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A Worthy 2013 SA Car of the Year Finalist

It was only a matter of time before the Hyundai i30 was to receive the recognition it so rightfully deserves. So when the 1.8 Executive model was named a finalist for this year’s prestigious South African Car of the Year awards, it certainly didn’t come as any surprise. Not to the public, not to the critics and certainly not to the many proud owners already experiencing all its benchmark offerings first-hand.

Three i30 models – all great choices

Hyundai offers a choice of 3 petrol-driven i30 models: 1.6 GLS manual, 1.6 GLS auto and 1.8 GLS manual. All are fitted with 6-speed transmissions and all offer plenty of power and torque on command. The 1.6L models churn out a generous 95kW at 6300rpm and 157Nm at 4850rpm while the 1.8L derivative delivers a punchy 110kW at 6500rpm and 178Nm at 4700rpm. And even though the i30 promises swift acceleration, fuel consumption figures as well as CO2 emissions remain low.

A dynamic drive that’s as safe as it gets

Aside from its striking good looks, the Hyundai i30 offers a powerful and confident drive with precise gear changes, responsive steering and technologies like cruise control and rear park assist at the driver’s fingertips. On the safety front, Hyundai ensured that every active and passive feature box gets ticked. Enhanced braking systems including ABS, EBD, ESP and Vehicle Stability Management as well as 6 airbags come standard on all models. As a result the Hyundai i30 received a 5 Star Euro NCAP safety rating which allows drivers to enjoy some added peace of mind.

Comfort, convenience and luxury guaranteed

The list of extras on the Hyundai i30 seems never-ending. Though nobody’s complaining. Security is taken care of by central locking, remote keyless entry, an alarm, immobiliser and doors that lock automatically at 15km/h. Interior comfort is enhanced by dual zone air conditioning, a cooling glove box, electric windows, clever storage nooks and an advanced radio/CD/MP3 system with USB and iPod ports as well as auxiliary port to connect to or charge other devices.

With sporty alloy wheels, striking headlamp and taillight fittings, an aerodynamic rear spoiler, a high mounted LED stop lamp and electric folding mirrors along with sleek yet bold contour lines, the Hyundai i30 has been designed to stop you in your tracks. The only other feature that might impress you even more – a very competitive price tag.

Hire A Professional Mechanic For Regular Car Repairs And Servicing

Have you ever imagined life without your car even for a day? Over decades, car has become an essential part of our lives. Owing it makes an owner proud but it also means that you need to keep it in a flawless condition.

Why regular maintenance?

Regular servicing will not only keep your maintenance cost low but also prevent road accidents. A proper maintenance will keep all the parts working and you can drive smoothly. Apart from it, you must always take your vehicle to a mechanic whenever you hear unusual sound or get any hint of any abnormality. So, it’s advisable to get it checked once in a year or sometimes maybe every six months. This will minimize the chances of breakdown and inconvenience.

Take a look at some of the maintenance tips:

Regular service – The maintenance schedule must be set according to time period or distance travelled.

Changing the engine oil – You must change the engine oil once a year. A mechanic can assist you with the right solution. The engine life will last long with oil change services.

Checking the tyres and brakes – These are the two things that must be checked on a daily basis. With a flat tire or a bad brake, you won’t be able to drive. The pressure of the brake needs to be on the right level and the tires must be fully inflated.

Check the Fluid level – Though it is easy to check yourself but if you cannot, ask the technician. Check and maintain the fluids present in the brakes, battery, transmission and coolant.

The clutch and exhaust are important – The clutch must be in a healthy condition and the CO2 emissions must be under control.

Body maintenance – The exterior of the automobile is also very important in maintaining the looks. Let the mechanic have a look at the bumpers, side mirrors, doors, headlights, seats and other parts.

Do not do it on your own

The economic condition is pretty gloomy and this is the reason why many people are trying to do the repair work themselves. It is a wrong notion if you are thinking of saving money by performing DIY repairs. It is a very risky task because you are not an expert. Only a qualified auto mechanic can carry out proper servicing using appropriate tools and equipments. There is also a chance of your insurance getting invalidated if you do not approach a skilled professional.

Hire a reputable company

With the advent of new automobile technology, the modern cars can go a long way without much servicing. But you must not ignore its maintenance. Choose a company that offers beneficial packages and deals.

There are independent garages that can even collect the car from your home and return it at day end. Efficient and licensed mechanics continuously monitor the whole process so that they can have better control over the cost. Initially the cost may seem high but using the services of a company that has excellent reputation will prove profitable in the long run.

Let your automobile enjoy better road performance.