Take A Road Trip in Your Hyundai!

As we roll into the first few days of May, we’re all aware summer is right around the corner, even though Colorado likes to keep us in check with rouge snowstorms!

Phil Long Hyundai Road Trip Colorado Springs

Go on an adventure in your Hyundai!

Summer time means road trips with the windows rolled down, the convertible top open, sunglasses and tank tops! It’s a blast to get your friends together and go on a road trip, whether you are able to get away for an entire week, a weekend or even just a day trip, road trips are a staple of summer time. Colorado offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States, and some great roads winding through the Rocky Mountains!

Piling everyone into your car with snacks and good music is a great way to enjoy the Rocky Mountains, from up North in Fort Collins, to towns like Estes Park where Steven King got the inspiration for The Shining, to down South in Pueblo with the River Walk along the Arkansas River. If you have a longer time frame to get away, the town of Blackhawk, Colorado has legal gambling and is a great get away for all.

The Top of the Rockies is a 115 mile drive that crosses three mountain passes, drops through four watersheds, has views of Colorado’s tallest peaks and even the headwaters of the Arkansas River. The Peak to Peak highway is only half the distance at 55 miles, and is one of Colorado’s most scenic drives. It stretches between Nederland and Estes park, taking you and your crew past the majestic mountains mentioned in “America the Beautiful,” including Longs Peak which towers at 14,255 feet, through open meadows and past small towns along the way such as Ward and Peaceful Valley.

The best way to experience these great roads in Colorado is to get out there with your friends and road trip! Make a plan for an upcoming weekend, with the weather warming up we should be clear of any surprise snowstorms. Take some great photos and share with us, we would love to see you out enjoying your Hyundai!


Oil Change in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Oil Change Hyunda Motor City Colorado Springs

The most common maintenance item on your vehicle, whether it is a car, truck, SUV, van or other, is changing the engine oil and oil filter. This involves draining out the old oil from under your car by removing the drain plug in the oil pan, putting the plug back in, taking off the old filter and replacing it with a new one and then refilling the vehicle’s oil reservoir. Doing this at the suggested interval is the easiest step you can take to getting the most life out of your vehicle’s engine.

Phil Long Hyundai of Motor City in Colorado Springs has factory trained technicians, state of the art equipment and both oil and filters to change the oil on all vehicle makes and models.

The lifetime of your vehicle’s oil is dependent on the type of oil put in your vehicle, how you drive, the age of the vehicle, the environment in which you drive and what type of driving you do. Your safest bet is to follow your vehicle’s owner manual, it will tell you the manufacturers suggest oil change interval. This typically ranges from every 3,000 miles even up to every 10,000 miles.

Oil changes are necessary because the lubricating properties of the oil do not last forever. As you drive and the oil cycles through the engine at extremely high temperatures, the oil undergoes thermal breakdown and loses its ability to lubricate your engine properly. When this happens, components inside of your engine rub together and get worn out, and as you may have guessed, these components are not cheap to buy and not cheap to replace. The engine oil is also able to absorb water, dust and combustion byproducts, to a certain point. Like a soaked sponge, once the oil has too much of these products within it, it stops being able to hold more and the debris is loose inside of your engine.

If you happen to go without changing your oil, your engine will not last as long as it should nor could. As stated above, the components will wear out and the engine will become unusable. An oil change is a cheap insurance policy to keep your engine running at its best.

We do numerous oil changes every day, and while they are a relatively easy task to do, you do not want to skimp and go for the cheapest oil change possible. It is all too common that a simple oil change gone-wrong can cripple your vehicle and leave you in need of a brand new engine in total. Our technicians have the training and know-how, plus the assistance of software with information of all vehicle makes and models, to ensure that the job is done correctly and your vehicle has the proper filter, oil type and amount of oil.

Call our service department and schedule your oil change today. We can change your vehicle’s oil while you wait in our waiting area and get you back on the road same day, all at a great price!