Traveling with kids is hardly the same experience twice. One
day they can be calm and content to watch the world go by. Other days, the
journey bores them or makes them cry, fidget or at worst, scream. Although you
can’t control their emotional state while you’re on the road, you can help keep
them safe by picking the right child seat for your Hyundai crossover or SUV.
The first step in choosing the right car seat for your child is abiding by guidelines from safety experts such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The age and weight of your child will determine when he or she is ready to move from a rear-facing car seat to a forward-facing car seat. Or when a booster seat is no longer needed, and he or she can safely ride with just a fastened seatbelt.
To support your efforts in choosing the right car seat,
Hyundai creates vehicles that boast high safety ratings and advanced safety
systems and features.
Hyundai Santa Fe and
Both the family-friendly Santa Fe and Tucson earned Top
Safety Pick Ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.* The NHTSA
gave both models a 5-Star Overall Safety rating.
Hyundai vehicles feature the Hyundai SmartSense suite of
driver assist technologies. This advanced tech is designed to alert you to
dangers, help avoid or mitigate an accident, illuminate your path and keep you
safely in your lane.
We at Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville, Texas, care about your family’s safety. Contact us to learn more about the family-friendly Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Tucson.
*2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
is an IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with specific headlights. 2020 Hyundai
Tucson is an IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with optional front crash prevention
and specific headlights.
With its changing weather, rise in temperature, and increase in drivers on the road, summertime in Texas can be especially brutal on your vehicle. This makes performing a little summer car maintenance essential. From checking tires to topping off fluids, here are a few tips to help you get your vehicle ready for summer.
Once the temperatures
start to rise, check the tires. Air pressure increases 1 psi for every
10-degree rise in exterior temperature, which means your tires probably won’t
be properly inflated if you haven’t checked them in a while. Proper inflation
extends the life of the tires by helping you to avoid excess wear and tear, and
it can even improve fuel economy.
Check the oil, hoses,
and belts. Oil keeps the engine lubricated and running smoothly, so make sure
it’s full. Also watch hoses for any leaking or loose connections, and make sure
that the belts are all at a proper tension. You can also visually inspect belts
and hoses for cracking and wear. Coolant is especially important in the summer,
so if you notice the reservoir is low, see a professional as soon as possible.
You should also have a
professional at our service center do an air-conditioning pressure check. If
you haven’t had the system recharged in a while, doing so before it gets too
hot would be a wise choice. It’s never fun being stuck on a Texas highway without
air conditioning, especially in the peak of summer.
Be sure to visit us at Tipton Hyundai for essential summer maintenance on your vehicle!
Hyundai is one of the most awarded vehicle brands in the auto industry, with a consistent history of customer loyalty and vehicle reliability. Here are just a few of the awards the 2020 Hyundai lineup has won so far.
#1 Brand Keys
Customer Loyalty Engagement Index
For the11th year in a row, the Brand Keys
Customer Loyalty and Engagement Index found that Hyundai inspires the greatest
customer loyalty in the auto industry. For over a decade, Hyundai customers
have been most likely to buy another Hyundai vehicle rather than switch brands.
IIHS Top Safety Picks
A whopping nine 2020 Hyundai vehicles were named IIHS Top
Safety Picks, and the 2020 NEXO was even given the highest possible designation
of Top Safety Pick+. To be named a Top Safety Pick, vehicles must earn superior
crash test ratings across the board.
5-Year Cost to Own
The 2020 Elantra, Santa Fe, and Venue all won their
categories in the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, which measure
cost of ownership over the first five years, including insurance costs,
maintenance and repairs, fuel, and depreciation. KBB also named the Hyundai
Kona and Kona Electric the Best Buy for the Subcompact SUV and Electric
In its annual Driver’s Choice Awards, MotorWeek awarded the
2020 Sonata the title of Best Family Sedan, and the Hyundai Palisade was named
the Best Large Utility Vehicle. These awards are all about finding the vehicles
that drivers want to own, not just the flashiest ones.
Experience Hyundai’s award-winning 2020 lineup when you schedule a test drive at Tipton Hyundai today.
While we might love our jobs, retirement is still something we look forward to. One thing that many people do once reaching retirement is to buy a new car. If you have reached that milestone point in your life, here are a few things to consider when looking for the perfect retirement car.
Time to downsize
Now that your kids have all grown up and moved out on their
own , you can consider downsizing to something that is a better fit for your
lifestyle, like the redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata sedan. You will still have
room for passengers and enough cargo space for some well-earned retirement
Get something comfortable
After years of working hard, you can finally focus on
comfort. Look for premium seating options, such as leather seats with power
adjustments. Heated and cooled seats provide year-round comfort, and are available
features in the Sonata.
Make safety a priority
As our bodies age, they become more susceptible to injuries.
Keep yourself safe in a vehicle equipped with advanced driver safety aids. The 2020
Sonata comes fully equipped with features like adaptive cruise control, lane
centering technology, and automatic emergency braking.
We here at Tipton Hyundai wish you a fulfilling retirement. Browse our online inventory and find a 2020 Sonata that’s right for your retirement.
If you’re shopping for a new or used car, you know that the guides at Kelley Blue Book are essential research tools. This year, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona – both the traditional and electric versions – got the revered publication’s stamp of approval at the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards.
“It is an honor to receive Kelley Blue Book Best Buy
Awards for the Kona, Kona Electric and Santa Fe, demonstrating Hyundai’s
commitment to developing a range of product offerings that deliver great customer
value,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product, corporate and digital
planning for Hyundai Motor America.
Considering that the Hyundai Santa Fe is the brand’s
best-selling SUV in the U.S., it’s not surprising that it has fans in the
media. It drove home with the award for Best 2-Row Midsize SUV. The newer
Hyundai Kona won in the Best Subcompact SUV category, and the 2020 Kona
Electric conquered the general Best Electric Car segment.
It’s not easy to win a KBB.com award. The site’s team tests
vehicles over a year period, watches customer reviews, and examines its
signature 5-Year Cost to Own numbers to determine which new models are the best
choice for American drivers. At the beginning of the process, analysts were
looking at more than 300 cars, and then they narrowed the list down to a few
dozen options before choosing the final Best Buys for 16 segments.
If you’re ready to drive home with a real winner, contact the team at Tipton Hyundai for more information on the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona.
For the 2020 model year, Hyundai set out to completely redesign the Sonata into a striking, fun-to-drive sedan with luxurious touches that would make higher-priced sedans blush. The all-new Sonata is stylish, affordable, and capable.
The all-new Sonata was formed inside and out to be a joy to look at. The curvaceous exterior updates are a preview of the ergonomically designed interior. The dashboard is adorned with an available 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that makes controlling the sedan’s settings a walk in the park, while four simple buttons appear in lieu of a shifter to streamline the driving experience.
The 2020 Sonata looks and drives like it belongs in the high-end luxury class, but is predicted to be just as affordable as the rest of Hyundai’s lineup. Premium safety and convenience features like key fob-controlled backup for ease of entry and exit when parking boost the Sonata’s value.
The Sonata’s 1.6-liter engine is estimated to reach 60 mph in 7.3 seconds and offers 180 horsepower. The Sonata delivers 195 lb-ft of torque, and features an automatic eight-speed transmission.
The all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata is now available at Tipton Hyundai. Contact our sales team if you’re interested in setting up a test drive as soon as the new Sonata rolls on the lot.
As the world moves toward more sustainable energy practices, many automakers are turning to alternative energy options. While Hyundai does offer electric and hybrid powertrains, it is also working on fuel cell technology. Recently, Hyundai signed a memorandum of understanding with Cummins to work on fuel cell technology together.
Under this agreement, the two companies will focus on the
North American market and will incorporate Cummins electric power trains and
battery systems with Hyundai fuel cell technology. With this cooperation, the
two companies hope to broaden the hydrogen fuel cell market.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology has a few benefits over
electric cars. For one, they usually have a further range. Another benefit is
that they refuel much faster than it takes to recharge an electric battery. The
one downside is the limited infrastructure in hydrogen refueling stations —
which could change if fuel cell vehicles become popular enough.
The current Hyundai lineup includes versatile alternative
energy models like the Ioniq, which is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid,
and a solely electric car. The Hyundai Kona now has an electric version, while
the Nexo is only available with a hydrogen fuel cell technology. If you are
looking for a more traditional Hyundai model, the Sonata is available as either
a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid, in addition to the standard gasoline engine.
Check out the many alternative-fueled Hyundai models at Tipton Hyundai and see why it’s a good idea to go green.
Hyundai has finally introduced its newest family member to the world. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade marketing campaign has kicked off nationwide last month, highlighting how defining family involves more than just DNA relations.
Throughout this campaign, the brand shows how different your
family members can be, from someone you run with, to someone you enjoy the
beach with, to someone who steals the fries off your plate. No matter who your
family is, the Palisade has the versatility for all of them.
Along with commenting on the idea of “family,” these four
ads also highlight the various features of the Palisade, ranging from its HTRAC
all-wheel-drive system that allows you to head off-road on an adventure to its
class-exclusive Blind View Monitor that keeps you aware of your surroundings. It
even features the three-row SUV’s power-folding seats that fold at the push of
“As the newest and flagship member of our family of
high-quality vehicles, the Palisade brings the right amount of size and
sophistication for all families,” said Dean Evans, CMO of Hyundai Motor
America. “The Palisade’s advanced technology, entertainment, preventative
safety features, and seating for up to eight passengers provide families with a
better experience while on the road.”
Regardless of who your family is, the Palisade has the space, style, and capability to make sure you can take them with you wherever you choose to go. Start your journey with a test drive of the new Palisade at Tipton Hyundai.
The all-new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe retains its bold style and advanced technology for the new model year. However, the SUV has also received some major improvements, including repackaged equipment and enhanced safety features.
The 2020 Santa Fe has
two powertrain options, each paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The more powerful of the two is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine,
which achieves 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
Keeping you connected
on the road, the Santa Fe offers the available AVN 5.0 navigation system, which
has Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibilities. Plus, the available
Infinity® stereo system is equipped with 12 speakers and 630 watts of power,
creating incredible sound quality for listening to all your favorite songs.
Best of all are the
new safety features on the 2020 Santa Fe. The new Blind-View Monitor works with
the available Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist to help you stay aware of
vehicles beside you. Meanwhile, Rear Occupant Alert will help you remember when
there are people or pets in the back seat.
Our team at Tipton Hyundai is impressed by the new features on the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. Try out the features for yourself when you take this SUV for a test drive.
When you buy a new car, you want to enjoy worry-free driving
for years to come. The J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Study is here to help
you choose the best brand for your next car. For the second year in a row,
Hyundai ranked second among non-premium brands.
In this study, J.D. Power surveyed new car owners and asks
them about any problems they encountered during the first 90 days of ownership.
The results are reported as problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). Hyundai came
away with a score of 71 PP100, which was better than the industry average of 93
PP100. This was three fewer PP100 than was reported in the 2018 study.
“Hyundai owners and new car shoppers can have peace of mind in knowing that our new vehicle quality continues to be among the best in the industry,” said Barry Ratzlaff, vice president, Customer Satisfaction for Hyundai Motor America.
Along with coming in second for non-premium brands, Hyundai
kept is third-place position among all brands. In addition, the Hyundai Santa
Fe earned the best score for mid-size SUVs in initial quality. Coming in second
in their segments was the Tucson, Accent, Veloster, and Elantra. The Sonata and
Kona each finished third.
You can find all of these high-quality vehicles here at Tipton Hyundai.