Hyundai Parts 101: What is a Muffler and What Does It Do?
At Mike Miller Hyundai, we don't just help you find a new vehicle. We also help you take care of your Hyundai car and find the official Hyundai parts you need to keep it running right.
One car part we get a lot of questions about is the muffler. What is it? What does it do? Is it really that important? Our knowledgeable mechanics can answer all of your questions.
What is a Muffler?
A muffler is a critical part of your exhaust system. As the name implies, it "muffles" the sound of your engine. Without it, your car would be extremely loud and unsuitable for daily road use.
Your muffler takes the noise created by your engine and funnels it through a number of passages and chambers that quiet it down. This way, the hot exhaust gas creates a little bit of noise, but nothi...
How Does the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Compare to the 2021 Toyota Corolla?
The future is looking bright for Hyundai. With new and improved automotive features on the horizon and available right now, there’s never been a better time to get a Hyundai vehicle.
It’s very evident that vehicles like the new Hyundai Elantra, which offers style, comfort, and technology, surpasses other vehicles in its class, like the 2021 Toyota Corolla.
2021 Toyota Corolla Details
The new 2021 Toyota Corolla is a very formidable competitor in its class. With standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity, you can stay connected no matter where you go.
It also comes with an eight-inch touchscreen that is very intuitive and responsive. Add in the available Remote Connect feature that allows you to turn on the vehicle remotely, and you have one well-rounded, prac...
Does the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Have a Turbocharged Engine?
If you’re looking for a reliable and fun compact sedan, then the 2020 Hyundai Elantra should be at the top of your list. While compact vehicles don’t often come with turbocharged engines without a price increase, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra is unique in that it has two turbocharged engines.
2020 Hyundai Elantra Eco
The base trim of the 2020 Hyundai Elantra comes with a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that packs quite a punch. Still, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Eco manages to net incredible fuel efficiency numbers thanks to standard features like Idle Stop and Go.
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra Eco also comes with several advanced tech features, including Dual Automatic Temperature Control. It also offers a seven-inch color touchscreen display to make sure that you sta...
Have you ever looked up “Hyundai Sonata towing capacity” or the towing capacity of any of our other new Hyundai cars? If not, you may be surprised to learn that even our sedans are capable of towing, if the proper preparations are made at Mike Miller Hyundai.
Prepare for Fall Activities
Pretty soon, we will be feeling the fall weather here in Peoria, which means camping, fishing, hiking, and other outdoor activities will inevitably follow suit.
If you want to tow something with your current vehicle, it’s always best to check your manufacturer guidelines on towing. The last thing you want to do is tow something heavy and damage the exterior or interior of your car.
However, you shouldn’t worry too much when it comes to our cars. Hyundai vehicles have th...
Comparing the Hyundai Accent to competing sedans like the Nissan Versa is something we get asked about frequently at Mike Miller Hyundai. We’re not going to lie; these models are extraordinarily similar. However, there are perks to choosing not only the Hyundai Accent, but also our dealership and brand as a whole.
The Hyundai Accent is a true commuter’s car. With a compact body and a small turning radius (even smaller than the Nissan Versa’s turning radius), you can back in and out of tight spots without breaking a sweat. If you’re a new driver learning to parallel park, this car will be your best friend.
While the Nissan Versa is very similar in size to the Hyundai Accent, our model wins out with just a bit more rear head- and leg...
Your Hyundai Sonata Maintenance Schedule at Mike Miller Hyundai
With Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance, it’s easy to keep up with your Hyundai Sonata maintenance schedule for the first three years or 36,000 miles. But what about all of the years and/or miles after that?
Not to worry; Mike Miller Hyundai in Peoria can help you stay on track so you can get necessary maintenance at the proper times.
First Service Visit: 3,000 Miles
It’s very possible you’ll put 3,000 miles on your new Hyundai car in the first three months. At that point, you’ll want an oil change to preserve engine lubrication and check fluids, tire pressure, and filters.
How well your car does in the first three months of ownership is telling of how your car is going to perform in the future.
If you’ve been a car owner for a while, you probably know how important routine maintenance is. A simple oil change or tire rotation can improve the everyday drive quality and efficiency of your vehicle.
Your car is a complex mechanism, but that doesn’t mean caring for it has to be complicated, too! See us in Peoria for your next Hyundai service appointment.
How Hyundai Service Helps
To keep your Hyundai vehicle running like new, there are certain services that you’ll want to have done by professionals. Staggering these services won’t only keep your budget reasonable; it will also ensure you’re getting everything done at the correct mileage/time.
Our experts have arranged these services into three groups based on the intervals that Hyundai ...
When you compared the Hyundai Palisade to rival SUVs like the Kia Telluride, you may not realize how much they have in common. Both cars are part of the Hyundai Motor Group family, and these models offer the same 3.8-liter V6 engine.
However, these models have several differences that you should know about before you schedule your next test drive.
The Hyundai Palisade gets some extra amenities in its cabin that you won’t find in the Kia Telluride. The Hyundai model comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, while the Kia SUV provides an analog setup with a smaller, seven-inch screen.
Our model also includes a push-button setup, which opens up storage in the center console. On the flips ide, the Kia model has a tradit...
What We Know about the 2021 Hyundai Elantra in Peoria
If you think you know the Hyundai Elantra really well, you might want to scrap that information. The 2021 model brings a whole new level of tech that outmatches every competitor in its class.
This fully reimagined vehicle will be coming in the fall of 2020 and you might not even recognize it!
Talk to Your Car
Twenty years ago, you were lucky to have automatic windows in your vehicle. This fall, owners of the Hyundai Elantra will only have to say the word.
For windows, trunk, seat heating, and many other useful functions, you’ll have access to easy voice command tech. You can do it all without ever taking your hands off the wheel. You can also use Hyundai Digital Key to unlock the doors and start the engine from your smartphone.
Top Fuel-Efficient Hyundai Cars Available in Peoria
As fuel prices rise, using less fuel is more important than ever before. This is not to mention the impact fuel costs can have on your monthly budget.
The Hyundai brand is devoted to innovating and finding ways to improve the automotive world. Fuel efficiency is just one of our many passions, and we do take it personally.
Hyundai Kona EV
Those in the market for a fuel-saving new Hyundai vehicle know the Hyundai Kona EV is a no-brainer for 2020. While it looks a lot like the gasoline-powered Hyundai Kona SUV, this model does get special wheels as well as a unique front end to increase aerodynamics. It also gets a driving range of up to 258 miles – all it needs is a quick charge every once in a while.
However, the Hyundai Kona EV is not the only Hyundai mo...
Why You Should Get Your Battery Serviced at Mike Miller Hyundai
Properly maintaining your battery is so important for the overall health of your vehicle. At Mike Miller Hyundai, we can take care of your battery service needs. If you live in the Peoria area, just search “Hyundai service near me” and you’ll locate our dealership.
What is Battery Maintenance?
Having your battery evaluated and maintained by the professionals at our service center will help you avoid any inconveniences that come from a dead battery. We can conduct a battery load test, check the acid level, adjust the cables, and replace the battery, among other things. If you’re having issues with your car starting, it’s definitely worth checking.
Why You Should Monitor Your Battery
The health and efficiency of your car’s battery can affect numerous other car parts. The alternat...
Each configuration of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade brings something a little different to the table. What they all have in common, however, is a powerful 291-horsepower GDI V6 engine, and each model gives you the option of adding all-wheel-drive. You can even tow up to 5,000 pounds, no matter which seating or tech features you choose.
This base version of the Hyundai Palisade seats eight passengers with a second-row bench. It has many standard features including an eight-inch color touchscreen display that you can use to play all of your favorite tunes on the road. All you have to do is hook up your phone via Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.
This model even boasts driver assistance features for enhanced safety, like forward collision avoidance assist with pedestr...