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Signs of a Leaking Exhaust

Remember back in the day when a loud car sounded cool? Today, that same car cannot only get you a traffic citation but can also be a sign of a bad exhaust. When the exhaust gets bad, it’s usually leaking and can cause harmful emissions to get inside the vehicle. Come to Gates Hyundai and get some tips on exhaust tips and how to recognize problems.

Here are some signs that you may have a leaking exhaust.
 
• You might hear a Popping or hissing when the vehicle’s engine is running.
• If you notice a vibration when you touch…
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Understand Your Air Filters

Engine and cabin air filters are what make you and your engine breathe efficiently. That's because when your cabin filter is clogged the air doesn't blow out of the vents as clearly or as clean. In the same sense, your engine doesn't take in air as well for combustion when the engine air filter is dirty.

When to Service Your Air and Cabin Filters

Sometimes servicing the air filter means simply cleaning it out. For example, if you kick up a lot of dust then you could clog the engine air filter up, but that doesn't…
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How do brake pads make your car stop?

When you press down the brake pedal in your automobile, a number of things happen to make the vehicle stop. One of those involves the brake pads in your car. Here is a run down of how brake pads work.

The role that brake pads play in the braking process is pretty simple. When you depress your brake pedal, the brake pads apply pressure to the rotor. The friction that results is what causes your vehicle to slow down and eventually stop. Because brake pads perform such a rigorous job, they tend to wear out long before other braking components…

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Experience The 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Stunning good-looks, exceptional engine performance and premium comfort features are three attributes of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. This three-row machine comes in a full size that can handle family life. The new Palisade is the ideal SUV of choice, and here is why.

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade starts out by coming in three available trims. This includes the Limited, SEL and SE. Whether you're hanging with friends or hauling family members, this vehicle can seat up to eight people. Some of the finest of upholstery material can be found in the cabin, including Nappa leather and premium cloth. 

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Learn to Safely Jump Start a Car for a Neighbor

Jump starting a car is a neighborly thing to do in Richmond, KY, but you must do it safely. Today's blog post from Gates Hyundai can help.

Park your car near the drained vehicle. Each car must be in Park or Neutral, and their handbrakes must be engaged. 

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Automotive Information: A Blind Spot Monitor Explained

A blind spot monitor is a driver-assist feature that helps keep drivers and passengers safe. Here at Gates Hyundai, we share a goal to offer useful information about the features of our vehicles to Richmond, KY shoppers, so let's find out more about a blind spot monitor.

With a blind spot monitor, sensors, radars, and/or cameras scan the driver's blind spot areas, and if a vehicle is quickly approaching, this system will send the driver visual and/or audible alerts. 

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Things to Consider When Shopping for a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

If you're in the market for a dog-friendly vehicle, then let us help at Gates Hyundai in Richmond, KY. Look for the following features that can help keep your dog safe and comfortable when you're on the go.

Check the back seat belts to ensure they can keep your dog's harness securely in place. You should also consider the shape of the back seat when you're looking for a vehicle that will accommodate your pet's needs. Small dogs may ride well in sculpted, bucket-shaped back seats, and large dogs may be more comfortable stretching out…

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The Hyundai Elantra GT Can't Help But Impress

Whether you want to buy a hatchback for form or function, you can't ignore the popularity of the Hyundai Elantra GT. The GT hits the road with impressive grace and can do so while carrying a decent amount of cargo.

The vehicle comes in two different trims. The standard Elantra GT presents a 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder engine that yields 161-hp. With the GT N Line 1.6L turbo engine delivers more power to the tune of 201-hp. The GT rides on 17-inch alloy wheels while the N Line has 18-inch ones. Determine your power requirements to figure out…

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An Inside View of the 2020 Hyundai Veloster

The Hyundai Veloster is a popular compact car that is one of the top cars in its class. The interior of the new 2020 Hyundai Veloster is loaded with features for drivers and passengers to enjoy.

The infotainment system of the Hyundai Veloster is easily accessed through a standard 7-inch touchscreen display. Apple and Android can be paired to the new Veloster's infotainment through either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Both of these connectivity services are included as standard feature on every 2020 Veloster model. 

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