New Year’s Car Resolutions

new year's car resolutions - southtowne hyundai - riverdale gaWhile you’re making resolutions for yourself to exercise more and budget better, consider making some commitments to your car as well. New Year’s car resolutions are a great way to motivate yourself to take better care of your car this year. Here are some ideas!

First of all, if you haven’t been sticking to your scheduled maintenance, you can start this year. Schedule oil changes and tune-ups for the coming year now so you don’t forget. You should also schedule a day each month to check the tire pressure and check the fluid levels.

Give your car a regular wash to keep it free dust, salt, and anything else that might lead to corrosion and paint damage. You should also make an effort to keep the inside clean, including vacuuming occasionally.

If there’s a dashboard indicator light you’ve been ignoring, like the check-engine light, stop ignoring it! Go get it diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible, or you’ll probably run out of luck before long and you’ll end up with a car that doesn’t work.

Another thing you can do is change your driving habits. Committing to slowing down, coasting to a stop instead of braking hard, and reducing how often you idle—especially on cold mornings—will extend the life of your vehicle.

Drive safely, and happy New Year!

Hyundai Ioniq and Vision G Concept Win Good Design Awards

hyundai ioniq wins good design awards - southtown hyundai - riverdale gaThe Hyundai Ioniq and the Vision G concept both won 2016 Good Design Awards, which are awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts.

A Good Design award from the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Program is the most prestigious design award in the world. Each year, creators from all different fields including industrial, graphic, and product design submit their designs, and members of the Athenaeum pick the most innovative, cutting-edge submissions from each area.

This is the second year in a row the Hyundai Ioniq has won a Good Design Award. The Ioniq is the first eco-vehicle in the world to offer Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and Electric versions, which results in a fantastic driving experience in addition to the award-winning design. The Ioniq is feature-complete and offers a slew of safety features on top of its versatile propulsion options.

The Vision G concept debuted in 2015 in Los Angeles as a luxury coupe focused on driver comfort that will kick off Hyundai’s Genesis sub-brand. The Vision G’s sporty styling promises performance, and its value and smart features make it a practical choice as well as an indulgent one.

The Athenaeum Museum President Christian Narkiewicz-Laine said that Hyundai’s multiple wins over two years show “its firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment through its diverse vehicle lineup.”