Picking the Right Child Seat for Your Hyundai Crossover or SUV

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 Tucson

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.

Halloween Safety Tips

There’s nothing spookier than Beggar’s Night. If your kids are going out to trick or treat this year, use these Halloween safety tips from Tipton Hyundai to keep everyone safe and comfortable.

Halloween safety

Costume Hacks

Before the big night, check everyone’s costumes for length. If a costume hangs below the ankles, consider hemming it to avoid potential tripping. Also make sure your children’s costumes are accompanied by comfortable shoes – no parent wants to carry their kid from house to house for trick-or-treat.

Skip the Mask

Masks can be uncomfortable or even make it difficult for your child to breathe after a period of time. Opt for safe face paint instead, or cut a mask to make sure that it leaves plenty of room for the mouth and nose – just make sure the mask won’t impair their vision, either.

Stay Well Lit

If your kids have dark-colored costumes, consider having them wear a reflective vest or reflective materials of some type. You want to be sure that each pedestrian is visible to drivers. If your child doesn’t want to add a vest to their costume, have them carry a flashlight to keep them in sight.

Check the Candy

Don’t let your kids dive into their candy stash before you have a chance to check it. Look for any candy that seems to have been tampered with, has tears or punctures in the wrapper, or looks suspicious in any way.

At Tipton Hyundai, we hope you have a safe Halloween!

2018 Sonata Snags IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Over the years, as in-vehicle safety tech becomes more advanced and innovative, the IIHS has raised their standards, making it harder for automobiles to achieve the coveted Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Top Safety Pick

In order to obtain it, vehicles have to score top marks in every crash test category while having available crash avoidance technology and good quality headlights. For the 2018 model year, the Hyundai Sonata managed to pass the IIHS tests with flying colors and attain the Top Safety Pick+ title.

The IIHS has five different crashworthiness tests: small front overlap, moderate front overlap, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata earned a top rating of “good” on every test.

The Sonata also was also equipped with the optional automatic emergency braking system and high-quality headlights. This is the second time the Hyundai Sonata has managed to grab the Top Safety Pick+ rating, following the 2016 model year.

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata’s Top Safety Pick+ safety rating makes it a great choice for a family sedan. If you’re interested, stop by Tipton Hyundai for an up close and personal look at the Hyundai Sonata and its new, top-of-the-line safety technology.