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How Can Front Wheel Drive Improve Your Commute?

Do you live in an area that usually has cold weather? If so, you may benefit from driving a front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicle. A FWD car can be an asset to those who regularly drive in rain, sleet, and snow.

With FWD, the front wheels are responsible for the vehicle's movement. This helps the vehicle maintain traction on slippery or inconsistent surfaces. This is explained by the FWD vehicle's mechanical design. The bulk of the car's weight is carried on the front end which helps the tires dig in. 

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What are Brake Pads?

Brake pads perform an important role in protecting the rotors and the brake calipers. Without them, those components may wear out or not work properly. The brake pads themselves are generally made from a metallic substance that is held together by a resin. In some cases, the pads are partially metal and partially some other substance.

The most common forms of metal used on a brake pad are brass, copper and steel. In some cases, a brake pad will be made from ceramic material that is mixed with copper or some other metal. 

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Your Car Engine Guide: What is Your Alternator?

The alternator is responsible for the electrical charge that moves through your engine and other electrical systems. Alternators are attached to the engine and move current through the engine, allowing your engine to continue running. As electric systems have advanced for cars in recent years, the alternator plays a bigger role in your car's electric efficiency.

Without an alternator or with a failing alternator, you likely will see a check engine light on your dash. This means that your car engine may suddenly shut off as it will not be able to hold a charge. 

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Prepare to Drive With 3 Essential Winter Must-Have Items

If you are traveling in the winter, there are a few things that you should always have in your car. You should have an emergency roadside kit, and you should also have some sand, cat litter, or salt. Why these three common but unrelated products? The Seidel Hyundai team can explain.

You can use sand, salt, or kitty litter to help you to get unstuck when you can't get any traction. Simply pour some around your tires and you should get enough traction to get going again. Be sure to also bring your vehicle to us here at Seidel…

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Winter Wiper Blades Protect You From Inclement Weather

Drive on the roads when snow and ice are in the forecast, and you better have a good set of wiper blades installed on your ride! Blades used all year long were not made to be able to handle the severe weather coming down in the winter in the Reading, Pennsylvania region.

The winter wiper blades were crafted with a thicker and stronger rubber that will not rip or tear in the freezing temperatures. The case that covers the winter wiper blades is there to keep the snow from getting into the arms and stopping the flexing that allows the…

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Do It Yourself Vehicle Maintenance Before Taking a Road Trip

When you're taking a road trip, it's important to remember that you may be under a bit of stress. Siedel Hyundai has tips to make the trip a little easier for both you and your vehicle.

Of course, you'll want to stop in and have routine maintenance and get any repairs done. These tips do it yourself items that will save you quite a bit of time and money:

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Holiday Driving Tips For The Safety Of You & Yours

Winter is back again folks. The time of year when so many accidents take place mainly because of slippery roads or snow falling. The holiday season also causes an increase of drivers on the road, and if you’re travelling this holiday season, we here at Seidel Hyundai want to make sure that you’re staying safe by following a few of our helpful tips below!

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Stay Out of Harm's Way with the 2018 Hyundai Elantra

Have you ever been inches away from an accident, maybe just seconds from ruining your day? Our team at Seidel Hyundai has too, and that is why we have the 2018 Hyundai Elantra on our lot. It keeps you out of accidents and ensures that you stop no matter what jumps out in front of you.

The vehicle comes with a four-wheel anti-lock braking system to maintain the traction on the road. Your tires will never lock up and skid across any lines with this system in place. Then, if a pedestrian or small animal jumps out from nowhere, there…

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