Hyundai Unveils the New Accent Value Edition

13581692824_d08b00a568_zHyundai is offering a new variant of its 2017 Accent to drivers who are willing to shell out a little extra cash for a lot of value – the Hyundai Accent Value Edition. With a sticker price of only $17,285, the Value Edition is only $705 more expensive than the base trim level and comes with a ton of luxurious features you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere for a similar cost. If you want to drive an opulent vehicle on a budget, now’s your chance.

Features standard to the Accent Value Edition that are available on the base model include a six-speed automatic transmission (as opposed to the SE’s manual), 16-inch aluminum wheels, steering-wheel mounted control, Bluetooth connectivity, and cruise control, adding a bit of upscale tech and stylish flair to an under-18,000 vehicle. Of course, the $15,580 Accent SE is still available if you’d like to spend as little as possible, or if you want something a little more high-end, the Accent Sport trim on the hatchback model offers athletic good looks and capable powertrain options.

The Accent Value Edition is evidence that, despite Hyundai’s reason voyages into the luxury class with its new Genesis sub-brand, the automaker still knows how to stay true to its roots. However, if the Value Edition doesn’t do it for you, the Accent is overdue for an upgrade – so keep an eye out for a redesigned next-generation model in the next few years.

Check Out These First Time Car Buyer Tips to Inspire Your Purchase

If you are buying your first car ever, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. With so many options to choose from and options with which to finance – where do you even begin? To help you out, we’ve assembled this short list of first time car buyer tips:11357016056_672e9b5cb2_z

  • Know how much money you make each month and heavily consider how much you are willing to put towards a car payment. Stick to this budget.
  • Think about what you really need a car for: short commutes, long road trips, driving through the snow, hauling work gear, etc.
  • Do as much research online as you can, learning everything about the vehicle you are considering. With all the info available, you will avoid surprises.
  • Once you find the available vehicle in the area, be sure to take it out on a test drive, getting a feel for the car and ensuring that you love it.
  • Lastly, if you are feeling uneasy about financing, be sure to consult a professional or someone with experience to help you navigate your best path.

For more tips or for specific answers to questions you may have about buying your first car, feel free to stop by anytime and explore our enormous selection of vehicles, here at Joe Holland Hyundai.

How to Remove Rust From a Car

11425490133_1e2d5b01f0_zRust is a major mark of age for many cars but water damage and grime can cause rust just as easily. Even if you aren’t the best at taking care of your car, removing rust and maintaining a pristine look is a relatively easy task if you catch it early. Here’s some advice on how to remove rust from a car at any stage, courtesy of us here at Joe Holland Hyundai!

  • Surface Rust – While not a problem structurally, surface rust is a blemish on an otherwise gorgeous car. Like general paint repair, you’ll want to fix rust as soon as possible. Use sandpaper to get through the paint and corrosion until only clean metal is visible. Use primer and paint to cover the metal and then add a clear coat. Finally, buff the newly-covered area until it matches the rest of the car.
  • Scale Rust – The next stage of rust, scale rust, occurs when rust penetrates the surface of the metal and causes damage. Use a wire brush to get through the rust, then use a grinding wheel to remove roughness. From there, use sandpaper, primer, paint, a clear coat, and buff as you would with surface rust.
  • Penetration Rust – The final stage of rust, penetration rust, usually leaves just two options. First, you can replace the affected area altogether. The second option is to remove the rusted parts and weld new panels into place. If you aren’t a professional, the first option is likely preferable as an improper repair could leave cause structural damage.

2017 Hyundai i30 Pushes Volkswagen

30214572151_3f4fbbcb09_zHyundai has debuted the 2017 i30 hatchback ahead of the Paris Motor Show, and if the first look is any indication, it seems the Korean automaker has its sights set on Volkswagen. The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a compact and a hatchback, two major selling points for Volkswagen. Combined with a premium interior and a strong suite of technologies, the new i30 could be bad news for VW.

Available in Europe, drivers have a choice between three conventional engines that offer anywhere from 100 to 140 horsepower. A turbodiesel engine will offer 95 to 136 hp. The hatchback will offer front-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available on select trims.

The Hyundai i30 N will go tire-to-tire with the Volkswagen GTI. Under the hood of the i30 N is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves an impressive 255 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque.

The Hyundai i30 is a hatchback that we here in the United States haven’t seen bearing its own name. When it does make it to the United States, the i30 usually comes in the form of an Elantra trim. Thus far, it’s been called the Elantra Touring and Elantra GT. Only time will tell if the new 2017 Hyundai i30 will make it to the United States market.

Here at Joe Holland Hyundai, we’re hoping to see the new i30 make it to the United States market this year!

Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels

September is known as National Childhood Cancer month and every year, Hyundai does its part to help medical professionals and researchers fight cancer. This year, through their charity event, Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels awarded a substantial grant to a San Diego hospital. The grant was presented on September 9th at the Handprint Ceremony.

Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels rolled out the $150,000 grant to Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. The grant will be used to expand knowledge of pediatric cancer and improve care around the country. Rady Children’s hospital was one of 10 recipients to receive the $150,000 Young Investigator Grant.

“Although there remains a lot more work to be done, the innovation that comes from this research will ultimately help us find a cure. To all the kids, families and cancer researchers fighting this terrible disease – you are not alone and we remain committed to this important cause,” said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

The grant was presented during the Handprint Ceremony where young cancer patients put their handprints on a white 2016 Hyundai Tucson.

The $150,000 Young Investigator Grant is just a small part of the more than $13 million Hyundai Hope On Wheels will award throughout 2016.

Here at Joe Holland Hyundai, we’re proud to be a part of such a dedicated automaker!

2017 Hyundai i30 Pushes Volkswagen

Hyundai has debuted the 2017 i30 hatchback ahead of the Paris Motor Show, and if the first look is any indication, it seems the Korean automaker has its sights set on Volkswagen. The 2017 Hyundai i30 is a compact and a hatchback, two major selling points for Volkswagen. Combined with a premium interior and a strong suite of technologies, the new i30 could be bad news for VW.

Available in Europe, drivers have a choice between three conventional engines that offer anywhere from 100 to 140 horsepower. A turbodiesel engine will offer 95 to 136 hp. The hatchback will offer front-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available on select trims.

The Hyundai i30 N will go tire-to-tire with the Volkswagen GTI. Under the hood of the i30 N is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves an impressive 255 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque.

The Hyundai i30 is a hatchback that we here in the United States haven’t seen bearing its own name. When it does make it to the United States, the i30 usually comes in the form of an Elantra trim. Thus far, it’s been called the Elantra Touring and Elantra GT. Only time will tell if the new 2017 Hyundai i30 will make it to the United States market.

Here at Joe Holland Hyundai, we’re hoping to see the new i30 make it to the United States market this year!

2016 International Design Excellence Award Goes to Hyundai Elantra

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Recently, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra was recognized with the 2016 International Design Excellence (IDEA) Bronze award in the Automotive & Transportation category. The Elantra was recognized because of its unique and aerodynamic design.

In this year’s IDEA competition, there were more than 1,700 design project from more than 30 countries. Over 600 finalists project were gathered at the Henry Ford Museum between June 3rd and 6th. There, a team of global design experts judged the project and chose 26 Gold awards, 47 Silver awards, and 63 Bronze awards.

The project were chosen from a wide range of categories, including medical and scientific innovations, transportation, personal accessories, sporting goods, children’s projects, and more.

“This top honor for the 2017 Elantra shows that Hyundai is committed to creating bold and extraordinary designs,” said Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group. “This award for the 2017 Elantra makes us proud and is a great recognition for our design leadership.”

Some of the IDEA 2016 winners will be on display at the Henry Ford Museum through August 17th. If you happen to be heading north to Michigan later this month, swing by the museum and see some of the most remarkable designs for products from all around the world.

Bring Your West Virginia Flood Supplies to Joe Holland Hyundai

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June 23, 2016 will likely be a day that many of us will never forget. That day nearly 10 inches of rain fell across West Virginia in only a few hours. That torrential rain caused massive flooding and destruction across the state, including the death of two dozen people.

It has been more than a month, but the state is still recovering, especially since hundreds of homes were washed away and thousands of people suffered damage to their property and their spirit.

We at Joe Holland Hyundai want to help. We are currently collecting West Virginia flood supplies to help those in need. According to the  West Virginia Flood website, the current urgent needs include leather gloves, Tyvek coveralls, N-95 dust masks, goggles and safety glasses, box fans, yard rakes, wheelbarrows, garden sprayers, and assorted tools. In addition, items such as medicine, toiletries, food, clothing, pet supplies, and baby supplies are needed too.

To volunteer your time, sign up to help the West Virginia Red Cross along with other non-profit organizations. You can also make a financial donation through the Red Cross or to the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

Call Joe Holland Hyundai at 304-932-0236 to find out what items we’re collecting and when you can bring them to the dealership.

How to Get Your Vehicle to 200,000 Miles

How to get your car past 200,000 miles

Today’s vehicles are built to last. While we once aimed to keep our cars running to the 100,000-mile mark, we can (and should) expect more from today’s vehicles. Quality materials, improved technology, and resilient designs all play a role in keeping our cars going for longer. Here are three ways you can help your new car get to 200,000 miles and beyond.

  1. Preventative maintenance is key. The most important thing you can do to keep your car running at its best for years to come is to stay up-to-date on service. Oil changes, filter replacements, fluid top-offs, alignments, and tire rotations are just a few maintenance items that will keep your car running at its most efficient.
  2. Keep it clean. Make sure to wash your car regularly, and properly maintain the interior materials. Doing so will keep the exterior paint in tip-top shape, and keep the interior from prematurely wearing or fading. Also clean out built up dirt and leaves under the hood, and clean out sludge and grime from the engine compartment.
  3. Don’t ignore issues. If something isn’t working correctly, or you notice something doesn’t seem right (including any illuminated dashboard lights), have it looked at right away. Doing so will help you to avoid additional damage, and allow your car to continue to function at its best.

Here are even more ideas on how to get your vehicle to 200,000 miles.

Are you ready to get your car caught up on regular service? Make an appointment at Joe Holland Hyundai today!