Are Hyundai vehicles reliable? Farrah Haines of Kansas has your answer; in just 5 years, Haines, a delivery driver stationed in Kansas, stunningly put 1 million miles on the odometer of her original ’13 Hyundai Elantra. To put that dumbfounding number in perspective: driving an average of 14,000 miles annually, your typical American driver would rack up 1,000,000 miles in…71 years and change. Farrah, you’re a certified legend in our book.
That sentiment also extends to the Elantra she’s driving. Putting a million miles on any car is an astounding feat, but doing it on an original powertrain — well, that sends Hyundai to the ranks of “next-level legendary.” So, being one of the most reliable auto brands in America, Hyundai is well-deserving of all the internet salutes and reimagined The Proclaimers song lyrics you can muster.
I would drive 500,000 miles
And I would drive 500,000 more
Just to be the car who drives a million miles
To deliver boxes, door-to-door
But how did the Hyundai Elantra do it? The answer may surprise you (probably not – it’s TLC and maintenance).
The Importance of Routine Hyundai Maintenance
According to Farrah, the unsurprising secret to hitting the million-mile mark in her Hyundai Elantra was regular maintenance. Wherever she happened to be when the “check engine” light came on, prioritizing oil changes and tire rotations, and scheduling general Hyundai service was key. (Having one of the country’s best sedans didn’t hurt, either.)
It’s a safe bet to assume that you’ll never put 1,000,000 miles on your Hyundai. But if you want to try, be our guest. For optimal Hyundai reliability, we recommend keeping up with auto service and maintenance as outlined in your vehicle’s manual. Contact our Alabama Hyundai repair shop at 205-291-1119 for Hyundai tune-ups, battery replacements, and brake service in Birmingham.
Hyundai Assurance: The Best Car Warranty in America
Since the 1940s, Hyundai has been in the business of building reliable vehicles. Then, in the year 2000, Hyundai offered something that auto brands didn’t: a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. That’s better than the standard 3-year/36,000-mile warranty offered by Honda, Chevy, Ford, and Toyota.
Since then, that commitment has reaped the grandest of rewards…in the form of these grand awards:
- Hyundai’s Warranty is one of the best new-car warranties available according to Autotrader
- A total of 11 IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards
- The 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award (for the Kona)
- Winner of the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index award for 10 straight years
Included in America’s Best Car Warranty are the following:
10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty – Covers the repair or replacement of defective powertrain components and transmissions. This coverage is transferred to subsequent owners as a 5-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty (below).
5-year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty – Covers the repair or replacement of any OEM Hyundai component that is defective. This includes audio systems, body paint (3 years or 36,000 miles), battery, A/C, and more.
7-year/Unlimited Miles Anti-Perforation Warranty – Covers rust perforation and corrosion of OEM Hyundai sheet metal due to defects.
5-year/Unlimited Miles 24-Hour Roadside Assistance – Emergency roadside assistance can be requested by dialing 1-800-243-7766.
12-month/12,000-mile Replacement Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty – Covers the replacement or repair of faulty Hyundai Genuine Replacement Parts or Accessories. Our Birmingham Hyundai Service Center, or your local Hyundai dealer, can order and install these replacement OEM Hyundai parts.
Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty – If you choose a Hyundai hybrid car, like the Hyundai Ioniq or Sonata Hybrid, its hybrid battery is covered until the end of time. Hyundai will replace the battery and pay the recycling fees to dispose of the old pack, free of charge.
When it comes to dependability, you can’t beat a Hyundai. To learn more about the Hyundai Assurance program or how you can drive home in a reliable and all-new 2020 Elantra, feel free to reach out to the team at our Hyundai dealership in Birmingham. We’ll gladly schedule your test drive or help you apply for auto financing for any of our new Hyundai models. Call the Jim Burke Hyundai staff at (205) 588-6283 to speak with a real-life human being, and let’s get you started on your million-mile journey.
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