Monday, December 8, 2014

Hyundai Fuel Economy Class Action Settlement

About a year ago we posted about the Hyundai MPG Program. Recently more information has been coming forward and we wanted to keep you up to date.

Last year we posted about the new one time lump sum payment option. This payment is part of the Hyundai Fuel Economy Class Action Settlement. Since fall of this year through January 5, 2015 Hyundai will be mailing settlement information letters like the one below to owners of the affected vehicles. If you have questions or would like to get more information the number is 877-277-001 and the website is here.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Great News for the Holidays!!!

If you have been considering a Hyundai Elantra or Sonata now would be a great time. Hyundai has added even MORE rebates for the Holidays. 2015 Elantra's, 2015 Sonata's, and 2014 Elantra's all have $500 Holiday cash now through January 2nd. See below for complete available rebates.

2015 Sonata Rebates:
$1000 Retail Bonus Cash
$500 Holiday Cash
$1000 Valued Owner or $500 Competitive Owner
$400 College Graduate
$500 Boostup
$500 Military
= $3,900 available savings! Click here for 2015 Sonata inventory.

2015 Elantra Rebates:
$1000 15MY Elantra SE Retail Bonus Cash
$1500 15MY Elantra Sport/Limited Retail Bonus Cash
$500 Holiday Cash
$500 Valued Owner
$400 College Graduate
$500 Boostup
$500 Military
= $3900 available savings! Click here for 2015 Elantra inventory.

2014 Elantra Rebates:
$1500 14MY Elantra SE/Coupe/GT Retail Bonus Cash
$2000 14MY Elantra Sport/LTD Retail Bonus Cash
$500 Holiday Cash
$500 14MY Elantra SE/Sport/LTD/Coupe Valued Owner
$750 14MY Elantra GT Valued Owner or Competitive Owner
$400 College Graduate
$500 Boostup
$500 Military
=$4400 available savings! Click here for 2014 Elantra inventory.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Distracted Driving

The world is at our fingertips. Everywhere you go you have access to your friends, entertainment, GPS, online banking, games, the list goes on and on. All you have to do is unlock your phone and you get instant gratification. Not only is it not safe but text messaging and phone usage while driving has been banned in many states, and rightfully so. Click here to see your state laws.

When you leave your phone in the cup holder its hard to ignore the text messages and notifications. Here are some tips to help keep your attention on the road for your safety and the safety of the people around you.

1. Go hands free and keep your hands on the wheel. Headsets are a very affordable option and a lot of cars come with integrated speakerphones now. Its worth the investment if you are someone who makes a lot of phone calls in the car. (Click here for the "10 Best Bluetooth Headsets")

2. Put it on silent and somewhere unreachable before you put your car in drive. If you don't know about the text message or can't get to it chances are you won't be distracted. Click here for five apps to prevent texting and driving.

3. Have a designated texter. If its really important have your passenger text back for you, otherwise it can wait. Texting takes your hands, eyes, and focus off of driving. You may think you are in control but a recent stundy reported that drivers are twenty-three times more likely to be in an automobile crash when texting. Click here for more texting and driving statistics.

Even though its hard we all need to implement the "just say no" attitude. Say yes to safety and no to meaningless distractions. They can wait.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

Buying a car is a big investment. That's why we have auto insurance for the big things to keep us covered. What about that nail on the road that just destroyed your tire? What about that rock the truck in front of you kicked up and cracked your windshield? Your navigation system stopped working? Forgot to budget in all those oil changes and scheduled maintenance?

Whatever you need, there is a warranty out there for you. Extended warranties are an affordable way to cover unforeseen expenses.

Platinum Vehicle Protection:
You could be the best driver in the world but guess what, the world isn't perfect. The Platinum Vehicle Protection program from Power Protect bundles Tire & Wheel Protection, Dent & Ding Protection, and Windshield Repair Protection. Nails, rocks, even shopping carts will no longer break the bank.

 A few key highlights:
  • No deductible - zero out-of-pocket cost for you at time of claim
  • No limit on number of occurrences or mileage
  • Covers damage caused by road hazards like glass, metal, potholes, debris, nails or blows outs.
  • Front windshield repair of chips and cracks caused by rocks and other road debris
  • Removes door dings and minor dents without harming your vehicle's factory finish
These things happen out of the blue and can add up. Be sure you are protected from the unexpected!
Vehicle Service Contract:
Power Protect has three available plans for comprehensive protection. Powertrain, Gold, and Platinum: 

I didn't realize you could buy coverage for your audio and navigation. Did you?! Plus amazing benefits like 24-hour roadside assistance, towing, rental car reimbursement, trip interruption coverage, and transferable coverage. Transferable coverage may add to your car value if you decide to sell your vehicle.

GAP Insurance:
GAP can be purchased on new and used vehicles. If you owe more than your car is worth you are upside down. Roughly half of people who finance their vehicle are upside down (source/more information). If your car is totaled your insurance company will only pay what the car is worth so GAP steps in and pays the difference between what you owe and what the car is worth.  Say you owe $25,000 for your car and your insurance determines the value to be  $21,500, GAP pays the bank the $3,500 so you don't have to. You'll barely notice the difference in your monthly payment but if you don't get it you will be hurting when the bank starts looking for their money.

Pre-Paid Maintenance:
Pre-Paid Maintenance is exactly what it sounds like. You pay upfront so that for the lifetime of your plan you don't have to worry about paying for your scheduled oil and oil filter changes. When you buy this plan you're essentially rolling the cost of your oil changes into your monthly car payment.

If you purchase all these plans when you finance your vehicle, you would be set up to have very few out-of-pocket expenses besides your your monthly payment. If you have any question give us a call at 940-243-6200.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hyundai Sonata Open Campaigns

Hyundai makes every effort to create perfect vehicles every time. When they fall short it is Hyundai's desire to make it right. Below are two open campaigns for Hyundai Sonatas. If your car is affected by these campaigns please call us and we will work with your schedule to repair your vehicle as soon as possible.

Applicable Vehicles: 2011-2014 Sonata 2.0L and 2.4L (excluding Hybrid) with automatic transaxles.
This open safety campaign involves the automatic transaxle shift lever. The cable that connects the transmission range selector switch to the vehicle's shift lever pin may become disconnected, which could keep your vehicle from being able to go into the park position, preventing the vehicle from being started.

Applicable Vehicles: 2011 Sonata (YF) vehicles manufactured on December 11, 2009 through September 1, 2010.
This open safety campaign involves the brake tubes that may develop a leak over time. If the brake tubes leak sufficient brake fluid, the brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster will illuminate and longer stopping distance will be required, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Do not be alarmed, the brake warning lamp will illuminate before the condition is serious.

Repairing these conditions comes at no cost to you! The replacement part and labor is covered by Hyundai's commitment to quality and safety for the life of your car. Please make an appointment online at or by phone at 940-243-6233.

Monday, September 15, 2014

2015 Hyundai Geneis Coupe

The Genesis Coupe is easy to look at. It's sleek curves will make you stand out in a crowd. You will love the speed and control you get behind the wheel.

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has a powerful 3.8L V6 GDI engine that gets up to 348 HP. This car also gets up to 25 MPG HWY. You and your friends will fit great with its 4 spacious seats. The Coupe also has a stronger frame giving you better handling and response.

Safety is important. That's why Hyundai makes 6 airbags standard in this car. The Genesis Coupe is there for those scary moments when you accelerate and your wheels just spin or you drive on slippery roads. The available Torsen Limited-slip Differential works to get you maximum grip in those slippery situations. And because we don't actually have eyes in the back of our heads the available parking sensors embedded into the rear bumper will give you a warning sound when the car is getting too close to another object.

The available 7-inch touchscreen allows you to use voice recognition for things like getting directions, that keeps your attention on the road keeping you safe. Blue Link has available technology including Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance and Destination Search powered by Google, plus many more. The hands on controls on your steering wheel make driving and doing easy. Make phone calls, change the radio, set your cruise control and drive safely knowing you'll never need to take your hands of the wheel.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School Driving Tips

As your high school or college student is getting ready to go back to school make sure they are thoroughly equipped. A lot can happen while driving and when you are not prepared it can be a scary situation, especially for newer drivers. It's extremely important to know how to check the car basics so we made a few how-to videos to make it simple for you and your children.

How to Jump Start Your Car:
It can happen to anyone! Even if your car is nice and new your battery can be drained overnight by accidentally leaving something on. Jump starting a car really is very easy but until you learn how you will be stranded when you get a dead battery.

How To Check Your Tire Pressure:
Checking your tire pressure regularly can be the difference between getting a flat and having to pay to replace a expensive tire or simply putting some free air in your tires. It's a no brainer, free is better than expensive any day.

How To Check & Fill Your Fluids:
Keeping up with your fluids is important. In this video we will show you where your fluids are located and how to fill them. Just a warning, the video is about 10 minutes long because he shows you how to actually do it. By then end of it you will be a pro!

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014 Hyundai Azera Review

The 2014 Hyundai Azera is an amazingly comfortable ride. With plenty of space, heated and ventilated seats, sun shades, and dual front automatic temperature control you may never want to leave your car. With great styling and an even better starting price you will love the Azera.

Performance comes standard in the Azera with its 293 HP, 3.3L Gasoline Direct Injection DOHC V6 engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing giving you the perfect combination of power and fuel economy. It comes with SACHS Amplitude Selective Damping suspension which means your car will drive smooth even when the road your on is not.

Safety is a priority so the Azera doesn't hold back. It added a driver's knee airbag giving you 9 airbags for extra protection. The front seats are built to absorb shocks in the event of a rear-end collision. Since over 25% of accidents happen while in reverse the Azera's rearview camera comes standard. The Azera is also the largest front wheel drive sedan which makes it safer to drive in icy weather.  

A smart steering wheel with cruise, audio, and phone controls comes standard along with Blue Link, a 6" color LCD display, and a Proximity Key that recognizes you so you never have to take your keys out of your pocket. The Azera has amazing available features like ventilated front seats, a Panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof, power rear window sunshade, rear parking assistance system, and more.

The 2014 Hyundai Azera is one amazing car that you must experience. Call 940-243-6200 to schedule a test drive today. Click here to see our current Azera inventory.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Time to Accessorize

When you think about accessorizing your ride you probably think about huge rims and a flashy paint job. Accessorizing your vehicle doesn't have to be that intense, let's think smaller and more functional.
Have you ever stepped into a car after its been in the sun all day long in the Texas summer heat with no tint? It's not a great experience. The steering wheel burns your hands and you can barely breathe. Tint can help protect against the summer heat. It also helps with privacy and protecting your interior.

Wiper Blades:
Wiper blades are not the most exciting accessory but they are essential. The summer sun and winter ice can really take a toll on your wiper blades. You don't want to get caught in a storm and not be able to see so be sure to get your wiper blades checked regularly.

Most people have a GPS app on their phone these days but it can be dangerous looking down on your phone while driving. Also, a lot of cities are passing laws against phone usage while driving which means no more phone apps. It may be time to consider having your dealership install a aftermarket system. DVD players are a great addition for backseat entertainment. Kids will lose track of time and your family will be at the destination before you know it.

A lot of people look like they live out of their cars with the stuff they keep in there. It's understandable in this "on-the-go" world we live in. Car organization can keep your car neat and tidy even with all your essentials in it. Click here to see what accessories Hyundai has for your car.
-Cargo Organizer (here's a great one!)
-Backseat Organizers (here)
-Backseat Organizer with tray (here)
-Seat Organizer (here)

With summer car trips happening it's time to get prepared and get organized. If you get our coupons mailed to you its time to check your mail! This month there was a coupon for 10% off Hyundai Genuine Accessories.

Monday, July 14, 2014

2015 Hyundai Genesis Review

The Genesis has been completely remodeled and is fully loaded. The 2015 Genesis is the luxury car of your dreams that is now a reality.

You have three options: a 420-hp V8, a 311-hp V6 engine that drives the rear wheels or the HTRAC All Wheel Drive system paired with a robust V6. The Genesis comes standard with Intelligent Drive Mode(IDM). IDM gives you four modes to choose from: Eco for conserving fuel, Normal for comfort, Sport for dynamic driving and Snow for low-traction road conditions.

This car is jam-packed with amazing safety technology. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert has radar sensors that trigger an audible and visual warning when an object is detected in the rear cross path. Blind Spot Detection lets you know when a vehicle is in the driver's blind spot and signals a warning. Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist will notify you with steering-wheel vibrations and a visual cue if you drift outside of your lane without using your turn signal. Lastly, Automatic Emergency Braking will deploy full brake-force stopping automatically if a crash is likely and the driver is not reacting. With all these features the 2015 Genesis earned the highest safety rating from the IIHS, making it the only IIHS Top Safety Pick+  in its class. Click below to watch videos featuring this amazing safety technology.

The Smart Cruise Control will rock your world. It can automatically adjust its speed to the pre-selected distance of the car in from of you. As in slowing down, speeding up, and even coming to a complete stop and going again without any driver interaction. Another favorite feature is the Hands-Free Smart Trunk with Auto Open. Your trunk can automatically detect you and open when you need it, talk about convenient! A few more of the long list of options are an incredible navigation system, rain-sensing wipers, Blue Link, and an amazing Heads-Up Display unlike anything you have ever seen.

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is worth a test drive. Call 940-243-6200 to set up an appointment today. View our Genesis inventory here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The 2014 Santa Fe is capable of fitting all your needs. This amazing SUV comes with 7 seats in the GLS or 6 seats including two captains chairs on the second row for more spacious seating in the Limited. If you're a family in need of more seats the Santa Fe GLS is perfect for you, forget the minivan!

The powerful 3.3L V6 engine will give you the response you are looking for. Even with this amazing power the Santa Fe still delivers in fuel efficiency with an EPA-estimated 25 MPG Highway. The Santa Fe offers you options. You can pick from three steering modes: Comfort, Normal, and Sport and you can change it whenever you like. 

Even with years of driving experience we all have those moments when we don't notice that car in our blind spot or don't see the car coming up as you try getting out of your parking space or what about the driver who speeds up just as you are changing lanes?  The Santa Fe is here to help you in all these situations with Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Change Assist. You will get alerts when someone is in your blind spot, when vehicles are approaching from the side when you are in reverse, and if a car is coming up too quickly and its not safe to change lanes. 

Hate fumbling for keys? As long as the keys are on you when approaching the vehicle you will never need them again to get in or start your car. With Blue Link you can start your car from your phone, learn and improve your driving habits, find shortcuts, and more. The list goes on and on with features like the panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, and heated seats.

Have any other questions about the Santa Fe? Call us at 940-243-6200. View or Santa Fe inventory here.

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Hyundai Accent Review

The Hyundai Accent is Hyundai's subcompact car. The Accent was named winner of MotorWeek's Driver' Choice Award for Best Subcompact Car the past two years. This subcompact will surprise you, it has more features than you would expect.

Safety comes standard in the Accent. Comes with 6 airbags, Vehicle Stability Management System, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and the Brake Assist System. Hyundai gives you what you need to be as safe as possible in the event of an accident, we still hope these are features you will never have to use. 

This amazing car offers an EPA estimated 38 MPG Highway fuel economy.  When your friends are filling up their tanks you can just watch because with gas mileage this good you will wont be making as many trips to the gas station.

 The steering wheel comes with hand controls to keep you hands free when changing the station or the volume. It also allows you to make phone calls hands free with its bluetooth hands-free phone system. With built in USB/AUX port you can be in charge of the music. Just plug in your phone or you iPod and your in control.

Have any questions about the Accent? Call us at 940-243-6200 or view our inventory here.

Monday, May 5, 2014

What to know before walking into the finance office at a dealership!

Financing a new car or a "new to you" car can be an exciting but scary process. You want to get the best deal and who can blame you? You just need to do your homework first and be prepared when you go in, that way when you leave you are happy and not scratching your head asking yourself what happened.

1. Ask yourself how much you can afford to spend a month. Really do the numbers! When you are making a commitment this big you don't want to get in over you head. Lets say you can afford $300 a month and a $1500 down payment.

2. Ask yourself, how long you want to be making payments for. If the car is older you might not want to be paying for it for 4 years if its not going to last that long. If you are planning on having kids in a year or two and would need to switch cars maybe a 24 month term is right for you? Maybe its a brand new car and will fit your needs for years to come, then you could go longer. Figure out what is right for you. Lets say you want to be done in 48 months.

3. Search online and talk to a few people to figure out a estimated loan rate for you. Not to high, not too low. Something that you can base your numbers on and feel confident. Most people know about what their credit should be and usually have a good idea about what rate they can get. Lets say you average a 5% loan rate.

4. Lets do the math! Use an auto loan calculator and work backwards to calculate your purchase price to see what you can afford (click here for a calculator). Put in your numbers and it will spit out a price. In our example our purchase price would be $14,526.88. Now when you walk in you know not to even look at anything higher than a sticker price of $15,000 and hope to negotiate down some.

5. Now it's time to get financing. The finance department can usually get really competitive rates, they do this all day everyday and know the right people to talk to. You've already done your research so you know about what rate to expect. 

Lastly as a side note, when buying a new car you will typically hear something called a rebate. A rebate is just extra money you save if you buy a car the dealership has extra of. Sometime they will even offer 0% financing on cars they have a lot of stock on. Typically its one or the other. Do the math, you might assume 0% will save you more money but sometimes its best to take the rebate.

Think through all your options and go in confident. If you ever have questions give us a call and we would be glad to help you. 940-243-6200.

Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 Hyundai Elantra Review

The Hyundai Elantra comes in three different models. The Elantra Sedan, the Elantra Coupe, and the Elantra GT. All three models are designed to fit your different needs and desires. The two door sporty coupe has the sporty stylish design while maintaining its spacious interior. The Elantra GT with its hatch back gives you the cargo space you want while giving you the option to drive how you please with Driver Selectable Steering. Lastly, the 2012 Car of The Year, the Elantra Sedan is the perfect car for everyone. Its spacious enough to load it up and be comfortable while not compromising on gas mileage.

Safety is key when picking out a new car. The Elantra Sedan doesn't mess around when it comes to this subject. This sedan offers 6 airbags, a driver's blind spot mirror and technologies designed to enhance traction, cornering and braking. This Hyundai earned a 5-Star overall safety rating in 2013 from the U.S. government, and a Top Safety Pick+ honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

This Hyundai Sedan gets 145-hp while the Elantra Sport gets an amazing 173-hp. The Sport will meet your need for speed. Maybe great gas mileage is your number one? Try the Hyundai Sedan SE with its 38 mpg highway. You can change the Elantra GT to one of three steering modes: comfort, Normal, or Sport. You can have it the way you want it.

Are you a tech savvy person? Fill your need for technology with optional features like the beautiful seven inch touch screen with navigation and rear view camera, the proximity key with push-button start and of course Bluelink. Bluelink can coach you on your driving habits, give you turn-by-turn navigation, you can set a perimeter and know if your car has left it, you can even know if your car is out past a certain time. The list goes on and on with what Bluelink can do for you.

Come stop by today to test drive the Hyundai Elantra. Have any questions? Give our salesman a call at 940-243-6200. View our Elantra inventory here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tires: The Soul of Your Vehicle

Tires are the only thing standing in between your car and the road. Your car can be in perfect condition but if your tires are not it will hurt your fuel economy, handling, braking, and overall safety of your vehicle. Its important to know the details of your tires. When picking tires there are three simple things our service manager says to look for:

1. Temperature - You should always buy tires with a temperature grade of A. The temperature grade show a tires resistance to heat as well as its ability to dissipate heat. The letter grade C is just meeting the standard and when we're talking about an investment this significant to the life of your car its important to find tires with an A grade.

2. Traction - Traction is graded by AA, A, B, and C. Traction grades refer to the ability to stop on wet pavement. When buying tires look for a traction grade of AA or A. Grades B and C do meet the standards but you will notice a difference with your traction.

3. Treadwear - When looking at treadwear a 400 treadwear versus a 200 treadwear will last twice as long. When buying tires look for at least a 400 treadwear if you are looking for tires for everyday use. Lower tread is used for sport cars, they are quieter and can go faster but wear out fast. The higher the number the louder they will be but also the longer they will last. Treadwear numbers should only be compared within a specific brand. One brand may give Tire X a 400 but another might give Tire X a 350. This doesn't mean the tire is any different the two brands just rate differently.

Spring is a big time for buying new tires because winter road conditions wear them out. If you are in the market for new tires give our service department a call 940-243-6233. Right now there are rebates on Goodyear, Dunlop, Yokohama, and Kumho. Click the links for details to get a great deal on new tires!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monthly Raffle

The winner for the March Giveaway was Richard Westby! He won a FREE Oil Change. Congratulations Richard!

Don't forget to sign up for this months raffle! This month's prize is a FREE Oil Change. All you have to do is click here to enter.

Monday, March 24, 2014

30,000 Mile Service and Why It's Important

It is a pretty well known fact in the car world that every 30k miles your car needs a serious check up. It's something we know we need but do we know why?  Do you know what you're getting at your 30K service?

At Eckert Hyundai's Service department their premium 30,000 or 60,000 mile service includes a lot. Here's the list:
  • Full Service Oil Change
  • Fuel Additive
  • Oil Additive
  • Battery Service
  • Fluid Check and Fill
  • Tire Pressure Check and Adjustment
  • Tire Rotation and Balance
  • Coolant Service
  • Brake Flush
  • Transmission Flush
  • Evaporative Filter
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection
  • Free use of a loan car with appointment
3 reasons why you should get your 30k service done:

1. As a Hyundai owner did you know that Hyundai can cancel your warranty for not keeping up with your maintenance? For example if you don't keep up with your oil changes and then you have engine problems and need it replaced Hyundai might not cover it. This means that you are hurting your car and your wallet. (Hyundai Warranty)

2. By having these services done you will extend the life and value of your car. Over time you will have less problems and your car will last longer. Plus, when you go to sell or trade in your car one day you will get more for a car that had regular maintenance done.

3. You save money by getting them all done at once. If you were to individually have each of these things done it would cost you $660.00 but by getting them all done at the same time it only costs $585.00. We also have a $50 off major vehicle service coupon below which means you would save $125!

Click here to schedule your appointment or call our service department at 940-243-6233.

Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 Hyundai Tucson Walkaround

The 2014 Hyundai Tucson is one amazing SUV. If you need to see to believe then click here to watch our walk-around. Want more information about the Tucson? Click here to read our review.

As always, if you have any questions please call our salesman at 940-243-6200. They are here for you! Take a look at our Tucson inventory here.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monthly Raffle

The winner for the February Giveaway was Sara Whitson! She won a FREE Oil Change. Congratulations Sara!

Don't forget to sign up for this months raffle! This month's prize is a FREE Oil Change. All you have to do is click here to enter.

Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 Hyundai Veloster Review

The Hyundai Veloster  is a car like no other you have seen before. It has won style awards such as the "2012 Ten Coolest Cars Under $18,000" by Kelly Blue Book, a 2012 "Good Design" award, and the "Auto Style Award" by The Veloster is a car that will make you do a double take, in a good way. It has more than looks going for it! In 2012 it also won "Car of the Year" and "Best Economy Car." Lets just say the Veloster has a lot to be proud of.

When it comes to safety the Veloster doesn't lack. It comes with six airbags and a front Occupant Classification System that knows to adjust the deployment of the airbag based on the size of the passenger. Its Vehicle Stability Management system, coordinated Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, plus the Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake-force Distribution with Brake Assist create an integrated active safety system to help you avoid accidents. So buckle up, and the Veloster will help you with the rest. 

When it comes to performance you get some options. The Velsoter's 1.6L GDI engine will blow you away. Its strong yet efficient! It gets up to 138 horespower and delivers up to an EPA-estimated 36 MPG Highway. Have a need for speed? The Turbo uses a twin-scroll turbo to give it 201 horespoer and best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and still gets an amazing EPA-estimated 33 MPG Highway.

The 7 inch touchscreen comes standard no matter the model you choose. So go ahead, watch video or play your Xbox 360 in your own portable media room. The technology doesn't stop there. With the available navigation and BlueLink you will be able to use voice recognition to search for points of interest or call for help. BlueLink can even help you monitor your driving habits to make you the most efficient drive possible. The Veloster will keep you going and keep you connected.

Lets not forget about the stealth third door to give you easy access to the back seat. You will be surprised by how much you can carry. The hatch and split fold-down rear seats give you space for whatever you want to carry. The Veloster has 105.3 cu.ft. of interior volume. Don't forget about the impressive panoramic sunroof, it is beautiful and will light up the cabin.

Come stop by today to test drive the Hyundai Veloster. Have any questions? Give our salesman a call at 940-243-6200. View our Veloster inventory here.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Best Car for the Money

The 2014 Santa Fe has received many awards since its release but this one must be shared. As a consumer we know that you are worried about the bang for the buck ratio. More bang plus less bucks equals the perfect combination. We agree! So does the U.S News & World Report and they have decided that the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe has got what it takes. The 2014 Santa Fe was named the Best Car for the Money in the 3-Row Midsize SUV segment by U.S. News & World Report. 

"Finding a great deal on a vehicle doesn't have to mean settling for the cheapest option," said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor, U.S. News & World Report. "Automotive writers who have teste the Santa Fe appreciate its long list of up-to-date tech features, refined performance, upscale cabin and extreemely comfortable seats. As a whole package, the Santa Fe provides excellent automotive value without sacrificing what makes a vehicle great in the first place." We are thrilled to share such a glowing review and amazing award with you.

Have any question about the 2014 Santa Fe? Give our sales team a call at 940-243-6200, they are always more than happy to listen. See our current inventory here.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hyundai President's Award

Eckert is thrilled to share some good news! We have received a 2013 President's Award from Hyundai. The Hyundai President's Award is in recognition of consistently providing customers with an outstanding dealership experience and having an ongoing focus and commitment towards our customers. Wow!

This award means more to us than any other award because it means we are meeting our personal goal of showing good old fashion southern hospitality and putting our customers first. We hope to continue to serve our customers to the best of our ability. 

To hear first hand from a few of our customers who felt they experienced "Southern Hospitality" with us click here. As always if you have any questions about vehicles, service, or anything we can help you with give us a call at 940-243-6200.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monthly Raffle

The winner for the January Giveaway was William Morgan! He won a FREE Oil Change. Congratulations William!

Don't forget to sign up for this months raffle! This month's prize is a FREE Oil Change. All you have to do is click here to enter.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Walking Dead Posters!

Are you a fan of The Walking Dead? Come see us and get a free poster from our service department today!!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Four Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Ever had someone tell you it is better to fix something before there's a problem rather than after? We know the truth but sometimes we forget, or maybe we just don't want to pay the bill and hope everything turns out fine. Skipping regular vehicle maintenance can be a costly mistake. Take a look at these four mistakes to avoid.

1. Not changing oil on time. Every vehicle comes with a owner's manual that will tell you exactly when you need to change your oil. Have you looked in yours? If you don't change your oil it will get dirty and turn to sludge. You need your oil to be lubricating properly to keep the moving parts of your engine working!

 2. Not checking tire pressure. Losing air in your tires is natural. Even though losing the air is natural that doesn't mean its a good thing. Low tire pressure will compromise your vehicles fuel economy, cause wear and tear on your tires, and impact your steering. The solution is simple. Check your tire pressure regularly and keep them at the proper levels.

3. Not changing the fuel and air filters. Filters may seem insignificant. They are easy to skip over and say, "I'll change them next time." When they get clogged it can be a costly fix. Clogged air filters can also cause your check engine light to go on. When ignored the problem can escalate causing other things to start failing.

4. Neglecting fluids. Check your owners manual. It will tell you exactly how often to change your fluids to keep your car in good condition. Checking your fluids is typically something anyone can do and is relatively inexpensive, especially in comparison to the cost you will pay for not changing them.

The big thing is to remember your owners manual and keep on top of your scheduled maintenance. This should limit the big issues in  your cars future and keep costs down. Need to make an service appointment? Call 940-243-6233.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Hyundai Tucson Review

The Hyundai Tucson has won a number of awards, including the Car Books 2012 "BEST BET." Car Books said, “The 2012 Tucson is one of the smartest compact crossover choices available, delivering better fuel economy and range for consumers needing the utility of a CUV without sacrificing fuel efficiency.” 

Safety is important when picking your next vehicle. The Hyundai Tucson comes standard with six airbags, the side-curtain airbags are equipped with rollover sensors for added protection. The integrated Occupant Classification System (OCS) adjusts the force of deployment depending on the size of the front seat passenger. The Tucson provides you with the safety features needed to protect you during an accident while providing the comfort of Assurance Connected Care powered by Blue Link after the accident. When an airbag is deployed, the Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance feature notifies their response center and lets them know where you are so they can quickly send first responders. The Tucson is equipped to take care of you from beginning to end of an accident to give you peace of mind while you drive. 

The GLS has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine gets up to an EPA-estimated 29 MPG highway. With an EPA-estimated 29 MPG along with the Active Eco system providing improvement to your fuel economy the Hyundai Tucson will be a winner with your wallet. Don't let the amazing gas mileage fool you, the Tucson SE and Limited's 2.4L GDI engine stepped up the horsepower to 182.

This CUV has a new 4.3-inch color touchscreen with a rearview camera option. The Tucson also has an available navigation system that features a 7-inch touchscreen with rearview camera and HD Radio technology. This vehicle has HomeLink which allows you to turn on lights and open garage doors without stepping out of the car. Connect to Blue Link to locate a gas station, find a shortcut, learn about your vehicles mechanical issues, even call for help. 

The Tucson Limited Tech package comes with a beautiful panoramic sunroof. The Limited also comes with a proximity key entry with push-button start for added convenience. Lets not forget that with 101.9 cu. ft. of passenger room you will have space to relax and you can load it up with 25.7 cu. ft. of cargo space. That's 127.6 cu. ft. of total interior space. 

Come stop by today to test drive the Hyundai Tucson. Have any questions? Give our salesman a call at 940-243-6200. View our inventory here.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Monthly Raffle

The winner for the December Giveaway was Bunny Gierczak! She won a FREE Oil Change. Congratulations Bunny!

Don't forget to sign up for this months raffle! This month's prize is a FREE Oil Change. All you have to do is click here to enter.

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