Opinion: Buy a Used Car Rather Than Finance a Nearly New One

March 21st, 2023 by
A number plate written "new or used?"

The excitement of driving a brand-new car is certainly appealing. However, when it comes to the long-term financial commitment and cost of ownership, buying a gently used vehicle is often the smarter decision financially. You don’t want to be ensnared in debt, especially if you already have a mortgage, student loans, or other types of…

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself When Selling Your Car

March 7th, 2023 by

There’s already a lot of information out there about how to negotiate a successful car sale and protect yourself while doing so. But there’s more to consider when selling a car than just dealing with scammers. There are also several steps you can take before, during, and after the sale that will help ensure your…

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10 Most Dangerous Distracted Driving Habits

February 15th, 2023 by
A man driving a woman at the back of the car

On average, one in every four car accidents is caused by distracted driving. Distracted driving can take many forms that involve anything from texting to eating or drinking while behind the wheel. You may think that you’re an attentive driver, but even the best of us can be guilty of engaging in unsafe practices while…

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8 Signs Your Car Needs Exhaust System Repairs

February 8th, 2023 by
A man inspecting a car's exhaust pipe

Your car’s exhaust system is one of the most important components of your vehicle. It’s responsible for reducing exhaust emissions and keeping you safe from carbon monoxide poisoning, as well as providing a more efficient ride. Unfortunately, the exhaust system can develop issues over time due to normal wear and tear or age, leading to…

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7 Reasons Your Car May Shut Off While Driving and What To Do

January 25th, 2023 by
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A car shutting off while you’re driving can be a scary experience, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. You want to be sure you and your family are safe when on the road. Therefore, understanding why your car may shut off while driving in the first place and what you can do in…

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Signs Your Car May Have Electrical Issues

January 6th, 2023 by
A man diagnosing issues in a car

Modern vehicles rely on complex electrical components and systems to function. From the power steering to the brake lights, and sound system, all of these are powered by your car’s electrical systems which can be vulnerable to wear and tear. To ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers, identify any electrical issues that may…

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Tips On How To Save Fuel While Driving

December 29th, 2022 by
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The cost of fuel has been on the news a lot lately. With gas prices hitting an all-time high, the average American spends 3% of their income on fuel or more depending on their daily commute needs and the state they come from. While gas prices could be better, we can’t just sit and complain…

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5 Ways To Save Money on Running a Car

December 15th, 2022 by
Hyundai car on the road

Individuals complain a lot about the cost of living but do little to nothing to improve the situation. One of the biggest expenses that people face is the cost of running their cars, especially if they have gas guzzlers. It costs an average of $894 a month for people to run their cars and this…

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6 Essentials to Keep in Your Car

November 22nd, 2022 by

Expect the unexpected, right? Anything can happen while you’re on the road – it’s best to always be prepared. There are some key items that can help make your life easier when trouble arises. You never know what can happen – flat tires, dead batteries, you name it. Whether you’re headed on a cross country…

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Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

November 1st, 2022 by

Driving in the rain can be a huge hassle. High precipitation can make driving significantly more challenging – things like slick roads, heavy traffic, and lower visibility can greatly increase your chances of getting into an accident. Here at Lakeland Hyundai, we know heavy rain is an unavoidable part of living in Florida. However, that…

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