Why Choose the Hyundai Accent for Your Next Vehicle?

The Accent is a sedan that may be small in size but is big in personality. Surprisingly roomy, the Accent has a cabin that you will enjoy riding in. There are also plenty of convenience, practicality, and performance features that the team here at Braddock Motors can tell you more about.

Powering all three of the available Accent trim levels in Braddock Heights is a turbo 1.6L inline-four-cylinder engine. The Accent uses this to make 120-horsepower plus 113 lb-ft of torque. You get to choose between a six-speed manual and a continuously variable transmission, depending on which model you…

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The Unmistakable Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue is an urban adventurer to say the least. This compact SUV is fun to drive and is easy on the eyes. The vehicles 1.6-liter engine will deliver up to 121 horsepower, and drivers will get an estimated 35 mpg on the highway. The exterior of this machine is well chiseled from end to end. Aerodynamic are nearly perfect thanks to the smooth lines and sharp edges of its body. Consumers can also choose from a number of vibrant paints.

The Hyundai Venue can be purchased with 15-or 17-inch wheels. Advanced safety features are also built in…

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Safety Tips from Braddock Motors for Jump Starting Another Car

Here in Braddock Heights, one of the most straightforward tools you can have in your driving arsenal is a set of jumper cables just in case you run across another driver having battery problems. Using these cables can be dangerous when not connecting them properly, so be sure to follow the instructions below to safely perform the task.

Start by taking one of the red cable clips and attaching it to the larger of the two terminals on the working car's battery; this is the positive terminal. Locate the positive terminal on the other battery, and connect the second…

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What's the Difference between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires?

At Braddock Motors, we sometimes field questions about winter tires and how they compare to all-season tires. We want to stress that local drivers need both types of tires.

While all-season tires do multiple things competently, they are insufficient for driving throughout the winter. If you plan to only drive when the road is free of snow and ice, all-season tires are fine, but that plan is unrealistic. Around Braddock Heights, you simply never know when a dangerous storm might arise. You're better off training yourself to think of all-season tires as being more appropriate for three 

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Motor Oil Myths

Motor oil is needed to ensure that your car runs smoothly. There are several myths that can make it difficult for you to get the most out of your motor oil. The myths can also cause you to spend money unnecessarily. One of the most common myths surrounding motor oil is that you have to change it after 3,000 miles.

The 3,000 mile recommendation is an old rule. However, most vehicles can go 5,000 to 7,000 miles without an oil change. You may have also been told that you should change your oil before you go…

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Try These Tips for Better Fuel Economy

At Braddock Motors we like to help drivers in Braddock Heights save money. One way that you can save is to improve the fuel economy of your car. Here are a few tips that will stretch your fuel dollar.

Keeping your car in good working order is the first step to good fuel economy. This means sticking to scheduled oil changes and tire rotations, and having other service performed as needed. When your car is healthy there is less strain on the engine, and less strain means more miles per gallon.

 

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A Flat Tire Can Be Replaced

When you suddenly realize that you have a flat tire, your thoughts will probably turn to dread. Once that fades away, it is time to get down to business. You can replace that flat tire, but you want to do so safety and effectively. Follow these tips as you start to replace a flat tire.

The key is to park the vehicle in a safe location. Turn on your hazard lights and make sure that the vehicle is turned off and properly secured. Only when you have done these things should you even begin to think about replacing the tire…

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Knowing Different Types of Gaskets

Gaskets are located throughout your vehicle, and they each play an important role in the operation and functionality of your vehicle. However, some are more important than others. Our team at Braddock Motors want you to be aware of certain types of gaskets and their importance.

  • Manifold gaskets can be found between the exhaust manifold and the cylinder head. If these gaskets fail to work correctly, it can lead to poor engine performance
  • Intake gaskets are important for the good engine performance because they ensure the engine receives the proper amount of oxygen and fuel. 
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New to Off-Roading? Here's How to Get Started Fast

If you've ever thought about off-roading, we at Braddock Motors think that one of the best ways to prep is to understand how your vehicle works. This way you know exactly what it is capable of on the trails.

In your search for information, one of the best sources will be your vehicle manufacturer. They can be a not only a great source of information but also a place to learn about local workshops and events. They can also help you choose modifications.

Off-road parks, national forests and parks, and trail guides can all help you decide where to…

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Envision Yourself In A Nissan Titan

The Nissan Titan has become a major player in pickup truck production and for good general reasons. This full-size pickup is also very popular with a wide demographic of people. Consumers can choose from the S and SV trims. There's also seating for at least five people in its cabin.

The Nissan Titan takes advanced technology to another level. This pickup truck starts off by coming equipped with a command center, which is the brains of the operation. Bluetooth has been embedded into the system for hands-free functionality. Push Button Start provides for a fast start of the ignition…

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