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2016 Hyundai Genesis Safety Rating

Hyundai Genesis, Milwaukee, Waukesha, www.johnamatohyundai.com
2016 hyundai genesis. Drive one today At John Amato Hyundai. www.johnamatohyundai.com

Hyundai Genesis

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis deserves congratulations.  According to Edmunds.com and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2016 Genesis received a 5 star Safety Rating

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis is on sale now at John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee, WI.  The Sedan received five stars in the front, side, and rollover crash tests.  This rating applies to the rear  wheel drive and the all wheel drive sedans.

The 2016 Genesis sedan is equipped with the new standard LED daytime running lights, and HID headlights, along with nine airbags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control.

It also comes with the following for your safety

  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Dual front and dual rear side mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Remote Anti-theft alarm system
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Auto delay off headlamps
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Xenon high intensity discharge headlamps
  • 2 Front headrests
  • 3 Rear headrests
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear center 3 point belt
  • Turn Signal mirrors
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Rear height adjustable headrests
  • Post-collision safety system
  • Self-leveling headlights
  • Tire Pressure monitoring

Test drive the 2016 Hyundai Genesis at John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  414-357-8500  www.johnamatohyundai.com

 

 

 

 

 

Winter tips for your vehicle preperation

With the winter season right around the corner its time to start preparing your vehicle. An investment of your time of an hour to ensure your vehicle is checked to have peace of mind and to avoid the cost of a breakdown in inclement weather.

Scheduling your vehicle for an inspection at John Amato Hyundai Superstore is a sensible way to avoid the inconvenience of being stranded out in the cold with the unexpected expense of emergency repairs

Here are a few suggestions

  1.  Have the battery and charging system check for optimum performance
  2. Clean, flush and have new antifreeze put in the cooling system.  As a general rule you should have this done at least every 18 months
  3. Have the heaters, defrosters, and windshield wipers inspected.  Wipers should be replaced at least every 6 months
  4. Have your tire tread depth and tire pressure checked.  If snow and ice are a problem consider special tires designed to grip the road.  During the winter months have your tire pressure checked weekly
  5. An oil change is necessary.  Keep with the manufacturer guidelines.  Dirty oil can spell trouble for your engine.  Have the technicians at John Amato Hyundai Superstore also check the air and transmission filters at the same time.  If needed have them changed
  6. Consider having a tune up.  Winter weather magnifies existing problems, such as hard starts, sluggish performance and rough idling.
  7. Have your brakes inspected.
  8. Check your exhaust system  Carbon monoxide leaks are especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed
  9. Have your exterior and interior lights checked to make sure they are working properly and aimed correctly

If you have any questions please feel free to reach John Amato Hyundai Superstore Service  Center

414-357-8500 or www.johnamatohyundai.com

Certified Preowned Hyundai Elantra just arrived

Certified Preowned Hyundai Elantras are plenty at John Amato Hyundai Superstore. They are the #1 Certified Preowned Dealer in the state of Wisconsin

We just purchased 50 2014 Hyundai Elantras for our inventory.    All of the  Hyundaui Elantras are low miles and are Hyundai Certified

In 2014 the Elantra sedan got a refreshed look with new front and rear fascia, new redesigned wheels and a larger, quieter interior

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra comes with the following items:

  • Suspension/Handling

    Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar Standard
    Front coil springs Standard
    Gas-pressurized front shocks Standard
    Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension w/anti-roll bar Standard
    Rear coil springs Standard
    Gas-pressurized rear shocks Standard
    Speed-sensing electric power-assist rack-pinion steering Standard
    Wheel locks Optional
    P195/65TR15.0 BSW AS tires Standard
    P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS tires Optional
    15″ wheels Standard

    Body Exterior Features

    4 doors Standard
    Power remote heated folding side-view door mirrors Standard
    Convex driver mirror Standard
    Body-colored door handles Standard
    Body-colored front and rear bumpers Standard
    Rear bumper with gray rub strip Standard
    Fully galvanized steel body material Standard
    Grille with chrome bar Standard

    Convenience Features

    Manual air conditioning Standard
    Cruise control with steering wheel controls Standard
    Mechanical trunk/hatch/door remote release Standard
    Mechanical fuel remote release Standard
    Power windows with driver 1-touch down Standard
    Keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry Standard
    Illuminated entry Standard
    Auto-locking doors Standard
    Keyfob trunk/hatch/door release Standard
    Remote engine start Optional
    Steering wheel with manual tilting, manual telescoping Standard
    Day-night rearview mirror Standard
    Auto-dimming rearview mirror Optional
    Driver and passenger-side visor mirrors Standard
    Illuminated auxiliary driver and passenger-side visor mirrors Optional

These Elantras are in stock and  come with Amato Warranty Forever.  Which gives you extra peace of mind for as long as you own your vehicle.

Only at John Amato Hyundai Superstore serving Milwaukee, Waukesha and all of the area in between.  Amato Automotive….  Driven to Make you Happy

Bad Credit Specialists At John Amato Hyundai Milwaukee

Bad Credit, NO credit, NO problem  We help  you reestablish

 

At Amato Automotive we work with all major banks and yet we are one of the few dealerships serving Milwaukee that has its own finance company.  This allows us to make all the financing decisions.  We understand that life happens and people make mistakes.  That is why we finance your future not your past.

Our Preferred Credit Corporation has been in business since 1991.  We have been around longer and we have the team to assist you.

We know all about credit problems from medical bills, to divorce, to bankruptcy and every other situation in between.

At Amato Automotive we do our best to look at your situation and place you into a position to establish or re establish your credit

The following items we will need from you when you schedule your appointment to speak with one our our Specialists:

  • Current proof of income\
  • Drivers License or State ID
  • Utility bill with current name and address on it
  • Down payment

Schedule your appointment with us today at www.amatoauto.com

Vehicle Repossession Facts from Amato Automotive

When you finance a vehicle, the lender holds certain rights on the vehicle until you make  your final loan payment.  This means that if you default on the contract by missing payments, the lender may have the right to repossess the vehicle.  If you are having financial trouble, contact your lender immediately.  Do not wait until you have missed more than 1 payment.  The lender may not need a court order or give advance warning to repossess the vehicle.  In some cases the lender may have the right to repossess after one missed payment

Before the vehicle is repossessed

You may be able to afford the payments by decreasing your expenses or increasing your income.  Review your budget and carefully look it over.

If you are unable to make budget changes that will enable you to afford your monthly payments you do have a few options

  • You can contact the lender and ask for assistance
  • If you can get more than you owe on the loan, you may choose to sell the vehicle
  • You may give the vehicle back to the lender.  This is called a voluntary repossession.

Do not be afraid to contact your lender.  In most cases, they want you to repay the loan. The earlier that you make contact with them the better.

When you took out the loan, you promised to make the payments as agreed.  However you may ask the lender what can be done to assist your situation

If your vehicle gets repossessed

If you are unable to make an arrangement with you lender and do not make your payments, eventually they can take the next step and hire someone to repossess the vehicle.  Once that happens, you have the right to reinstate the contract by paying all past due installments, late fees, and cost the lender has incurred in repossessing and storing of the vehicle

If you are unable to reinstate the contract, the lender will then sell the vehicle at auction.  They will notify you of the auction date, and you may attend and bid on the vehicle.  Whether you or someone else buys the vehicle you are responsible for the deficiency balance that the vehicle sells for.  A deficiency balance is the difference between the amount that you owe on the loan and the price the vehicle sells for plus repossession, storage and auction costs.

The deficiency balance is an unsecured debt. Some lenders may sue for the sum, while others may forgive it.  If the lender does forgive it, the IRS will consider that amount income and assess taxes due.

 

 

Knowing how to handle a vehicle breakdown

Knowing how to handle a vehicle breakdown is half the battle (the other half, getting your car fixed, comes later). Here we explain how to stay safe in 8 easy steps — especially when your car breaks down in a not-so-convenient location.

the first few minutes after a breakdown

Your first steps after a  vehicle breakdown depend on where and when it happens. A quiet residential street is one thing — a busy highway during rush hour is quite another. But either way, your safety and the safety of your passengers always come first. These 8 steps can help:

  1. Turn on your hazard lights: This warns other drivers that something’s wrong. Keep your hazards on until the car’s safely towed.
  2. Pull over (if the car’s still moving):In an ideal situation, you’ll want to aim for the right shoulder of the road. If you find yourself on a road that doesn’t have a safe place to pull into, put on your turn signal and try to get into the right-hand lane as quickly as possible. Pulling into the left-hand shoulder is a last resort. If you’re driving on residential streets, try to pull into a free parking spot or parking lot if one’s nearby.
  3. Turn your wheel away from the road and put the emergency brake on: This prevents your car from rolling if you’re stuck on any kind of hill
  4. Triple-check before getting out of the car: Make absolutely sure the coast is clear before attempting to get out of your car, especially on a busy highway. Trust your gut here — if you feel you’d be safer in the car, go with your instincts and stay inside with your seat belt on. If you made it to the right-hand side of the road, get out through the passenger-side door. And if your engine’s smoking or you see flames, get out of Dodge.
  5. Call for help: If you have a roadside assistance provider, give them a call. If you don’t, call for a tow truck or call 9-1-1 if you need further assistance.
  6. Set up your flares or triangles if you have them: You want to put both flares behind your car (one near your vehicle, usually about 10 feet behind it, and the other one further away, so long as it’s safe). The California DMV suggests placing them 200–300 feet behind your disabled car.
  7. Pop your hood: A popped hood is the universal sign of a breakdown. Once you’re safely out of the car, pop your hood to let other drivers know what’s happened.
  8. Wait for help: Don’t try to fix your car by yourself

Before your roadtrip it is advised to have your vehicle inspected.  Schedule your inspection at John Amato Hyundai Supersotre

Hyundai Bluelink explianation at John Amato Hyundai

Hyundai Bluelink is a complete integrated vehicle system using an embedded telematics to gather vehicle Car Care information such as Monthly Vehicle Health Report, Crash Notifications and more

The Key Features of Bluelink is as follows:

  • Service Link- You can schedule your service appointment with your dealer from your vehicle without picking up a phone
  • Automatic Collision Notification – Your vehicle will automatically call for help when notified of an impact
  • Monthly Health Report – Your monthly vehicle health report will be sent to your email or mobile app to keep your vehicle in top shape

Blue link is a dynamic solution that combines safety, car care, remote functionality and infotainment all in one.  It is there to simplify the life of the Hyundai owners by minimizing distractions.

 Hyundai BlueLink offers Stolen Recovery Systems.  

If your Hyundai is stolen, the blue link Customer Care agent will assist the police in the location of your vehicle.  Once your vehicle is located the police will be dispatched to the scene.  If your vehicle is in motion, Blue Link can trigger a series of remote commands to ensure your vehicle comes to a complete stop and the engine is immobilized

 Hyundai BlueLink can assist in vehicle temperature

You can preset the temperature and fan speed before turning of your vehicle’s engine.  The next time you use your Remote Start,  your vehicle will warm or cool the cabin temperature to the degree you preset it to

Hyundai BlueLink has Enhanced Road Side Assistance

Enhanced Roadside Assistance works in conjunction with your Hyundai Assurance 24/7 Roadside Coverage.  GPS coordinates your vehicle will be proved to the Blue Link Customer Care agent when making a Road Side assistance call

All this and more comes with your Bluelink options

For more information come visit us at John Amato Hyundai Superstore  414-395-5765

Vehicle Loans to Establish or Reestablish your Credit

Vehicle loans for people with bad credit can be difficult.  But at John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee ,we understand that bad situations happen to good people, so having blemishes on your credit is nothing to be ashamed of.  Keep in mind you are not alone.

Whether you are working to establish or re-establish your credit, making vehicle loan payments on an auto loan is an excellent way to build your credit score.

Whether you are working on improving your credit after a divorce or bankruptcy or you are just getting started, making auto loan payments is an excellent way to establish or build your score.

When lenders take a look at your credit history, they would like to see a mix of installment loans and revolving credit.  Revolving credit lines include credit cards, home equity loans etc.  Installment loans consist of student loans, and auto loans.  It is much easier to qualify to lenders for auto loan which is often the best option to establish a good credit line.

As a lender looking at a consumer with no credit history or blemished credit, you may pay more fore your first auto loan.  The good news from that if you make your payments on time for a period of time your interest rate may drop for your next auto loan.

The good news with Wisconsin is that there is no pre-payment penalty.  So you can pay your loan off early, raise your credit score, and qualify for more a vehicle with a lower interest rate the next time around.

In the end, having an installment loan in good standing on your credit report is important to establishing your credit health.

To see what you may qualify for Click here  We offer PreApproval in seconds.  Don’t hesitate and get started rebuilding today.

Warranty Forever at John Amato Hyundai Superstore

Warranty Forever is a Lifetime Powertrain Coverage offered exclusively for Southeast Wisconsin at Amato Automotive Group

 

Warranty Forever explanation

Here at Amato Automotive we are confident in our inventory that we have included a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty on almost every preowned vehicle under 100,000 miles.  The best part of the program that it is at no cost to  the consumer

How does Warranty Forever Work?

  • There is NO Deductible
  • It covers 100% of Parts AND Labor
  • There is no maximum mileage or term you put on your vehicle
  • Just keep the maintenance up to date per manufacturer recommendations

So it does not matter how many years you own your vehicle or how many miles you drive…. You Are Covered

If  you ever have a powertrain failure that ends up costing more than what your vehicle is worth, we will write a check for the Full NADA Retail value at that time, and you get to keep your vehicle.

Ask yourself  What other dealer do you know that is wiling to guarantee their vehicle like that

Stop in at Amato Automotive – Where we are Driven to make you happy