The first few moments after a car accident can be incredibly stressful, especially for those who haven’t been driving for very long. Panic and fear can make it hard to remember what to do, and that could hurt you when making an insurance claim. Here are a few tips regarding what to do after a car accident because we at SouthTowne Hyundai are here to help.
The first thing to do immediately following an accident is to breathe and try to relax. Panicking will ultimately result in mistakes and a foggy memory. Take a moment to clear your mind before exiting the vehicle. Your wallet, insurance company, and future self will thank you.
Check for Injuries
The next step after remaining calm is to check for injuries. Make sure you don’t have any serious wounds or pain. Once you’ve checked over yourself, attend to any passengers to make sure they’re okay as well. Finally, check on anyone else involving, including the other driver and any bystanders.
While you should always call the police, even for minor accidents, it’s equally important to gather the other driver’s information as well. Make sure to get their name, insurance company (or agent), and a copy of the police report. Having that information ready to go will expedite the claims process.
Tesla has become a major player in the electric car segment, but now Hyundai is offering premium competition. The South Korean automaker revealed plans to bring an electric SUV to the market in 2018. The new Hyundai electric SUV will kick off plans to release a full range of electric vehicles.
It’s no secret that Tesla holds almost all the cards and generally dominates the competition when it comes to electric vehicles. Few competitors have been able to hold a candle to the lineup. Hyundai is looking to change that by rolling out new electric vehicles on an entirely new platform.
Other automakers have fallen short when it comes to long-range electric offerings. That’s why the new Hyundai electric SUV will boast an impressive 186-mile range. That will set the standard for the entire line of electric vehicles planned in coming years.
Hyundai’s new electric SUV won’t face Tesla alone. It will be joined by a sibling with Kia badging released around the same time. The Genesis luxury brand will see a plug-in hybrid SUV in 2019 and an electric luxury car in 2021.
“The electric-vehicle platform will require high up-front investments, but we are doing this to prepare for the future,” said Lee Ki-sang, head of Hyundai-Kia green car operations.
Springtime is just around the corner, so you might want to get a start on some spring cleaning. Why not start with your car? Here are some car spring cleaning tips for you from us at SouthTowne Hyundai.
Start on the outside by scrubbing those headlights and taillights. They can get foggy and dirty during the winter, so scrubbing them will help your visibility.
Clean Out the Trunk
A lot of things can get haphazardly thrown in the trunk. Take the time to finally donate that bag of clothes or move the ice scraper to the basement.
Wax the Outside
Get a bright and shiny look going into spring by washing and waxing the exterior of your car. Waxing doesn’t just make your car look nice; it also helps seal your paint, protecting it from water spots and wear and tear.
Take that vacuum to the inside of your car. Don’t miss a spot – get under the mats, all the nooks and crannies, and all over the seats.
The bottom of your car can get pretty mucky, especially with mud or rain that can come with winter. Take a hose to the underneath or your car to give it a good washing.
The annual SEMA Show offers automakers the chance to show their creative side with incredible, unrealistic models and show off the work of talented designers. Show goers are able to see some crazy concept vehicles, some of which could possibly make it to the production line. Automakers also have a tendency to team up with design companies and that’s exactly what Hyundai did for their concept at the 2016 SEMA Show.
Hyundai teamed up with Gurnade, Inc. to create the ultimate Veloster concept to show off at SEMA. The Gurnade Veloster concept puts an even more aggressive spin on the hatchback’s stance by adding flares, a rear spoiler, three-piece lightweight forged wheels, and integrated flares.
Hyundai approached Gurnade, Inc. with a proposition to create the ultimate Veloster concept. The company had always been impressed by the aggressive design of the production model so they simply couldn’t refuse.
“So when Hyundai approached us with the opportunity to develop one of their vehicles for SEMA, we didn’t hesitate to create the Gurnade Veloster Concept. It leverages all the strengths of the Veloster and takes it where we always envisioned it could go,” said Joshua Cloud, owner of Gurnade, Inc.
The concept vehicle includes a number of racing features, like Cobra Nogaro racing seats and a front crash bar.
We here at SouthTowne Hyundai are happy to see such an incredible concept at the 2016 SEMA Show!
All dressed up and nowhere to go? Impossible! If you think you have nowhere to show off a great getup this year, think again. Dust off that old costume and head to one of these thrilling Halloween parties in Atlanta.
Nightmare at the Museum
The fifth annual Nightmare at the Museum will bring an estimated 1,500 people together for some spooky fun. Join the masses on Saturday, October 29th at Atlanta’s four-level Museum Bar. This venue is known for its great food and its breathtaking view of Atlanta’s skyline. This exclusive Halloween event will feature a special haunted floor for your ghostly pleasure.
Monster Bash 2016
If you like Latin music, rum, vodka and/or Halloween costumes, this is your party. Last year’s Monster Bash was such a hit, that Atlanta’s Eclipse di Luna, home to regular live Latin music, is bringing it back on October 29th. At this party, costumes are a must. And make it good, because the top five winners of the costume contest will win a total of over $2,000 in cash and prizes. Even those who don’t win still might snag some cool stuff from sponsors like Bacardi, Jack Daniels, Svedka Vodka and El Jimador Tequila.
Black Magic Masquerade and Costume Party
If you’re the type of person who goes Halloween night or bust, this costume fiesta is for you. Monday, October 31st at the Whiskey Peach night club, Atlanta’s party scene will come together, decked out in costumes and masquerade attire. Expect to dance a lot at this party as DJs will spin late into the early November 1 morning.
Did you know that Georgia is actually a popular filming location for tons of films and television series? It’s true, the Peach State is its own southern Hollywood. In the last few years alone, Georgia has made billions of dollars from film production companies using the state as their backdrop. This industry gives Georgia’s economy a great boost, plus another exciting thing to be proud of.
Visitors and residents alike can get their own taste of Georgia on the big screen with different film and tv tours. Some of the best include a taste of horror, drama and comedy. Zombie fanatics will enjoy driving the Walking Dead tour starting at the Jackson Street Bridge, which opens the series with an iconic view of downtown Atlanta.
While much of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2″ was enhanced with computer generated scenery, true fans of the series will still recognize Sweetwater Creek State Park just outside of Atlanta or the Pullman Yard on the Eastside as noteworthy backdrops.
The tour for “Anchorman 2” will take you all over Atlanta, giving you a real taste of the city. Stops include the The Silver Skillet, the Livingston Restaurant and Woodruff Park, where character Ron Burgundy tries hard to arrive at his son’s piano recital on time.
Each of the Atlanta film tours are self-guided and mapped out for your convenience at tourgeorgiafilm.com/all-tours. Be sure to take a camera and have fun reenacting some of your favorite scenes!
In the ever-changing, fast-paced automotive market, those who fall behind are generally left behind. As many automakers continue to research and develop autonomous technology, Hyundai is reaching out to one of the top dogs when it comes to technology. Although nothing has been confirmed just yet, a Hyundai-Google partnership could happen sooner rather than later.
Hyundai is one of the few automakers that hasn’t made developing next-level autonomous technology a top priority. In an effort to remain competitive, the Korean brand reached out to Google for help.
Google has been running its own self-driving program and vehicles have logged well over 1.7 million miles. If Hyundai and Google were to join forces, the Korean brand could become an industry leader when it comes to self-driving cars.
John Krafcik, who left Hyundai to join Google last year, would likely aid any partnership. He’s currently in charge of Google’s self-driving car project and in the perfect position to collaborate with Hyundai.
Considering Hyundai is one of the most enthusiastic automakers when it comes to innovative technology, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Korean brand get a jump on the autonomous vehicle market. Having quickly implemented Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software, the Korean brand is always looking for innovative technologies!
We here at SouthTowne Hyundai are hyped to see what a Hyundai-Google partnership could create!
Hyundai changed the game when they released the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle, and now, they are working on their second fuel-cell-powered model. We don’t know much about it yet, but we do know that it will debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
According to Hyundai Eco-vehicle Development Director Ahn Byung-ki, the new fuel cells will be smaller and made of less platinum, and they will be paired up with an electric motor – which will also be smaller.
As for the model that it will go into, it appears that Hyundai is coming up with something totally new. Rumor has it that the new Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell model will be some sort of crossover SUV.
Hyundai’s mission is to create a vehicle that can drive for 400 miles without needing to stop for gas. We hope this is the car they are talking about!
To learn more about what Hyundai has in store, contact us or visit us anytime at SouthTowne Hyundai.
Though the summer months are slowly fading away, they seem to be leaving the heat behind. The possibility of heat exhaustion is as strong as ever, and yes, you can get heat exhaustion while driving.
The major form of heat exhaustion that most people tend to think about is related to water depletion, but you can also get heat exhaustion from salt depletion. This is why it is important to keep a sports drink on hand.
Some of the heat exhaustion symptoms include: cool, damp skin; excess sweating; dizziness; fatigue; rapid pulse; muscle cramps; nausea; and headaches. If you or a friend is experiencing these symptoms, try to cool down as quickly as possible.
Drink water and remember to keep your salt levels in check. If you have only been drinking water all day – you may be in serious need of electrolytes.
There’s a lot to love about Atlanta, especially its history of launching some of the country’s greatest products. You can even tour many of these facilities that are proud to show off their secrets. We recommend taking all of these great tours in Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway: Get up close to this famed NASCAR destination. When it’s not race time, the speedway welcomes visitors for an up-close look at the track’s most famous areas.
CNN Studio: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of news reporting when you visit the CNN Studio Tour, filled with interactive activities and videos from iconic reporting personalities of yesteryear.
Coca-Cola: The highly-rated tour through the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place is a favorite among visitors to Atlanta who love seeing how these delicious drinks are made and bottled.
Chick-fil-A: As Atlanta is home of Chick-fil-A restaurants, it’s no surprise that there’s an interactive facility you can tour to learn what goes into feeding numerous customers every day.
In addition, many of the city’s local buildings, like the Post Office and Fire Station, give tours to visitors. In fact, if you visit SouthTowne Hyundai, we’ll give you a tour of our dealership!