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What to Know About Your Motor Oil

While it is important that your vehicle's engine is properly lubricated, there are many myths about the oil used to provide that lubrication. For instance, you don't actually need to change it every 3,000 miles. The truth is that you could go up to 7,500 miles before you need new oil depending on manufacturer specifications.

If you use synthetic oil in your car, you don't need to use it for every future oil change. Although it is likely better for the car to stay with the synthetic product, it is acceptable to switch back to…

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Maintain Your Timing Belt for Improved Safety

Timing belts are often overlooked by car owners when they take their vehicle in for certain maintenance checks. While they do typically last a long time, it is important to check in on them at least annually. That is why we here at Korum Hyundai in Puyallup are excited to teach you the basics.

A timing belt ensures that your engine is operating properly at all times. 

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Brake Pads are Essential for Stopping Your Vehicle

If you have ever worked on your automobile's brakes, then you know that your pads and rotors are where all of the stopping power comes from. Your brake pads, in particular, are the workhorse there, and as such they will suffer the worst wear and tear. It can be very helpful for you to have a basic understanding of how the system works when it does come time to replace them.

Your brake pads work to stop your vehicle by making contact with the rotors while they turn and squeeze them to a stop. 

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What is the Difference Between a Compact Temporary and a Full-Size Spare Tire?

Your vehicle should be equipped with a spare tire, so that you’re not stranded when you have a flat. If you’re driving a passenger car, it may have a donut or a full-size spare. A donut, or a compact tire, is only meant to be a temporary fix in order to get you off the side of the road and to the nearest service station. A full-size spare is a normal-size tire.

If your spare is a donut, then you’ll notice that it is much smaller than a regular tire. Its tread isn’t as deep as…

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Why Should You Care About Your Transmission?

Most people don't stop and think about what truly is making their car move forward. They simply put the key in the ignition and are on their way. That is why we here at Korum Hyundai in Puyallup, WA are here to teach you about your transmission which without it, your car would not run.

The transmission is the component of your car which takes the energy generated by the engine and transmits it to the axles so that your car moves forward. 

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