The 2017 Elantra Design Is Engaging, Bold, and Refined

The Hyundai Elantra is back and better than ever. This compact model comes with an especially quiet ride, smart design, and the latest in infotainment technology. Looking at the stylish and practical sedan, car buyers are realizing the potential of the Elantra now more than ever. It’s the perfect time to buy this great new model.

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Elantra design is one of its great new features, both inside and out. The contoured body is engaging and sleek, with aerodynamic curves that will grab attention on the highway. Plus, with distinct lighting, a wide hexagonal grille, and a range of bright color tones to choose from, the new Elantra doesn’t get any better.

The interior design is just as impressive as the exterior. “The Elantra’s cabin wholly embraces the art of simplicity without feeling overly boring or stale,” said the auto writers at KBB.com. “The steering wheel offers plenty of flexibility for a variety of body types, while the driver’s seat won us over with its 8-way power adjustment, ample thigh support and, unlike the Civic or Cruze, memory settings and 2-way lumbar support.”

The Hyundai Elantra is a compact model, but you wouldn’t guess from the interior. The passenger cabin is surprisingly roomy, with 14.4 cubic feet of cargo room—among the largest in its segment—as well as seating for five. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat of this new model. Aside from the design, discover what else makes the Elantra so enjoyable by test driving this model for yourself.

Preventing Engine Overheating: Maintaining Temperatures

coolantBecause your engine essentially operates by setting off thousands of small explosions, it’s necessary for a complex cooling system to disperse any heat. Overheating can not only cause inconvenient breakdowns, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips on preventing engine overheating.

According to wikiHow, you should always monitor your temperature gauge. Any time the heat creeps into the “H” section, pull over and turn your car off. Overheating can cause the engine to fail, crack, or even explode. If you see steam coming from the under the hood, stop immediately. Be careful around a hot engine, as burns can occur very easily.

Preventing overheating starts with the coolant. You should regularly check antifreeze/coolant levels. Simply check the reservoir (be aware of “hot” and “cool” levels) and top off if necessary. If it is consistently low, you may need to look for leaks. Not only should you look under the car for dripping areas or pools of coolant, but you should also feel hoses for wet spots.

Flushing your cooling system is also necessary every few years. Buildup can cause blockage, restricting the flow of coolant. Radiators often develop calcium and lime residue, especially if you use a large ratio of water in the system.

If your car is running warm, try turning on the heater. Heat is taken directly off the engine block, so this may help cool the car a little. Always turn the A/C and other unnecessary accessories off. If necessary, you may just want to turn the car off but keep the ignition on (battery only) as this will keep the radiator fan and blower on. Finally, be sure to avoid rush hour traffic if your car tends to overheat.