The Hyundai Elantra is known for its style and futuristic features. But just like more complicated animals have more complicated survival needs, more advanced cars have more advanced maintenance requirements. A lot can go wrong with such a special car.
That is why we are here to help. The problems that plague cars of the Hyundai Elantra family are esoteric and hard to understand. It does not help that multiple things can cause the same problem in a car. Is your car shaking because of a transmission problem? Or a brake problem?
So, let’s go over a couple of indicators that it is time to take your Hyundai Elantras in for our specialists to look at it. These problems are not going to be “the check engine light is on” or “the wheels fell off” or anything like that. These will be more subtle symptoms of trouble.
When Should You See a Hyundai Elantra Repair Specialist?
The Hyundai Elantra has some known problems that are common throughout the model. These will not affect every car of its type, but they will be the problems you are going to deal with in most cases. Here are a few examples of what we mean by that.
- Airbag Failure
This will be signaled by the airbag light. It is important to take note of this, as not many people take the airbag light very seriously. But, as you can probably imagine, an airbag can be the difference between life and death in a car accident.
The solution to this is a simple airbag replacement.
- Transmission Issue
You will feel this problem when your car changes gears. It is a problem with the speed sensors in your car’s transmission, which will result in a slowdown whenever your engine goes past a certain threshold of rotations per minute. It is unlikely to cause serious problems in any specific case, but repeated instances can actually affect your battery and oil life.
- Cannister Purge Valve Problems
Fortunately, this is a problem signaled by the check engine light as well as what will sound and feel like sputtering from the engine. It is important to listen for that sputtering when the light comes on, as it will be brief enough that you might miss it otherwise.
The main problem with these issues is that your Hyundai Elantra is not supposed to fail in this way. Cars are actually designed so that when they have issues, they fail in certain ways that are easy to fix. This allows them to give you obvious signals. You will have to look for these issues.
Visit us to Get Your Hyundai Elantra Repaired
These problems can seem dauntingly complex for the average person. You don’t have to worry about them though. Give us a call at 510-793-6067. We can get you set up with a price quote, as well as the place to go and the time to go there for repairs.