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Maintain Your Headlights and Stay Safe

What are you going to do if you are driving down the street, with no stores around, and suddenly a headlight goes out? You should keep your headlights maintained so that you do not have to get into such a situation.

If you notice that a headlight is starting to dim, you should find someone who will replace that for you. We are here to…

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What is a Timing Belt?

Your timing belt is often overlooked because even when wearing down, the timing belt may not have any symptoms. The timing belt is an important part of your car engine though. If it goes out, then your car engine may fail completely. As the timing belt is responsible for syncing the valves and camshaft, you can really damage your car by not looking after a poor timing belt.

Most timing belts need to be checked at 60,000 miles. However, newer vehicles may be able to wait up until 100,000 miles. Timing belts used to be relatively ignored during…

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Why Do We Use Horsepower to Measure a Car’s Performance?

Most people understand that the term "horsepower" relates to the power that a vehicle engine has in the propelling of the vehicle. The more horsepower a vehicle has, the faster it will go, and get off the mark more quickly.

The term originated from James Watt, the famous 18th-century inventor. He was searching for a way to impress customers in regard to the steam engines he was selling, so he was searching for a way to impress upon them the mighty strength of those mighty engines of steam. One day he was observing ponies hauling coal at a coal mine…

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Plan an Adventure with the Right Drivetrain

There are plenty of vehicles that are poised to guide you to success in the greater Wichita, KS area. If you are not sure whether you get an all-wheel drive vehicle or a vehicle that is equipped with four-wheel drive, then you need to come see us here at Hatchett Hyundai West so you can take a few cars out for a test drive.

Typically, all-wheel drive vehicles include crossovers and sedans. Four-wheel drive vehicles are usually trucks and larger SUVs. You will want to try out a vehicle that has better handling.

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Why Genuine Replacement Parts are Best for Your Vehicle

Imagine you need a part replacement for your vehicle. You go to an independent mechanic or shop and ask them for the part you need. You pay them for the part only to find that it is the wrong part, or in a few months, you have to replace it again.

That is often what happens when people buy aftermarket parts for their vehicles. They tend to be cheaper, but made of less quality material and can get confusing as to which is the right part to fit your vehicle. Even the people selling them to you get confused about…

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Why You Should Use Winter Wiper Blades

There are many reasons why you should use winter wiper blades instead of regular windshield wiper blades in the winter season. Regular wiper blades often leave behind streaks when it is cold outside. This can reduce your visibility, make you more susceptible to glare and leave you with a blurry windshield.

Standard wiper blades work well when it is warm and mild. However, when it is cold, the rubber parts can get stiff and brittle. The blade can also get weighed down by the weight of snow and ice on it. Metallic parts of regular blades can also get clogged…

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Explore the 2017 Hyundai Tucson

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson has a new sleek and sporty design, and comes equipped with some of the most state-of-the-art features to assist daily drivers. These features were designed with the buyer in the mind to assist and enable a safer driving experience. There are seven Hyundai Tucson trim levels, and each of these designs offers different features. Trim levels include:
  • SE
  • SE Plus
  • Eco
  • Value Edition
  • Sport
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Prepare for Your Next Holiday Trip

You got an invitation to spend your holiday dinner with your family and friends. Congratulations! However, in order to get to your holiday dinner, you have to prepare and execute a plan. This, of course, requires preparation. You may not want to jump in your car and hit the highway. Yes, you could do that, but what happens when you get hungry and cannot stop along the way?

 

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