How to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost upon us, but some people don’t know how to celebrate this day properly. Rex Perry Hyundai is here to help, so here are a few things you can do to truly celebrate the spirit that is Memorial Day.

Visit Cemeteries

One thing that a lot of people do, especially veterans, is going to cemeteries or memorials and cleaning up the graves of fallen soldiers. Whether it’s wiping down the stone or pulling some weeds, all of it is impactful. And before you leave, placing flowers or flags is a good way to say thanks as well.

Attend a Parade

Most towns have some sort of event or parade celebrating those fallen veterans and usually conclude with some sort of memorial service. Taking time out of your day and attending these events show your support to those brave soldiers.

Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance

Established by Congress, the National Moment of Remembrance happens at 3p, local time, on Memorial Day to pause and reflect on those lost and national unity. It is also a notable time for Taps to be played.

Talk to Your Kids About Memorial Day

Taking the time and sitting and talking with your kids about what Memorial Day is can be important so they understand what the celebration and remembrance are all about. Grabbing a kids’ book like The Wall or Memorial Day Suprise also helps them understand as well through stories.

No matter what you plan on doing, doing something is a great start. Let us all remember those lives lost and the fallen heroes this Memorial Day. Stop by Rex Perry Hyundai and let us know how you will be celebrating Memorial Day this year!

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: First Drive Review

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric In Nacogdoches, TX
2017 Hyundai Ioniq EV

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Electromobility has been on the minds of engineers and automobile experts for decades now. In recent years, though, consumers and automobile manufacturers alike have turned even more of their attention towards green driving. Since 2011, the market has offered several electric vehicles with one big drawback—their limited mileage. Brands continue to work on cars with an increased mile range, and now there’s a new competitor in town: the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

Specifications

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric—which also comes in a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid version—combines efficiency With Hyundai’s well-built standards. The Ioniq Electric is promised to have a range of 124 miles. In addition to its approachable range, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is also practical on the inside, with more room for passengers than competitors like the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Bolt. Its low, hatchback style gives it a sleek look on the road, and it drives just as smoothly.

Want To Switch?

If you’ve been thinking of switching to electric, there’s no better time. The new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is one of the best, most affordable options out there. Call us at Rex Perry Hyundai to learn more about the Hyundai Ioniq lineup.

The New Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback

In the United States, we tend to favor our family sedans and small crossovers. Compact, five-door cars aren’t usually seen as a top-seller here. In Europe, however, hatchbacks are the more popular choice. Hyundai, however, has faith that the hatch will bounce back, and they have a not-so-secret tool to facilitate this: the all-new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback.

The new Elantra Hatchback recently made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show. It has a sophisticated, Euro-inspired appearance with sleek curves and a wider, longer, and lower body. At 55 cubic-feet of interior space, the 2018 Elantra GT Hatchback offers more room than its previous generations and any of its competitors.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback - Nacogdoches, TXThe Elantra Hatchback will come in two different trims, the GT and the GT Sport. The GT will be equipped with a 2.0-liter engine good for 162 horsepower, while the GT Sport will have a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that boasts 201 horsepower. This peppy acceleration is a fun type of performance often associated with hatchbacks, and one that Hyundai hopes will draw more people towards the hatch.

In fact, Hyundai is anticipating the new hatchback to make up more than 15% of Elantra sales once it hits the market. We look forward to offering this new, modern hatchback at Rex Perry Hyundai and can’t wait to test drive it ourselves!

Best Places to Eat in Nacogdoches

Best Places To Eat - Nacogdoches, TXLooking for some good eats? Nacogdoches has plenty to offer, from classic Italian to all-day diner breakfast. Everyone in the area has his or her favorite place to eat in Nacogdoches, but here are some best-loved spots picked by us at Rex Perry Hyundai.

 

Clear Springs Restaurant

This restaurant features a well-balanced menu offering seafood like grilled tilapia or shrimp, plus American classics such as chicken fried steak, green beans, and peach cobbler. There are plenty of delicious items to choose from fit for lunch or dinner, and each delicious entrée is sure to have you coming back for seconds.

 

Auntie Pasta’s Italian Kitchen

If you’re craving a taste of Italy, grab dinner at Auntie Pasta’s where locals rave over the food and the relaxed atmosphere. Authentic made-from-scratch sauces accompany dishes like Chicken Marsala and Shrimp Carbonara. Handmade gourmet pizzas offer a more casual meal option that isn’t complete without a piece of Key Lime Pie to follow.

 

Dolli’s Diner

Sometimes the best meals are the fun ones. Dolli’s Diner offers a classic, 1950s inspired diner experience. Grab a burger and fries or treat yourself to “brinner”—that is, breakfast for dinner—by ordering fried chicken and eggs or one of many other breakfast items served all day at this retro diner.

New 2017 Hyundai Tucson Details as the Model Remains Fastest-Selling

Hyundai continues to be one of the most consistently growing automotive brands, thanks to top-selling SUVs such as the Hyundai Tucson – which is the fastest-selling SUV in both the United States and Europe.

The Tucson recently had a triumphant return to the European market, and it has been making record-breaking sales ever since. The vehicle is even moving to the Indian market this summer, where it will surely be popular.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Details

Now 2017 Hyundai Tucson details have been revealed, and we know that it will come with a 2.0-liter CRDi diesel engine combined with a six-speed manual gearbox. It is said to produce 175 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque.

As we get closer to the reveal date, more information about the new model will surely surface, as well as more official images.

If you’d like to learn more about the new 2017 Hyundai Tucson, the current model, or if you’d like to see what other Hyundai models we have in store, contact us or visit us anytime at Perry Hyundai.

5 Things to Look For When You Inspect Windshield Wipers

The winter months can cause serious damage to your windshield wipers, thanks to the build-up of snow and salt that accumulates over time. With spring soon upon us, you’ll want your windshield wipers to be in top shape to give you the best visibility.

Inspect Windshield Wipers

Here are some simple things to look for when you inspect windshield wipers:

  • Look for rust and corrosion on the blades, which is most likely to occur around the edges.
  • Make sure that your frames have not become detached.
  • Additionally, ensure that the windshield wipers are attached to your vehicle properly.
  • Keep an eye out for tears or in the rubber squeegee.
  • And lastly, if you’re already doing some housekeeping, don’t forget to check out your remaining windshield wiper fluid.

For more details on car maintenance tips, or to explore our selection of vehicles for spring, visit us anytime here at Perry Hyundai to go on a test drive.

Hyundai Virtual Guide is a Cool Owner’s Manual

Hyundai Virtual Guide
Discover the new Hyundai virtual guide!

The owner’s manual we tend to keep in our car’s glovebox is full of useful information; unfortunately, it also tends to be hundreds of pages thick, making it inconvenient to use when we actually want that information.

That’s why Hyundai is introducing the Hyundai Virtual Guide, an augmented reality app that helps you answer all the questions you have about your 2015 Hyundai Sonata through your smartphone or tablet.

It’s not a traditional app, though. One of the ways you can get the information you need is by pointing your phone or tablet’s camera at the engine bay, and the app will overlay the location of items like the dipstick, battery, and air cooler. You can press the boxes representing these items to get even more information on how to attend to them. You can also do this with the interior and the gauge cluster.

We assume Hyundai will roll out the technology for more models than just the 2015 Sonata in the future. We expect all customers at Rex Perry Hyundai will soon be able to enjoy this awesome new technology!

2016 Hyundai Tucson Named International Family Vehicle of the Year

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Discover the International Family Vehicle of the year – the 2016 Hyundai Tucson!

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson has been named the International Family Vehicle of the Year by Road & Travel Magazine as the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, making it one of the most highly-desired family CUVs in the world.

The awards were determined by a jury of 12 experienced automotive journalists and editors from major publications like Edmunds.com, Consumer Guide Automotive, and AutoWeek. Vehicles were assed based on the emotional connection they create with consumers and how they hold up against their competition.

“The 2016 Hyundai Tucson CUV won in its category because it not only met but exceeded ICOTY’s criteria with its personable and modern styling, safety features and ease of handling, and with how well it resonated with young families,” said Courtney Caldwell, founder, International Car of the Year Award.

At Rex Perry Hyundai, the 2016 Tucson’s athletic exterior design, fuel-efficient drivetrains, and spacious, well-appointed interior has made it the pearl of the lot among families. Schedule a test drive today to check it out!

The Importance of Getting an Oil Change

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Understand the importance of getting an oil change.

Are you a Honda owner? Do you need to get your oil changed? Bring your car over to Rex Perry Hyundai. We’re honoring oil change cards from any Honda dealership and have trained technicians who will know exactly how to take care of your car! Save a buck at Rex Perry, and don’t skip your oil change!

Getting your oil changed is one of the most important parts of routine maintenance you can perform on your car, and there’s no better place to get it done than at a car dealership. Engine oil is what keeps your car’s engine parts working smoothly together, so when it starts to get old and collect fragments and dust and dirt, it can’t do its job properly. Getting fresh, clean oil for your car every few thousand miles is the best way to keep your engine running and keep it from overheating.

It’s also important to see a dealer for your oil change because they’ll see under your car and be able to notice if anything is wrong. Don’t underestimate the importance of getting an oil change. Come to Rex Perry today!

New Luxury Hyundai Genesis Brand Announced, Expected by 2020

Luxury Hyundai Genesis
Imagine a luxury Hyundai Genesis brand that is expected in 2020.

It was announced last week that the Hyundai Genesis brand, a brand new global luxury division of Hyundai, is expected to produce six new cars by the year 2020.

Focused on performance, design, and technology, Genesis hopes to redefine luxury, offering vehicles that are “human-centered” and attentive to driver and passenger needs. Ease of customer experience is also an important part of the Genesis brand.

According to Hyundai, Genesis brand models will forego the overload of technology found in most competitive car brands and will instead focus on delivering a customized experience to drivers. Genesis will provide optimal options to its customers and offer swift customer service for a totally streamlined, customer-friendly service.

A distinct brand identity is currently being developed in order to set the brand apart, including a redesigned winged emblem for a high-end look. Genesis models will all be named with a G and a number such as 70 or 80 in reference to their segment.

Hyundai is excited for the release of the Genesis vehicles and the global impact they will have on the luxury market with their alternative dedication not to excessive technology but to a customized service experience.

Stay in the loop on what’s coming with us here at Rex Perry Hyundai!