Monday, July 30, 2012

Eckert Hyundai Backpack Giveaway

Happy Monday and welcome back to an exceptionally hot work week in the DFW area!  Here's something to brighten your day.  Eckert Hyundai is giving away not just one but TWO fully stocked backed packs, full of back-to-school essentials for your children this fall!  One less expense you have to incur during the dreaded back-to-school shopping!  You can pocket that cash for a down payment on a new Hyundai!

Contest Details: 
All you have to do is "like" us on Facebook, and comment on your favorite backpack for a chance to win.  
The contest winner will be notified on August 15, via Facebook!  Good Luck!

Monday, July 23, 2012

July: National Grilling Month

Grilled Appetizer Recipe from Mark Eckert

In observance of National Grilling Month, Mark Eckert is sharing one of his favorite recipes.  He makes these grilled appetizers for family get-togethers and has even brought them to work here at Eckert Hyundai.

Grilled Macho Munchies

2 pounds duck meat or sirloin steak, cubed in bite-size pieces.
2 small cans of whole water chestnuts
1 can of sliced jalapenos
2 packages of bacon, slices halved
Worcestershire sauce
Ranch dressing
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Spicy Mustard

1) Marinate duck or beef in Worcestershire sauce a Ziploc bag for 2-4 hours.
2) Marinate water chesnuts in Worchestershire sauce in a separate bag or bowl for 2-4 hours.
3) Soak toothpicks in water so they don't burn on the grill.
4) Assemble your bite-size appetizers by threading a piece of meat, a jalapeno, and a water chestnut on each toothpick.  Wrap a half slice of bacon around each piece and secure the bacon ends on the toothpick.
5) Grill.
6) Serve with 3 sauces: ranch dressing mized with Louisiana hot sauce, ranch dressing mixed with spicy mustard, or plain ranch dressing.
* This recipe can also be made with chicken or dove and marinated in Wishbone Italian dressing.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Hyundai Undead

Hyundai is a sponsor for the popular television series The Walking Dead and has come together with other zombie killers to produce a special Hyundai Elantra Coupe "Zombie Survival" edition.

Hyundai's Zombie Survival Machine showcases tons of world-ending modification:
  • a front-end custom zombie plow with spikes
  • armored window coverings
  • roof hatch to allow passengers to fend off attacking walkers
  • trunk stocked with electric & pneumatic weaponry
  • front & back end floodlights
  • spiked all-terrain tires 
  • CB radio system & much more
"Our custom Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine is the ultimate car for The Walking Dead fans and anyone who wants to survive a zombie invasion," Steve Shannon, vice president of marketing for Hyundai Motor America, said in a prepared statement. "We are excited for fans to come and experience the Elantra Coupe and GT in a unique, post-apocalyptic way."

The heavily customized version of the automaker’s new compact coupe was designed by creator/writer of The Walking Dead TV show and graphic novel series Robert Kirkman, and was fabricated by Design Craft Fabrication in Westminster, California.

We may not have the Zombie Survival Edition of the Hyundai Elantra Coupe but we do have some more normal ones for you to try out!  So come on in to Eckert Hyundai for your very own test drive and imagine fending off zombies in this brand new ride.  

Monday, July 9, 2012

2013 Elantra Coupe

Hyundai is once again branching out their vehicle lineup and adding a new member to the Elantra Family. The all-new Elantra Coupe proceeds with Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture Design Language, impressive 40 mpg highway, class above interior roominess, and even sportier handling.

Hyundai is continuing to embrace the Fluidic Design Sculpture and is pushing the bar even farther with this new Coupe. Hexagonal front fascia, a design trademark for Hyundai, and jeweled swept-back headlights give the Elantra Coupe a lean, aggressive demeanor. The SE model employs a sportier look with 17 inch alloy wheels, dark spoke inserts, and widened fender flares attracting attention through the wheel arch creases and giving the Elantra a dominating presence.

Hyundai continues to offer all of these additions without sacrificing gas mileage by employing the 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine (from the sedan). Continuing to put out 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque, this high power-density 4-cylinder creates 6% more hp than the Civics 1.8-liter!

The Elantra Coupe still leads the class in interior volume with more room than the Civic, Altima, Forte, and even Accord coupe. The car's longer wheelbase, allowing for more interior space, supports Hyundai's commitment to provide compact coupe efficiency with leading comfort levels.

2013 Elantra Coupe Highlights:
  • 11% more fuel efficient than Honda Coupe
  • Re-calibrated steering responsiveness
  • Standard heated seats, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition
  • Fun to drive!!
This car legitimately has something for everybody. We are proud to announce that that our Dealership will be receiving a few coupes any day now! So if you want to be one of the first ones to have this exciting new car, give us a call or come see us!

Go ahead, you know you want one!

Monday, July 2, 2012

July: National Theft Prevention Month

July is National Theft Prevention Month and we want to show you some new ways to back up your Hyundai!  Did you know that July is one of the most popular times of the year for Auto Theft?  "According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau in July and August 2008, close to half a million automobiles were stolen and never returned to their owners, this is the highest tally in two decades."
Makes you want to keep reading, huh?

Some very obvious anti-car theft tips are:
  • Lock your doors
  • Roll up your windows
  • Remove keys from the ignition
  • Keep valuables out of sight (or better yet, with you!)
  • Theft prevention devices
Sometimes we forget these obvious things because we have been lulled into a deep sense of safety due to our routine driving habits.  Though this isn't always the case.  Don't forget the basics, and here are a few NEW tips: 
  • Turn your vehicle's wheels all the way to the curb, even if you're in a large lot, this makes your car very difficult to tow (which has become a popular form of theft lately, to export or strip your car of parts).
  • Don't hide a second key on your car.  This is easy for experienced car thieves.
  • Use your emergency brake when parked.
  • Keep registration card and title outside of your car
Blue Link also has some incredible features, "Now, stolen vehicles have a lot better chance of being recovered. In the event a vehicle is reported stolen and a report has been filed with the appropriate police department, the response center can provide assistance to the police in an attempt to locate and recover the vehicle. Stolen Vehicle Slowdown enables law enforcement to gradually reduce the engine power of the vehicle, slowing it down to safe levels. A warning is also transmitted to the driver prior to the slowdown procedure. Stolen Vehicle Immobilization enables law enforcement to send a signal to the vehicle, which immobilizes the engine management system, preventing it from starting." --Blue Link Technology Website.
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