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In this video, we follow Kate Bellamy as she sets about buying a used car. As you watch the video, you’ll see all of the problems and questions that arise during Kate’s quest for a new car, such as whether or not the vehicle is in good condition, whether or not the price is right and whether or not it’s apparent the vehicle will need a mechanic any time soon in the future. When looking to buy a used car, it’s important to spend time trying to make sure that you are getting a car that won’t let you down and that is worth the money you pay for it.
This video is from the UK, but the same principles apply when buying here in Australia. If you’re looking for a used Hyundai car, visit GB Automotive to see a fantastic selection of used cars that you can trust. Buying from a reputable dealer is great insurance that the car will be of good quality.
For more information on servicing your Hyundai, as well as a range of new and used cars in Ringwood, contact GB Automotive on 03 9988 9639.
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Second-hand vehicles are a great option for people who want to upgrade to a newer model of car without putting too much strain on their bank accounts. When looking for a used Hyundai, there are several things you need to bear in mind when it comes to what to look for and what to avoid.
Where possible, avoid heavily modified vehicles; cars that have been re-painted, have replacement parts, lowered suspension or any other alterations that are not from the original manufacturer. These modifications will not only cost you more in up-keep, but can sometimes even create extra safety hazards.
Mileage is also important to consider with used cars - they’ve all been owned before so the mileage will not be sitting at zero. Older vehicles will generally having higher mileages, and be cautious of cars that have been running for hundreds of thousands of kilometres.
Fuel efficiency is also important if you are going to be using your car on a regular basis. Larger, petrol-guzzling models can end up costing you more money in the long run in fuel costs, despite being more affordable up front when purchased second hand. And as a general rule, the older a car is, the worse the fuel efficiency becomes.
If you’re thinking about buying a used Hyundai for your next car, visit your dealership to see a wide selection of used Hyundai cars and get tips and advice on buying, servicing and Hyundai parts. Buying through a dealer means you can trust the car you’re purchasing is exactly what they say it is, and get insurance to ensure that you won’t run into any problems in the future.
For more information on buying second-hand vehicles, as well as a range of new and used cars in Melbourne, contact Ferntree Gully Hyundai on 03 9988 9639.
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The Hyundai i40 has received the prestigious Golden Award at this year’s EuroCarBody Conference, held in Germany, beating nine of Europe’s and Japan’s largest automakers to the prize.
Considered the highest accolade in the industry, Hyundai collected the top prize having never previously entered the contest.
Hosted by Automotive Circle International, an organization consisting of top automotive suppliers and manufacturers, the EuroCarBody awards were judged by over 500 delegates from across the world. .
The judges praised the advanced engineering and effective use of materials, as well as the production efficiency of the i40, which scored 37.98 out of a maximum 50 points. The closest competitor and second-placed car, the Audi A6, scored 35.86, with the Mercedes B-Class in third place achieving 34.66.
The all-new i40 was designed and engineered in Europe, specifically for the European market. Hyundai’s use of high-strength steel and improved joins in the structure means the i40’s lightweight body has high energy absorption efficiency which provides increased safety to occupants in the event of an accident; characteristics recognised by the judging panel.
i40 Tourer recently achieved a maximum 5* ANCAP safety rating and was rated in the lowest insurance grouping for a mid-segment car in the UK, thanks to its innovative body structure.
“Hyundai’s European design team is proud of i40 Tourer’s beautiful design and ultimate practicality,” said Oliver Mann, Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Director of Marketing. “This latest accolade further demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to design, innovation and quality.”
Hyundai’s comprehensive Five Year / Unlimited Kilometre Warranty provides Australian i40 Tourer buyers with ultimate peace of mind.
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For a range of new and used cars and automotive accessories in Ringwood, contact GB Automotive on 03 9988 9639.
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Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled two innovative engines at the company’s annual powertrain conference held in Korea. The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine and Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine represent the latest innovations to come from Hyundai’s in-house powertrain development program.
The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine, which was developed over a period of 52 months and cost AUD$58.9 million* (69.5 billion won), achieves the best performance figures in its tough and competitive class. Meeting California’s stringent ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) as well as Euro5 standards, the engine also outperforms its rivals, boasting a maximum output of 194.9kW and torque of 264.8Nm at 6,000 rpm and 1,750 rpm, respectively.
In order to maximise fuel efficiency and performance, the Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine uses an exhaust manifold integrated turbocharger with twin scroll, air guided intercooler, direct fuel injection system and dual CVVT, while a bed plate and a serpentine auxiliary belt enhance engine reliability.
The Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine applies low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation amongst other technologies and delivers world-class performance with a maximum output of 110.3 kW and maximum torque of 382.5Nm.
Euro6 reduced Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 56 percent, compared to Euro5. By introducing the Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine, Hyundai Motor is expected to lead the eco-friendly passenger car diesel engine technology field, satisfying the standards more than two years ahead of their implementation.
“Due to stricter environmental regulations and policies that vary from nation to nation, competition in the development of powertrains and other core technologies is intensifying,” said Woong-Chul Yang, Hyundai Motor Company Vice Chairman. “Hyundai Motor will accelerate its efforts to develop future powertrains that feature high-performance and eco-friendly engines and transmissions.”
Hyundai Motor Group also displayed its motor-integrated six-speed front wheel drive automatic transmission, as well as the petrol Theta T-GDI engine, petrol Kappa bi-fuel engine, diesel R-2.2 2-stage turbo-charger and the six-speed double clutch (DCT).
Hyundai Motor Group’s annual powertrain conference is designed to offer industry experts an opportunity to discuss next-generation powertrain development directions and share innovative technologies, in response to tougher environmental policies worldwide.
Some 1,000 world-class powertrain experts and academics attended the conference to view Hyundai Motor Group’s latest powertrain technologies and discuss industry trends. Participants included members from Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Magna Powertrain and Denso.
* Source: www.xe.com as at 24th October, 2011
For more information on a range of new and used cars and automotive accessories in Ringwood, contact GB Automotive on 03 9988 9639.
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Ensuring you have the right cover for your car is one of the most essential steps of car ownership. Cars are generally the second largest purchase you will make in your life, it’s important to make sure that it is adequately insured. There is also a legal requirement involved - it’s illegal to drive your car without the correct level of insurance. But how does car insurance work, and what will it protect you against?
Regardless of the make and model of your car, you are legally required to take out compulsory third party insurance, often abbreviated to CTP insurance or green slip insurance. If you cause a motor vehicle accident, this form of insurance will pay for the damage to other people and their vehicles.
If you want to cover your own vehicle for damages as well as another party, you can also get comprehensive insurance. However, this is not mandatory and is generally the most expensive. If you ever get into a situation where you, your car or another party has been damaged or injured due to an accident, your insurance can step in and help cover the costs of repairs and help for you if needed. In addition, third party property damage policies will cover any damage you do by crashing into someone else’s property.
Buying car insurance is an important part of owning a car, and it’s worth taking the time to shop around in order to ensure you get the right policy. Always check the terms of each policy and remember that not all policies are compulsory. Work out what you can afford and what will be best in your situation.
For more information on insurance for your Hyundai, as well as a range of new and used cars in Ringwood, contact Ferntree Gully Hyundai on 03 9988 9639.