticky." This process allows your rotors, and therefore your tires, to safely slow down. 

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Why Buy the Hyundai Accent?

The new Hyundai Accent is a popular compact car for many reasons. There are many reasons why consumers buy the Hyundai Accent, including that fact that it’s a great value, comes loaded with the latest technology, and offers great gas mileage. Stop and check out the Hyundai Accent at Thompson Hyundai and see what kind of an offer we can provide to you.

The Hyundai Accent offers Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, so you can make calls, send texts, look at maps and listen to your favorite music while driving. Its voice recognition touchscreen features ensure your hands never…

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Consider the Hyundai Santa Fe

The new Hyundai Santa Fe is a crossover vehicle with three rows of seats. This vehicle is capable of seating up to seven people. The Santa Fe is a stylish looking vehicle with a well-appointed interior design.

If you are considering a crossover vehicle, the Santa Fe has much to offer, including its safety features. The Santa Fe is equipped with a lane departure warning system and a blind spot detection system. Both of these systems alert you if you are in danger of an accident. 

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Should You Maintain Your Transmission?

While you have likely had people tell you how important it is that you get your oil checked and changed, you might have heard less about how important it is to make sure that your transmission is in the best shape it can be. The fact of the matter is that aside from your engine, there may not be as important a piece of machinery in your car as the transmission.

When you have low transmission fluid, or old transmission fluid, you are going to find that your car is not able to run as well as you had hoped…

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Tire Pressure Signs You Should Not Ignore

When the pressure in your car's tires is off, you should be taking action quickly. These are a few of the things you can expect when air pressure is not within the recommended range.

If the tire pressure gets over the recommended range, the tire rides more on the center tread. This not only will wear that smaller area faster, it will make it a real challenge to drive the car on slick road surfaces. Too low of pressure in the car tires, and now more tread is in contact with the road surface. 

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Experience the Tech Available in the New Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai offers no shortage of driver assist technology in the new Hyundai Elantra. Options, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, display apps on the center touchscreen. This helps keeps eyes forward, while still being able to access mobile functionalities.

Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection plus blind spot detection, along with rear cross-traffic monitoring, offers an enormous level of protection. Lane departure warning and lane keep assist sound the driver and slightly adjust the steering when the vehicle crosses lane markings. 

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New Hyundai Tucson is Ready to Explore

You are shopping for a vehicle that your family will be able to use and that will help each family member feel special. The new Hyundai Tuscon is a special vehicle and it has much to offer to a Baltimore, MD family like your own.

The Hyundai Tucson is going to provide your family with just what you are looking for in a vehicle, giving your children room to stretch their legs in the backseat. This vehicle is one that gives you space for cargo, and it allows your family members to sit comfortably inside. 

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Hyundai dominated the all-new TCR class of the Pirelli World Challenge

This weekend Hyundai and the Bryan Herta Autosport team dominated the all-new TCR class of the Pirelli World Challenge in Austin. It was an incredible debut for Hyundai and Bryan Herta Autosport as the team racked up 1st and 2nd place finishes on both Saturday and Sunday races.

 

Drivers Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkens ran their Hyundai i30 N TCR cars to solid victories over a field of 14 other drivers and manufacturers including Honda…
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How Often to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades are a relatively inexpensive automotive item, yet one we tend to neglect until we’re caught in a storm with poor visibility. Don’t let this happen to you. Stop at Thompson Hyundai and have us check out not just your windshield wipers but also the blades.

The frequency in which your windshield wiper blades should be removed depends a lot on how often you drive. Any time you notice they are not making complete contact with the windshield, they need to be replaced. It is recommended that they be replaced at least every six months. 

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Can Extreme Temperatures Cause My Battery to Fail?

The more extreme the weather, the harder the battery has to work to crank over the car or just keep it running. Here is how those extreme temperatures will have an effect on your car battery.

Just like you, the car battery needs more time to get moving in extreme cold temperatures. As the liquids begin to solidify in the casing, it could result in swelling that may damage the battery. Once this begins to happen, the sooner you get it checked out the better. 

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