Spring cleaning is not just for your home — your car has probably accumulated some unwanted grime over the past few seasons, and the start of spring is the perfect time for a refresh. A fresh start is what the season is all about, so take our advice and use these tips to get your vehicle spring clean.
Start on the Outside
The first step to spring cleaning your car is washing the exterior. You’ll want to start from the top since all the grime and dirt will wash down, saving your wheels and undercarriage for last. Use a product specifically for car washing if you can — you’ll want to avoid using household cleaners so that you don’t wear down the paint. Once it’s done, dry with a clean microfiber towel.
Work Your Way Inside
When cleaning out the interior, you’ll
want to pay attention to every nook and cranny. Get rid of old receipts and
tickets as well as any other clutter that might have accumulated during the
winter. For your dashboard, console, and other surfaces, use a mild cleaning
spray and microfiber towel. Take glass cleaner to the windows, and if you have
a leather interior, invest in a leather-friendly spray. Be sure to vacuum out
your seats and carpets.
If you need help getting your vehicle sparkling for spring, the experts at Gossett Hyundai South can help. Stop in and we’ll get you set up for spring.
If you have your car on your “spring cleaning” list, then we’re here to help you cross it off. Here are some spring cleaning hacks for your car.
Use Dryer Sheets to Clean the Grill – Yeah, this sounds weird – but it works! Run dryer sheets in between the slots of your car’s grill to get out any debris like salt, bugs, or dirt that has collected over the winter. Plus, it’ll smell nice and fresh afterwards!
Squeegee Away Hair – If your pets enjoy your car with you, then there’s probably some of their hair lying around. Use a squeegee to get it away! Just spray the seat surfaces with a thin layer of water and run the squeegee along them to pick up all the hair.
Use Cupcake Liners – Silicone cupcake liners don’t have to live in the kitchen. Use them to line your cupholders. These are easy to remove and clean and are a cute pop of color for the spring season.
Un-Sticky Your Dashboard – Goo Gone is a simple product that makes it easy to get all the sticky mess off of your dashboard. Use a little bit of this and a rag to get your dashboard feeling clean and smooth.
Use Microfiber Cloth – Cleaning the dust from your car’s ceiling can be difficult because of its unique texture. Wiping it down with a microfiber cloth will catch all of the dust.
If you have any questions or need assistance maintaining your vehicle, come talk to us at Gossett Hyundai South. We’ll be glad to help however we can!
“We couldn’t be more proud [sic] of our innovative new Kona
and Kona Electric crossover winning the prestigious North American Utility
Vehicle of the Year,” said Brian Smith, chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor
America. “Kona is an affordable, stylish, and functional compact CUV, tailored
to the needs of customers who pursue active lifestyles of all kinds.”
The Experts Agree
This year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year jury included 54 media outlets, broadcast and journalism veterans, and freelance auto writers. The jury confirmed that the Kona and Kona CUV are the superior choice.
Car and Driver’s editors were effusive in their praise of
the Kona, saying that it is “is proof that not all crossovers are equal,”
setting a high bar with superior ergonomics and driver-friendly design.
Award-Winning Design & Features
Both the Kona and Kona Electric are stylish, affordable, and built upon all-new crossover platforms. The Kona Electric is a particularly inspired choice for drivers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, offering an estimated range of 258 miles on a single charge.*
To learn more about the award-winning 2019 Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric, stop into Gossett Hyundai South.
*2019 Kona EV. Up to 258 miles all-electric range based on a fully charged battery back with 64.0-kWh capacity and 120 MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and other factors.
Every year, countless people set goals to achieve in the New Year. While many do reach the goals they set, many more fall short. If you’ve experienced coming up short on your New Year’s resolutions in the past, you can take a few key steps this year to ensure you stay on the right track.
Take Baby Steps
Even if you have a big goal to reach, your best bet is to break it down into smaller steps. Chunking out your wins over the course of 12 months will help keep you motivated. If you set a larger goal to lose 25 pounds, you might easily become discouraged if you feel like it’s not coming fast enough. Instead, try setting a goal to lose two pounds each month. This way, you can quantify your progress every 30 days or so.
Don’t Give Up
Sticking with the idea of losing weight, say
you have a month where you don’t lose your 2 pounds or perhaps even gain a
little. Don’t quit on yourself. Rather, commit to getting back on the horse
and, if possible, make up for your lost progress over time. Don’t beat yourself
up if you make a misstep every now and then.
Ask For Help and Accountability
Being held accountable is a big part of
motivation, so tell your friends and family about the progress you’re making.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help or support either. You may even want to seek
the help of a counselor or coach to give you some direction and correct any
behaviors that could be holding you back.
If one of your goals for 2019 is getting behind the wheel of a stylish new vehicle, that’s quite easy to achieve: Just come in to Gossett Hyundai South!
Hyundai is well-known for the exceptional quality of its new vehicles, and with the Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned program, it’s every bit as beloved if you’re in the market for a new-to-you vehicle. The love for Hyundai CPO extends to critical acclaim, as evidenced in December when the program earned a pair of major awards.
The Hyundai Elantra and Veloster both earned the Best CPO Value in America Award from Vincentric in their respective segments. The Elantra has now been named the best compact vehicle and best compact hatchback two years in a row, while the Veloster earns its third straight title for best sports car.
In addition, IntelliChoice named Hyundai the Best CPO program in its 20th annual Certified Pre-Owned Car awards.
“The needs of our customers are always top of
mind, which is why we consistently deliver vehicles like the Elantra and the
Veloster, both with a low cost-of-ownership without compromising outstanding
performance and value,” said Tom Love, senior group manager, Retail Operations,
Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is committed to providing long-term quality at
every touch point, which results in customers continuing to select Hyundai
Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.”
Hyundai CPO Features
Every Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a new 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty on top of any time remaining on the original 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle warranty, as well as 10 years and unlimited miles of roadside assistance and reimbursement for covered repairs and travel interruption. To become a Hyundai CPO, a vehicle must first as a 150-point comprehensive inspection.
While we don’t always get the most snow down here in Memphis, we still know how to put ourselves in the Christmas spirit with lovely — and sometimes off-the-wall — holiday decor. If you’re in the mood to do more than deck-the-halls this Christmas season, consider applying some of these Christmas car decorations to your beloved Hyundai from Gossett Hyundai South.
Yes, you may see a lot of these on the road in December, but aren’t you delighted every time? Spread some Christmas cheer to fellow holiday travelers this year by adding a red Rudolph nose to your grille and some weather-ready brown antlers to your roof.
Add a wimpy evergreen even Charlie Brown would be proud of to your rooftop this year. With this silly decoration, you’ll see more than your fair share of smiles and points at your decked-out holiday hauler.
Bows & Boughs
Pick up one of those big red bows (the ones automakers love to trot out for their holiday sales commercials) and give a little gift to yourself by adding it to your trusty Hyundai this Christmas season. You can also add some evergreen garland to your windows. With all these decorations, be sure you’re applying them safely and not interfering with your visibility.
Don’t forget to schedule your next service appointment at Gossett Hyundai South! The best holiday gift of all is the gift of a reliable and trustworthy ride.
The wait time between the end of the parade and the emergence of turkey from the oven on Thanksgiving Day can feel like forever, especially for your kids. Here are a few fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts you can share with your family to keep everyone happy and entertained come Turkey Day.
Break out the glue-guns! Strip the label off one of the many cans you used to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner. Glue on some googly-eyes, a felt nose (or any triangular piece of orange fabric), and a little teardrop-shaped gobbler to the front of the can. Add some feathers to the top and some long ribbon to the bottom, and you’ve got a beautiful little turkey windsock any child would be proud to hang on the front porch!
Cut little feather-shaped pieces of colored paper. On them, have your kids write one thing they’re thankful for: mom, dad, siblings, candy, teachers — whatever comes to their minds. Then, glue the feathers to the back of a paper plate, having them stick out the top like the plumage of a real turkey. Glue an empty toilet-paper roll to the front of the plate and add some googly-eyes (or just use markers to decorate the turkey’s face). Have your kids present their Gratitude Turkeys to the family before you sit down for dinner.
The new Hyundai Kona crossover has already won favor with critics and customers alike. Most importantly, it has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s most coveted safety distinction: The 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, when equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and High Beam Assist.
The 2018 Kona was also named one of the 10 Coolest Cars under $20,000 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. But that’s not all for the Hyundai Kona: The Kona also nabbed a top honor from Red Dot. Red Dot awarded the Kona with the Red Dot Award for Product Design this year.
2018 Hyundai Tucson
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson also earned several high honors. For starters, the Tucson earned praise from both safety governing bodies: It earned a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
J.D. Power has also been quite impressed with the 2018 Tucson. For starters, the Hyundai Tucson ranked as J.D. Power’s “Most Dependable Small SUV” in 2018; this study reviews vehicles throughout their first three years on the road and determines how many or how few problems they have. Because the Tucson had the fewest amount of problems in the small SUV segment, it won the top honor. Consumers also rated the Tucson as highest in infotainment.
The other J.D. Power honor that the Tucson earned was the “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality.” Rather than study vehicle performance over three years, this study looks at vehicle performance in the first 90 days of ownership. This means that, once again, the Hyundai Tucson had the fewest issues in its segment, according to J.D. Power.
Want to get behind the wheel and experience these award-winning models for yourself? Stop into Gossett Hyundai South today.
Quality time; it’s a thing that we seem to have less and less of the older we get and the more access we have to information via smartphones. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, families might spend as little as two hours of quality time together every week. Hyundai thought that this was a bit absurd, which is why the its new 2019 Santa Fe commercials dub its most technologically advanced SUV the “Quality Time Machine.”
“The Santa Fe was designed and engineered to fuel quality family time for modern families,” said Dean Evans, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. “At Hyundai, we believe anything is possible, and the advanced technology, entertainment, and preventative safety features help get families out together, whether it’s on a road trip or simply across town.”
The three ads — “Dad, Look,”“Not Flying,” and “The Journey” — demonstrate how the all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe can play a key role in making sure that you and your family get to spend time together in memorable ways. This includes playing up the Santa Fe’s available HTRAC all-wheel drive and cutting-edge safety features like Safe Exit Assist.
If you want to see why the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe helps you make the most of your time with your family, stop into Gossett Hyundai South and take this impressive new SUV for a test drive.
Fall is a great time of year to head out under the stars for an evening of camping. Not only is is less hot than summer and typically drier than the spring, but it’s a great opportunity to check out the beautiful colors of the season. If you have your tent and gear at the ready, consider these wonderful campsites near Memphis for your autumn getaway.
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is only a 20-minute jaunt from Memphis, making it one of the most accessible options for a camping adventure. This state park boasts 13,476 acres of wilderness, as well as visitor-friendly facilities atop the majestic Chickasaw Bluffs.
Southfork Resort is a privately-owned campground that is well worth the two-hour journey from Memphis. Southfork offers picnic tables and fire pits with every campsite, as well as a bathhouse and available canoes and kayaks for heading out onto the water. It’s located near the Ozarks in Arkansas, which makes it a great stop on a larger adventure.
Sylamore Creek Camp
At Sylamore Creek Camp, you can swim in the eponymous creek, view the Ozark National Forest, and travel to nearby Mountain View or the Blanchard Springs Cavern. Not a tent kind of person? The Sylamore Creek Camp also offers RV sites and cabins to make your roughing it a bit less rough.
Dismals Canyon Conservatory
If you like the idea of primitive camping, head to Dismals Canyon Conservatory. The campgrounds enhance the pristine natural state of the park and offer relaxing privacy. The main attraction, of course, are the Dismalites — glow-in-the-dark creature that light up the canyon at night.
If you’re ready to head out for an adventure but need a new vehicle that’s up to the challenge, you need only stop into Gossett Hyundai South.