October 28th, 2016
If you’re like many parents, you may be considering bringing your kids to a trunk-or-treat event this year. A recent take on tradition trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating allows participants to concentrate the event in a smaller area by decorating vehicles in a designated spot and allowing kids to go from trunk to trunk. This is especially helpful in areas where homes are far apart, or for small children who might not be able to walk around the neighborhood.
When it comes to decorating a vehicle for this sort of event, your first thoughts may be of an SUV or pickup truck. Don’t let its size fool you, though: the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is perfect for Bowie area drivers who are eager to get into the spirit of Halloween!
As the name suggests, most people tend to park head-in and use their trunk as the foundation of their mobile trick-or-treating station. At 14.4 cubic feet of trunk space, the 2017 Elantra has plenty to offer. We also suggest a roll of fabric or paper coming out from the trunk to extend your space, which can act as a path, scenery, or the tongue of a beast you’ve made out of your trunk!
The classic trunk monster is always popular, with teeth added to the top and bottom lips of the open trunk. For a less scary take on this idea, you can always turn your trunk into the mouth of a friendly character that children know, instead.
Of course, your trunk can also become the environment to fit a costume you’ll be wearing. Dressing as a pirate? Fill your trunk with ocean scenery and turn old boxes into treasure chests loaded with candy in gold wrappers. Going as a cowboy? Some hay and cardboard ranch scenery are a nice touch. Use your imagination!
With a bit of creativity and some recycled cardboard, you just might surprise yourself with what you’re able to accomplish in your 2017 Elantra! And don’t worry about smudges and fingerprints from candy-eating trick-or-treaters—our Bowie area Hyundai detailing center has you covered when the fun’s all done!
To learn more about the potential of trunk-or-treating, or to get into the vehicle that’s perfect for every holiday, be sure to contact us online or to call the Pohanka Hyundai team at (301) 423-1100 today!
May 13th, 2016
The phrase “tune up” gets tossed around a lot, but chances are that most drivers don’t actually know what goes into this common maintenance procedure. Fortunately, the experts at our Bowie area Hyundai service center are here to shed some light on what this process entails.
In the literal sense, getting a tune up involves replacing the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, and often the distributor cap. These components are crucial in igniting the fuel in your car’s cylinders, so having them checked and serviced as necessary is important.
Knowing when you’re due for a tune up, though, is another thing altogether. Our Hyundai service experts are here to help Bowie area drivers recognize the signs that they might benefit from a tune up!
If your car has been acting up a bit, your spark plugs might be to blame. Worn or damaged plugs may cause your engine to misfire, which can translate to lower fuel efficiency, hard starts, and hesitation when accelerating.
It’s important to note, though, that the engine computers in modern vehicles can do a good job of compensating for worn down spark plugs, so these symptoms might not always be very obvious. Your best bet is to have your engine checked by our expert technicians to ensure that your plugs are still performing properly.
While checking, our technicians can also “read” your plugs for signs of other problems. The way that your spark plugs wear down, or different types of deposits left behind, can be key signs of problems like a bad fuel-to-air ratio, overheating, or pre-ignition.
By paying attention to what you feel behind the wheel and having your vehicle maintained properly, you can nip many problems in the bud while they’re relatively easy and inexpensive to correct. To make it easy, our service center is open seven days a week; no need for an appointment, just bring it in! Learn more by contacting us online or by calling the Pohanka Hyundai team at (301) 423-1100 today.
March 22nd, 2016
Whether you’re getting ready to have your first baby or adding another child to your growing family, getting ready for a new addition involves plenty of prep and planning. At our Hyundai dealer near Bowie, we know that you’re considering many different factors while planning the next step of your life with a little one.
From cutting out diaper coupons to starting a college fund, welcoming a new baby to the family certainly has plenty of financial implications. One thing that you shouldn’t have to worry about is how you and your family are going to get around.
Fortunately, Hyundai’s Santa Fe models are up for the task. Whether you choose the five-seat Santa Fe Sport or the Santa Fe with seating for six or seven, you can count on these crossovers to deliver on the space, safety, and versatility that your growing family depends on.
Shopping for a new vehicle might not be at the top of your list considering all of the costs that come with family life, but the truth is that having a reliable vehicle offers invaluable peace of mind. Offering the Best Warranty in America, there’s no competing with Hyundai’s reliability.
Additionally, our Bowie area Hyundai financing department is here to work with you to find a financial plan that suits your needs. Our friendly team gets to know you and your unique situation, allowing us to work with you personally while formulating a lease or finance plan. We work closely with a network of trusted local lenders, which allows us to find competitive loan rates to suit your needs.
Whether your family is just getting started or you’re already breaking into the seven-seater range, you owe it to yourself to test drive one of Hyundai’s incredible family-friendly models! For more information on the new Hyundai Santa Fe, or to schedule a test drive, be sure to contact us online or to call the Pohanka Hyundai team at (301) 423-1100 today.