Maintenance Tips

Checking the engine oil level
Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.
Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature.
Turn the engine off and wait for a few minutes (about 5 minutes) for the oil to return to the oil pan.
Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean, and re-insert it fully.
Pull the dipstick out again and check the level. The level should be between F and L. If it is near or at L, add enough oil to bring the level to F.
Do not overfill and use only the recommended Hyundai engine oil.

For best battery service
Keep the battery securely mounted.
Keep the battery top clean and dry.
Keep the terminals and connections clean, tight, and coated with petroleum jelly or terminal grease.
Rinse any spilled electrolyte from the battery immediately with a solution of water and baking soda.
If the vehicle is not going to be used for an extended time, disconnect the battery cables.

To equalize tread wear, it is recommended that the tires be rotated every 10,000 Km or sooner if irregular wear develops. During rotation, check the tires for correct balance.
When rotating tires, check for uneven wear and damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused by incorrect tire pressure, improper wheel alignment, out-of ´┐Żbalance wheels, severe braking or severe cornering. Look for bumps or bulges in the tread or side of tire.
Replace the tire if you find either of these conditions. Replace the tire if fabric or cord is visible. After rotation, be sure to bring the front and rear tire pressures to specification and check lug nut tightness.

A vehicle's electrical system is protected from electrical overload damage by fuses.
The vehicle has generally 2 (or 3) fuse panels, one located in the driver's side panel bolster, the other in the engine compartment near the battery.
If any of your vehicle's lights, accessories, or controls do not work, check the appropriate circuit fuse. If a fuse has blown, the element inside the fuse will be melted.
If the electrical system does not work, first check the driver's side fuse panel. Always replace a blown fuse with one of the same rating.

Wash your car thoroughly and frequently atleast a month.
While washing pay special attention on removal of any dirt, salt or any foreign particle.
For better washing, you may use a car washing shampoo to wash the vehicle.

Do not use strong soap, chemical detergents or hot water to wash the vehicles.
Never wash the engine compartment with a water jet as it may cause failure of electrical components located in engine compartment.

Prevent perfume and cosmetic oil from contacting the dashboard. If they do contact wipe off immediately.
Remove dust and loose dirt from the upholstery using a vacuum cleaner at regular intervals.
If the interior glass surface of the vehicle become fogged due to deposition of oily, greasy and waxy film, the same must be cleaned using a glass cleaner.
If the carpet becomes wet, do not let it be there for long, it may create a musty smell and corrode the floor.

Jack and tools
The jack, jack handle, wheel brace are stored in the luggage compartment.
Pull up the luggage box cover to reach this equipment.
Jack handle
Wheel brace

If engine doesn't turn over or turns over slowly
Check the battery connections to be sure they are clean and tight.
Turn on the interior light. If the light dims or goes out when you operate the starter, the battery is discharged.
Check the starter connections to be sure they are securely tightened
Do not push or pull the vehicle to start it.